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Family Owned & Operated For over 20 Years

C & M Plumbing and Septic Tanks is your premier plumbing and septic tank installer of Eastern North Carolina. We have built a strong reputation and loyal customer base since 1997 by providing superior service and establishing long-term relationships with our customers. With over 40 years experience, we have all the knowledge and ability to get every job done. No job is too big or too small for us.

Our highly trained personnel constantly explore new methods to give our customers greater comfort, better energy efficiency and the highest quality installations and service. Our service and sales setup is such that we can handle jobs as small as a dripping faucet all the way up to a full remodeling project.


Most common DIY mistake.

Over tightening the connections
When you over tighten supply tubes, toilet bolts, and pipe and fittings, you can easily crack the fittings.

What are the most common plumbing issues?

Here are some of the most common plumbing issues.

  • Dripping Faucets. Dripping faucets are annoying, wasteful, and costly. …
  • Leaky Pipes. Leaky pipes can be caused by all sorts of problems, including: …
  • Running Toilets. …
  • Low Water Pressure. …
  • Leaking Hose Bibb. …
  • Slow or Clogged Drains. …
  • Sump Pump Failure. …
  • Water Heater Problems.
What is the most common cause of pipe failure?

The most common cause of pipe failure is corrosion. Over time, exposure to water, chemicals, and other environmental factors slowly erodes the inside of pipes, leading to leaks, cracks, and complete failure. Other factors that contribute to pipe failure include high pressure, temperature fluctuations, and improper installation or maintenance. In addition to causing costly damage and downtime, pipe failure can also pose serious health and safety risks, especially when it occurs in industrial or municipal settings. Therefore, it is important to regularly inspect and replace corroded pipes to ensure the safe and reliable transport of fluids and gases.

What is the most common cause of septic failure?

Most septic systems fail due to poor design and/or poor maintenance. In some cases , soil-based systems with drain fields have inadequate soils or are sites with excessive slopes, inadequate soils or high ground water

What is the life expectancy of a septic tank

On average, a new septic system will have 2 25-30 year life expectancy.

Can heavy rains cause septic tank backup?

Yes, heavy rains can cause septic tank backup. When the soil surrounding the septic tank becomes saturated with water, it can no longer absorb any additional water from the drain field. This can cause a buildup of pressure in the septic tank, which can lead to sewage backup in your home or business. Additionally, heavy rainfall can cause surface water to seep into the septic tank, diluting the sewage and making it more difficult for the system to break down solids. This can result in clogs and blockages in the pipes, which can further contribute to septic tank backup. To prevent septic tank backup during heavy rains, it is important to ensure that your septic system is properly installed, regularly maintained, and not overloaded with excessive water usage.

How do you know if your field lines are clogged?

Some early warning signs of a clogged leach field include foul odors, slow drainage and outside taller, greener grass above your leach field as well as puddling or sinking soil.

Even worse sewage backing up into sinks and showers inside the home.

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