July 21, 2018 by

You might not think about it often, but your septic system is an important part of your home’s functioning. At Roto-Rooter, septic services are our specialty, which is why we encourage you to take a quick moment to understand how your system works and when to call us for help.

Septic System Parts

The average septic system is made from numerous parts, each that needs to be well-maintained and regularly cleaned. This means draining your system and replacing parts when necessary.


Septic systems are more than just the tanks – they run due to the combination of factors such as effluent water (black and gray), soil acidity, and soil percolation. When soil percolation is best, your drainage fields will work better, and minimal clay ensures proper drainage.

Septic Tank

When it comes to your tank, concrete is the ideal material to use. It’s extremely hard to damage and never susceptible to decay and rust. But when it comes to size, it all depends on the number of people in your apartment or home. As a rule, an average family of 4 to 6 people can usually use a 1500-gallon tank without facing problems.

Drainage and Leach Fields

Drainage and leach fields are in close proximity to your tank and require maintenance and inspection to ensure proper soil percolation and drainage. It’s best to contact professionals for this – if you’re unsure, contact a plumber for an installation estimate.

At the end of the day, you should get your septic system drained every 2.5 years or more, call one of our Roto-Rooter High Desert septic professionals whenever a problem occurs. Call today to book your professional cleaning.