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Homeowner attempt own septic repair. Ends up discharging sewage onto neighbor’s property

**Warning** Those with weak constitutions should not watch this video. I am pretty sure one can smell it through their smart phones or monitors. ūüôā Homeowner has their septic system backup. Toilets stopped working. So they did what a lot of do-it-yourself do. The do whatever it takes to get them working again. Now the… Continue reading Homeowner attempt own septic repair. Ends up discharging sewage onto neighbor’s property

Septic tank not serviced clogs drainfield

Septic tank was not serviced. Please remember, septic tanks are nothing more than solid-separting devices. If they are not serviced or cleaned when needed, they will lose the ability to separate the two and can cause for a system failure and could lead to needing a new system. Septic system replacements in our area can… Continue reading Septic tank not serviced clogs drainfield

Grease down drains on Septic

Just a friendly reminder to never put grease down your drains. Especially if you’re on septic. Believe me, there’s not enough water in your hot water heater to melt this grease. Not that you would want to anyways, the next step from here is the drainfield. Imagine what grease would do to dirt. Save your… Continue reading Grease down drains on Septic

Septic Tank Decommission

Most people think that all septic contractors are the same. That our only difference is the price. And this cannot be further from the truth. Competitor who is much cheaper decommissioned this septic tank and hooked up this house to city sewer. Reason for this was the client wanted to build an addition over his… Continue reading Septic Tank Decommission

Don’t pour concrete over septic tank

Client is selling his home.¬† He’s not having any problems, but he needs a real estate inspection so he can complete his transaction to the new buyers.¬† The client thought he had done everything right.¬† Made sure that there was an opening for when his tank needed pumped.¬† Unfortunately he didn’t put in enough access… Continue reading Don’t pour concrete over septic tank

Washing Paint brushes into Septic Tank

Don’t have contractors or anyone wash their paint brushes down the drain during a remodel.

Tree Roots in Septic Tank Removal

Hello there septic system owners.  This blog post is about trees and what they do to your septic system.  But in this case it’s just the septic tank that stopped working.  They can do all sorts of damage. This client has been warned for many years.  10 years ago roots had started infiltrating the seams… Continue reading Tree Roots in Septic Tank Removal

Service Call Fee for Septic Bids

Here’s another story for the “I cannot make this stuff up file.” ¬† Let’s talk fees for a second. Our “Service Call Fee” is $125.00. That fee get’s our truck on site and starts working for emergencies. But then we go by the hour plus parts until we are done. ¬† There are other guys… Continue reading Service Call Fee for Septic Bids

Groundwater intrusion by heavy rains and high groundwater solved

  This homeowner did not want to divert water by digging rain drains and ditches. Super nice yard, didn’t want dug up. One option is to trench the water to off of the tanks and direct water downhill. ¬†Frenchdrains work great for this too. ¬†But in this case, the homeowner’s yard would have been destroyed… Continue reading Groundwater intrusion by heavy rains and high groundwater solved

Lack of Septic Pumping leads to Septic System Failure

This septic emergency was because of lack of maintenance. This client was under the impression that you never need to pump the septic system, unless it’s giving you trouble. ¬†He adds septic tank additives every months. ¬†It’s never giving him a problem before. Unfortunately, over 8 years, it completely packed with solids. ¬†All a septic… Continue reading Lack of Septic Pumping leads to Septic System Failure

how septic systems work

Watch this video for a basic understanding how simple septic systems work. This applies to all Gravity Septic systems. The more you know     Thanks for watching,   Ronnie

Septic System Inspection Video

Here is an example of what a video of a septic inspection for a real estate transaction where a video is required. ¬†This buyer called us to inspect this system and didn’t know where the components were, and this house was Bank Owned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU0nrDS9dFU This inspection cost this buyer $135.00, “Cowlitz County” rate. ¬†No additional… Continue reading Septic System Inspection Video