Running water and sewage disposal are two very important modern conveniences.

Running water is made possible through the use of a plumbing system. Plumbing is the system of pipes and valves that allows water to be distributed throughout a building. Water is moved from a private well or public water system throughout the pipe system and into our homes and offices. Everything that requires running water for use is equipped with a valve or knob so you can turn the water on and off and control the amount of water flow to the device. Pipes, valves, knobs, and other devices work together to supply running water throughout homes and offices.

Sewage disposal rids our home of used water, such as toilet and shower water through a sanitation system. If you are hooked to public water, you probably use a public sewage system as well. If you are hooked to a private well for water supply, you need a septic tank to rid your home of the water waste. Septic tanks are buried in the ground and collect the wasted water that’s pumped from your home, such as when you flush a toilet or empty your bath tub. The water is filter out through septic lines and the waste is stored in the tank. When the tank gets full, it must be emptied for your plumbing system to work properly.

You will be able to tell when your septic tank is getting full because your drains will start to drain slowly. You may even notice excess drainage in your yard or your drains back up. You need to call a plumber and septic company to empty your septic tank and perform any necessary repairs to your septic tanks, lines, or drains. You may get an unsightly smell from a backed up septic tank, which is even more reason to call the plumber quickly when this happens!

Plumbing systems allow us to have the modern convenience of running water. Private wells must be hooked to a septic system to rid the home or office of waste, and some public water users may elect to use a private septic tank in lieu of the public sewage system. If you have a septic tank, you should have it inspected regularly to prevent back up. If you notice excess sewage drainage or slow drains, you should contact a plumber and septic tank company to inspect the problem. You should have your tank pumped regularly to avoid drainage problems.