Septic systems manage waste in homes and businesses that are not connected to the city’s main sewer lines. If not properly maintained, your septic tank can overflow or back up, causing serious damage to both your health and your property.
A majority of homeowners completely forget to perform maintenance on this key component of their plumbing system. Proper septic tank maintenance will save you thousands of dollars in the long run and extend the life of your entire plumbing system. A healthy septic system is clean and flows smoothly, unnoticed by homeowners and neighbors alike. As a good rule of thumb, a septic system must undergo a septic pumping service every three to five years as is recommended if not enforced by most health departments.
Schedule your septic pumping appointment today and extend the life of your septic system by calling Roto-Rooter!
Signs of a Full Septic Tank
Many homeowners simply forget to perform routine maintenance on their sewer systems. Be prepared, here are a few warning signs of a full septic tank so you know when to schedule an emergency septic pumping service from Roto-Rooter.
These signs might mean your septic tank is full:
- A backed-up toilet
- A drain that can’t be unclogged
- Strong odor of sewage in the yard
- Standing water in the yard
- Soggy soil around leach field
Some newer septic systems even have built-in alarms that will warn you when it’s time to schedule an appointment. These systems are designed to flash and make noise when the tank is nearly full. If this happens, don’t waste any time in calling and scheduling an appointment. Roto-Rooter offers as soon as next day pumping throughout California.
Why Use Septic Tank Pumping Services?
Septic tanks handle human waste, it is important that they run safely and hygienically. A well-maintained septic tank shouldn’t back up, smell or pose any sort of danger to your household. A full or inadequately maintained septic tank can cause your toilets and sinks to back up. It may also cause your yard to smell and potentially release phosphorus, nitrogen and other dangerous bacteria into your groundwater. This can affect your family, pets, and even your garden!
Sewer pumping services every three to five years cost several hundred dollars. On the other hand, a full septic system replacement can cost up to $6,000! It is worth the small investment overtime to keep up with septic maintenance and septic pumping services. At Roto-Rooter, our licensed septic tank plumbing & pumping experts can courteously and professionally provide septic installation and plumbing services at upfront prices. Roto-Rooter can also certify any qualified septic service prior to sale of a home.
Septic Tank Repair
Roto-Rooter plumbing and pumping experts are on call 24/7 to help with your problems. Often, a septic tank just needs to be pumped to clear up your problem. However, if your problem continues to occur, a Roto-Rooter plumber can correctly identify the issue through video inspections and provide you with multiple solution to resolve the problem.
Septic Tank Installation
Choosing a septic system is a decision most homeowners don’t give much thought to. While it certainly isn’t a glamorous task, it is one of the most essential systems for your home to function correctly. A septic system that isn’t right for your home can cause headaches and expensive repairs down the road. By choosing Roto-Rooter, you have the peace of mind that our licensed plumbing professionals and septic engineers can help you choose a septic system that can capably handle all the demands of your home. Our septic system installations are guaranteed, certified and warrantied!
Choosing a Septic System
Things to keep in mind during this process:
- The type of tank: Different tank designs depends on location and the type of soil present in the yard. Knowing whether your soil is gravelly, sandy, or full of clay can help determine the best type of tank for your home.
- The size of the tank: The size of tank you need will largely depend on your home’s daily water usage. A tank should generally be at least 1,000 gallons, but the larger the household, the larger the tank should be.
- Leach Field: Both the size & type of leach field depend on the type of soil and lot size.
Roto-Rooter can take care of every step of the septic system installation process for you. You can count on our fair pricing and guaranteed workmanship for exceptional service. We are dedicated to your satisfaction, and we can work with your budget to get you the right septic system for your household. Very favorable financing options are also available upon approval for those unplanned septic tank emergencies.