Septic Tank Services in Pocatello, ID
If you are on a septic system, call Roto-Rooter Pocatello when you need septic tank services. Our plumbers will come pump your septic tank, unclog any clogged pipes, perform an inspection and repair any leaks. From pumping to repairs to installation of a septic system, Roto-Rooter plumbers can do it all. Call us for any septic tank services you need.
How a Septic System Works
A septic system is an alternative when there is no connection to main sewage pipes. A septic system is a type of small scale, on-site sewage treatment system. All the drains in the home flow to a single pipe which leads to a septic tank buried in the yard. The water in the septic tank separates into three different layers. The grease, fat and oils rise to the top to create the scum layer. The heavier matter sinks to the bottom and is called sludge. The layer in between is relatively clear and is known as grey water or effluent. All the water combined is called septage. Septic systems are designed so that only the grey water or effluent is discharged from the tank. It enters a drain field (called a leach field or a seepage field). This drain field is simply a set of pipes with holes drilled into them that release the grey water below ground (but above the water table).
Why Pumping Your Septic Tank Is Necessary
Much of the waste in your septic tank is decomposed by anaerobic digestion. What isn’t must eventually be removed. Otherwise, the septic tank fills up and wastewater containing un-decomposed material goes directly to the drainage field. This is not good for the environment and if the sludge overflows the septic tank into the leach field, it can clog the pipes, requiring expensive repairs. Overflow can lead back to your house as well causing toilets, and drains to back up and can also cause a flood in the drain field in your yard. None of these are good things so call Roto-Rooter Pocatello for all of your septic tank services including pumping, repair and installation. Roto-Rooter will pump out your septic tank and haul away the waste to an approved treatment and processing facility.