Septic systems provider in Valley Springs, CA? Foothill Sanitary Septic; driven by our philosophy to never waver in our integrity and honesty and commitment to provide outstanding workman ship, will not perform an inspection without pumping the tank first. The cost of a tank replacement could range between $4,500 to $8,000, so we make sure the job is performed correctly. If we can’t provide a complete evaluation, it is not reasonable or proper to do so. We inspect for signs of any inflow and infiltration. All tanks, risers, inlets and outlets must be water tight as per code. Firstly, if a tank is not water tight, waste water can leave the tank and go straight into the ground without any treatment. Secondly, if waste water can go out, then ground water can come in (this is what is known as I&I).
Don’t pour grease down the drain. If you pour grease down your drain, it could clog your septic tank drain field. Grease doesn’t allow the soil around your drain field to absorb liquids, which could cause a back-up and result in the added expense of digging a new drain field. Purchase the right kind of garbage disposal. Consider investing in a top-of-the-line garbage disposal, which will do a better job grinding your food waste. The more ground your food, the better it will be absorbed in your septic tank system.
Septic tanks require a delicate balance of natural bacteria to break down the waste that enters it. Harsh chemicals, such as antifreeze, solvents, herbicides or pesticides, can disrupt this balance. Avoid pouring them down drains. Conventional anaerobic septic systems need to have the septic tank pumped out on a routine basis to remove the solids and keep the system from backing up. A professional septic service provider can suggest how often to have this done, based on your unique system and usage habits (ranging from every two to five years). If you have a pump tank, have it inspected regularly as well.
A good site to visit for several educational videos regarding septic systems can be found on Washington State’s Department of Health On Site Sewage Systems Home Owner Education Page. The Full video course is 5 chapters and runs 19:02 minutes. You can watch the individual chapters by themselves which range from 2:29 to 6:57 minutes in length. Chapter 3 – Types of Septic Systems is 6:57 minutes and goes over most of the systems described on this page. Septic Systems are Engineered by a Licensed Engineering Company. We at Foothill Sanitary Septic highly recommend Cal State Engineering in Jackson, CA as they are the best. See more info on click here.
Lush vegetation in the drain field area or wet spots in your lawn are often signs of an overloaded septic system. If there are gurgling sounds in the plumbing, slow draining fixtures or the plumbing backs up, call for service immediately. The quicker a problem is diagnosed and resolved, the more likely you are to avoid a complete system failure. Even with good maintenance, no septic system lasts forever. If your tank is 20 years old or older, you can anticipate needing repairs, if not a complete replacement. If you don’t know the age of your septic tank, schedule an inspection. This assessment can give you information about what to expect from the tank’s performance during the next few years.
Kevin Gause is the owner of Foothill Sanitary Septic and Operation Manager for Foothill Portable Toilets which is owned by Leslie Gause. Kevin has over 20 years experience in solid and liquid waste transporting and 17 years experience in handling all aspects of septic, grease and portable toilet services. Kevin’s commitment is to provide all services with the utmost integrity and honesty. By providing quality workmanship and performing the job the way it should be done, customer satisfaction is achieved. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their septic and portable toilet needs. This commitment is prevalent throughout the company.
Anyone can draw up their own septic system plan, but legal liability then lies exclusively with your regulatory officials and they often defer to a licensed and insured local engineer. This releases the local government from future legal liability for your extreme septic system’s failure. What is code in my area? is a uniquely local question and often changes yearly and varies from county to county in some states, so you need to check and see what is required on your property. Please note that we are not an engineering firm and we do not supply stamped, engineered plans, but we do consult for no charge with purchase of any complete septic system. Read extra information on https://www.foothillsanitary.com/.