Pumping a septic tank is something that should be done every 2 to 4 years, or every 3 to 5 years. The reason that pumping is important is that when you look at a septic system as a whole, consider how it is used; think about the amount of water that continues to filter through the system, as well as the wastes that break down over the years. Cleaning out the system and septic tank is a crucial element to owning a septic tank. The wastes that you eliminate are broken down within the tank, which eventually results in it needing to be cleaned out. By doing this you will not only save yourself money down the road by keeping the system fresh and cleansed, but also keeping your personal health a top priority.
While we do recommend pumping your system every several years, it will also very greatly on one’s particular use of their system and the amount of overall water that they use. Those who are environmentally conscious and aware of their water usage might get more years out of their system until they need tank pumping, but the reality is that eventually every septic system requires a pumping for proper maintenance.
For all of your tank pumping and cleansing needs, Septic Medic is the best choice for a host of septic cleaning services. Contact us at 570-828-7444 for more information!
Response to Septic Alarms
There will be times when you will require a response for a septic emergency. This could be a result of many different things ranging from flooding in the region, to lack of maintenance over the years and even issue with the septic tank itself. Septic emergencies require someone with the capabilities and resources to handle such issues, as well as the know-how and experience to take care of the problem efficiently and as quickly as possible.
When it comes to a septic emergency, It can mean a couple of things:
- It means your septic system is experiencing a “high-water” event and is unable to get the water out, or process the waste.
- If you have a timer then you may have given your septic system too much water to process and it simply needs more time to catch up.
- You could have a leak and are taking on ground water, and the system is just simply unable to keep up.
These are just a few of the issues that can constitute a septic emergency; Septic Medic understands how critical it is to be able to get an issue with a septic tank or system rectified as soon as possible. Please contact us immediately at 570-828-7444 so that we can service all of your emergency septic needs.
Clogged Drain Service
Sometimes a clogged drain or pipe is not as simple as it may appear when it comes to homes utilizing a personal septic system. There could be a variety of issues causing backups, or a single issue that is difficult to pinpoint on your own; Septic Medic offers the care and expertise needed in order to help diagnose and fix any clogged drains that are impeding proper function of one’s system.
If your home has more than one clogged toilet, bath, shower or sink you may have a clogged main sewer drain. This condition can cause a foul-smelling mess if plumbing fixtures upstream of the clog continue to be used and sewage begins to flow out of lower-lying drain openings inside your home. This is why we believe in prompt service, as we understand how difficult it can be to deal with the repercussions of a clogged drain pipe in your home.
Septic Medic has years of experience in dealing with everything from troubleshooting drain issues, to the installation of every piece in a new septic sewer system. We would love to be able to help meet all of your service needs, and provide a tremendous customer service experience. We consistently have repeat customers due to our knowledge in the industry, as well as the excellent experience we offer with great prices. Contact us today for more information and to discuss any particular needs you may have for your septic system.
Tank Repair and Replacement
If your tank hasn't been pumped in the last 5 years and you are seeing wet areas or standing water above your drain field, or if your toilets are running slowly or there are odors in your home, you may need to have your septic system repaired. A septic tank wastewater system can contaminate ground water, surface water and your yard with nutrients, bacteria and viruses, which makes it extremely important to be able to have your tank repaired or even replaced if needed.
The last thing anyone wants to deal with is an issue with their septic tank, but the reality is that there comes a time when this is necessary. Septic Medic is the septic company to trust in this situation, as we will offer you our professional opinion on whether the situation warrants a repair or if it needs a complete replacement. We pride ourselves on giving our customers exactly what they need and ensuring they are completely satisfied with the job. Whether we are dealing with a repair or a complete replacement of the tank or system, you will assuredly be getting our best effort, and the best value for your septic system.
Make sure to keep in mind that the replacement of a septic system is no small task; but we can handle it better than anyone else. We work hard so that you don’t have to, in order to find a solution that fits your property and your budget. Our expert installation and repair team will have you back to normal in no time, so be sure to contact us at 570-828-7444 in order to determine what you might need for your home or property.
