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Plumbers 911 Ensures That Your Septic Tank is Always in the Best Condition
To the average homeowner, a septic system might seem like a complex system that might be susceptible to all sorts of issues. In actuality, though, septic systems are relatively simple contraptions.
Generally speaking, it is safe to assume that the more complex a system is, the more that can go wrong with it. That is the good news for homeowners with septic systems.
Given the proper maintenance and care, you can expect that your system and the tank will serve you and your family well for many years to come, with minimal cause for concern. Unfortunately, there are issues that do arise from time to time, regardless upkeep.
Such problems are usually a result of time the system has been in use (generally 15+ years), or excessive wear and tear on the system. Whatever the reason might be, should you have a septic system issue arise, you can be sure that you have come to the right place!
Why Choose a Reliable Plumber in Chicago
We at Plumbers 911 are your go to, trusted plumbing company in Chicago, servicing any and all septic system needs. We offer only the most exceptional plumbing services to the great state of Chicago, of which we take much pride in being able to offer at the most competitive prices.
A septic issue is not one to put off. Nor is it one of those issues that you can get by with hiring a sub-par contractor to “resolve.” Showing your system the proper care by scheduling regular suggested maintenance and repairing it when need be, are both essential elements of a healthy, long and inexpensive plumbing solution.
We mentioned the safety concern that arises when you encounter this problem. These tanks are full of toxic waste and should you or a member of your family (this includes a furry member) come into contact with the waste, you could be at risk for serious illness.
When a septic system fails, it is inevitable that such waste will back up into the home. When the waste has nowhere to go it will, as expected, flood into the lowest lying drain in the home. This poses a great risk to family pets or more importantly small children, should they come into physical contact with the waste.
Believe it or not, the mere act of simply breathing in the fumes from the waste can be toxic and result in illness. If you notice signs of septic failure or have a system that is already backing up into your home, call us now – anytime – day or night, we are here for you. Guaranteed!
Properly Caring for Your Chicago Septic System Can Prevent the Need for Plumbers 911 Emergency Services
A healthy and well-maintained septic system can properly serve a home for the upwards of 20 to 25 years. There is much that you can do as a homeowner to ensure that you receive such a long and functioning life for your home’s plumbing system.
When it comes to properly caring for your tank and system, there are a few Do’s and Don’ts that should be kept in mind. As your Chicago plumbing experts here are some of the most important that we can recommend to you:
- Conserve water – Being conscious of your water usage is arguably one of the most important things that you can do to prolong the life of your septic system.Conserving water is not only good for your bank account and your septic system, but also for the environment. Investing in low-flow fixtures might be something that you consider should your own a home featuring a septic plumbing system.
These types of fixtures are very effective at helping to reduce the flow of water that enters into your tank on a daily basis.Watching the amount of water that you allow to go into your tank on a daily basis is very important to extending the life of your system.
Taking care to spread your laundry throughout the week is a great way to keep your system healthy. Never wash any more than 2 loads (3 MAX) on any given day and take care to avoid laundry on rainy days.
You should also space your dishwasher running and laundry doing out throughout the day (never running more than one load of dishes a day), as running them both at the same time will put unnecessary pressure on your system.
If you can help it, limit the number of showers per person in your home to one per day. If you find it necessary to take multiple showers one day, then try and limit dishes and laundry.
- Pump the tank – Pump your septic tank every 3 to 5 years. How often you pump will rely heavily on the number of people on the tank and the pressure that is put on the tank on a given day. Remember, the more water that you put into your tank, the more frequently it will need pumping. The 3 to 5 years is simply a guideline for a family of four with one parent that stays home throughout the day.
- Use the right products – Take care to buy the right products for household use – this means those cleaning products, laundry detergent and such that specifically state that they are “septic safe.”
In order to maintain a properly functioning system, you must maintain a healthy balance of bacteria within the tank and field. Certain products can be responsible for killing off large numbers of this highly necessary bacteria that can ultimately lead to septic failure, should the system’s efficiency and effectiveness become crippled.
- Overuse the system during bad weather – During periods of bad weather such as rain, snow and ice, you should take it easy on your system. Putting added pressure on a system that may already be struggling is a recipe for septic system failure.
- What goes in must come out – Familiar with this saying? This rings true with most things in life, including your plumbing system.
That being said, be mindful of what goes down your toilet because it will ultimately end up in your tank and then in your field lines.
Items like Kleenex, tampons, cigarette butts, paper towels, baby wipes and condoms are particularly harmful to a septic system. Even putting food down the garbage disposal can harm your system.
- Don’t put excessive pressure on the tank – This should go without saying, but never put unnecessary pressure on your tank or the field. That means no emptying pools or hot tubs into drains or over your field lines.
These guidelines may seem excessive, but are well worth guaranteeing an effective and efficient plumbing system for decades to come!
Use Plumbers 911 for Regular Pumping and Save Yourself a Hassle
Pumping your septic tank is pocket change as compared to what replacing your tank, field lines or the entire system will run you!
The removal and replacement of a septic system can be very expensive and is an expense that can ultimately be avoided with the proper care and maintenance. At Plumbers 911 we can help you to protect your system by offering reliable and professional septic services such as pumping, at affordable rates.
Regular maintenance on your homes septic system from Chicago most trusted plumbing experts will help you to keep your family’s plumbing system operational and healthy for the years to come.