We’ve already answered a few FAQs in our first segment of this blog series, so if you don’t find an answer to your question here, check out our previous post! In today’s blog post, we’re touching on everything from pipe corrosion to septic tank pumping and fixing a running toilet on your own. Continue reading to learn more and if you’re in need of septic tank pumping or drain cleaning, contact Webb’s Select-A-Service in Altonah!

What should I do to maintain my septic system?

A good septic system should work on its own most of the time. However, there are a few things you can do to keep things running smoothly:

  • Get regular septic tank pumping
  • Regularly inspect your septic tank
  • Keep septic tank lids easily accessible
  • Make sure water drains away from your drainfield

If you have any other questions about how to maintain your septic system or need septic tank pumping in Altonah and the surrounding areas, give us a call!

What is causing my pipes to corrode?

Pipe corrosion can be caused by many different things, and it’s hard to tell what the real culprit is without some diggin. But in general, the primary cause of pipe corrosion is water quality, including:

  • Chemicals in the water
  • Water pH
  • Temperature of the water
  • Water pressure

Can leaks get bigger over time?

They definitely can — that’s why it’s good to call in Webb’s Select-A-Service for leaks and drawing cleaning when you need it, instead of trying to solve the problem yourself or hoping it will resolve itself. Water leaking out of your pipes or fixtures will eventually cause enough corrosion that even a tiny leak can end up causing big problems.

My toilet sounds like it’s always running. What can I do to fix it?

Depending on the problem, you can solve it yourself. Open up the toilet tank and check out the metal or plastic ball that’s resting on top of the water. It’s called a float, and it makes sure that the toilet doesn’t overfill and leak out. If the float is cracked, the toilet can overfill and create an endless cycle of filling and draining; so go ahead and check out the float, bend the metal arm so it’s attached correctly or repair the ball.

If the float ball isn’t causing the problem check the chain that is attached to the handle. If it’s too long or short, it can be causing your toilet to run. You can shorten it, lengthen it, or replace it to solve the problem. If those two troubleshooting suggestions don’t work, it’s probably time to call in the professionals, like Webb’s Select-A-Service in Altonah.

Webb’s Select-A-Service Altonah

We don’t expect everyone to get as excited about septic systems, drain cleaning, and other plumbing topics as we do, but we’re always happy to answer any of your questions! Learn more on our septic tank pumping page and contact us today for inspection, maintenance, and regular septic tank pumping. Along with septic tank services, we also specialize in drain cleaning. Learn more and get in touch for all your plumbing needs!