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04/24/2014
By: Kristen S.
Bates Septic Services Inc
I will be recommending Bates Septic Services to everyone I know! We had another business pump our tank and not even two years later we were having problems again. We decided to go with another business this time and I am so glad that we chose Bates! Bates had better equipment and they were very professional. They got to our home in a timely manner and were respectful to us and our property.
10/27/2014
By: Alyson C.
Bates Septic Services Inc
We had a backed up septic tank and needed it to be emptied. I was so impressed with Bates Septic Service. They gave very fast service (within one hour of calling) and were very kind and professional. I would definitely recommend this business.
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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