Septic Tank

Septic Tank Services in Will County 

Fast & Effective Care for Your Home’s Most Important Systems

Even though many homeowners and business owners have heard of sewer lines, many are surprisingly unaware of septic tanks, even though these tanks are often the only way that many residents in Joliet can get rid of sewage. In laymen’s terms, a septic tank is simply a big container buried beneath the ground. When a building is not able to drain its unwanted contents through a connection to the primary sewer system, a septic tank is crucial to collect and treat all the contaminated water and waste. 

To keep your tank running smoothly all the time, get in touch with our knowledgeable techs at Meurer Plumbing Services. We are happy to provide reliable septic tank services in Will County.

How Does Your Septic Tank System Work?

The way that the tank works is that the lighter contents, such as grease and oil, will float at the top of the tank. Denser solids will fall to the tank’s bottom, where they are treated and broken down by anaerobic bacteria. All the liquid and remaining solid waste will separate into two layers, where they will be safely distributed to leach fields set aside for draining. Helpful aerobic bacteria will then break down the last remains of the sewer content, and you will be left with nutrient-rich soil. 

If you have more concerns, contact us now at (815) 855-5085, and any one of our techs would be happy to discuss your septic tank’s issues with you.

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How Long Can I Expect My Septic Tank to Last?

The answer to this important question is unfortunately not a simple one because it depends on a large range of factors. The materials that make up the tank are one of the greatest contributing elements related to the system’s lifespan. However, even the strongest tank will not last past its expiration date if it does not receive the routine maintenance it requires.

Typical lifespans of the various types of septic tanks include: 

  • Concrete tanks – These have quickly become some of the most popular on account of their sheer durability and strength. Most concrete tanks can last at least 40 years or more, especially with proper maintenance.
  • Fiberglass or plastic tanks – The advantage of these tanks is that they are lighter and often more manageable to install. They have a relatively long lifespan, ranging from 20 to 30 years.
  • Steel septic tanks – Even though these attractive-looking tanks are very tough at the outset, they are becoming less popular for new installations since their lifespans are a bit shorter than other tanks, lasting about a maximum of 20 years.

Remember, no matter what kind of tank you own, it will not have as long a lifespan if it is not taken care of. If your septic system is just starting to have minor issues, seek out a dedicated team of professionals, like those at Meurer Plumbing Service, to fix the problem before it evolves into a major headache. 

Give us a call today at (815) 855-5085 or reach out to our skilled team online if you would like more detailed information related to dependable septic tank services in Will County.

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