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Septic Tank Additives

Sometime last week we experienced an emergency call about a septic system only being 3 years old and needing pumped already.  They have used Rid-X septic tank additives religiously over the past three years. And they thought they didn’t have to pump the septic tank if they used their product. Here is the cut and… Continue reading Septic Tank Additives

Neglected Septic Pump Screens

Here is a video of what happens when these screens are not cleaned annually.  And there is no “septic technician” in a bottle.  There’s no magical chemical that you flush that can clean this screen.  It needs to be completely disassembled and cleaned.  There’s no other way around it. The consequences of not performing this maintenance, will… Continue reading Neglected Septic Pump Screens

Septic Tank Additives

This is  a great video. Now I did start recording a bit late.  But here’s how the story goes.  This is a home with two people living inside.  This tank is only 3 years old.  They use a commonly known septic tank additive every month.  They have been using it religiously. So they started backing… Continue reading Septic Tank Additives

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrWuOTkEaus Here is a video of a clogged inlet baffle.  There are two reasons why this house backed up into the house.  The inlet pipe, abs plastic, was installed too far into the tank, and too close the concrete baffle.  And the second is excessive toilet paper use. Really exciting stuff.   Thanks for reading,… Continue reading Untitled

Veteran’s Day Offer

No one took us up on our Veteran’s day offer. So one of my customer’s for many years, Mr. Bradley needed a septic inspection. A little history on Mr. Bradley. He is a World War II Veteran. Senior citizen. He is 83 years old and full of life. His Uncle used to work in the… Continue reading Veteran’s Day Offer

Septic Vacuum truck is back online

I forgot to post the repair is complete.  It was just an o-ring.  Thank god. Thanks for reading,   Ronnie

World Famous Nick’s Tavern Amboy, Wa

My favorite tavern, in the world, Nicks was backing up yesterday. I was called at 6:30 am. I arrived about 10:00 am. I had another emergency I was working on at the time. The tanks were backed up. I had just pumped it out three months prior. What gives? I used my inspection mirror and… Continue reading World Famous Nick’s Tavern Amboy, Wa

Plumber’s attempt at Septic Repair

Be cautious about plumbers attempting septic repairs.  Always check qualifications.  Your local health department will have a list of those trained to diagnose and repair septic systems.  This plumber in this testimonial was not certified.  And wrote up an estimate of nearly $5,000.00 for repairs. Proof of this can be found on my facebook page.… Continue reading Plumber’s attempt at Septic Repair

Latest customer testimonial via website: Memorial Day 2012

Dear Ronnie,   You were awsome today. Your willingness to respond on a holiday weekend was a life saver. We really appreciate your patience, politeness and understanding. The fact that you took the time to explain in detail to multiple people the workings of septic systems was cool. Your knowledge of not only your job… Continue reading Latest customer testimonial via website: Memorial Day 2012

Warning signs septic tank needs cleaned or pumped

Good morning. This week I have a great project. I will try to document and take all kinds of pictures. It is a septic system that has just started to back up. It’s in the plumbing of the house, but hasn’t backed up into the showers yet. For those of you who don’t have “alarms”… Continue reading Warning signs septic tank needs cleaned or pumped

Septic Tank not serviced correctly in 20 years by competitor

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rkhiq5HaI&feature=youtu.be The above video is from a customer that was referred to start using First Call Septic Services.  I am sure that she thought all septic service is the same, and the only difference must be price.  She couldn’t be further from the truth. She had one riser installed from my competitor for ease of… Continue reading Septic Tank not serviced correctly in 20 years by competitor

RV Dump on septic system incorrectly installed

This homeowner decided that he wanted to install an RV dump.  Now you have to be careful with RV wastewater.  There are two things wrong with RV wastewater. 1. The septic system was designed to take wastewater at small doses.  Not 250 gallons at a time.  It really stirs up the tank and causes the… Continue reading RV Dump on septic system incorrectly installed