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Skilled and Courteous Septic System and Septic Tank Maintenance in Naperville, Illinois

 

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The proper septic system and septic tank maintenance will save you immeasurable time and trouble in the long run. Give us a call at 815-630-1024 to learn more or to schedule your appointment today.

A Septic System Cleaning Service You Can Trust

At Tritan Plumbing, we offer comprehensive septic system services to homes and businesses throughout the Chicago suburbs. If your property has a septic system, then you surely know that your home’s maintenance requirements are slightly different from properties that use a public sewer system.

When properly maintained, septic systems will operate without any trouble. If there is a system failure of any kind, however, it should be addressed immediately. If you ignore warning signs, you may wind up with costly repairs on your hands. Some of the most common signs of septic tank trouble include:

  • Gurgling or bubbling drains
  • Slow drains
  • Foul odors that seem to fill your home
  • Excess moisture, dead spots, or soft soil near the location of your septic tank

These signs can be indicators of any number of issues, and you should make sure to address them before your septic system begins to back up into your home. Contact us at 815-630-1024 right away to learn how we can help.

What are the Causes of Septic System Trouble?

Trouble with your septic tank can arise from a variety of causes. Everything from flushing prescription medications to using the wrong kind of toilet paper can give you problems. Other culprits in your septic system failure might include:

  • Tree Roots
  • Water Softeners
  • Chemicals, Oily Substances, and Paints
  • Water Additives (such as beneficial bacteria or enzymes that are intended for public sewer systems)

This just the beginning of a very long list of substances that may damage your septic system. Save yourself the trouble and opt for septic-safe products. Perhaps more importantly, avoid the use “flushable” products, such as wipes and cat litter. These items are troublesome, whether you use a private septic system or a public sewer system, so it’s best to avoid them altogether.

What is Involved in Annual Septic System Maintenance?

Generally speaking, your septic tank will need to be pumped out about once every 2-3 years. In the time between, however, there are other maintenance tasks that can be performed to keep your system in the best possible condition. At minimum, this includes having the system professionally inspected for latent issues. This inspection also gives your septic tank plumber to examine the levels of sludge in the tank to give you a better idea of how often it should be pumped, and it provides you with reliable records, which are essential to a future sale of the property.

Do you still have questions about septic system and septic tank maintenance? If so, Tritan Plumbing is the team to call. We’re proud to be Chicagoland’s preferred septic tank maintenance and repair provider. Contact us at 815-630-1024 to learn more.