Clear Drains in Riverside County

Blocked drains are an annoying inconvenience. Whether in the kitchen sink or bathroom sink or in the tub, blocked drains can be serious. Call American Plumbing and Rooter! Call us if you want your clear drains in Riverside County!

If your drain is blocked, many different things could be to blame. People also try many different “remedies” for blocked drains. From baking soda and vinegar, to straight bleach. However, beware if you have a septic system. Many of those substances can harm the delicate chemical balance in your septic tank.

How Does a Septic Tank Work?

But how does a septic tank work? The United States Environmental Agency helps with this question:

“Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry.

A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field.

The septic tank digests organic matter and separates floatable matter (e.g., oils and grease) and solids from the wastewater. Soil-based systems discharge the liquid (known as effluent) from the septic tank into a series of perforated pipes buried in a leach field, leaching chambers, or other special units designed to slowly release the effluent into the soil or surface water.

Alternative systems use pumps or gravity to help septic tank effluent trickle through sand, organic matter (e.g., peat and sawdust), constructed wetlands, or other media to remove or neutralize pollutants like disease-causing pathogens, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other contaminants. Some alternative systems are designed to evaporate wastewater or disinfect it before it is discharged to the soil or surface waters.”

If you are having problems with blocked drains and don’t want to risk tampering with your septic tank, call American Plumbing and Rooter. No job is too small for us. Whether residential or commercial, our clients needs are very important to us! We offer quick response plumbing service, even on weekends and holidays! Call us today for a consultation!