We know how stressful septic problems can be, which is why we are committed to providing a quick turnaround on septic inspections. We use cameras and run a series of tests on your septic system to identify the cause of the issue. We ensure you understand the problem and present you with solutions to rectify the issue. An inspection will identify any blockages, cracks or leaks in your septic tank, damage to your septic lids, and more.
One of the first signs of a septic problem is the smell of sewage. A healthy, problem-free septic system should be odorless from inside & outside your home. Odours occur when septic gases escape the tank and/or when gasses are pushed back up the pipes and into your home. Odours may be caused by several issues including a damaged septic lid, a clogged drainage system, and/or a crack in your septic tank.
On average, a healthy septic system requires pumping every 3-5 years. If your septic tank is filling more frequently, there may be a problem. Firstly, you may have a crack in your septic tank that is allowing water to seep in, filling your tank with rain water & melting snow. Secondly, you may have a blockage in your septic bed that is preventing water from draining from your septic tank as designed, holding the water & requiring frequent pumping. The blockage may be caused by tree roots or something that was flushed that got stuck in the pipes.
There is nothing more unpleasant than being surprised by septic pooling on your front lawn! When this happens, it means the septic system reached it's capacity and had no choice but to overflow on your front lawn. It may be a result of a lack of maintenance in pumping your septic system , or could be caused by a problem in your septic system such as a leak or a blockage.