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Septic Tank Services in Charlottesville, VA, and the Surrounding Areas

If you have a septic system in your home, a plumber in Charlottesville, VA, and the surrounding areas from Speedy Rooter Plumbing can help keep it well maintained. That maintenance will save your bank account from emergency plumbing repair or replacement costs. What is a septic system and how should you care for it?

Understanding Septic Systems

Most homes in the U.S. are connected to centralized sewer systems, but up to 25% of all homes use a septic system instead. This system collects and treats your home’s sewage before releasing water back into the soil.

Wastewater will run from your home into a watertight septic tank made of either polyethylene, reinforced concrete, or fiberglass. Most newer tanks are now made with two compartments. In the first compartment, solid waste will gradually settle on the bottom of the tank and slowly disintegrate. Lighter material like oil or grease will float to the top. The waste sinking to the bottom is called sludge, while waste floating on top of the water is called scum.

After being separated, water exits the first compartment, leaving the scum and sludge behind. Once the wastewater (now called effluent) has been separated into the second compartment, it is ready to exit to the underground drain field. Here, effluent drains through small pipes that gradually discharge into the soil. The soil will begin to filter the water and release it back into the ground. There’s no need to worry though. This water will not come into contact with your drinking water.

This process sounds simple and it is. You’ll still want to call a plumbing company to help maintain your system. That care will prevent expensive plumbing repairs later. What type of plumbing services will you need?

Septic Tank Pumping

Regular maintenance is a must to keep your system working without problems. Speedy Rooter Plumbing offers septic tank pumping services to keep your septic system flowing smoothly.

When our skilled plumber in Charlottesville, VA, and nearby areas arrive to pump your septic tank, we will use a large vacuum hose connected to one of our trucks. We will connect the hose to your septic tank, and the vacuum will remove the liquid waste, as well as the scum and floating solids that have collected on top. Afterward, we’ll haul the waste and your plumbing worries away.

Pumping is very useful if your septic tank has become backed up. Something as simple as a heavy rain could cause your system to be unable to process wastewater. If that happens, we are the plumbing company you should call to get the job done promptly and effectively.

Contact Us Today

When in need of basic and emergency plumbing services, call Speedy Rooter Plumbing. We are the team that you can trust for services from a reliable plumber in Charlottesville, VA, and nearby areas. We have a committed team of well-trained professionals waiting to address your needs. Call us today or fill out the form on this site to schedule your appointment.