Looking for septic tank repair or septic tank replacement? John Henry's Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Electrical’s is here if you’re having issues with your current system. Septic tank problems, beyond being an overall disgusting situation, can be extremely costly to repair and can even be damaging to your health. Factors such as the extent of the problem, and how long it has persisted can affect the overall amount you’ll end up paying.
You can easily avoid these costly, major septic tank repair services through septic pumping maintenance and care provided by our specialized team at John Henry's Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Electrical.
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How are Septic Tank Problems Typically Caused?
The reason your septic tank malfunctions range from minor issues that can easily be repaired to major problems that require a large team and several days to address.
Some common issues include:
- Drain Clogging: This is typically due to flushing or draining items that shouldn’t be placed in drains. Clogs can create serious issues ranging from leaks to bursts.
- Overloading of the Septic Tank: This is caused when you’ve gone too long without having the tank pumped, or if there’s simply been too much going into it. Professional level septic pumping services can help you avoid this mess.
- Tree Roots: Tree roots can wrap around your pipes in their search for water. They can do this to the point where they’ll crush the septic line, leading to a burst. They can also grow into the leach field or tank, causing blockages and eventually damage.
While there are many causes of septic tank problems, there’s one quick solution: call our team! We can help you fix any septic tank problem and get your home back in proper working order.
What Are Some Ways You Can Avoid Future Issues?
Keeping your system working optimally is easy! There are plenty of ways you can avoid common issues. Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent future problems, and a technician can always evaluate the overall quality of your septic tank. Of course, avoid flushing or draining anything that doesn’t belong in drains. Oils, coffee grounds, eggshells — these kinds of items need to be kept out of your drains as they can lead to major clogs.
While you may think that taking the DIY route is a great way to save money, chances are you could damage the system even further. As such, we always recommend that you call us before taking a stab at fixing issues on your own.
As far as how often you should maintain your system, that depends on the type of unit, the size of the system, and the age. If it’s been a while since your system was checked out, call us. We’ll have a service professional look at the system and they’ll be able to tell you what the maintenance schedule should look like for your particular system.
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