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Sewage backing up out of the drainfield

Here is a couple of pictures of sewage backing up out of the drainfield.  It is full of bacteria and pathogens. That is what is making that black tar color.  This has been going on for some time.  It kinda dries up in the summer but it’s still smelly and gross.  And is contaminating surface… Continue reading Sewage backing up out of the drainfield

Septic System under house

Today is going to be a bit of a logistical nightmare. I get to jet out and vacuum out a drainfield. Okay, I know what you’re thinking. How hard can that be? Well, it’s under a house. This is going to be tight, and the first time it’s ever been attempted. I will try to… Continue reading Septic System under house

34 year old horse fell in a septic tank

This happened in Portland, Or. Please get your livestock off your septic tank.  This horse was lucky.  I let homeowner know that they shouldn’t have livestock on their septic systems.  And I always get back that it’s never broke in yet.  But it’ only breaks once.  You don’t simply fix this. And this horse was… Continue reading 34 year old horse fell in a septic tank

Homeowner falls in septic tank

I received a call yesterday from a shaken homeowner.   He was walking across his driveway and a hole opened up beneath him, and he went straight down.  He knew right away that he was not swimming in water.  Now this is where it get crazy.  And until you go inside a septic tank, you’ll… Continue reading Homeowner falls in septic tank

Septic Tank Enzymes

Done paying taxes, time to head out the door. Fun filled day. I guess a septic tank is blowing up in Yacolt. He started to back up in the house. So he took the lid off the septic tank, and sewage is “mushrooming” out of the septic tank and blowing up all over the grass.… Continue reading Septic Tank Enzymes

Septic system under house

Today, I get to climb under a house. The entire septic system is under that house. The area for me to work is in the crawl space. system is failed. Sewage is backing up, in the dirt, and is about 1/2 inch thick. I have to hand-over-hand it down there and clean it up. Repair… Continue reading Septic system under house

Busy two weeks

It’s been a busy two weeks.  I have photos and stories to share.  I will try to get them on this weekend. I can’t believe how busy it’s been.  Considering it’s spring break and all.  Got a great workout yesterday, a homeowner has a septic tank that was 3.5 feet down.  Took an hour and… Continue reading Busy two weeks

Ground Water Intrusion causes massive damage when septic alarm is ignored

Here is a video of another, “less expensive” riser installation on a septic system.  This homeowner simply took the lowest bid without asking questions.  And honestly, thought, “We are putting a collar on a septic tank.”  How hard can it be.  So he took the lowest bidder not realizing we have to be concerned about… Continue reading Ground Water Intrusion causes massive damage when septic alarm is ignored

Septic tank not cleaned often enough

Here we are.  Septic system is backing up.  Tank had not been pumped in over 25 years.  Never had a problem.  Toilets always were flushing.  Now this is a very common misconception.  Just because the toilet is flushing it doesn’t mean that the septic system is functioning or needing pumped.  Don’t run it till it… Continue reading Septic tank not cleaned often enough

2012 Septic Pumping and Inspection Price Decrease

Great news.  Clark County Health Department has dropped a couple of fees that we have had to pass on to our customers.  First is the tipping fees.  This may sound funny, but they used to charge us a “tip fee” for every tank we pumped.  That has now dropped. The second fee was the Filing… Continue reading 2012 Septic Pumping and Inspection Price Decrease

Update Competitor wrote up system failure Final

This is the final update on our earleir mentioned competitor wrote up system failure.   This was our first time on site. Here is the link for the second update for when we came back after our initial repairs.  Reason being.  The tank was missing a lid, but we didn’t want to put any money… Continue reading Update Competitor wrote up system failure Final

Update on Competitor wrote up system failure

Here is an update from the “competitor wrote up system failure.”  You can see in the picture that the water levels are at the appropriate levels in the septic tank.  The discharge line to the drainfield is on the left.  The water level is on the lower side of the outlet pipe.  This is the… Continue reading Update on Competitor wrote up system failure