Like many critical components of our everyday lives, your septic tank often performs its duties without you giving it much thought. Unfortunately, like every essential system that sees constant use, it can experience issues over time, sometimes with little warning.

Having your septic tank system fail can be a nightmare, with untreated sewage coming to the surface on your property, or worse, backing up into your home. When this happens, you need expert help for quick and effective septic tank repairs.

Common Septic Tank Problems

While septic systems are generally very reliable, there are certain issues that you may encounter. The most common ones include:

  • Clogged or blocked pipes. Debris and solid waste can build up over time, leading to blocked pipes.
  • Improper use. Septic systems are built to handle human waste and toilet paper, but homeowners frequently flush items that they shouldn’t, including feminine products, so-called flushable wipes, paper towels, and more.
  • Drain field issues. Pipes can become damaged in the drain field via several ways. A heavy vehicle may pass over a pipe, crushing it, or tree roots might find their way into a tank and expand, blocking the passage of water or even causing the tank or a pipe to burst.
  • Improper installation. A system that was not installed correctly can experience numerous issues, keeping wastewater from draining efficiently.

Signs That Your Septic System is Failing

A damaged and failing system doesn’t always offer many signs, so it’s important to be on the lookout for things like strong odours that persist in your yard, slow draining sinks and bathtubs, and green patches of standing water.

Spotting any of these warning signs indicates a potentially serious problem with your septic system and is cause for immediate action. Don’t delay when you suspect that you have an issue with your septic system. Seek assistance immediately to minimize damage and health hazards.

The Process for Septic Tank Repairs

It’s vital to act promptly when your septic system needs repair. That’s why our expert staff has the training and experience to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

We begin by troubleshooting the issue and gathering as much information as possible. Depending on the nature of the repairs needed, it may be necessary to have a pumper truck remove excess effluent before we can fully diagnose the issue.

Once the system is fully accessible, we can perform a series of diagnostics on all the components that may be responsible for the malfunction. With this information in hand, we can provide an estimate and timeline for the work that needs to be done.

Repairs Versus Replacement

In the province of British Columbia, there are repairs that may mandate a new septic system design and filing documents to be submitted to the appropriate health authorities. These include replacing the existing tank, upgrading the system from trickle gravity distribution, and replacing the treatment and/or dispersal system.

Our expert team can handle any situation that may arise, whether it be a simple repair or a more involved replacement.
Don’t let a failed or damaged septic tank system disrupt your daily life or create a potential health hazard on your property. Let the professionals at Sod Crew bring your septic tank system back to perfect working order, giving you back your peace of mind.

For more information or for a consultation, please contact us today!