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Septic Tank Maintenance in Atlanta

Your septic system is a vital part of keeping your house and property hygienic and safe. Proper septic tank maintenance can protect you from foul smells, destructive leaks, and expensive repairs. For affordable and reliable septic tank maintenance in Atlanta, call the local plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, your licensed, bonded, and insured plumbing company trusted by thousands in the metro Atlanta area.

Want to keep your septic system running and use it to its potential? Follow this guide on how to properly maintain your septic tank.

Pay Attention to What Goes into Your Septic Tank

Septic systems are designed to manage water waste as well as sewage. Similar to the city or municipal sewer system, your septic system is not designed to handle hard materials and some chemicals. Your septic tank is not a trash can, after all. The rule of thumb to follow: do not flush anything aside from human waste. Additionally, avoid putting the following common hazards in your drains:

  • Cooking grease or oil
  • Baby wipes, wet wipes, paper products
  • Hygiene products
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Diapers
  • Household chemicals, cleaners, paints
  • Dental floss

Furthermore, your septic system can only manage a limited amount of water at once. Efficient water use will improve the operation of your septic system and reduce the risk of failure or damage. Consider high-efficiency toilets and faucet aerators. Spreading chores like dishwashing and laundry throughout the week will also help ease the pressure on your septic system.

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Avoid Pressure, Floods, and Building Structures Near Your Septic Tank

Your septic tank is essentially a water-tight, underground container connected to your house and to the drain field by two pipes. Therefore, it is important to avoid applying pressure on the area. Do not park cars or trucks on your drain field or septic tank. Further, refrain from installing structures such as sheds, sports courts, swimming pools, and decks on or around the drain field and septic tank.

Inspect Your Septic System Once Per Year

You cannot spot a problem if you do not look. Routine maintenance can lengthen the lifespan of your septic system and improve its operation. We recommend you inspect your septic system once per year for sludge levels, cracks, and clogs. The certified plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are your Atlanta septic tank maintenance experts and offer services at affordable prices.

Pump Out Your Septic Tank When Necessary

Your septic tank acts as a container to hold solid and water waste from your household. While the water waste is released into the drain field, the solids are broken down by bacteria and turn into sludge and scum. Depending on the amount of usage and the volume of solids your household produces, your septic tank should be emptied once every year to four years. This is quite possibly the most important septic tank maintenance item as an overloaded tank can damage the septic system as well as your yard.

Keep Accurate Records

As you perform regular maintenance on your septic system, be sure to keep accurate records of work done as well as sludge levels. This can be useful for you in the future and useful for future owners.

Schedule Septic Maintenance Services Today

Contact our office to have a crew dispatched to your premises today. We offer upfront, flat-rate prices on our septic tank maintenance services in addition to special offers. Call us today and experience why we are trusted by so many in Atlanta.



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