Sewer & Septic Services
Sewer & Septic Repair & Replacement
Searching for a Chattanooga sewer and septic specialist? Quality solutions guaranteed at Metro Plumbing.
Metro Plumbing is your trusted Chattanooga sewer, septic, and drain expert since 1989. Whether you need help with drain cleaning, septic tank pumping, or sewer line repair, we have the right solution for you. All of our services come with an affordable pricing menu, so you can choose the solution that fits your budget.
Sewer & Septic Services
- Jet-Vacuum Sewer Line Services
- Septic Tank Pumping
- Sewer Line Camera Inspections
- Main Line Camera
- Sewer Line Repair
- Storm Drain Cleaning
The Difference between Town Sewer and Septic System
If you were to ask most people, they would probably tell you that it is better to go with a town sewer system than a septic system. Indeed, there are advantages to participating in a town sewer system. The sewer system itself is already built and managed for you; however, there is a fee to connect your home to the sewer lines or repair any damaged pipes/connections.
Although it may seem counter-intuitive, a septic system is almost always cheaper than a town sewer system. This is due to sewer connection installations and yearly usage fees.
A septic system, on the other hand, requires only minor maintenance and a pumping every 5 years or so. The cost of having a septic system depends heavily on the load. Regardless of if you have a sewer or septic system, always be mindful of what you put down your drains. Never flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet, for instance. Not even those “flushable” moist towelettes.
In conclusion, both septic and sewer systems can work very well and last a long time. This all depends, however, on professional maintenance and installation. Septic systems may seem more expensive because of the large upfront costs, but in fact, they will end up saving you money down the line.
Additionally, properly serviced septic systems can offer you green wastewater options, which will allow you to reuse your greywater for subsurface irrigation.
Call Metro Plumbing for more information on sewer, septic, and greywater systems.
What are signs you need septic tank pumping services?
Many of our customers ask how often their septic tank needs to be pumped. A good rule of thumb is to have your septic tank inspected once a year. During this inspection we will check the level of scum and sludge, as well as ensure that the drain field is working properly. Septic tanks in general require pumping every 1 to 3 years.
How do you know if it’s time to pump the tank? Signs include waste backing up from your sink, trouble flushing your toilet, and foul smells in your yard.
Need a sewer line repair expert?
Your sewer line can become damaged due to settling of the soil, tree roots growing into the line, and severe corrosion or clogging.
Depending on the extent of damage, we will repair only the affected area or replace an entire section of sewer line. We will first diagnose the damage to determine the ideal solution. We are committed to repairing the damage quickly and to completing the work with the least amount of disruption to your home.
With help from your Metro Plumbing expert, you can put a stop to your current plumbing problems. We ensure improved sewer and drain efficiency so you can get back to your normal routine.
If you are having trouble with a persistent drain clog or a damaged sewer line, contact us to schedule an immediate appointment.