Mr. Rooter Septic Service, Maintenance & Installation
Septic tanks can be used in place of the public sewer system and many homes in San Diego rely on a septic tank to rid their home of and treat waste water. For homes where the public sewer system is not available, usually in rural areas, a septic tank is an effectual way to do the job. Septic tanks are also affordable, since they should last several decades and need hardly any upkeep or maintenance. If your home has a septic tank, you can expect it to last the duration of the time you own your home, as long as you use it appropriately and have it pumped often enough, according to its size and usage.
Septic tanks in San Diego are usually 1,000 to 2,000 gallons in size and are made from a hardy material such as concrete. This helps the tank to do its job and be durable enough to last for many years. In order to understand why your septic tank needs pumped from time to time, it is important to understand how your septic tank works. Every time you flush your toilet or send water and food down a sink, the waste enters the tank through pipes underground. Once inside the tank, all of the different substances begin to separate from each other, depending upon what they are and their weight. Solid materials such as food bits, settle to the bottom of the tank, while liquids will float on the top of the tank. While inside the tank, everything is partially decomposed with the help of gasses inside the tank. It will then be evaporated into the air, absorbed into the soil and then by tree and bush roots or remain inside the tank until it is pumped.
There are three different types of care for septic tanks that Mr. Rooter of San Diego handles. Those are the installation, repair and maintenance or pumping of your septic tank. If you are in the need of having a new septic tank installed for new construction or your existing one replaced, you can rely on the experienced technicians of Mr. Rooter. We have been trusted by San Diego home owners for many years and that is because we have proven time and time again that we have the skills and tools to get the job done quickly and correctly, saving you time and money. When it comes time to choose which septic tank will be best for you and your family, Mr. Rooter will be glad to help you. Generally speaking, a larger home and family will need a larger septic tank than a smaller home and family. Where it is installed is a critical decision, as you don’t want the tank too close or too far from your home and not too close to trees. This is one of the areas of knowledge when you will be glad you chose the experience of Mr. Rooter.
When you need your septic tank pumped, you will also be glad you called on the professionals of Mr. Rooter. We will advise you on how often your septic tank should be pumped based on the size of your family and how you are using the septic tank. If your septic tank system is an older one, you may need to have it pumped more often than a new one, as it may be more prone to back up into your home or cause odors than a newer tank. Also, if you flush non-biodegradable items into your septic tank, these will not be evaporated or absorbed into the ground, so it would need to be pumped more often. If you have any questions about how often your septic tank should be pumped, don’t hesitate to call Mr. Rooter of San Diego for a friendly answer.
Having your septic tank routinely inspected is an important part of home ownership. This can be done when your tank is pumped, or any other time and will allow us to find any problems while they are still minor and easily repaired. If your septic tank or pipes have any cracks or breaks in them, this could lead to extensive damage to your yard and could also cause waste to back up into your home, causing horrendous odors and damage to your floors and furniture. Routine inspections by Mr. Rooter is the best way to ensure that your septic tank is operating properly or schedule repairs to be made before an emergency breaks out. When you need your septic tank installed, repaired or pumped, call the experts in the field of plumbing and septic tanks. Call Mr. Rooter of San Diego!