Why is it important to let your plumber know if you are on city or septic in the event of a clog? In the event that your drains back up, it is very important to know if you are on city sewer. Most people think that for a clogged drain they can call the plumber and they can fix it. This is true, but most plumbers do not work on septic systems. This is another trade in itself. While most competent plumbers do know the workings of septic tanks, they do not have the means to pump them out. In order to pump them out you need a tanker truck and a CDL license to operate. A filled septic tank will show the same signs as a clogged drain, and can often be mistaken. If you have a clogged drain, the first thing to do is look at your water bill. You can be on city water and still on a septic system, so look and see if you are charged for water and sewer. If you are charged for both then you don’t have a septic tank. If you are only charged for water then you have a septic system. If you are unsure and have a Deltona plumber out at your home, let them look at your water bill. Don’t just assume you are on city sewer. It can cost you big time. How is that? Well, if you tell your plumber you are not on septic, they will snake the drain and run the cable without checking the length. This is important because if you run too much cable and dump it into the septic tank, the cable will get wound up in a ball and get stuck, causing major issues for you and the plumber. It is very important to know what type of system you are on. If you are unsure, again tell your plumber you are unsure and he should be able to help you figure it out. If you need plumbing services, call Drain Genie Plumbing Services. Orlando call 407-490-1230 or Deltona call 386-742-1750.
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