It is estimated that nearly 25% of homes in America have a septic system as opposed to being networked to city sewer systems. Septic systems are a good alternative for homes in rural areas where connected to the city septic system might be expensive. If properly installed and maintained, a septic system can last for decades, which for most people is the entire duration they own their home. Having the professional plumbing experts at Mr. Rooter® in Wyckoff, who specializes in septic systems, administer routine maintenance checks of your system once every three years will keep your septic system running properly. Small hairline cracks in the tank walls, or corrosion on the mechanics of your septic system might seem like relatively minor issues, however, if left unrepaired these minor issues can easily turn into major problems. The specially-trained plumbers at Mr. Rooter have the knowledge to recognize these minor problems and recommend a repair schedule for you.