If you have a horrible smell in your home or, worse, backup in your drains or toilet, it’s a sign that your septic tank needs attention. In the absolute worst cases, you may need an entire new tank. However, for most problems, septic tank repair is an option.
Septic Masters, LLC, has years of experience in repairing septic tanks. If there’s an issue, chances are we’ve seen (and fixed it) before. Having your plumbing back up into your home is certainly not something anyone wants to deal with. We offer full septic system repair services plus regular maintenance.
We Will Quickly Diagnose the Problem
Our first step to septic tank repair is to determine where the problem is. If the tank is clear and everything appears to be functioning as intended, the issue isn’t with the septic system. Instead, there’s likely a clog within the house. Either your main pipe or one of the smaller pipes that link your drains to it has a clog. The septic tank itself is fine.
Drain Field Examination Is a Must
Septic Masters prides itself on being extremely thorough. It’s not enough to check your septic tank—the drain field also needs to be examined. If it’s not and that’s where the problem is, pumping your septic tank can cause the tank to float upward. This can break the pipes connecting it to your home and to the drain field. Regardless of what appears to be the problem, we will fully examine your entire septic system before we do anything.
Septic Tank Pumping
If we do determine that something is wrong with your septic tank, we will usually start the repair process by pumping it to remove all of the waste and water. This will allow you to use your sinks, toilets, and showers. It’s a short-term measure that will prevent further backup and let you use your plumbing while we work to discover the problem.
In addition to pumping your tank when you’re in need of repairs, we also pump septic tanks regularly as part of maintenance. Your tank will naturally fill up over time and need to be emptied. Our regular maintenance will help ensure you don’t have as many septic tank problems.
Drain Field Maintenance
If the septic tank itself is working properly, there could be an issue with your drain field. This still falls under the umbrella of septic tank repair, and we have years of experience in diagnosing and fixing these issues.
One problem that can occur is damage to the pipes that carry the wastewater from the tank to the drain field If they’re clogged with roots, waste, or other issues, the water will back up into the tank. Preventing these clogs is one of the reasons why we recommend having your septic tank pumped every three to five years, especially if there are more than a couple of people living in the home. When we pump your tank, we will make certain the drain lines are clear.
Creating a New Drain Field
Septic Masters has experience in creating new drain fields. Your drain field may become so saturated with good microbes that it can no longer function. These microbes are beneficial to the soil, but over time, the wastewater feeds them so much that they multiply and start to clog the soil. This takes years—many people don’t have this issue for several decades. It’s not uncommon for a drain field to last for 30 years or more.
When your drain field does fail from an over-abundance of microbes, unfortunately there is no easy fix for it. Instead, you have to create a new drain field. We will work with you to determine the best location for your second drain field, install the pipes, and handle everything related to switching the wastewater flow.
Fortunately, once this second drain field is created, you don’t have to worry about building a third. Instead, by the time the second drain field is clogged, the microbes in the first drain field will have died off without the nutrients from the wastewater. This means you can alternate between the two drain fields as needed.
Whenever you have an issue with your septic tank, you want to take several steps right away to ensure you and your family are safe. Our team comes with all of the safety equipment and proper tools for handling sewage, but we understand you may not have access to those tools.
Be extremely cautious when dealing with any raw sewage that has backed up into your home. Sewage can make you sick and can create a breeding ground for bacteria. If you have to handle anything in that area, wear gloves and a mask if possible.
We offer sewage water damage cleanup services that include completely drying out the area. This includes the insides of cabinets, carpet, and walls. Any damp area can lead to mold growth, which represents a serious health threat. We will carefully inspect the entire area to make certain it’s dry and that no water has seeped into the walls or any other space. We will also make certain the exterior of your home is free of sewage and other waste anytime we have to do maintenance on the tank or drain field.
We Offer Septic Tank Repairs and Replacements.
The biggest question you’re likely to want an answer to is whether or not we can repair your septic tank. Fortunately, septic tank repair is possible and it’s normally fairly affordable. Here are some of the most common problems we repair:
• Broken pipes
• A clogged pipe
• The septic tank is too full and needs to be pumped
• Roots have broken through the tank or pipes
Fortunately, none of these problems usually require a new tank. We can often even repair issues with roots. The biggest problem that requires a new septic system is when a drain field fails. Running the new pipes to your new drain field is often costly, even if you can reuse the same septic tank.
If you find the location of your septic tank inconvenient, though, this is the best time to move it. In the event that your tank fully fails or that you need to move it, Septic Masters can handle the job. We will work with you to determine the best location for your new septic tank and to make the installation and removal of the old tank go as quickly as possible. We will also handle gathering any needed permits, insurance estimates, government inspections, and other requirements.
We’re Here to Help
If you’re in need of septic tank repair or replacement, Septic Masters is here to help. We have years of experience in the industry, and our technicians are all certified in the field. In addition to regular service, we provide 24/7/365 emergency assistance. Call us at 678-646-7744 to talk to one of our experienced team members.