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The Benefits of Professional Septic Service

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Your septic system is an integral part of your home’s plumbing, but it often goes unnoticed until there’s a problem. To ensure your septic system provides years of trouble-free service, having it regularly serviced by a professional is essential. Let’s take a look at why regular septic service is so important.

A Septic System Overview

Septic systems treat wastewater from your home before it’s released into the environment. In most cases, that wastewater comes from kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, showers, laundry room, dishwasher, and washing machine. Those wastes travel through underground pipes and into a large tank buried in your yard or driveway, separating solids and liquids. The solids settle to the bottom of the tank and form sludge, while the liquid waste continues to another part of the system where bacteria break down the remaining solids. 

Why Professional Septic Service Matters

Having your septic system professionally serviced every few years is essential for keeping everything running smoothly. During each visit, a technician will inspect all parts of the septic system, including inlet and outlet baffles; pumps; floats; hoses; filter screens; valves; risers; lids; alarms; effluent filters; aerobic units (if applicable); chlorination systems (if applicable); distribution boxes (if applicable); drain fields/leach beds/soil absorption areas (if applicable). They will also check all exposed pipes for damage or leaks and examine the overall condition of your tank. The technician can immediately make any necessary repairs if problems are detected during this inspection—such as clogs, cracked pipes, root intrusions, or broken components. This helps prevent minor issues from turning into major ones down the road that could cost you time and money to fix.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance 

Regular maintenance is just as necessary as professional servicing if you want to keep your septic system running efficiently for many years. For example, you should never flush anything down your toilet that isn’t meant to be flushed; this includes feminine hygiene products, cigarette butts, paper towels, or tissues. Moreover, you should always use a drain strainer in all sinks and showers so that food particles and other debris don’t enter your pipes and cause clogs or blockages further down the line. Additionally, you should never pour grease or oil down any drains in your home. These substances can harden inside pipes over time and cause significant issues with a flow rate which could lead to overflow problems in other parts of the house due to backed-up water pressure throughout the entire plumbing system.

Keeping up with regular septic service appointments is one of those “better safe than sorry” scenarios when maintaining your home’s plumbing system. Our professional technicians know what they’re looking for when inspecting different parts of a septic system so they can identify potential problems quickly before they become more severe issues that require costly repairs down the road. It’s also important to remember that regular maintenance plays an equally important role in keeping things running smoothly, so be sure not to neglect this aspect either! With proper care (and expert repair services if needed) from professionals like us, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your septic system won’t let you down anytime soon!

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