Septic Tanks

Albemarle County, Virginia Septic Tank Services

If your household or business in Albemarle is one of the millions that rely on a septic system, you should get a professional inspection at least every three years – annually if your system has mechanical or electrical parts. Regular maintenance is the most important factor in making sure your septic system works well. Don’t wait until you have a problem – call Speedy Rooter for quick and reliable septic system service.

Understanding Septic Tanks

If you have a septic system on your property, understanding how the system works and committing to taking good care of it can help you avoid not only the need for repair, but to prevent the contaminants inside the tank from leaching out and polluting the groundwater. As with many other aspects of property ownership, preventive maintenance is key to helping prevent minor problems from developing into full-blown emergencies. If you know what to look for, you can spot some of the earliest warning signs that your septic system is starting to fail.
Septic tanks often suffer from the problems as regular pipelines do, and these symptoms include:

  • Sewage backup in the toilets, tubs, or sinks
  • Slow drains
  • Slow-flushing toilets
  • Foul sewage odors around the property

At Speedy Rooter, we will be able to reverse these symptoms quickly with our experience and equipment. Many septic system owners have the common misconception that they don’t need to pump out their tanks until there is a problem with their system, however, because septic tanks fill up with use, most tanks require pumping every two to three years to keep them sanitary and functioning properly.
As the septic system is used, over time solid materials form a sludge layer on the bottom of the tank. At the same time, less dense materials, such as grease, float to the surface of the septic tank as scum. Regular pumping helps prevent toxic waste from escaping the tank and leaching into the surrounding soil. If the waste saturates the soil to the point that it can no longer absorb liquid, bacteria-filled wastewater will bubble to the surface, where it becomes a major health concern.
If you see liquid seeping over the ground surface near any part of the septic system, or excessively lush greenery growth around the septic tank, those are indicators of waste overflow. Speedy Rooter’s professionals will pump out your septic tank and make sure all the waste is properly processed at an approved treatment facility to avoid any environmental risks. We can also inspect your septic system for signs of leaks or any other problems.

Septic Tank Repair or Replacement

In addition to septic tank pumping, Speedy Rooter offers repair or replacement for damaged septic tanks and keep your septic system in peak operating condition. Our professionals are trained to handle repairs and replacements for any size of septic system.

Contact Speedy Rooter for Septic Tank Services

Speedy Rooter is committed to providing excellence for all our customers in Albemarle. As a full-service company, Speedy Rooter guarantees that our professionals will provide everything you need for a sanitary, waste-free septic tank and eliminate the cost and mess that come with septic system failures.