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Residents of many small towns and most rural areas rely on septic systems for waste control and disposal. The most important part of the septic system is the septic tank that provides homeowners with an effective way to manage waste on their own property. It is estimated that approximately 25 percent of homeowners in the United States use septic tanks.

Even though these systems provide an easy, effective method of disposing of waste, they are not completely maintenance-free. In order to operate more efficiently, they require periodic preventive maintenance. Homeowners who properly maintain their septic systems can expect them to last for many years without problems.

Get the top septic treatment services with Mark Johnson Plumbing. Give us a call today at (318) 257-6167 so you can take advantage of our services. You may also visit our reviews page here to see what other residents of the area are saying about us.

How Does a Septic Tank Work?

All household wastewater from kitchens and bathrooms is collected in a septic tank that is comprised of baffles that hold solids and greasy scum in the tank while allowing water to flow out into a leach field. The solids that remain in the tank decompose before being released into the leach field if the tank is large enough to hold the necessary amount of water needed for decomposition to occur.

Since many harmful germs are found in septic tanks, the water must be treated before it goes into the drainage fields. Untreated wastewater that includes a large amount of solid material will eventually clog the leach field and surrounding soil causing failure of the septic system.

Problems You Can Expect with These Systems

While a septic system is a highly efficient plumbing equipment, it is without problems.

There are many things that can go wrong with your septic systems such as:

  • When excess water is allowed to flow into the septic tank, a backup will occur because there is no room for solids to decompose.
  • Household detergents containing phosphates can cause algae to grow thus blocking the pipes.
  • Chlorine bleach used in the laundry room kills the bacteria that help solids decompose.
  • Non-biodegradable products such as plastics or feminine products cause buildup to occur, prevent decomposition, and may eventually cause a major overflow.

Why Should You Invest in Periodic Maintenance?

We recommend routine, periodic maintenance to keep septic systems working properly. At Mark Johnson Plumbing in Ruston, LA, our service technicians are experienced and knowledgeable. We are able to quickly and efficiently diagnose any septic system problems that may occur. If homeowners ignore the requirement to service and properly maintain their septic tanks, they may be faced with major repairs that are expensive and time-consuming.

Call Now for Reliable Septic Services in Ruston

We believe that a properly maintained septic system can provide the homeowner with an effective way to dispose of all household waste efficiently and with little effort. Our friendly, professional technicians can help keep septic systems working at their optimal level. With proper care and maintenance, most septic tanks will only require pumping every one to three years. We advise clients that regular pumping is necessary to get rid of non-biodegradable substances that interfere with the decomposition process.

Call us today at (318) 257-6167 and connect with one of our friendly representatives for any of your septic treatment needs or plumbing emergency you might have.

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