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Your Local Septic Tank Repair Experts

Searching for an expert septic tank repair service? Wondering who fixes septic systems? ARS®/Rescue Rooter® provides professional service for your septic system. We take care in selecting plumbers for our team, to ensure that we give you the best possible maintenance, repairs, and more.

We know that your home is a major investment, and we aim to show as much care for your property as you do. We demonstrate that commitment by using drop cloths and shoe covers, minimizing mess during repairs, and cleaning up when we finish the job. We support our work with written estimates and an Exceptional Service Guarantee, to give you the assurance that we can do the work correctly on the first attempt.

We’re happy to take your call at our septic tank repair companies. We want you to feel comfortable in your home and sure that your septic system is in good hands.

How to Take Care of Your Septic System

You rely on a septic system to manage your household waste, especially if you live in an old neighborhood or a rural area. You can take a few steps to extend the life of your septic system, which will also improve your property’s cleanliness and safety.

Reduce Solid Waste

Lots of solid waste in your septic tank leads to a frequent pumping schedule. To minimize the amount of solid waste going to your tank, clean out your lint traps and drains. Consider using a kitchen composting system, so you don’t have to rely on your garbage disposal as much.

Watch What You Flush

Your septic system uses enzymes and bacteria to break down waste, but they cannot break down everything. Avoid flushing anything other than human waste or toilet paper. Take care when using cleansers or additives because they can impede the function of the system.

Save Water

Excess water use can lead to a flooded drain field. If you can cut down on the amount of water you consume in cooking, cleaning, or flushing, you can minimize the amount of work your system needs to perform. Water-saving fixtures and appliances, such as a low-flow toilet or an efficient washer, can significantly reduce water waste.


Why should I maintain my septic system?

A septic system contains all the components to treat wastewater without connecting to the main sewer line. Maintenance helps to ensure that the system works appropriately, minimizing the likelihood of expensive repairs or early replacement.

When should I inspect my septic system?

The frequency of your septic system inspections depends on your household and the way you use the system. Generally, you’ll get the best results if you book septic tank inspection service at least once every three years, but you may need to inspect it more frequently.

Does my septic system need repair?

You’ll know that your septic system needs repair if you notice one of the following signs:

  • Soft or mushy ground above the system

  • Sewage backup into toilets

  • Slow drains, independent of a clog

  • Bad smells around your drains or the system’s drain field

Do septic system cleaners work?

Your septic system needs healthy bacteria to break down the waste. Septic system cleaners often contain harsh ingredients that could kill the bacteria. You may need to call our plumbers for assistance in handling foul odors or other problems.

Can my septic system fail?

Septic systems can fail due to a fault in the system or the death of the beneficial bacteria. Your system may show signs of failing before it completely breaks down, so you should request an inspection to discover the problem as soon as you notice it.

When should I pump my septic system?

Although your septic system breaks down waste on its own, it does need pumping on occasion. Most households can get away with pumping every three to five years. Larger households with more waste may need to pump more frequently.

How does septic system repair work?

Septic system repair usually begins with an inspection to determine the source of the problem. Our plumbers devise a plan to resolve the issue, provide a written estimate, and talk to you about repairs or replacement.

Should I repair or replace my septic system?

You can usually repair a newer septic system with minor issues. If the system is in poor condition, needs extensive repairs, or approaches the end of its lifespan, you may need to replace it.

What happens if I defer maintenance for my septic system?

Ignoring problems with your septic system can cost you, with impacts to your health and finances. Letting the system go too long can lead to contaminated groundwater and expensive repairs.

How long does a septic system last?

Septic systems usually last 20 to 30 years, depending on your use and upkeep of the system. Proper maintenance and care about what you flush can help you achieve a longer lifespan.

How can I tell my septic system works properly?

You should look for a few indicators that your septic system works correctly:

  • Proper drainage

  • Consistent grass growth over the septic system

  • Absence of foul odors

Does heavy rain cause problems for my septic system?

Heavy rain or flooding can cause problems for your septic system. Excess precipitation can soak the drain field, which the septic system needs to evaporate liquid waste.

What should I do about tree roots near my septic system?

Trees growing around your septic system may expand a root system that intrudes into your septic tank. You should schedule an inspection to determine if you need to relocate trees in the area.

Can I sell a home with a septic system?

If you’re considering selling your home soon, plan to inspect and pump your septic system. Ensuring the system is in good working condition will make it easier to sell your home.

How can I avoid septic system problems?

Septic systems depend on a delicate balance of beneficial bacteria and waste that breaks down easily. You can minimize the need for septic system repair by flushing only proper waste and using cleaning products that won’t kill the bacteria.

Can I DIY septic system repairs?

Most homeowners don’t possess the knowledge and skills necessary to fix a septic system. If you have problems, our plumbers are happy to assist.

Should I hire professional plumbers for septic system service?

When you want to service your septic system, our professional plumbers stand ready to help. We have the experience and the tools you need to keep your septic system in great condition throughout its lifespan.

What does septic system repair cost?

The cost of repairing your septic system depends on a few factors, such as the age of your system and the problem you need to fix. We provide a written estimate before we start the repair, so you know what to expect.

Contact Us Today!

We at ARS/Rescue Rooter want you to experience the great service from our septic system repair companies. Our experts have the knowledge you need to ensure that your septic system works as it should, every year. To learn more about our services, book an appointment today!

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