Septic Tank Repair and Replacement

If you see standing water above your drainfield, terrible odors taking over the backyard or if your toilets are running slowly or backing up into the house then you know something is wrong with your septic system. Depending on what's causing the problem, you'll face some big decisions about whether to repair or replace the equipment.

A failing septic tank wastewater system or one in need of repair can contaminate ground water, surface water, and your yard with nutrients, bacteria, and viruses so any warning signed should be checked out by a professional immediately. There are many possible causes, but a licensed repair company like FloHawks can repair or replace damaged septic tanks. We have the full range of experience to handle repairs and replacements of every size.

In the meantime, be sure to employ safety precautions so that you and your family stay safe. Keep children and pets away from the mess including any wet areas in the yard. For more information on staying safe, click here for the Washington State's Department of Health On-Site Septic System or check your local health department's website to learn what you can do while repairing or replacing a septic system.

How Do Septic Systems Fail?

The most common septic tank failures happen when septic bacteria and septic tank enzymes are killed off in septic tanks by harsh household cleaning chemicals or strong medications. Other problems arise when septic tank pumps, septic filters, and septic tank aerators break down. All these situations allow septic tank sludge to escape from the septic tank, overload the septic tank drainfield with solids, and cause the bacteria to become out of balance. To prevent such failures, be sure to have your septic system designed by a qualified engineer specific to your site's conditions.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Septic System?

Some problems can be solved relatively easily. If there's standing water or a sewage odor between the septic tank and the drainfield, it may be nothing more than a broken pipe. There are many ways to combine treatment and drainfield alternatives so your best bet is to have a qualified professional complete an assessment of your situation.

Call us anytime at 1.800.356.4295 or use our convenient Schedule Your Service tool, which allows you to set an appointment that best fits your schedule!

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