Residential Plumbing: Water Heater Leaking Problems

Residential Plumbing: Water Heater Leaking Problems

If you are worried about your faucets, sump pump, or water heater leaking in Fresno, you should call a Roto-Rooter technician to look. He or she will come to your home any time of the day or night, seven days a week. Roto-Rooter is your friend in the plumbing business. One of our technicians will drive to your home in a truck loaded with numerous plumbing parts and equipment to address your plumbing issue. He or she will enter your home with shoe coverings to prevent getting mud or dirt on your clean floors. The technician will provide you with a detailed estimate of all required materials and costs to complete your project. This is great because there will be no surprises on pricing and you will know exactly what work will be performed.

You may not realize it, but your Roto-Rooter service technician can also pump out your septic tank. A septic system is an efficient method of sewer waste disposal for residential homes. If properly installed, a septic system will provide years of service with very little maintenance. Here are a few tips to keep your septic system working well for years.

How a Septic System Works

Sewer waste flows out of your home into a septic tank. Once in the tank, the waste begins a process of separation. Solids (sludge) settle on the bottom of the tank. Fatty and greasy substances (scum) rise to the top. All liquids (effluent) drain out of the tank and enter a series of perforated pipes located in a drainfield. The liquid seeps into the soil in the drainfield and the rocks, gravel, and dirt sift and filter out all the impurities.

Important Considerations

Before installing a septic system in your yard, be sure to have the health department perform a soil sample. Not all soils are adequate to support a septic system. If yours is not, proper soil can be hauled in to do the job.

If you have a septic tank, be sure to avoid over-filling the system. On average, about fifty gallons of waste per day can be processed in your septic system. The exact amount depends on the size of the system that was installed.

Your septic tank will need to be pumped about every two years. More often if there are a lot of people living in the house and less often if you live alone. The build-up of sludge has to be removed to keep efficient operation of the system. Call Roto-Rooter for your septic pumping needs. While the technician is at your home, you might discuss the annoying problem you have of the water heater leaking in Fresno because we can handle that too.

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