Septic Repair in Western MA
Common Septic Tank Repair Service
After living in a home for many years you might discover that you are having a problem with your septic system, or if you are selling your property and fail your Title V inspection (link to Title V page). With repairing a septic system, there are a few common issues as to why it may fail. One issue could be regarding the septic pump. Septic pumps turn on when waste fills the chamber of your tank, and then an impeller pushes the waste through your outflow pipe and into your drain field. They can often become clogged from foreign debris so the wastewater won’t be able to flow through the rest of the system. A failing septic pump can be a fatal emergency that requires immediate attention. If taken care of properly with routine maintenance, a solid septic pump will last you about 10-15 years.
Another common issue can be improper drain field functioning. If your septic tank overflows, the waste can go right into the drain field and then clog your pipes. When this occurs, you’ll notice the backup almost immediately in your toilets and drains. To prevent septic failure, you should have your tanks pumped about every 3-5 years.
How do you know when your Western Massachusetts septic system needs an inspection, repair, and/or replacement? There are some telltale symptoms:
- Toilets, showers, and sinks backing up with sewage
- Slow drainage at all of your drains within the home
- Sewage odor in your yard near the tank
- Bright green grass over your septic tank
- Spongy, wet ground near your tank regardless of the weather
If you have any of these symptoms or a combination of them all, then it’s past time for an inspection. Give us a call and we’ll come out to take a look.
Why should I use a Filter in my Septic Tank?
What is a septic filter? It’s an optional accessory for your tank that we highly recommend! A filter keeps debris and solids from leaving your tank toward the dispersal system. Solids are meant to collect in your tank, where they can be pumped away. If they make their way into your dispersal system, they’ll eventually clog it; it’s as simple as that. Here’s why we recommend a filter:
- Improve the flow efficiency of the tank overall
- Reduces the odds of repairing the leach field down the road
- Filters out smaller particles of waste/debris/sludge at the bottom of the tank
- Extends the life span of your system overall
- Filters are made from Polyvinyl Chloride and connected to the pipe that’s attached to the outside of the tank, which eliminates the risk of the material corroding.
Face the Facts: Septic Systems Need Maintenance, So Find Someone You Can Trust
As much as you wish they were, septic tanks aren’t a function of your home that you can simply ignore. While they require relatively little maintenance in the grand scheme, they still need to be checked on.
Find someone you can trust that will take care of this burden for you. We’ll do the work of regularly inspecting your system, making necessary repairs, and do it with a transparency that you can trust. We’re here to put you at ease about your septic system. Don’t let your tank be a point of anxiety. Give us a call and we’ll ensure your system is in good order for years to come.
Septic Tank Repair Service Western MA
Being in the business for almost 30 years in this area we will work with the engineer and inspector to make sure your system is done in the easiest and least time-consuming way, especially if you are looking to sell and are under time constraints.