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Arizona Sewer Service

A poorly maintained sewer or septic system poses a threat both to your home and to the environment. Homeowners bear the responsibility of maintaining their household’s sewage system, which requires periodic inspection and, if the home uses a septic system, emptying.

If your sewer or septic system is in need of maintenance, contact Whitton Plumbing, Arizona’s premier plumbing specialists.

A septic system can effectively accommodate your household wastewater for years, provided you keep it adequately maintained. A neglected septic system, on the other hand, will contaminate groundwater, posing an environmental threat and potentially polluting drinking water. A septic system is deceptively simple.

A septic system has four main components:

  1. A pipe from the residence
  2. A septic tank
  3. A drainfield
  4. Soil

HOW A SEPTIC SYSTEM WORKS

Your household wastewater exits the home from a pipe leading to the septic tank. It then enters the septic tank – a subterranean, watertight container usually made of concrete, polyethylene or fiberglass. The septic tank holds wastewater long enough that solid waste materials drift to the bottom of the tank and lighter materials like grease and oil float to the top. The solid materials then partially decompose. The wastewater exits the septic tank and is discharged into the drainfield for further treatment. There the wastewater percolates into the soil, which further treats it by removing viruses and bacteria.

PREVENTING BUILDUP

To prevent the buildup of scum and floating sludge in your septic tank have it periodically pumped and inspected. It is also important that you prevent the drainfield from becoming overloaded with too much liquid. When a drainfield is overloaded it will flood and cause sewage to overflow into plumbing fixtures. You need to seek the services of professional plumbers to see to it that your septic system is in top condition. Whitton Plumbing can serve all your septic tank needs to ensure you receive many years of use from your septic tank.

A properly maintained septic system will save you money; the cost of regular inspection and maintenance is far less than that of replacement of an entire system. A poorly maintained septic system will lower your property value and leave you vulnerable to legal liability. Safe treatment of sewage protects your property and the environment. With more than 4 billion gallons of wastewater a day discharged below the ground’s surface in the United States it is important that you do your part to ensure your septic system is functioning properly. Whitton Plumbing can aid you in doing just that.

DETECTING LEAKS

Whitton Plumbing can also aid you in detecting leaks in your sewer system. Sewer leaks can contaminate nearby soil and groundwater.

Sewer leaks can result from a number of reasons, including:

  • Soil slippage
  • Loss of foundation due to a washout
  • Tree root invasion
  • Flooding
  • Sewage backup

Whitton Plumbing’s state of the art sewer line camera inspection service pinpoints water and sewer line cracks and leaks with minimal disruption to your yard or property. Sewer inspections save money and time by visually identifying and locating problems in your sewer lines. Our high-tech sewer inspection camera travels through your sewer lines, allowing us to locate quickly and efficiently problems in your sewer line. By using our camera to pinpoint the depth and location of the problem we can determine the most cost effective way to repair the problem in your sewer system. We at Whitton Plumbing even provide the unique service of recording and storing the camera footage of your sewer damage in the event that the problem requires further attention.

A poorly maintained sewer system or septic tank can cause significant damage to your home and property if not dealt with promptly in a professional manner. Contact Whitton Plumbing for all your sewer and septic system needs. Whitton Plumbing is Arizona’s top plumbing company, having serviced over 75,000 Arizona homes. We offer free phone estimates for plumbing repairs and projects, and we guarantee a rapid response to your plumbing needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Valley Wide: (480) 291-1111
Tucson: (520) 505-3236
Whether it's sinks, toilets, showers, faucets, water heaters, pipes or drains that need cleaning, repairs or installation, we've got you covered.