Septic Tank leak repair

Inside Septic Tank Repair

Inside Septic Tank Repair

Here I am inside a septic tank. I know, good times.  However, this homeowner was quoted $4,000.00 to replace a septic tank.  He was never given the option to repair the septic tank.  Now it’s easier and less messy to have it replaced.  But a homeowner needs to know all of his options.  He was really hurting for money due to our downed economy.

When he went to the County permitting department to apply for a tank replacement permit, he was told he may want to call First Call Septic first before spending all this money to see if it could be repaired.  He was told if First Call Septic can’t fix it, then it can’t be fixed.

When I arrived, I could see this was a two part clam-shell like tank.  It’s an easy fix.  Just have to clean the septic tank out.  Im not going diving to make this repair.  Then apply the high strength sealer.  It works great.

It’s always good to get a second opinion when dealing with septic system component replacements.  Because in many cases a repair is possible and much more affordable.


Thanks for reading,


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52 Responses to “Septic Tank leak repair”

  1. Ronnie says:

    Hi Emma,

    Sorry to hear of the problems you are having. They can be very frustrating.

    First of all, I would get a second opinion on the diagnosis of the problem with your system. From what you are telling me here, repairing/replacing the septic tank won’t solve this issue.

    Call around to your neighbors and friends and see who they’ve used, and get a second opinion.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thanks for writing,


  2. Ronnie says:

    Hi Richard,

    I apologize for the late response.

    These are easy fixes. If your county allows them. Just pump the tank and reseal it from the inside. Takes a few hours to fix that seal, go easy on the water for 24 hours, and then your back in business and costs usually around $1,200.00 in my area.

    Thanks so much for writing.


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