- Septic Pumping
- System Inspections
- Leach Bed Repairs
- Riser Installations
- Distribution Box Replacement
- New System Installations
- Outlet Baffle Repairs
- Line Repairs
Inspect and Pump Frequently
The average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years. Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components should be inspected more often, generally once a year. A service contract is important since alternative systems have mechanized parts.
Four major factors influence the frequency of septic pumping:
- Household size
- Total wastewater generated
- Volume of solids in wastewater
- Septic tank size
Septic system inspections are often a required part of selling a house. If a property has been vacant for years, it can be difficult to tell if the system is working properly because it has not been getting regular use.
We can inspect your septic system and advise you of any recommended repairs.
Leach bed failure can often be determined by water sitting on top of the ground over the leach bed, or if you need frequent pumping. If you are having septic problems (assuming you have pumped regularly), the cause is often a failing leach system. Your leach system acts as a filter for the sewage; if not serviced regularly, it could plug up much sooner than designed.
If serviced regularly, a leach system can last for decades; however, if not serviced regularly, the life of your leach system will be drastically reduced.
We can diagnose failed leach systems, and we install new leach systems.
Risers make it much easier to access your tank if it is completely buried. If you need risers installed on your septic tank, we can help you with that.
If your system has a distribution box, it is important that you know how to properly maintain it. If your d-box is not working properly, it can cause backups.