Leach Field Inspection & Repair
Improperly treated sewage negatively effects our water supply by leaching into groundwater and wells. When humans and animals consume this toxic water, it can cause dysentery, hepatitis and other foreign pathogens. The reason why properly maintained septic systems are so important is because they have the propensity to wreak havoc on our rivers, lakes and streams. Every life force that utilizes these natural bodies of water have the potential to be affected. Where there is stagnant water, you will find blood sucking mosquitos and disease carrying flies. Both insects have the propensity to distribute bacteria and viruses. Compromised water is typically nitrite laden. Nitrites are not good for mammals and are especially harmful for babies, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.
When inspecting your leach field we use technology to our advantage. Pipe Locators allow us to be more accurate in our assessments and pinpoint exactly where the problems lie. By Jetting the line locator through the drain lines we can see if there are any clogs and unreasonably high deposits of fecal sludge. Essentially, we are looking for a build up of water, odors and clogs. When we notice these symptoms, we know that your system is not operating at its optimal capacity. Leach field inspections are recommended every two years. When your tank is pumped, take the opportunity to have a professional check everything out. It saves you time, money and aggravation.
The tools used to inspect and repair your leach field are rather rudimentary. A high jet and vacuum are utilized to clear drain lines and remove toxins. Expert Septek technicians will pump out your tank and leave a small amount of sludge at the bottom. We will jet the drain lines to clear any debris and repeat this process for each one. It is recommended that the tank be be pumped every three years to remove solids and greases from the tank. Drain lines must be cleaned every ten to twenty years. For more information about the services we offer, contact Septek to speak with an experienced sales representative.
The Repair Process
Septek technicians don’t have to take unnecessary steps to ascertain the health of your system when they have visual proof. Once the tank and distribution box are located we pump the tank and leave a minor layer of sludge at the bottom. The distribution box or D-box is typically five feet away from the tank. We will inspect the tank to make sure the baffles are operating properly. If you happen to have a dry well pump we will drain it and pressure wash the side walls.
Maintenance and Cost
Thankfully, you won’t have to see our beautiful faces for another two to five years. With proper maintenance and usage, your septic system should last a lifetime. The repairs we make are designed with your pockets and your family’s health in mind. By calling us, you are making the responsible decision to protect your family and your environment. Maintenance costs are standard and are dependent upon the capacity of your tank and the amount of chambers or perforated pipes installed. We’ve noticed that our prices are the most reasonable in the county. In fact, our inspection and repair costs are priced below market value. Contact Septek for a complete price listing.