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Tree Roots in Septic Tank Removal

Tree Roots in Septic Tank Removal

Hello there septic system owners.¬† This blog post is about trees and what they do to your septic system.¬† But in this case it’s just the septic tank that stopped working.¬† They can do all sorts of damage. This client has been warned for many years.¬† 10 years ago roots had started infiltrating the seams of the septic tank.¬† At that time the client was told it would be a good idea to cut the trees down by the septic…

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Lack of Septic Pumping leads to Septic System Failure

Lack of Septic Pumping leads to Septic System Failure

This septic emergency was because of lack of maintenance. This client was under the impression that you never need to pump the septic system, unless it’s giving you trouble. ¬†He adds septic tank additives every months. ¬†It’s never giving him a problem before. Unfortunately, over 8 years, it completely packed with solids. ¬†All a septic tank does is separate liquids from solids and allow liquids to enter the drainfield. ¬†If the septic tank get’s too full, it will allow solids…

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how septic systems work

how septic systems work

Watch this video for a basic understanding how simple septic systems work. This applies to all Gravity Septic systems. The more you know     Thanks for watching,   Ronnie

Nu-Water Aerobic Treatment Plant

Nu-Water Aerobic Treatment Plant

The video attached is a video of a Nu Water Aerobic Treatment Plant by Enviro-flo. The reason we need to have this level of treatment was for the stream and high ground water in this area. ¬†We need to protect our surface and ground water from contamination. ¬†The neighbors well is pretty close as well, so in order to have a home this close this homeowner agreed to have annual maintenance to this system. Now annual maintenance does not mean…

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septic system homeowner inspection video

septic system homeowner inspection video

This link is the best video, by far, I have seen for homeowner self inspection. ¬†Just in case you are one of those that want to share in the joy in septic work. ¬†If you have 25 minutes, please watch this video. ¬†If you don’t wish to participate in your self inspection, at least you will see what we are looking at when inspecting your system. Now this is filmed for those needing explanations at nearly every step. ¬†But this…

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World Famous Nick’s Tavern Amboy, Wa

World Famous Nick’s Tavern Amboy, Wa

My favorite tavern, in the world, Nicks was backing up yesterday. I was called at 6:30 am. I arrived about 10:00 am. I had another emergency I was working on at the time. The tanks were backed up. I had just pumped it out three months prior. What gives? I used my inspection mirror and verified that the outlet baffle had rotted off. Oy. I had to pump the tank, put a ladder in, and enter. There’s no other way…

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RV Dump on septic system incorrectly installed

RV Dump on septic system incorrectly installed

This homeowner decided that he wanted to install an RV dump. ¬†Now you have to be careful with RV wastewater. ¬†There are two things wrong with RV wastewater. 1. The septic system was designed to take wastewater at small doses. ¬†Not 250 gallons at a time. ¬†It really stirs up the tank and causes the sludge layer to become stirred up and carried out to the drainfield. 2. The little packets that you have to put in the toilet to…

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Sewage backing up out of the drainfield

Sewage backing up out of the drainfield

Here is a couple of pictures of sewage backing up out of the drainfield. ¬†It is full of bacteria and pathogens. That is what is making that black tar color. ¬†This has been going on for some time. ¬†It kinda dries up in the summer but it’s still smelly and gross. ¬†And is contaminating surface to ground water. ¬† This drainfield needs dug up and find out what’s going on. ¬†Chances are this drainfield has reached the end of it’s…

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Competitor wrote this system up as a septic system failure

Competitor wrote this system up as a septic system failure

We were called out for a second opinion on this property just last saturday. ¬†You will never believe what had happened. ¬†There was smelly water and soggy ground in the backyard. ¬†Our competitor charges $85.00 for a service call. ¬†We charge $125.00 Again, one would think that all septic companies are the same, and the only difference is the price. ¬†Nothing is further from the truth. ¬† Here is what these homeowners got for their $85.00. ¬†I copied and pasted…

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