How to Properly Maintain Your Septic Tank
The best way to prevent any surprises is to follow maintenance steps. To care for your septic system, you can:
- Inspect the pump frequently: Regular inspections will ensure your tank works smoothly.
- Conserve water: Saving water will improve your tank's efficiency and reduce the risk of failure.
- Dispose of waste properly: Throwing away trash such as diapers, oil, and coffee grounds in the correct place will help prevent clogs.
- Maintain the drain field: Avoid parking, planting, or placing other drainage systems on or near the drain field.
When Do You Need Septic Tank Services?
We recommend inspecting and pumping your septic tank every three years. Professionals can check for leaks and scum levels to ensure it is working correctly.
Keep an eye out for signs that could reveal damage to your septic system. If you notice any of the following, contact a plumbing service as soon as possible:
- Water pooling up on your lawn
- Strong sewage smell on your property
- Slow-to-drain sinks
- More pests, such as insects, mice, or rats
- Sewage backflow in basement drain
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we offer 24/7 emergency services, making us available whenever you run into trouble with your septic tank.
Hire Professionals to Service Your Septic Tank
With enough knowledge, time, and money, anyone change replace or repair their septic tanks. However, one mistake can lead to many expensive repairs to undo your work. If you do not have a background in septic tank care, we recommend calling in a professional plumber to take care of it for you. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your septic system is in good hands.
Why Should You Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Syracuse?
Mr. Rooter Plumbing is Syracuse's go-to septic system service for all maintenance and installation needs. We are proud to offer residential septic tank maintenance services to ensure your tank is running properly all year round, such as cleaning, draining, and preventative maintenance.
As a full-service home tank installer, our fully licensed plumbers certified by Onondaga County will cover everything from the design to excavation and installation. We also provide you with a 10-year tank warranty, giving you the confidence that your new tank will work for years to come.
Contact Your Local Septic Expert for Any of Your Sewage Needs
Whether it's time to replace your old septic tank or you require emergency services, our septic system experts are ready to help! You can rely on us for excellent customer service and reliable solutions to help you with any of your septic needs.
If you need help with your septic system, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Syracuse online or call us today!
Septic System Services In Syracuse NY
If you don’t live on a municipal sewage line, proper maintenance of your home septic system is essential. Mr. Rooter® Plumber of Greater Syracuse proudly offers residential septic services that will keep your system running its best year round, preventing costly, inconvenient breakdowns before they start. We offer repairs, including 24 hour emergency service, cleaning and draining, preventative maintenance and new system installations. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing today, and take advantage of great pricing on septic system service in Baldwinsville, Auburn, Liverpool and other locations in the greater Syracuse area.
We Know Your Home Septic System
Knowing the basics of how your home septic system works is essential to identifying problems when they arise. Mr. Rooter of Greater Syracuse has a team of plumbers who are experienced and considered septic tank experts. During our repair process, we keep our customers informed of the process and the best maintenance once we are gone. To keep your septic system in shape, we want to help you be familiar with it. The main components of your home septic system are:
- Septic tank: Your septic tank is a sealed container buried under your lawn that receives and stores sewage waste flushed out of your home. When in the tank, solid wastes settle to the bottom while liquid waste is absorbed into the surrounding field.
- Tile absorption field: Surrounding your septic tank is a series of trenches containing gravel or crushed stone known as the tile absorption (or nitrification) field. The tile absorption field draws liquids out of the septic tank, where they are filtered and returned to the soil.
Your septic system relies on a delicate balance to ensure it does not release waste material into the soil, where it can enter wells and contaminate your drinking water. A thorough inspection by Mr. Rooter Plumbing can ensure your septic system is working properly. Our team of experts can perform a number of soil tests and inspections of your clean out and perforated lateral lines and your distribution box.
A yearly checkup of your septic system will give you the peace of mind of knowing your septic system is functioning properly and won’t require expensive emergency repairs.