Septic Tank Services in Savannah, GA

When on site, we access both the inlet and outlet of your tank, so that we can inspect the inlet and outlet baffles. The inlet and outlet baffles are important to the functioning of your tank and these must be routinely checked. The inlet baffle redirects the flow of sewage coming into the septic tank and allows proper separation of the materials. The outlet baffle retains the solids in the tank and allows only processed wastewater to enter the drain field. After pumping, we will use a camera to check everything out. We also offer the Jetter service for your drain field. This service can open clogged holes in the drain field with its hydro power. Jetting is needed when you have roots in the drain field or when your drain field is clogged. We often recommend the Jetter service as a first step before replacing the whole drain field. We are also licensed and insured to install and or repair your septic system including the septic tank, pump tank, distribution box, and drain field lines. There are two documents you need to have completed before we start this process. You are required to have a soil survey done and to get a permit from the department of environmental health.

A Mr. Rooter plumber walking up to a house in Savannah, GA

Signs that you may need a pumping of your septic tank include:

  • Sewage smell. If you can smell sewage around your septic tank or around your home, this is a good sign that you need your septic tank pumped.
  • Overflowing of water around your septic tank is also a sign of a tank that is full.
  • Toilets backing up into the home.
  • If you see these signs, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Savannah a call so we can come and assess the situation for you.

The Drain Field:

  • The drain field is a network of perforated pipes in gravel-filled trenches. Once the solids settle in the Septic Tank, the liquid waste water is directed to the distribution box and then distributed evenly among the trenches in the drain field.
  • The liquid waste then seeps out of the pipes through the gravel layer and into the soil. The soil filters the wastewater for the final treatment before it enters the ground water.
  • Alternative drain field products are available to deal with special soil conditions that may exist on your property.
  • It’s important to know that they type of soil below the drain field matters. For example, clay soils can be too tight to allow waste water through. Gravel soil can be too coarse.

Here are some tips on DO’s and DONT'S for a drain field:


  • Know where the drain field is located in your yard.
  • Keep heavy equipment off your drain field
  • Minimize water usage. When there is more water used than can be absorbed, the system can become saturated and can’t drain properly.
  • Soap is about 70% fat. Choosing the right soap is a good preventative measure.
  • Minimize the use of anti-bacterial products. They will kill the useful bacteria needed in your system.
  • Divert ground water away from your drain field
  • Keeping trees and shrubs 30 feet away from your drain field will minimize roots getting into your septic system.


  • Keep heavy equipment off your drain field including cars, boats, and campers.
  • Don’t build over your drain field.
  • Don’t pave over your drain field.
  • Don’t plant a vegetable garden over your drain field.
  • Never dump harsh chemicals down the drain including pesticides, gasoline, motor oil, and paint thinners.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Savannah today to address all your Septic Tank System needs and concerns! 

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