Do you have a slow or clogged drain and are asking yourself, “do I need to contact a septic service near me?”
Having a backed-up pipe or plumbing fixture in your home can be a real pain. And trying to figure out who to contact can be an even bigger headache. Before you hop onto Google to look up residential septic tank services, ask yourself this: is my problem plumbing or septic related?
Not sure? No worries! Let’s take a look at all of the advantages Biros Septic & Drain Cleaning can bring you with their years of experience.
So What is a Septic Company?
When it concerns all the components of your septic system—from the plumbing that handles the wastewater, filters, septic tank, and drain field—these are a septic company’s domain.
Knowing when to call and which service you’ll need will go a long way toward saving you time and money. Keep reading for tips on how to know when it’s time to make that call. And should you need septic tank services, trust the expertise of Biros Septic & Drain Cleaning to help!
COUNT HOW MANY BACKED-UP DRAINS ARE IN YOUR HOME
Pay attention to the number of backed-up fixtures in your home. While you may have first noticed the kitchen sink problem, be sure to investigate all other fixtures for similar issues, including all toilets, sinks, and bathtubs in your home.
Do you have one fixture that’s backing up, or is it several? Are the issues with the ones closest to the ground or your septic tank? Biros Septic & Drain Cleaning are the ones to call to get help with your septic issue no matter your situation.
DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE AN OLDER SEPTIC SYSTEM
Much like anything else, septic systems don’t last forever, and the one for your home will wear down over time.
On average, you can expect a septic system to last 15-25 years, depending on factors such as usage, your household size, and whether yours has had routine preventative maintenance.
Whether your septic tank is on the older side or you have a newer one that’s less than five-years-old, regular maintenance is required, and for that, it’s best to call the professionals at Biros.
Contact us if you’re unsure of the age of your septic system or its location. One of our professional septic technicians can inspect it to give you an approximation.
CHECK THE CLEANOUT OF YOUR SEPTIC TANK
You’re going to want to check to see if there’s any standing water in your septic tank cleanout pipe. To check the septic system cleanout, do the following:
- First, find the short PVC pipe between your house and the tank. (It usually sticks out slightly but can sometimes be flush with the ground.)
- Then, remove the cap and peer down into the cleanout.
If you don’t see any standing water, that means that there’s an issue between the cleanout and the house.
However, if you find standing water, it can mean one of two things:
- There’s a blockage between the cleanout and the tank.
- The septic tank is overflowing. You’ll need to call a septic company.
LOOKING FOR SEPTIC SERVICE NEAR YOU?
Whether you’re looking for residential septic tank service, septic system installation service, or you need a regular pump-out, Biros Septic & Drain Cleaning in Scranton, PA, is here for you.
And as always, regular proactive maintenance dramatically reduces your chance of a clog or backup. Biros provides septic tank cleaning services using state-of-the-art equipment such as rooter and high-pressure water jetting and cameras to unclog any sewer blockages and keep drain lines open and flowing efficiently.
To learn more about professional septic service, have any of your septic tank questions answered, or to schedule your septic system service—contact us today!