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Septic Service


Roto-Rooter of Delmarva recommends pumping your septic tanks every two years. If you have a troubled system that is slow or has had rejuvenation work, once a year is recommended. We’re a locally-owned, family-run business that’s been serving you for over 40 years now! We’re also accredited by the BBB.


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Septic System Service

Comprehensive Septic System Service

If you have two lids, most companies will only open one lid. At Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup, we will open both lids and remove all the liquid and solids in your tank.

If your septic system starts to fail, we can clean and repair it with minimal damage to your yard, saving you lots of money.

Line Location

Line Location

Do you have a hard time finding your septic tank?

Maybe a specific drain line is hidden from your view. Roto-Rooter of Delmarva can find it. We use state-of-the-art location devices to search for hidden lines or systems. Give us a call, and we will be happy to help you.

Septic Tank and Drain Field Service

Standard Septic Tank and Drain Field Service

Your septic system is important to your real estate investment. Your drain field, or dry well, is part of your septic system that 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 for easy drain flow.

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Your Septic System itself is unique. Every gallon of waste you flush down your toilet goes into your septic system. Your septic tank must digest all of this.

Without proper maintenance over the years, sludge and other debris cannot be digested by the bacteria in the system. They accumulate in the drain field, causing a breakdown in your system. We can help you avoid this with proper care.

Rejuvenation Drain Field & Dry Well

Rejuvenation for Your Drain Field or Dry Well

At Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup, we invented and patented the method, procedure, and apparatus for the drain field or dry well rejuvenation process.

At Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup, we fix the system instead of replacing it. If you’re buying or selling a house or your system is slow and failing, we’ll work on your system to try to help you save thousands.

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Our rejuvenation process thoroughly cleans your Septic System. Research suggests that rejuvenation is a successful and cost-effective option for your home.

Maintaining your septic tank will protect the health and welfare of your family, community, and the surrounding environment.
Contact us to have your Septic Tank serviced!

Grease Traps Cleaning and Septic Inspections

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.

Septic Inspections

A licensed contractor should do your septic inspections. At Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup, our qualified plumbers are certified to inspect any Septic System.
We open the tank and distribution box lids to check the state of the drain field. This method determines if there are any system malfunctions. We document the result for everyone’s protection and convenience.

Facts about Bacteria and Enzyme Products

Your septic tank should contain bacteria because they produce enzymes. Exposing your Septic Tank to our bacteria and enzyme products helps break down the waste entering your system. This is necessary for proper septic tank maintenance due to the various kinds of products that we flush and wash down the drains.
Home Septic System

Do’s and Don’ts of a Home Septic System


  • 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 into 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 Plumbing & Water Cleanup serviceman as soon as you suspect there is a problem. Catching a problem early can save you money and inconvenience!
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