Septic Tank Repairs
Research shows that a well maintained septic tank can serve you for up to ten years before you are required to repair it. Nevertheless, there are people that take their systems for granted and do not bother taking care of them.
Such people are likely to repair their tanks often. Worst case scenario, replace the whole system. Whether you take great care of your system or not, one day you will need to repair it. That should not worry you though. This article will tell you all you need to know about septic tank repair.
When Do You Need To Repair Your Septic Tank?
• If you get to the house and realize that sewage waste is getting back into the house, call a professional immediately. There could be a problem with the tank or the pipes that lead to it. Do not ignore a septic tank emergency.
• If you notice a bad smell coming from the tank, check the water levels in the tank, and call for help. Your plumber will check the tank and pipes around it. Have the tank pumped immediately.
• Check the drain field regularly. In case you notice that the ground is soggy, smelly or saturated call a plumbing company immediately. In such circumstances it is also important that you keep your family away from the field to prevent accidents and infections.
After pumping the tank, your plumber will inspect the entire system. That is, the tank, the pipes and the drain field then recommend either a repair or replacement of whatever is broken. Also feel free to seek the opinions of different plumbers before spending a lot of money on repairs.
When Would You Be required To Repair The Septic Drain Field?
Few people imagine that the septic drain field can be damaged. After all it is just soil, right? However, this field might need to be repaired some day. Maybe you are wondering how soil can be damaged, and how it can be repaired. Read on.
You already know that the grey matter (water) from your septic tank flows into the drain field. There are microbes found in the soil. These are beneficial to the soil so you need not worry about them. Nevertheless, grey matter from your tank can upset the ecosystem over the years.
Bacteria from both the soil and the waste could be too much for the soil that the latter cannot hold it anymore. This leads to sogginess and the field begin to stink. You have no control over the eco system but the good news is, it may take up to twenty years for this to happen.
To keep the drain field from damage, minimize the amount of water flowing into the septic tank. Also, remember to have your tank pumped regularly. Failure to maintain your septic tank constantly leads to such issues.
In case your plumber recommends that you repair your field, don’t beat yourself up. Waste from the septic tank will be directed to another field. Over time, the eco system from the previous field will regain balance.
How Much Will You Spend In Repairing Your Septic System in Hamilton?
According to recent national statistics, repairing a septic tank costs between $500 and $4000 depending on where you live. Intensive repairs like fixing the tank are more expensive than changing the pipes.
That means that the cost of repair will be determined by how much work needs to be done and the particular part of the system that will be repaired. There are three common types of septic system repair.
These are busted pipes, bacteria replacement in the aerobic unit and a damaged drain field. Repairing pipes can cost you a few hundred dollars or thousands depending on the extent of damage and length of the pipe.
Repairing a drain field is a bit costly. The price ranges between $6000 and $22000. This depends on the size and location of the field, as well as, the type of soil. Remember that a drain field can last up to twenty years before you repair it.
There are two types of bacteria systems; aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic systems are the better of the two. You need to know that bacteria can die if it is unused. If this happens you will have to restore the system by replacing the bacteria. To avoid this, use your septic tank.
Some local authorities have financial plans to help home owners who need to repair their septic systems. Therefore, before you spend a lot of money visit the local offices near you. Some companies give discounts on repairs so before you install the system, find out whether the company offers after sale services.
Repairing a septic tank can be very expensive. To avoid constant repairs, maintain your system. Invest in a high quality system. Call us at MegaSeptic each time you suspect something is wrong. You can also contact us for referrals.
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0A0: Binbrook 1A0: Alberton 1B0: Beamsville 1C0: Binbrook 1E0: Caistor Centre 1G0: Campden 1H0: Carlisle 1J0: Copetown 1K0: Freelton 1L0: Hamilton (Fruitland) 1M0: Grassie 1P0: Hannon 1R0: Jerseyville 1S0: Jordan Station 1T0: Lynden 1V0: Millgrove 1W0: Mount Hope 1X0: Rockton 1Y0: St. Ann’s 1Z0: Sheffield 2A0: Smithville 2B0: Troy 2C0: Vineland 2E0: Vineland Station 2G0: Hamilton (Vinemount) 2H0: Waterdown 2J0: Wellandport 2K0: Hamilton (Flamborough) 2L0: Hamilton (Winona) 2M0: Waterdown 2N0: Beamsville 3B0: Beamsville