Septic and Drain Cleaning the Right Way

Septic pump out

As a homeowner you never want to hear about septic tank issues. A problem with your septic tannk could not only leave you without use of your toilet but cost thousands of dollars in repairs. According to Home Advisor the average price to repair a septic tank in the United States is $1763 dollars. Fortunately it for the homeowner a sewer and drain cleaning can be one of the easiest things to maintain properly.

Using heavy duty cleaning supplies on your drain can cause the breakdown of bacteria in a septic tank leaving it unable to break down solid material. Cleaning a sewer line is something any home owner can do or utilize local plumbing services. First flush out the blockage or use an auger to break through the blockage. This can be an easy repair as long as there is not a more extensive problem such as a collapsed sewer line.

Leaky faucets and pipes can cause thousands of dollars in water damage if left unrepaired and lead to septic system problems. A leaky faucet is a simple fix for any homeowner but left unrepaired can lead to thousands of dollars of damage. The typical reasons for a leaky faucet include corrosion or defective gaskets.

Keeping trees away from your septic tank by at least 100 feet will decrease the risk of roots growing long enough to damage or puncture the septic tank. By doing this you will not lose the tree. Trees themselves tend to grow extremely vigorously due to the ready supply of nutrients from the septic system. In the future do not plan any construction work around the septic tank.

Never attempt to open a septic tank by yourself. The gasses and bacteria can be extremely dangerous. A sewer and drain cleaning product is not necessary because they include biologically based materials or organic chemicals. They do not reduce the need for the regular septic pump out.

A sewer and drain cleaning is one of the most important processes in maintaining the long-life of your home. If you cannot clean your septic tank make sure to work with someone who is proficient in plumbing maintenance. You will save thousands and keep your home beautiful.

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