Categories for Septic Maintenance

Septic Maintenance Tips for Spring

April 22, 2021

While spring usually brings thoughts of warmer weather and the rebirth of nature, it should also remind you that it’s time to take care of your septic tank. Those who rely on septic tanks know that it’s important for the system to be in good working order. Hitting that to-do list during spring means your septic tank will be operating at its peak level of performance throughout the summer—and won’t require expensive repairs. The next time you’re looking for plumbing repair in Conway, SC, trust the expert team at Rooter Express. Here are our leading tips on how to make... View Article

Signs You’re Dealing with a Failing Home Septic System

December 31, 2020

A well-designed and well-maintained septic system should be able to last you for decades. But all systems will begin to fail eventually, and if you think you’re starting to reach the end of your system’s usable life, it’s important to know whether the troubles you’re seeing are indicative of a need for repairs or signs that you need to replace the system entirely. Here’s a quick overview of some of the most common signs that indicate you’re dealing with a failing home septic system. If you spot any of these signs, reach out to honest plumbing contractors in Conway, SC... View Article

Roots: A Common Cause of Septic System Failure

March 4, 2020

There are plenty of ways a septic system can suffer damage, overflow or leak, and wayward roots is one of the most common ones. If you have roots in or around your septic system, you should have a plumber or septic system professional inspect your system at once—if your tank is allowed to leak, harmful disease-causing bacteria could be allowed to leach into the groundwater supply. Here are some of the ways roots can harm your septic system. Roots in the septic tank Tree roots can enter the septic tank in a variety of ways. Usually we see them enter... View Article

Septic Systems: Why Are They So Important?

February 19, 2020

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment systems, usually used in rural homes that aren’t connected to the municipal sewer system. If you have a septic system, it’s important to keep your system well-maintained and in proper working order—leaks and malfunctions can have a severe impact on your health and the local ecosystem. The importance of septic systems is primarily due to their convenient, eco-friendly method of getting rid of human waste. How your septic system works A typical septic system consists of a holding tank and a drain field. Bacteria in the septic tank digests organic matter like food, human... View Article

What to Expect During a Visual Septic Tank Inspection

October 15, 2019

When you need a septic tank inspection, you’ll usually have the option to choose between a visual inspection and a full septic tank inspection. But what actually goes into a visual septic tank inspection? During a full septic tank inspection, the tank is pumped, while a visual inspection just goes over the basics to make sure the tank is working. If you’re buying or selling a home, a full septic tank inspection is the better option—in fact, you should have one done every three to five years. This will keep your septic system healthy and extend its lifespan as much... View Article

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