Septic Tank Pumping and Inspection
In today's world most people are used to the convenience of the city sewer system which carries the waste from our homes to the municipal treatment plant. Most of us do not even know where it is nor do we need to. Those who live in more rural settings however, live in a more self-contained situation and usually have a septic tank system to care for household waste. A septic system requires specific care to maintain its effectiveness. It is a valuable part of the property. If the septic system fails, it means costly replacement of your drainfield and damage to the landscaping, plus great inconvenience while it is being replaced. The failure of a septic system
can lead to contamination of the ground water supply.
An understanding of the principles behind the operation of a septic tank-drainfield system will help in recognizing the importance of the proper care of the system. The waste water is carried from the house to a holding tank in which the solid portion of the organic waste is acted upon by bacteria to break it down into a liquid and sludge. The liquid then flows out into the drianfield. The sludge settles to the bottom. As the sludge builds up oin the tank it becomes necessary to pump it out. If this is not done, the sludge will build up and teh water will push it into the drianfield. The sludge will coat the gravel and the water will not be able to drain into the soil.
Some important parts of the septic tank are the baffles. The inlet baffle directs the flow of liquid down into the tank so it does not disturb the bacterial action. The outlet baffle helps to separate the liquid from the solids so the liquid can flow into the drainfield.
The drainfield consists of a series of perforated pipes usually surrounded by gravel or sand through which the liquid is absorbed into the soil. There are other types of soil absorption systems such as cesspools or drywells. The main cause of septic system failure is caused when the timely pumping of the tank is ignored and the solid portion of the waste exceeds what can be broken down by the bacteria.
There are many household cleaners that can cause damage to septic systems. Products that are labeled with a warning or caution against touching or ingesting will usually kill the bacteria in a septic tank. Some of the products might be: bleach, caustic drain cleaners, detergents, tub and tile cleaners, disinfectants and acid-based cleaners. This bacteria is a necessary part of the septic system.
We are able to locate tanks for which the record of location has been lost. When we pump your tank we can inspect the system for possible problems and can offer expert, professional advice or solutions. Our work is done in a clean and efficient manner. When you have Roto-Rooter care for your septic system, we maintain a computer history of when it has been pumped and a map of its location and we will send a notice of when it is time to pump the tank again.
- Roto-Rooter will pump out your septic tank and haul away the waste to an approved treatment and processing facility.
- We obey all environmental laws and regulations to ensure that septic tank waste is responsibly processed and poses no environmental hazards.
Septic Tank Repair and Installation
A Roto-Rooter excavation team can repair or replace damaged septic tanks. Roto-Rooter has septic tank experts who service, repair, pump and replace septic tanks and associated drain fields.
- Roto-Rooter can repair or replace damaged septic tanks and keep your septic system in peak operati condition.
- We are septic system professionals with full excavation capabilities to handle repairs and replacements of every size
Septic and Drain Fields
More than 25% of Americans rely on septic tanks to process household waste. Roto-Rooter provides a variety of fast and professional septic services. We will inspect your septic system for leaks, signs of back-up and proper operation.
Septic systems should be inspected by a professional every 3 years. Additionally, systems with mechanical or electrical components typically require annual checks. We can also assess the scum and sludge layers in your tank to determine an appropriate pumping schedule.
We service drainage field pipes to get your septic system back in its most efficient operating condition. We have full excavation capabilities to handle jobs big or small.
- Roto-Rooter can repair or replace damaged drain field pipes/ lateral lines to allow for a more effective and trouble-free septic system.
- We offer environmentally-friendly septic tank treatment products that are a high-potency formulation of cultured bacteria, which are vital for proper septic tank operation