What happens when you have a new property but also have no ability to hook up to a public sewer line? The answer, of course, is to invest in a quality septic tank system that allows the modern functions of a home work as intended, such as showers, tubs, washing machines, sinks and toilets. With a septic tank designed to fit the needs of your home or property, it can be a fantastic addition that will provide a similar function as a public system does.
The actual design process is one that Septic Medic can undertake for you. No two properties are alike, and although there are plenty of times where a similar design will work out, there are numerous other aspects to consider when it comes to placing the septic tank and absorption field. We are able to provide an integrated plan that will meet both your needs and your budget, all while providing a quality experience. We understand the importance of getting everything situated so that there will be as few issues as possible in the future, which is why we think we are the best choice with our years of experience.
Septic Systems are usually composed of two main components: the septic tank, and the absorption field. Some systems, like mound systems, require a third component called a dosing tank or pump tank. So no matter what avenue we decide to go towards, rest assured that you will be receiving quality septic system service from us.
Call us today or email your questions and let us design the best possible system for you and your needs! Call us at 570-828-7444 today.
Test pits are holes that must be excavated into the soil within the area of the septic system's proposed leach bed. These pits are necessary to determine the level of seasonal high water table and the depth of impermeable substratum. In other words, digging test pits is an important part of determining where we can place or modify a septic system that will provide excellent absorption rates, as well as providing service for years and years down the road. The placement and testing of a pit is as important a step as constructing and placing the entire system itself.
Water tables that rise too much could provide several risks to a septic system: one risk is that too much water within the soil could actually cause the tank to float, which could eventually lead to the piping and plumbing breaking. This could be catastrophic in terms of a septic emergency, so it is an important aspect that we take into consideration when planning your system and testing the surrounding area.
Ultimately, we recognize the importance of thoroughness when it comes to septic tank systems. Test pits are one piece of the puzzle and we are happy to provide these services to our clients with integrity, care and with years of experience under our belt. For more information regarding other septic system repair issues and problems, contact us at 570-828-7444.
Percolation tests are necessary to determine the soil's ability to leach liquid at an adequate rate. In other words, it helps to test how quickly a volume of water can be absorbed into the ground. This is a VERY important element of designing and building a septic system that will properly drain for years down the road. Our percolation tests are designed to ensure that your system is in the optimal spot for drainage, as well as to ensure that there will be no issues with the water table down the road.
A septic company such as Septic Medic stands by its principles to provide excellent services to our customers. We don’t try to skip corners and take the easy way our when it comes to septic tank installation or maintenance; we do things the right way. Our continually growing base of customers have seen the quality of the work we do, along with the experience that we bring to the table. Rest assured that you will be receiving the best care from us, whether it is performing percolation tests or performing septic tank maintenance.
Contact us today for your septic tank needs; also check out our coupon on our home page, which offers $25 off your next service with Septic Medic. Call today!
We offer emergency response service to any potential customer who is currently experiencing a septic emergency. There are undoubtedly warning signs that can often precede a septic disaster: at times you may experience noticeable issues such as odors emanating from the drain or leach field after a heavy rain, slowly draining bathtubs, toilets and sinks, standing water that refuses to drain, hearing strange gurgling noises at times and other issues that could warrant a needed checkup on the septic tank system.
This could indicate a serious issue within the system, or the potential of something serious that is close to happening. In either event, an emergency response usually is required when the entire septic system shuts down. This could take the form of broken pipes, backed up biohazard material and drainage fields that are contaminated with biohazard material. In the event of these emergencies, Septic Medic is available at a moment’s notice to help get your life back in order.
We understand how critical it is for a properly functioning septic system within your home or property, and have the years of experience and knowledge available to provide you with quick, efficient and friendly service. Our goal is to get out there, quickly diagnose the situation and take action. We are at your disposal in getting your septic system back on track.
Septic Medic is here to help. Call 570-828-7444 immediately for any septic system emergency.