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By: Sergio F.
Southern Quality Service
Called them Friday afternoon to pump 1,000 gallon septic tank and they showed up at the within 2 hours. They gave a great price, so I was a little skeptical. They removed the tank lids and stated that it was just plugged and did not need the tank pumped. Since they were onsite and the majority of the work done to open the tank, I asked them to pump it out anyway. They noticed a lot of calcified chunks in and around the pipe, which they recommended "jetting" the pipes. They left it up to me, and I am glad they did it. Many more chunks of calcified stuff and other junk came out of pipe. I would use them again and recommend their services.
Tips & Advices
Though your tank can handle many gallons of water, too much water at one time can overwork the system and cause solid waste to enter the drain​ field.
To prevent pipe damage, call 811 before you begin any project that would require you to dig. A professional can detect which areas you need to stay away from. Remember, there could be more than just your septic system beneath your land - wires and cables may also run through your property.
A number of factors can cause baffles, lines, and pipes to break or crack, including:
  • Digging in the wrong place
  • Sulfuric acid or rust deterioration
  • Tree-root infiltration
Using a special camera, a contractor should be able to locate the crack or leak and replace the part.
Clogs or backups are usually caused by improper or too-infrequent pumping. Your tank is completely full, and solid waste is being forced through the outlet tee baffle and clogging it. Some signs that you have a clog include:
  • Wastewater backing up in your drains in your home
  • Foul odors in your home
  • Water draining slowly
Preventing septic system failure also involves keeping the drain​ field clear. Never drive or park over the drain​ field, and don't allow livestock to walk over it. Heavy equipment should also be kept away from this area.

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