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For Safe Septic Tank Maintenance and Repairs, Call Plumbers 911

Septic Tanks | South FL PlumberBelieve it or not, well-designed and maintained septic systems are actually good for the environment. Because the waste water is treated on site, it is released back into the environment immediately, rather than going to a centralized water treatment plant. In addition, depending on the location, a septic system requires fewer materials to produce than miles of new municipal sewer lines. A septic system consists of three basic components: a septic tank, a grease trap, and a septic field, also called a leach field or drain field. Each component does a different part of the job of removing and treating waste. First, the grease trap collects the grease and oil that can clog the system. Second, the septic tank itself stores and separates the various solid materials in the waste water. There, naturally occurring bacteria help break down the solid organic waste. The water then flows out to a distribution pipe in the drain field, where the water is naturally filtered through gravel and soil as it returns directly to the water table.

Common Materials That Cause Major Damage to the Tanks

There are a number of routine maintenance issues which occur in a septic system. First, the grease trap and septic tank need to be periodically emptied. Secondly, there are certain materials which should never be flushed or drained into a septic system:
  • Warm grease or fats
  • Hair and nail clippings, dental floss, and paper towels
  • Solid food waste through garbage disposal
  • Tampons, cigarette butts, condoms, and kitty litter
Warm grease or fats can solidify in the pipes, preventing  waste water from reaching the septic tank and causing backed up pipes. Hair and nail clippings, dental floss, and paper towels may seem biodegradable, but can lead to clogged pipes and backed up drains. Solid food waste through a garbage disposal can cause increased buildup of solids in the septic tank, requiring more frequent emptying of the tank. Composting, either through a municipal service or for your own gardening needs is a much more economical and environmentally friendly solution. Tampons, cigarette butts, condoms, and kitty litter are not biodegradable and will either cause clogs or a layer of permanent sediment in the septic tank which will cause it to back up into the house over time. The ultimate consequences of failing to maintain a septic system are pretty drastic and include the following:
  • Raw sewage backing up into your home.
  • Property damage and expensive cleanup costs.
  • Sewage overflow into yards, driveways, and public spaces.
  • Possible exposure to disease-causing bacteria.
  • Physical damage to the septic system itself.
Septic Tanks | South FL PlumberHowever, despite your best efforts, problems will inevitably arise. That’s where we at Plumbers 911 come in. Our Miami plumbing technicians can inspect and repair your septic system before problems arise. We can also get there quickly for Miami emergency septic tank repairs as soon as they occur, day or night. Plumbers 911 is different from other plumbing chains and franchise operations because each of our plumbing affiliates is independently owned and operated. We are a referral network which connects you to only the best local plumbers in Miami. You can be sure that they’ll do a great job because it’s their name and reputation on the line. Another advantage to using Plumbers 911 for your Miami septic tank repairs is that we hire only the best union plumbing technicians. Each one is fully licensed and insured, and has completed over a hundred thousand hours of initial training, followed by regular professional improvement training to hone their skills on new techniques and equipment. They also agree to regular drug testing and a comprehensive initial background check.

Our Wide Variety of Plumbing Services in Miami Florida

Because our technicians are trained on a wide variety of plumbing practices and equipment, we are able to help you with a wide variety of services: Emergency repairs: Septic systems are not the only elements of a home plumbing system. Hot water heaters, toilets, showers, and indoor water pipes can all fail and cause major damage to your home. We are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for rapid response to your plumbing emergencies. Leak Detection: You already work hard to pay your bills and feed your family. There’s no good reason to spend any of that money on unnecessary utility bills. Some experts estimate that up to 14 percent of all water use is lost in the form of leaks. Call on of our experienced technicians to inspect your toilets, faucets, garden hose bibs, and water lines for signs of leaks. In most cases, we can fix the problem on the spot. New construction: No job is too big for us. We can install every aspect of a plumbing system in a new house or commercial building. Whether it’s installing the fixtures and appliances in the kitchen or bathroom or installing a new septic system, we can help ensure that your home stays comfortable and worry-free for years. Bath and kitchen remodeling: If we can help you build a whole house, we can definitely help you upgrade your kitchen and bathroom. We can help you install fixtures and appliances that look great AND save you money on your utility bills. We can also upgrade the pipes behind your walls and cabinets, making sure that your new fixtures have the water pressure and drainage to work properly over the life of your home. Commercial Plumbing: We also have extensive experience with commercial plumbing. Whether it’s laying the sewer lines and water mains for an entire subdivision or installing the water supply and drainage lines for industrial production lines, we are equipped and trained for the job. We can also do rapid and efficient emergency repairs for businesses because you can’t afford to shut down production or close your doors while you wait for a plumber.

Now is the Perfect Time to Call Plumbers 911!

So call Plumbers 911 for the best plumbers in the Miami area. We have the experience and tools to get the job done right the first time. We’ll get there quickly, give you a good price, and our work will stand the test of time. You have nothing to lose by calling us to be connected to one of our competent, locally-owned contractors today.

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