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Auburn Septic Cleaning and Pumping

Regular cleaning is one of the best things you can do for your home's septic system. For customers in Auburn and throughout Cayuga County, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse has been providing dedicated service at a price that makes it easy to get this important maintenance item taken care of regularly.

As many homes that are not connected to Auburn’s municipal sewer system learn the hard way, septic failure can be an expensive and messy problem to deal with. Get proactive by booking an inspection, checkup or septic cleaning with Mr. Rooter Plumbing today!

Why Septic Tanks Need Pumping

In a typical septic system, waste is diverted from your home to an underground tank, where it is allowed to settle before being filtered out and absorbed into the soil. While most waste that gets flushed into a septic tank is biodegradable, certain things such as fats, oils and grease (FOG) aren't. Over time, FOG and other waste builds up, which prevents your septic system from doing its job.

The obvious solution is to simply avoid flushing these non-biodegradable substances down the drain. While this is the single-best thing you can do for your septic system, it isn't always realistic — even the best-maintained septic tanks still require pumping and cleaning every three to five years.

Septic System Warning Signs

Over time, it will become evident how often your septic system needs cleaning. If you're unsure, Mr. Rooter Plumbing can arrange an inspection as part of your regular plumbing checkup. There are also a few telltale signs that indicate when septic cleaning or pumping is required. Look for:

  • Strong waste smells in your backyard
  • Backed up or slow draining toilets and sinks that can't be unclogged
  • Standing water appearing above your septic drain field
  • Rats, mice or other vermin in your yard

Many newer septic systems have a built-in alarm to indicate when tank levels are close to full. Consult your owner's manual for more information and make periodic checks part of your regular home maintenance.

Proactive Cleaning and Maintenance

Even if you don't notice obvious signs of trouble, being vigilant about septic pumping and cleaning can be worth it in the long run. Instead of waiting until your tank is full, have it cleaned regularly to reduce the risk of an expensive problem. A cleaner septic tank also runs more efficiently, which keeps your system working better overall. For advice on how to maintain your septic system better, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We can offer septic cleaning as part of an overall home preventative maintenance package, so you never have to worry about it.

The Mr. Rooter Plumbing Advantage

Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the only Auburn septic tank pumping company with the proven track record of a national chain. As a Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchise, we have access to technology that can expedite repairs, and we adhere to a set of company-wide values such as respecting your home and property, arriving on time and charging a fair price. To learn more about what we can do for you, or to book an appointment for septic cleaning in Auburn or elsewhere in the Finger Lakes region, call our office today.

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