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Customer Testimonial on Facebook

Customer Testimonial on Facebook

Facebook First Call Septic Service  Have a look at our facebook page.  Please click like if you like what you see.  One of our customer’s posted a testimonial on the page. They were responding to a blog post that I put on there about their own home.  They were in a very bad situation about a competitor who caused them to nearly lose a house sale.  Please goto the facebook page and read about it.  It’s a real eye opener….

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Able to revive a believed septic system failure

Able to revive a believed septic system failure

Yesterday, Christopher Gross and I spent 6 hours on one job. Yikes. Now the good news. My competitor wrote it up as a complete system failure. BTW, my competitor installs septic systems. Slight conflict of interest. I was called for a second opinion. Now the system was busted up, hence 6 hour repair. 1 hour was me spent inside the septic tank patching it. Good times, btw, but at least I was out of the rain. ha ha. So back to the good…

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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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Septic System under house

Septic System under house

Today is going to be a bit of a logistical nightmare. I get to jet out and vacuum out a drainfield. Okay, I know what you’re thinking. How hard can that be? Well, it’s under a house. This is going to be tight, and the first time it’s ever been attempted. I will try to capture pics, but honestly. I don’t want to ruin my camera. But I will try. And after that, I get to help an old friend…

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34 year old horse fell in a septic tank

34 year old horse fell in a septic tank

This happened in Portland, Or. Please get your livestock off your septic tank.  This horse was lucky.  I let homeowner know that they shouldn’t have livestock on their septic systems.  And I always get back that it’s never broke in yet.  But it’ only breaks once.  You don’t simply fix this. And this horse was lucky.  Happy ending to this situation. If you love horses, and you have a septic system, then this video is a  must see. http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Portland-firefighters-rescue-horse-from-old-septic-tank-144384835.html?tab=video&c=y  …

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Homeowner falls in septic tank

Homeowner falls in septic tank

I received a call yesterday from a shaken homeowner.   He was walking across his driveway and a hole opened up beneath him, and he went straight down.  He knew right away that he was not swimming in water.  Now this is where it get crazy.  And until you go inside a septic tank, you’ll never understand.  He grew super powers and flew out of that hole.  I’ve done it myself, I was pumping an old tank once when the…

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Septic Tank Enzymes

Septic Tank Enzymes

Done paying taxes, time to head out the door. Fun filled day. I guess a septic tank is blowing up in Yacolt. He started to back up in the house. So he took the lid off the septic tank, and sewage is “mushrooming” out of the septic tank and blowing up all over the grass. But they use enzymes, they should never have a problem. I told the homeowner to turn the bottle of enzymes over. He read the small…

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Septic system under house

Septic system under house

Today, I get to climb under a house. The entire septic system is under that house. The area for me to work is in the crawl space. system is failed. Sewage is backing up, in the dirt, and is about 1/2 inch thick. I have to hand-over-hand it down there and clean it up. Repair of this system is impossible. I’m not even sure how to decommission this tank correctly. We just can’t simply move the house. The drainfield is…

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Busy two weeks

Busy two weeks

It’s been a busy two weeks.  I have photos and stories to share.  I will try to get them on this weekend. I can’t believe how busy it’s been.  Considering it’s spring break and all.  Got a great workout yesterday, a homeowner has a septic tank that was 3.5 feet down.  Took an hour and 10 minutes to excavate by hand.  Good times.  I slept well last night. Thanks for reading,   Ronnie

Ground Water Intrusion causes massive damage when septic alarm is ignored

Ground Water Intrusion causes massive damage when septic alarm is ignored

Here is a video of another, “less expensive” riser installation on a septic system.  This homeowner simply took the lowest bid without asking questions.  And honestly, thought, “We are putting a collar on a septic tank.”  How hard can it be.  So he took the lowest bidder not realizing we have to be concerned about high ground water tables.  Now this has created a lot of problems downstream in this septic system. Now this started taking on ground water back…

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