Septic Systems: Installation, Maintenance and Servicing
Gem Plumbing technicians are experts at installing, maintaining, and repairing septic systems.
A septic system is essentially a large holding tank designed to hold human biological waste material. Bacteria can break the waste down into three components - gases, waters, and solids. Over time, the gases and water are eliminated from the tank. Gases are vented outed and the treated liquids are distributed via tubes into a nearby leach field. The remaining solids must be periodically removed from the tank by pumping.
We recommend having your tank pumped by a professional every 2-4 years.
Well-designed septic systems are great at processing human biological waste. However, they are often tasked with processing much more, like kitchen waste, water from baths and showers, leftover detergents, plastics, non-biodegradable products, and other materials poured down your drains. When this happens, your septic system may backup into your home or suffer from other issues.
Septic System Backups
Septic tank backups can lead to more wide-ranging problems than a sink backup or toilet clog. These issues should be handled quickly by an experienced plumber. Ideally, issues should be addressed at the “slow drain” stage before complete stoppage. This can prevent system-wide problems in and around your home. Septic backup could lead to big costs to fix any property damage and contamination, including potential environmental cleanup.