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Your septic tank should contain bacteria because it produces their own enzymes. Exposing your septic tank to our bacteria and enzyme products helps it to get a jump on the process of breaking down the waste that enters your system.


This process is necessary for proper septic tank maintenance due to the various kinds of products that we flush and wash down the drains.


When it comes to servicing your septic tank, Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup of Delmarva recommends having your tanks pumped every two years. If you have a troubled system, one that is slow or has had rejuvenation work, once a year is recommended. While most companies will only open one lid to your tank if you have two, our experts at Roto-Rooter will open both lids and remove all the liquid and solids in your tank.


Our family owned franchise for over 40 years is very thorough and we get the job done right the first time. If your septic service is starting to fail, we can clean it, repair it, with minimal damage to your yard and more and it saves you lots of money. When you utilize our Homeowners Maintenance Program, you'll enjoy great discounts without worries. Serving Maryland and Delaware, we'll be in touch quickly to set up an appointment for you.

Standard septic tank and drain field service

Your septic system is a very important part of your real estate investment. Your drain field, or dry well, is the part of your septic system which allows your treated effluent to seep into the ground, to be filtered and treated through natural bacteria action. Routine maintenance of your septic system is essential so that it functions properly, and your drains flow with ease.


Your septic system itself is unique. Every gallon of waste that you flush down your toilet goes into your septic system, and your septic tank has to digest all of this. Without proper maintenance over the years, sludge and other debris are unable to be digested by the bacteria in the system. Then, they are collected in the drain field causing a breakdown in your system. Our professionals will help you avoid this with proper care.

Rejuvenation for your drain field or dry well

At Roto-Rooter, we invented and patented the method, procedure, and apparatus for the drain field or dry well rejuvenation process. Systems fail with lack of maintenance, improper installation or misuse of the system. With Roto-Rooter, we fix the system instead of replacing it. If you're buying or selling a house or if your system is slow and failing, we'll work on your system to try to help you save thousands.


Our rejuvenation process is a complete cleaning of your septic system to have it working properly again. Through years of research and development, it's been proven that rejuvenation is a successful and cost-effective option for your home. Keeping your septic tank maintained will ensure you're protecting the health and well fare of your family, community, and the surrounding environment. Contact us to have your septic tank serviced!

Thorough grease traps cleaning and septic inspections

Grease Trap Cleaning

Grease traps require special care just like septic tanks. When you need grease trap service, we'll remove the lids of the traps and clean them by pumping and scraping until the grease is gone. You'll benefit from our convenient maintenance program for your septic tank or grease trap. Grease trap cleaning can be scheduled to fit the needs of your operation.


Septic Inspections

Your septic inspections should be done by a licensed contractor. At Roto-Rooter, our qualified plumbers are certified to inspect any septic system. The best way to see the condition of your tank, and if the drain field is working properly, is to open both lids of your tank and the lid to the distribution box. This method determines if there are any system malfunctions, and all results are documented for everyone's protection. Have your system inspected by Roto-Rooter today.


ROTOGreen your home

Have your tanked pumped every 2 years

Treat your septic tank with high-quality bacteria monthly

Use liquid detergents only

Have all leaky fixtures in the home repaired

Replace old appliances with water-efficient models

Take shorter showers instead of baths

Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes, and evenly distribute the loads over the week



Pour cooking fats, oils, and greases in the trash

Use excess amounts of detergent, bleach or caustic drain cleaners that could kill the natural bacteria in the septic system

Pour your liquid grease down the drain before washing pots and pans (wipe out congealed grease with a paper towel)

Flush items down the toilet that are made to absorb

Put a lot of fibrous or stringy fruits and vegetables down your disposal to fill your tank up more quickly

Plant trees that grow large over the top of your septic tank or leach field

Wash more than two clothes washer loads or dishwasher loads per day


Contact your Roto-Rooter service man as soon as you suspect there is a problem. Catching a problem early can save you money and inconvenience!


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Line Location

Are you having a hard time finding your septic tank?

Maybe a specific drain line is hidden from your view. ROTO-ROOTER can find it. We use State-of-the-Art location devices to assist our neighbors in their search for hidden lines or systems. Give us a call and we would be happy to help you.