Septic Tank Services
Servicing Salt Lake and Utah Counties
When a septic tank overflows, the waste can pass in to the drain field, which causes clogged pipes. As a result, your sinks, toilets, showers, and tubs could all back up into your home. There are other warning signs that indicate possible clogged drains, such as: slow draining toilets and drains, a foul odor, wet area near the drain area, or contaminated well water.
Septic Tank Maintenance
There are a number of things a person can do to dodge potentially costly septic tank maintenance. There’s actually bacteria in a healthy septic tank that is continually working to break down solid waste. A few tips for you to help keep your septic tank operating at it’s best.
- Avoid building structures, or parking cars over your septic tank.
- Avoid planting foliage with deep roots over your septic tank.
- Don’t put thick items, such as baby wipes, paper towels, and diapers down your drains.
Also, you can save substantial amounts of time and cost by having a detailed layout of where your septic tank is located. If a contractor doesn’t have to spend time locating your septic tank, your costs can be decidedly lower when it is time to pump and clean your tank.
When is Service Needed?
Video camera inspections are used to identify all types of pipe damage, obstructions, and other issues that are common culprits in preventing regulation of the flow of waste out to the city sewer or septic tank. While we want to clear your lines – that’s not all. We want to be certain the situation is properly taken care of to prevent more issues further down the road.
If you have a sewer line that is backed-up up into your home, you will obviously want to be assured that your line has been cleared out and that this won’t happen again. We will do all that we can to make certain the issue is completely corrected.
How to Prevent Future Issues
The following simple steps are the most effective way to reduce your chances of your sewer line backing up:
- Get your line inspected annually
- Avoid planting foliage near your sewer line
- Avoid flushing items down the toilet that will cause a clog. Click here for a list of the most common offenders.