Visalia Septic Repair, Septic Pumping, and Septic Installation

By: Plumber JOE  02/23/2015
Keywords: Septic System Repairs, Septic Problems, Septic Tank Repair

Hello people of Visalia, it’s Plumber JOE coming at you with plumbing article for your reading pleasure. Today’s article will be all about septic systems: how to maintain them, how they work, and what to do when they are malfunctioning. If you live in a rural area of Visalia then odds are you have a septic tank and leach field buried in your yard somewhere. Septic systems are a little more work than a city sewer connection because they need to be pumped periodically. Here is how your septic tank works. Water and the waste it carries leave your plumbing fixtures and enters the primary holding area of your septic tank. This is where the magic happens. Chemicals and other biological entities due work on the waste by physically separating the solid waste from the water. Once adequate phase separation has occurred, the heavier particles sink to the bottom of the tank while the oil based particles clump together and rise to the top of the tank. The greasy top layer of the tank is known as the scum layer, while the bottom layer is known as sludge. Both of these layers is what gets pumped away by a professional, such as Plumber JOE. The water that is in the middle of the two layers should be relatively void of solid waste. At this point it can exit the septic tank and enter the leach field. The leach field is essentially a series of drainage pipes that allow water to slowly drain into the ground through a series of perforated pipes. This water, known as grey water, is virtually harmless to the soil and is rich in organic nutrients that have some beneficial properties for the soil. It is important to keep your septic system healthy so that an equilibrium is established. Your septic tank is working hard, even when you are not using it. There are several things that you can do to increase the longevity of your tank and increase the time needed in between pumping. The first thing is to periodically have your tank inspected by a professional. A plumber can tell if your tank is working properly judging by the amount of water left in the sludge layer and the condition of the interior of the pipes and tank. If your tank is needing to be pumped too frequently then the problem is probably due to your tank not working correctly and not allowing the waste to separate from the water. Or the tanks outlet pipes could be partially blocked which forces the tank to fill up with water instead of only solid waste. A chemical treatment of your tank can aid in waste breakdown and increase the amount phase separation and in turn increase amount of solid waste the tank can accumulate. If the interior of the tank and leach pipes are built up with filth, then we can hydrojet the interior of the unit which will also increase the efficiency and longevity of the tank. Hydro jetting is the process of using highly pressurized water to blast away debris and clean surfaces. Upon inspection, if your tank is deemed unsuitable for continued use, do not worry. At Plumber JOE we are plumbing professionals and we can handle any septic tank installation in its entirety. We have all of the necessary heavy machinery, tools, licenses, and knowledge to get the job done right the first time. We can take care of removing your old septic tank and install a new unit in no time. Plumber JOE also offers a variety of septic tank related service calls to all residents of Visalia. If your tank is overflowing or due to be inspected, give us a call. Our septic tank pumping start at just $400.00. We can also provide a chemical treatment or hydro jet the interior to keep your existing tank running smooth. Just because your septic tank is out of sight, does not mean it should be out of mind. Call Plumber JOE for any septic tank inquires, to schedule a pumping, or for a free estimate on a septic tank installation. We handle all septic, sewer, and general plumbing applications including commercial and industrial applications.

Keywords: Septic, Septic Problems, Septic System Repairs, Septic Tank Repair, Septic Tank Service, Tank Cleaning Service, Water Jetting

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