Monday, April 11, 2016

How To Avoid Unnecesarry Costs With Septic Systems

Problem: Gurgling noises and/or slow draining fixtures, or waste water backing into house

Check traps in sinks, showers, and tubs for clogs – try cleaning first (drano/snake/etc)

Check septic tank water levels:
1. Locate tank from health dept. as-built records – most are online.
2. Uncover entire top of septic tank.
3. Remove baffle & pumping lids.
4. Observe water level in tank- normal is generally 12″ down from lid. If flooded to top of tank – crossover and/or outlet baffle may be clogged, clear with a stick.

If baffle is clear and the tank is still flooded – may be an outlet pipe or drain field problem.  Now give us a call on (855) 851-4012.

If water level in the tank is normal: problem could be inlet baffle in septic tank- clear with a stick. If still having problems, could be tightline from house to septic tank is clogged/broken. Try snakeout line or call Vita Septic today: (855) 851-4012.

*Note: Septic tanks that have not been maintained properly will have large scum/ sludge layers that may be causing this problem. When observing levels in the septic tank, if there is a large solid layer on top, measure solids level with a stick- normal levels should be 6-8″, if greater pumping is necessary.

Call Vita Septic today, your local qualified pumper: (855) 851-4012.

Surfacing or flooded drainfield problems:

Observance of surfacing sewage or very soggy areas over the drainfield area are obvious signs of a drainfield problem that need to be immediately remedied:
1. Drastically reduce your water usage.
2. Check for plumbing leaks in the house.  How? Check your water meter.
3. Shut off or repair fixtures asap.

*Note: Resting a flooded drainfield that has been severely overloaded may remedied this situation and save you thousands of dollars.
If reducing your water usage does not remedy the situation, it’s time to call a professional. Call us today: (855) 851-4012.

Call us today, we operate nationwide and locally!

Don’t Pay Somebody to Turn you in to the Health Department!

Recently local health departments have instigated a snitch law requiring pumpers and O&M specialists to notify them if they see any problems or potential problems.  Some in the industry are using this to fleece the public by exaggerating deficiencies and notifying the health department that there is a problem.  They are creating huge costs for repairs & diagnosis that may be unnecessary.  The sad part to you is that you are paying the notification fee to get yourself turned in! Vita Septic will not charge you to look at your tank, and we believe your problem is between us to resolve, before it gets complicated with governmental intervention.  Even if we can’t help you, we can refer you to someone who can and shares our intentions to help you in this manner.

Contact us today for a free consultation! (855) 851-4012.



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