Of the 125 million homes in America, approximately 30 million of them have a septic system as opposed to being networked to the city sewer system. Septic systems are a cost-effective alternative and, when installed and maintained properly, can last for many decades (for many people, the entire time they own their home). The team at Mr. Rooter® has the skills and the knowledge to provide regular maintenance checks to your septic system, looking for leaks, cracks, corrosion, and sludge. Some things you and your family can do to support your septic tank maintenance include:

  • Check the toilets and faucets in your home for leaks; schedule them for repair if needed
  • Use appropriate water levels for laundry loads
  • Do not run a dishwasher that is not full
  • Do not flush or rinse things down the toilet or drain that are not biodegradable
  • Save grease in a can rather than pouring it down the drain

Regular maintenance and responsible use will help to keep your septic system working efficiently and safely for years to come.

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Septic Pumping Service

Depending on the number of people in your home, Mr. Rooter recommends that you have your septic system pumped every three to five years. If you and your family are in the habit of flushing products that are not biodegradable, you might need to have your tank pumped more often. If you live in an older home with an older septic tank you might need to have your tank pumped more frequently.

Septic System Installation

Installing septic systems is complex work, the hazardous nature of the material that passes through the septic system makes it imperative that only a professional and licensed plumber who is specially trained in septic systems conducts the installation. The expert team at Mr. Rooter has the training and the skill to be mindful of where in proximity to your house and surrounding trees your septic system should be installed. If your septic system is installed too close to surrounding trees, the roots of those trees can grow into the pipes of the system and cause a disastrous situation.

If you are experiencing any septic system problems or would like to talk to a licensed professional about septic system installation, pumping or repair, call Mr. Rooter of Allendale today. We have technicians standing by 24/7 for any and all of your septic needs.

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