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Septic Tank Repair and Sewer Repair

If your house has a septic system, it is essential that you keep up with maintenance and routine septic tank repairs. Septic systems require much more work to successfully maintain than many homeowners give them, and poor care leads to dangerous pipe leaks, bursts and odours making their way into the home. If you notice any of the following warning signs that your septic system needs repair, don’t hesitate to contact your Grande Prairie Mr. Rooter plumbing specialists.

Warning signs of a malfunctioning septic system include:

  • Slow flushing and drainage speed
  • Sewage backup in toilets, sinks and drains
  • Unpleasant odours in the home with no direct source
  • Lush green grass growing directly over your septic system
  • Algae or weeds growing in a pond or trench outside the home

Septic Sewer Repair

In septic systems, it is not always the tank that needs repair, as pipes and sewers are easily clogged. The sewer system is just as important to keep clean and free of debris, as it is the immediate connection between your home and the tank. Attempting to clean the sewer and pipes yourself can actually cause more damage to the system than existed before, which is why it is important to call a Mr. Rooter plumbing expert. Store bought remedies like chemical solutions or soap based cleaners can actually help to disintegrate the piping materials and connections instead of just dissolving the clog.

Tree roots are one of the most common causes of septic sewer damage, as they seek out any moisture that exists within the ground, regardless of where it comes from. This allows them to break through pipes and holes, and do serious damage to your pipes. Even if a tree is planted far from the home, its roots can become an issue. Some of the other issues that may indicate septic or sewer line damage include:

  • Toilets not draining or refilling correctly
  • Sewage backing up into bathtub or toilet
  • Showers, bathtubs and sinks not draining correctly

When it comes to septic tanks, it is best to be cautious, and avoid the costly property damage that happens when a problem is ignored. Properly functioning septic systems should be out of sight and out of mind, unless you have a routine flushing appointment on the horizon. If you notice any indication that something may be wrong, it is best to book an appointment with your Mr. Rooter plumbing experts. We’ll run a full inspection of your system and determine if there are any septic tank repairs that are needed, and let you know about any issues that could appear in the future. Give us a call at (780) 830-4993 to schedule your appointment today and remember, we don’t penalize you for overtime hours or evening and weekend bookings!

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