How to Find out If Your Home Runs on Septic or City Sewer

What you should know before calling a plumber about a main drain clog?  When your drains backup most people panic and call the first Winter Springs plumber to fix their plumbing problem. But if you call the wrong plumbing company they may not ask the proper questions, they will just show up and that is not always the best solution. The reason why is because people think getting a plumber faster should be better.  Not always if your house is on septic and the tank is full. Please be aware that the plumber will charge you for going out to your home and you will still have to call a septic company to pump out your tank as well which is another charge.  So here is what you should do before you call a plumber in Winter Springs:

  • Find out if you are on septic or city sewer.

How can you find out if you are on city sewer? Well there are a few things you can do to find out if you are on septic:

  1. Check your water bill. It will show a sewer base charge and sewer charge. If you are being billed for sewer waste water, you are on city sewer and most likely have a main drain clog.
  2. If you are having trouble finding the water bill,  look outside in the street and if you see manholes that say sanitary on them, you are on city sewer. Some older cities however in Florida like Sanford FL it is hard to see the manholes because they are in grassy easements and not in the street.

If you can figure this out before calling a plumbing company, you can save yourself time and aggravation of having a plumber come out and charge you just to tell you that your tank is full and then you have to call a septic company to pump it out. If you have a drain clog in Winter Springs or anywhere in Florida, please give us a call at 407-710-0210.


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