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 Toronto?
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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M3A North York (Parkwoods) M4A North York (Victoria Village) M5A (Regent Park / Harbourfront) M6A North York (Lawrence Manor / Lawrence Heights) M7A Queen’s Park Ontario Provincial Government M9A Etobicoke (Islington Avenue) M1B Scarborough (Malvern / Rouge) M3B North York (Don Mills) North M4B East York (Parkview Hill / Woodbine Gardens) M5B (Garden District, Ryerson) M6B North York (Glencairn) M9B Etobicoke (West Deane Park / Princess Gardens / Martin Grove / Islington / Cloverdale) M1C Scarborough (Rouge Hill / Port Union / Highland Creek) M3C North York (Don Mills) South (Flemingdon Park) M4C East York (Woodbine Heights) M5C (St. James Town) M6C York (Humewood-Cedarvale) M9C Etobicoke (Eringate / Bloordale Gardens / Old Burnhamthorpe / Markland Wood) M1E Scarborough (Guildwood / Morningside / West Hill) M4E (The Beaches) M5E (Berczy Park) M6E York (Caledonia-Fairbanks) M1G Scarborough (Woburn) M4G East York (Leaside) M5G (Central Bay Street) M6G (Christie) M1H Scarborough (Cedarbrae) M2H North York (Hillcrest Village) M3H North York (Bathurst Manor / Wilson Heights / Downsview North) M4H East York (Thorncliffe Park) M5H (Richmond / Adelaide / King) M6H (Dufferin / Dovercourt Village) M1J Scarborough (Scarborough Village) M2J North York (Fairview / Henry Farm / Oriole) M3J North York (Northwood Park / York University) M4J East York (The Danforth East) M5J (Harbourfront East / Union Station / Toronto Islands) M6J (Little Portugal / Trinity) M1K Scarborough (Kennedy Park / Ionview / East Birchmount Park) M2K North York (Bayview Village) M3K North York (Downsview) East (CFB Toronto) M4K (The Danforth West / Riverdale) M5K (Toronto Dominion Centre / Design Exchange) M6K (Brockton / Parkdale Village / Exhibition Place) M1L Scarborough (Golden Mile / Clairlea / Oakridge) M2L North York (York Mills / Silver Hills) M3L North York (Downsview) West M4L (India Bazaar / The Beaches West) M5L (Commerce Court / Victoria Hotel) M6L North York (North Park / Maple Leaf Park / Upwood Park) M9L North York (Humber Summit) M1M Scarborough (Cliffside / Cliffcrest / Scarborough Village West) M2M North York (Willowdale / Newtonbrook) M3M North York (Downsview) Central M4M (Studio District) M5M North York (Bedford Park / Lawrence Manor East) M6M York (Del Ray / Mount Dennis / Keelsdale and Silverthorn) M9M North York (Humberlea / Emery) M1N Scarborough (Birch Cliff / Cliffside West) M2N North York (Willowdale) South M3N North York (Downsview) Northwest M4N (Lawrence Park) M5N (Roselawn) M6N York (Runnymede / The Junction North) M9N York (Weston) M1P Scarborough (Dorset Park / Wexford Heights / Scarborough Town Centre) M2P North York (York Mills West) M4P (Davisville North) M5P (Forest Hill North & West) M6P (High Park / The Junction South) M9P Etobicoke (Westmount) M1R Scarborough (Wexford / Maryvale) M2R North York (Willowdale) West M4R (North Toronto West) M5R (The Annex / North Midtown / Yorkville) M6R (Parkdale / Roncesvalles) M7R Mississauga Canada Post Gateway Processing Centre (Enclave of L4W) M9R Etobicoke (Kingsview Village / St. Phillips / Martin Grove Gardens / Richview Gardens) M1S Scarborough (Agincourt) M4S (Davisville) M5S (University of Toronto / Harbord) M6S (Runnymede / Swansea) M1T Scarborough (Clarks Corners / Tam O’Shanter / Sullivan) M4T (Moore Park / Summerhill East) M5T (Kensington Market / Chinatown / Grange Park) M1V Scarborough (Milliken / Agincourt North / Steeles East / L’Amoreaux East) M4V (Summerhill West / Rathnelly / South Hill / Forest Hill SE / Deer Park) M5V (CN Tower / King and Spadina / Railway Lands / Harbourfront West / Bathurst Quay / South Niagara / Island airport) M8V Etobicoke (New Toronto / Mimico South / Humber Bay Shores) M9V Etobicoke (South Steeles / Silverstone / Humbergate / Jamestown / Mount Olive / Beaumond Heights / Thistletown / Albion Gardens) M1W Scarborough (Steeles West / L’Amoreaux West) M4W (Rosedale) M5W Stn A PO Boxes 25 The Esplanade (Enclave of M5E) M8W Etobicoke (Alderwood / Long Branch) M9W Etobicoke Northwest (Clairville / Humberwood / Woodbine Downs / West Humber / Kipling Heights / Rexdale / Elms / Tandridge / Old Rexdale) M1X Scarborough (Upper Rouge) M4X (St. James Town / Cabbagetown) M5X (First Canadian Place / Underground city) M8X Etobicoke (The Kingsway / Montgomery Road / Old Mill North) M4Y (Church and Wellesley) M7Y Business reply mail Processing Centre 969 Eastern (Enclave of M4L) M8Y Etobicoke (Old Mill South / King’s Mill Park / Sunnylea / Humber Bay / Mimico NE / The Queensway East / Royal York South East / Kingsway Park South East) M8Z Etobicoke (Mimico NW / The Queensway West / South of Bloor / Kingsway Park South West / Royal York South West)
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