Expert Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric Services Since 1997
Septic Tank Repair
Serving Colorado’s Front Range
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but if the other side includes a failing septic system, you may want to forgo the honor of having the most verdant grass in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, a failed septic tank system becomes an immediate priority for anyone enduring that ordeal. If you believe your business or home’s septic tank needs to be repaired, you don’t want to wait to pick up the phone and get top-notch, quality, professional help. In the greater Castle Rock, Colorado area, you want to make that call to our trained and talented technicians here at Patriot Pros Plumbing.
We do not provide septic pumping services; we service everything up TO your septic tank.
The Warning Signs: When to Call
As you utilize your home’s plumbing system, you might note a few things have been off of late. For instance, is there slow drainage when you flush the toilets, or is water backing into the toilets, sinks, or tubs? Is there an unusual gurgling sound that accompanies every flush of the bathroom or each time you run the water? Did you notice any changes in your backyard where the septic tank is? Are there wet areas in your lawn with depressions forming in the soil? Do parts of your grass exhibit a much darker green color than other yard sections? Have you noticed unpleasant odors wafting about your property?
The truth is that any of these signs can be potential future warning flags of severe septic tank system failure. A typical septic tank system comprises four primary components: the septic tank, pipes leading from your home to the tank, a drain field, and the soil itself.
Septic Tank Components
In this closed septic plumbing system, the water leaves your house via the pipes to the submerged septic tank, which holds the wastewater long enough to allow solids to settle out, forming a sludge that will enable oil and grease to float to the surface. While in the tank, the solid materials are partially decomposed and held in compartments that keep the sludge from moving to the drainage fields.
Once the wastewater discharges into the drain field, additional treatment begins. This partially treated wastewater is pushed further into the drainage fields, where most of it is designed to evaporate away while the remainder is absorbed into the soil.
Failure can occur at any point in the system, and it takes a trained specialist to locate the problem and make the necessary septic tank repairs. Whether you need a complete septic tank installation, a new drain line installation, or have to schedule regular maintenance work, bringing in a professional early is a critical first step in solving your septic pumping issues.
Common Service Problems
Invariably, if sewage is backing up into your home or pooling in your yard, then there are typically a few culprits that can be viewed as the usual suspects in these matters:
Age—In addition to the normal wear and tear associated with an old septic system, older tanks may have been placed at depths that would not be accepted today under newly established guidelines, such as those set too near the water table or in appropriate soil.
Broken Fittings—Septic systems are comprised of numerous parts and pieces that are subject to wear and tear, such as tee fittings and tank baffles. These parts are designed to slow down wastewater inflow and outflow, giving bacteria the time it needs to begin breaking down the waste. When these parts break, the entire system works less efficiently, which shows up in your poorly performing plumbing.
Lack of Maintenance—If allowed to build up, solid waste will build to the point where it is forced out of the tank and into the drain field. Once in the area, the debris clogs the gravel and soil, which then causes wastewater to back up or erupt from the ground.
Call Our Experts Here at Patriot Pros Plumbing
More than just another HVAC and Plumbing business in town, we view ourselves as part of your neighborhood and community. Our goal is to build a relationship with our customers through superior customer service, quality equipment, and a friendly attitude every season. Our team is trained to the highest quality with factory certification and ongoing refreshers that keep us updated on the latest information in the HVAC industry.