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Are you having problems with your septic system?

We specialize in septic system repairs and installations. Give us a call today at (909) 883-8827 to discuss your situation.

We are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and have been in business for more than 36-years. For consecutive years in a row, we have been voted by the readers of the San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts as “Favorite Plumbing Company” for the Inland Empire.

What is a Septic System?

Septic systems are wastewater treatment structures commonly used in rural areas that don’t have centralized sewer systems. They can also be found in areas that aren’t tied into the city sewer system and are instead using septic tanks. A septic system consists of a tank and an absorption field. The wastewater runs out of your house from one primary line into the septic tank. The solids are meant to sink to the bottom of the tank while the liquids (oils and grease) float to the top. The fluids at the top can flow through the tank and out into the drain field area.

The drain field area is a covered, shallow, excavation formed in unsaturated soil. The drain field is capable of flooding or overfilling, and if this happens, you might have sewage rise to the surface or create backups in your toilets or sinks. Septic tanks also need to be maintained and pumped within a certain amount of time depending on the age of the tank and amount of people living in the home/building.

You may be unsure as to whether or not you have a septic system. Some simple ways to tell are:

•    Waterline Entering the House Has No Meter
•    No Sewer Charge on Your Utility Bill
•    Neighbors are on Septic
•    Your Home Uses Well Water

Indications that you need a septic service or repair:

•    Strong Odor from the Septic Tank
•    Strong Odor from the Drain Field Area
•    Clogged Drains or Sewage Backup
•    Spongy Looking Grass on the Drain Field Area
•    Pooling Water or Muddy Soil Near or Around your Septic System

Our knowledgeable staff can help you with any of your septic system repairs, replacements, or even certifications. Call us today to make a same-day appointment and speak to the septic professionals.

*Note: We recommend septic tanks be pumped at a MINIMUM of once every 3-5 years.

Septic Certification:

Sometimes, often during a real estate transaction, your septic system might require certification. This certification is a written document stating that your sewerage disposal system has been inspected, pumped, and is either functioning or malfunctioning compared to the set standards during a time of inspection. This certification is by no means a warranty or a promise that your septic system will always continue to function correctly due to causes beyond our control that could cause malfunction after the time of inspection.

We can provide a septic system certification, which would include the following:

•    Speak with the homeowner regarding property details, maintenance of system, and history of septic system
•    Locate and uncover the main lid of the tank as well as the clean-outs
•    Visually inspect the levels in the septic tank before the water load test
•    Inspect the level of solids in the tank as well as where they have traveled to if need be
•    Visually inspect the baffles
•    Visually inspect the structural components of the tank as well as the piping connecting to the tank


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of septic systems?
There are several different types of septic systems including Septic Tank, Drip Distribution System, Conventional System, Aerobic Treatment Unit, Chamber System, Mound Systems, Recirculating Sand Filter System, Evapotranspiration System, constructed wetland system, and cluster septic system.
What is an alternative to a septic system?
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How long do septic systems last?
Septic tanks will need to be pumped generally every three to five years.  However, the tank itself should last 35-40 years, depending on the type of tank installed.
How much does it cost to replace a septic system?
Replacing a septic system is generally cheaper than installing a new one. The price will be determined by the size of the tank and the access there is to the tank. To get an accurate price quote, please call us at (909) 883-8827.
What is a leach field septic system?
A leach field is also called a drain field and is a specific system in the septic process that naturally treats the wastewater with the bacteria from the soil to transform into safe groundwater.


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