Septic System Services

Septic System Services

Septic System Services

Septic System Services

  • Septic Inspections
  • Alarm / Emergency Response
  • Repair
  • Septic System Locating
  • Cleaning
  • Septic Pumping
  • Trouble Shooting

Septic Inspections: are $105 this includes filing the report with the county and digging up to 1 foot anything over this is charged at $25 dollars per foot (most tanks are only about 1 foot deep).

At the time of inspection, I take measurements of the solids in the tank to determine if it needs pumping. If the measurements warrant the tank needing to be pumped, I can refer you to a good, honest septic pumper.

Types of Septic Systems

  • Standard Gravity
  • Pump to Gravity
  • Pressure Distribution
  • Sand Filter
  • Sand Mound
  • Alternative / Proprietary / Aerobic / ATU systems
  • Tank Locating and Drain Field Locating done with Electronic Equipment

Clark County Inspection Frequency

  • Gravity and Pump to Gravity = Every 3 years
  • Pressure Distribution = Every 2 years
  • Sand Mound, Sand Filter or any system that uses a sand media = Annual
  • Aerobic = Annual

Cowlitz County Inspection Frequency

  • Gravity and Pump to Gravity = Every 3 years
  • Pressure Distribution = Annual
  • Sand Mound, Sand Filter or any system that uses a sand media = Annual
  • Aerobic = Annual

Alarm / Emergency Response

Effluent Filter Cleaning

Drain Field Cleaning

Locating

Things not to put into your Septic System

Septic Additives: not needed. We have all the bugs our septic system needs in our own natural bacteria coming from our gut.

Powdered Soap: try using a low-sudsing liquid soap.

Excess Toilet Paper: kids are the worst at this so try and keep an eye on the amount they use. There are a couple brands out there to avoid, too. Through my experience, I know that they do not break down and lead to more frequent pumping. Call me and I will tell you which brands to avoid.

Flushable Wipe / Baby Wipes: I know it says flushable, but they aren’t. They have trouble breaking down and tend to lead to more frequent pumping of the tank.

Medications: they can kill the good bacteria in your septic system

Excess Bleach: it can kill the good bacteria in your septic system

Water Softener Drain: This should not be tied into your septic system. The salt can kill the good bacteria in the system. It is a good idea to use water softeners in a separate drain.