Common Septic Tank Repair Needs
The best septic tank repair is prevention, but even the most well cared for system will fail at some point. Whether the damage is due to age or something unexpected, a septic repair must be assessed and carried out quickly, yet with expert precision, before more serious damage can occur. That’s why our septic partners respond fast when they hear from our clients, and they make sure that a highly-trained technician is dispatched as soon as possible.
Hands down, the most common septic tank repair issues come about because proper maintenance wasn’t carried out on a system. A typical residential system needs to be pumped every 3-5years, but it’s necessary to do it more often if the household has a lot of people or if the house has a garbage disposal. Commercial systems need to be pumped out every couple of months, as determined by your current schedule and the number of gallons pumped at your recent appointments. Failure to maintain a system can result in:
- Clogged lines
- An overflowing tank
- Sewage backups into the building
- Damage to the tank
- A clogged leach field/ drain field
Other Types of Septic System Repair
At the same time, age can make septic repair necessary as well. Residue can build up over time, which may result in a slow or sluggish leach field. An experienced technician can usually blast away the residue with high-pressure water aka hydro-jetting, which makes this a fairly easy fix. Invasive root systems, however, present an even more difficult challenge, as they invade pipes and tanks, requiring more extensive septic repair. Other types of septic system repair that you may face include:
- Replacing septic tank covers
- Repairing damaged lines
- Repairing cracks in the tank
Septic Tank Repair vs. New Septic System Installation
Septic systems are designed to last decades, and with proper care, can even serve generations. Of course, much of the longevity of a system also has to do with the type of material it is created from, as well as the surrounding soil and water. Oftentimes, a skilled technician can make repairs that will allow a system to provide many more years of service, but if the repairs are extensive, it may be more cost-effective to perform a new septic system installation. If this is the case, and you’re deciding between the two, our partner technicians at Atlanta Septic Tank Pros can give you the information you need to make an educated decision. If you choose to go with the new septic system installation, they can help with this as well.
Call Atlanta Septic Tank Pros to Book Your Septic Tank Repair Today
No job is too big or too small for our partner experts at Atlanta Septic Tank Pros. Whether you simply need a few lines cleaned out or a comprehensive estimate for extensive septic repair, our partner technicians will provide you with swift and courteous service. Call (404) 998-8812 to reserve your appointment today.