The Key To maintaining A Residential Septic System

If you’re searching for a reliable, affordable team to pump your septic tank, then look no further than Reliable Rooter. When you schedule a pumping appointment with our team, you can expect prompt service, a 100% cleanout, and a tank that is good as new. Because we also meet the highest standards in the industry, we dispose of all wastewater in accordance with Georgia law and federal regulations.

We believe that the foundation of being a responsible septic tank owner is understanding how the system works. Our highly-trained team is always available to answer any questions you might have about your septic tank. Understanding the symptoms of septic tank problems and knowing when to schedule routine pumping are two of the most important responsibilities you have in keeping the system up and running – that’s why we are here to help.

For any Metro Atlanta or North Georgia homeowners, our tank pumping services include:

  • Locating, exposing, and accessing lids
  • Septage level assessment and wastewater removal
  • Mainline, midseam, inlet, outlet, baffle, and riser analysis
  • Solids removal, backflushing and tank cleaning



1. To flush or not to flush… Aside from wastewater, toilet paper is the only other thing that should be flushed. Using the toilet to dispose of sanitary products, paper towels, disposable diapers, cigarette butts, and even tissues will harm your septic tank and cause you to need pump-outs more often.

2. Don’t use a kitchen garbage disposal. Septic systems are not intended to dispose of food waste, coffee grounds, grease, or fat, and, in fact, they will harm the septic tank. Try using a compost pile; it will reduce the number of pumping required!

3. Reducing water usage will protect your septic system. Repair leaky faucets and toilets; install low-flow water fixtures, and turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Water conservation reduces the load of wastewater your septic system has to handle.

4. While some manufacturers claim that biological additives enhance treatment and reduce the number of pump-outs, research indicates hat biological enzymes and other “miracle” system additives do not improve functionality. The amount of bacteria or enzyme in each does of additive is so small, that its effectiveness is virtually undetectable.

5. Using additives to avoid pumping may cause even bigger problems. Without proper pumping, solids will flow into and clog the drain field, resulting in an expensive repair process.