Septic Tank Pumping
Pump Septic Tanks
Pump Grease Traps
Electronically Locate Septic Tanks
County Septic Certifications
Sand Filter Systems
Replacing Septic Systems
Installing Onsite Waste Water Systems
If you are experiencing a backup it is usually due to a septic problem. Septic tanks need to be pumped every 4-6 years depending on the size of the family and maintenance over the years.
There are a few different things you can do to extend the longevity of your septic system and you can begin with what you flush and drain down. It may seem like common sense but you'd be surprised how many times a plumber has come out to pump a tank and found items such as; baby wipes, feminine care products and other materials things that just don't belong down there.
The image above shows the lid above a large box container, that container is your septic tank and the circular cap above it is the extended pipe and lid which sits at the surface. The purpose of this is to reduce the digging to none and allow for instant access to the septic system when needed.
Your septic tank is a water-tight container buried in your backyard. Depending on when it was made it could be composed of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. The septic tank is what holds all of the solids and waste water from your home and sends it to be filtered out and sent through the leach lines.
When exposing a septic tank there is about 1-3 feet of digging involved before reaching the septic system.
Installing a riser is very similar to septic tank riser. It is an extended connection from your base leach or drain line extending up and out above ground level and capped off. Many people prefer to install risers to reduce future digging and hassle.
Dig up and attatch
PVC pipe to mainline
Fill and cover
Seal and cap off