Septic Tank Repair
When your septic tank is in need of repair, it is no laughing matter. You may be experiencing a slow drainage issue or you could have toxic sewage backing up into your abode. Waste that has not decomposed must be removed. If not, it can become detrimental for the environment, may clog your leach field piping and decrease soil porosity. Reptiles, birds and insects are at risk from malfunctioning septic systems. If you value your environment and are conscious of your environmental footprint, addressing your septic tank needs is of the utmost priority. Some of our clients grow beautifying plants and flowers over their leach fields. When the soil porosity is low, it will negatively impact anything growing there.
How To Know When Your System Is In Need Of Repair
There are four signs you can look for to determine if your septic system is in need of repair. If you notice that your indoor plumbing fixtures are draining slowly, try using an EPA approved drainage solution. If the problem persists, contact Septek for repairs. The most obvious sign is a foul odor emanating from the tank and permeating throughout your home. This is the tank’s way of informing you that more foulness is on the way - so you better get prepared. Fortunately, new systems are installed with alarms. Check for a red flashing light or beeping. Verdant grass likes to grow over cracked septic covers. If you notice significant growth, contact Septek right away.
How To Repair
Septic technology is very simple, therefore whenever a repair is necessary, it is usually due to a clog or leak. Septek technicians will first open the septic cover and check the water levels. If the water is below the inlet, we will flush it out with water. Checking the drain pipe is the next step. If the Leach field is plugged up. Septek will use a powerful VAC truck, the most powerful in the area. It uses a high pressure water jet to remove the sludge from the leach lines and allowing normal flow. Due to normal wear and tear, lid repair may be necessary. If this is the case we will repair any cracks and scrape the lid for optimum performance.
The cost to repair your septic tank is dependent upon the damage. You may have one small issue that can be repaired yourself or if your tank is older, you may have more than one issue to contend with. Although we are in business to make a profit, we want to empower you with as much information as possible to make the right assessments and hire the right contractor. If you are concerned with cost, have the time and don’t mind getting dirty, you can repair some septic issues over the weekend. However, if you don’t have the time, equipment, physical ability or patience, contact the pros for a detailed estimate.
Likelihood of Repairs
A common question amongst homeowners is, ‘How often do I need to repair this thing?’ We understand that septic system issues are a nightmare. To prevent malfunctions and the need for repairs, be conscious of how you utilize your system. Hold a mini town hall meeting and remind everyone in your household, not to flush paper towels, food, cigarette butts and pharmaceuticals down the toilet. Bacterial soaps, toxic drain line openers, paint thinners, insecticides and grease should never be poured down your drains. Other than that, use your system as intended and you should be able to go years without any issues.