If you notice a slow drain or a foul odor in your home or yard you may have a problem. Often, roots, hair, grease and other waste can cause the pipes leading to your septic tank or sewage system to become clogged allowing waste to back up or overflow into your home. When this happens you will want immediate service! Absolute Septic Services is on call 24 hours, 7 days a week to help.
Prevention and Maintenance: Use a strainer in your kitchen sink, tub, utility and bathroom sink to prevent food and hair from going down your drain. Never flush any type of paper other than tissue or toilet paper down your toilet. Avoid flushing feminine products, cigarette butts and cat litter. Also avoid using harsh chemicals to clean the toilet or shower or to unclog drains. The chemicals can damage pipes over time and disrupt the natural biological breakdown of waste in your septic tank.
Repair: We can locate and repair any damage to your sewer lines, quickly and with less mess to clear roots and other debris from your pipes.
Replacement: Often, we find that we need to replace all or part of your system. We offer economical rates and fast scheduling to limit the amount of discomfort during the process.
Due to extreme cold, the pipes bringing water to your home can become frozen or burst. Pipes weakened with age, pressure or roots can clog, freeze and burst. This will disrupt water flowing into your home. Even small leaks can decrease water pressure and increase your water bill. You also may have a chance of bacteria and other unwanted contamination getting into your water supply.
Maintenance: If you begin to notice a decrease in water pressure, or an increase in your water bill, you should call us. We can inspect your water lines for damage or clogs.
Repair: We can locate and repair any damage to your water lines.
Replacement: Sometimes, we may have to replace all or part the waterline. We try to do this as economical and quickly as possible.
In a typical community water supply system, water is transported under pressure through a distribution network of buried pipes. Smaller pipes called house service lines are attached to the main lines to bring the water in to your house. In many water supply systems, water pressure is provided by pumping water up into storage tanks that store water at higher elevations than the houses they serve. The force of gravity then “pushes” the water into your home as you open the tap. Houses on private wells supply usually get their water from a private well. A pump brings water out of the ground and into a small tank within your home or a tank outside, where the water is stored under a controlled pressure.
How A Sewer Line Works
Most homes have a drain-waste vent (DWV) system that removes sewage and greywater from fixtures such as toilets, sinks and showers. This water exits through a “trap”, a “u” shaped section of pipe that contains water. This prevents foul odors from coming back up into the house. Through these traps, all fixtures are connected to waste lines. which in turn take the waste to a “soil stack” or vent pipe. This pipe is attached to the lowest point of your plumbing and runs out through the roof.
House sewer: A section of pipe running between your drainage system and the public sewer system or your septic tank.
House drain: The lowest piping in a house drainage system, this pipe receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes, then carries such discharge to the house sewer.
Soil stack and pipe: A line of pipe that removes dirty water from toilets.
Waste stack and pipe: Pipe that removes discharged water other than from toilets (greywater).
Trap: A u-shaped device that prevents odors from waste to escape into the house.