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Questions About Septic Services

How Often Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

You should call a professional to pump your septic tank every two to three years. Although some septic tanks work well for longer than that, the risk of damaging your septic tank and needing to replace it prematurely should outweigh the cost of a regular pumping service. Plus, the more often you pump, the more likely smaller issues can be noticed in time to address.

How Long Do Septic Systems Last?

Septic systems can last anywhere from 20 years to 50 years. The life expectancy of a septic tank and its components can depend on a variety of factors. The most important of these factors is proper maintenance performed by a professional who understands what they’re doing. When you hire The Plumbing Experts to install, repair, or pump your septic tank, you’re getting the professional assistance you need.

What Are the Signs of a Failing Septic System?

There are often noticeable warning signs that your septic system is failing. These can include slow drains, backups, gurgling sounds, and damp spots or standing water near your septic tank or drainfield. You might also notice unusually lush or greener grass in an area near a leak as well as algal blooms if you have a pond or lake near your property.

Can Septic Systems Contaminate Water?

It’s possible. When your septic system fails, untreated wastewater can contaminate the groundwater. If you and your neighbors use wells, this contaminated water can reach your homes. It can also reach other nearby bodies of water, such as streams, creeks, lakes, etc. If you suspect there’s an issue with your septic system, immediately contact a professional for help.

Can I Use Bleach Cleaners If I Have a Septic System?

Using bleach should be avoided. Although this chemical is great at disinfecting, that very property makes it problematic for your septic tank. Septic tanks rely on the bacteria inside them to break down waste. If bleach gets into your system, you risk killing these helpful bacteria and causing a buildup of waste in your tank. This can cause many problems from blockages to septic backups.

Commercial Plumbing Questions

When Should I Replace My Property’s Toilets?

If you own a commercial property, functioning and comfortable toilets are a must. Using low-flow models can decrease your water bill. If you are thinking about replacing toilets at your business, consider doing so for any fixture that’s older than 25 years. Even if it seems like it’s working fine, chances are you’re not getting the most out of it as you could be with a newer model.

You should also consider replacing any toilet that’s needed multiple previous repairs, feels unsteady, is cracked or chipped anywhere, or is unreliable. Our Greenville plumbers can recommend the best toilet to fit your needs, your budget, and provide quality installation.

What Do I Do If My Business Has Slow Drains?

If your commercial property has slow drains, there are a few things that may be going on. A blockage may have formed from sediment buildup or buildup caused by excessive waste. Roots from plants near your drain lines may have even entered small cracks in your pipes, which can also cause slow drainage.

Before you try to resolve a slow drain yourself, contact a professional commercial plumber for help. The Plumbing Experts can help you assess the underlying cause of slow drains at your business and complete an expert service to fix the issue.

Why Does My Business Have Such High Water Bills?

Unusually high water bills may indicate a problem with your plumbing system. Your water meter measures the amount of water flowing into your property, so anything that causes this flow can increase your water bill.

Things that can keep water flowing include running toilets, leaking faucets, leaking pipes, and inefficient plumbing fixtures. We can send a Greenville plumber to inspect your commercial plumbing system and determine the cause of your increased water bills. We will explain the problem and recommend the most efficient and cost-effective repair option.

If you have any questions not answered here, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to help. Contact us at (864) 210-3127 for assistance.

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