Septic Tank Service and Repair

For the most part, your septic system goes largely unnoticed until something goes terribly wrong. When that happens, it's important to address the problem immediately.

At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, we understand the urgency of septic tank issues. We are available 24/7 to address your septic tank emergencies, and we never charge you overtime. It's part of our commitment to provide transparent, affordable prices.

You can trust us to handle all your septic repair needs, so don't hesitate to call to learn more about our septic tank service.

Septic Tank Repair Tips

Our septic tank service involves the maintenance and repair of septic systems, which are essential for safely managing household wastewater. In the past, septic tank services were primarily reactive, which means that issues were addressed when they occurred. Nowadays, it's crucial for proactive maintenance to prevent emergencies.

To avoid common septic tank problems, have your tank pumped every three to five years, and be vigilant for signs of tree or plant root damage, which can lead to drainage issues. Regular maintenance can save you from costly repairs and inconveniences.

Common Septic Tank Problems

Common problems for septic tank owners are ignoring signs of trouble, such as slow-draining sinks. Customers often wait until issues escalate, which can lead to costly repairs. To resolve this problem, it's essential to schedule regular maintenance and address minor issues promptly. Steps include arranging routine inspections and pump-outs, monitoring water usage, and being cautious about what goes down the drain.

Keeping these common issues in mind can help prevent septic repair emergencies:

  • Gurgling or slow-draining sinks: This may indicate that your tank is full. To prevent gurgling or slow-draining sinks, septic tanks should be pumped every three to five years.
  • Drainage issues or standing water: Slow-draining sinks are often a sign of tree or plant root damage. As roots damage the pipes, the drain field becomes less efficient. Extreme damage from tree roots can burst pipes and lead to sanitary issues, water damage, and high-water bills. If you suspect this, it’s important to contact a plumber as quickly as possible.
  • Overflowing tank issues: If your tank constantly overflows, it could be because of a leak or design flaw that allows rainwater into the tank. This floods the tank and lets the contents seep out. As you might imagine, this issue tends to require immediate attention.

Septic System Backup Symptoms

A septic system problem that generally requires immediate emergency plumbing repair is a backup. That's because backups could result in expensive repairs, property damage, and environmental cleanup. Prevent this by calling our licensed plumbing experts!

Signs that warrant septic system repairs:

  • Toilets and/or drains backed up with sewage (a smelly black liquid)
  • Toilets that routinely drain and flush slowly
  • Slow-draining drains throughout the house
  • Wastewater seepage near the septic system
  • Green grass above the septic system, even in hot weather
  • Contaminated drinking water
  • A constant presence of bad odors around the house

Find a Mr. Rooter Plumbing Professional in Your Local Area

Your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing is equipped to handle any septic tank problems that you may be facing, big or small. Our septic repair services are guaranteed, and our courteous professionals will treat you and your home with respect from beginning to end.

Need septic system repair service? Call today. We offer estimates at many of our locations nationwide!

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