Is your water heater leaking ? Do you have a septic tank that needs to be pumped? Do your faucets drip incessantly and cause you to stay awake all night? These are all examples of plumbing situations that can be addressed by your friends in the plumbing business—Roto-Rooter. We will fix your broken water heater early in the morning when you wake up to take a shower and realize that there is no hot water because the heater is broken.
Septic Tank Service
A septic system is a simple and efficient way to dispose of the sewer waste from your home. When the raw sewage enters the septic tank, it begins a separation process. The solids (sludge) settle on the bottom of the tank, the fatty materials (scum) rise to the top and the fluids (effluent) run out of the tank into a drainfield. The drainfield contains perforated piping that allows the effluent to seep into the soil, where it is filtered by the dirt, rocks, and gravel deep in your yard.
Because the sludge build-up in your septic tank will eventually reach the top, it will need to be pumped out every couple years. You can do this through a small access cover. This is located in your yard over the spot where your septic tank is buried. If you are not sure where to look, contact your local Roto-Rooter specialist who will assist.
Food Disposal Systems
A food disposer is a motorized device located under your sink that grinds leftover food into tiny particles small enough to enter your home’s sewer system, which is then washed into the city sewage system and processed right along with all the other raw sewage at the municipal treatment facility. Because of the nature of products that often get placed in the food disposer, it has a tendency to clog the pipes and traps located below the system.
As a general rule, do not put anything into the food disposer other than small food particles that are scraped from the dishes before being placed in the dishwasher. Things like fruit and vegetable peels, egg shells, and large left-over food portions should be placed in your kitchen trash can.
If your drains do clog, be sure to call your local Roto-Rooter. A technician will be there promptly. After he or she unclogs your drains, have him or her take a look at the water heater.
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