Septic & Plumbing Blog

7 Quick Design Basics for New Septic System

When you’re considering a septic system instead of a traditional public sewage system, here are 7 quick design basics for a new septic system to get the job done effectively and efficiently.

This article will outline the typical design tips from Pro Rooter & Septic here in the Central Valley of California. Following these tips can help ensure that your sewage treatment system will work properly for years to come.

Septic Tank Maintenance in Fresno and Clovis

Septic tank maintenance is something that 100 percent of people who have septic tanks need. But, 0 percent of people with septic tanks just don’t want to think about it.

And why should you? Let’s face facts: dealing with a septic system is a s****** job. Not many people want to do it themselves. But Pro Rooter & Septic doesn’t mind at all.

Is Your Septic Tank Ready For The Holiday Season?

Avoid A Costly Disaster By Getting Your Septic Tank Serviced.

The holiday season is upon us which means all of us will be getting busier, along with having more guests & family visiting over the next couple of months. Since the holidays are a busy and hectic time we encourage you to schedule your Septic Tank Service now so that you can prevent any costly Septic Tank emergencies such as a Septic Tank Back-Up Disaster.

What To Expect When Your Septic Tank Needs to be Pumped

Quick Note: Having your septic Tank pumped is the same thing as having your septic tank cleaned.

It’s that time….time to get your septic tank pumped.

To make an appointment for your septic tank to be pumped please call Pro Rooter & Septic 559-623-2340. We do our best to service your septic tank the same day that you call, we can come out the following day, or schedule an appointment for the day and time that is most convenient for you.

How to Choose the Best Plumbing and Septic Service Professional



Remember the Acronym: V.Q.R.

When it comes to plumbing and septic services how do you know you’ve found the best plumber for the job? We came up with three letters (acronym) to help you remember the steps you can take to ensure you’re hiring a qualified, professional, and trustworthy plumbing and septic service company. The acronym V.Q.R which stands for Verify, Qualify, and Relationship will help you complete the steps to vetting whichever company you choose to call.

Holiday Tips to Maintain Your Plumbing and Septic System

The holidays are a time of joy as family and friends travel to your home to celebrate being together. As the holiday season fast approaches you may have begun planning the menu for Thanksgiving dinner or preparing additional sleeping quarters for out of town guests. Holiday parties hosted at your home and additional overnight visitors can quickly wreak havoc on your septic system if you’re not prepared.  No one wants to hear the ominous words “the toilet is backing up” as Christmas festivities commence with a houseful of friends and family members.

Septic Drain Field – What to Know

Determining if you have a septic drain field problem can be a tough thing to do. Educate yourself on your septic system parts and how a septic tank works before you try to come up with a septic remedy.

Septic drain fields, also called leach fields are subsurface wastewater disposal facilities used to remove contaminants and impurities from the liquid that emerges after natural anaerobic digestion in a septic tank. A septic tank, the septic drain field, and the associated piping compose a septic system.

Septic System Failure – What to Expect

A septic system is considered to be “failing” when it fails to treat and distribute wastewater effectively and fails to prevent biological and nutrient contamination of your drinking water well and nearby lakes and streams. A septic system failure causes untreated sewage to be released and transported to where it shouldn’t be. Failure may cause sewage to rise to the surface of the ground around the tank or the drain field or to back up in pipes in the building. The sewage could also find its way into groundwater, surface water, or marine water without seeing it. The sewage carries pathogens and other dangerous contaminants. Exposure to these pathogens and contaminants can make people and animals sick. They can also contaminate water sources and make them unsafe for drinking, swimming, and agricultural uses.

Septic System Malfunction – Warning Signs!

As discussed in our prior blog, septic systems require routine maintenance for a healthy lifespan. It’s imperative to have your tank pumped every 2-3 years so you not only empty your tank but also a septic professional can keep you properly advised of issues you might have been unaware of.

As all homeowners realize, even with properly scheduled maintenance things can happen within your home. Here are some septic system warning signs.

Important! Septic System Maintenance

First of all, if you are a property owner with a septic system, take the time to understand your septic tank! As discussed in the previous blog, septic tank solid waste settles to the bottom and scum/sludge rises to the top. Excess liquid goes out to the drain field, either by gravity or with a septic pump. If your system has a filter (usually located in the outlet tee) learn how to quickly clean and care for it, if you have a pump system with an alarm, periodically test the alarm box to ensure its working. Bacteria breaks down the solids in the tank but they need to be pumped out every 2-3 years so buildup doesn’t occur so easily. Please consider regular use of enzyme treatments in your septic tank to replenish the natural bacteria within your tank, this with regular pumping will allow your tank a longer life span.