Septic System Installation & Repair

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At SepTech Canada, we educate all of our clients on how their septic system works

Your septic system needs care and attention for it to run smoothly, which means you’ll need to understand how the entire system works. This is why we take the time to educate you on the parts of your septic system that needs to be inspected, repaired, or replaced regularly and how to treat them properly. Although all septic systems will eventually fail, we teach you how to preserve the lifespan of your septic system. How long your septic system lasts depends on how well it is maintained and used.

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The Different Types of Septic Systems

It’s important to know what type of septic system is installed in your home, which impacts how your maintenance and inspections are performed.

There are four main types of septic systems:

  • Mounds and Fields – These are two separate types of septic systems but they essentially operate the same, with the main difference being in appearance and in the construction of the final treatment area. Mounds sit slightly above the surface where the final treatment occurs while fields are flat and lay at or below the surface.  The types are referred to as a ‘conventional system’ containing a two-chamber septic tank. Solids settle in the first chamber and a clarified liquid passes to the second chamber where it’s sent to the final treatment area in the soil by a pump or by gravity. Field systems typically last 20-25 years while mounds are between 15-20 years before repair might be required. Over 80% of failing fields and mounds can be qualified for repair without replacement.
  • Sand Filters – Sand filters are a form of secondary/advanced treatment to produce higher quality effluent to be discharged to a smaller field, smaller mound, or an at-grade for final treatment. This type of system tends to have an 8-10 year lifespan before it gets clogged with organics and biomat. Nearly 100% of failing sand filters are repairable without replacement.
  • At-Grades – The newest and most common type of septic system construction, At-grades are constructed on the surface of the property, covered with wood chips for a layer of insulation, and require secondary/advanced treatment upstream at the septic tank to create high-quality effluent. At-Grades typically generates the smallest carbon footprint and should last indefinitely with proper care and maintenance.
  • Open Discharge – The oldest type of septic system discharge construction. Open discharges are constructed to directly expel untreated effluent on the surface of the property. Open discharges are highly regulated to be exclusive to large properties, typically over 20 acres, with very specific minimum distance restrictions and standards that must be followed.

Signs of septic system failure

Septic systems have three core elements; treatment, distribution, and the final treatment. These three elements should be functioning together correctly to ensure that any wastewater is treated properly and legally.

Wet spots or puddles of effluent appearing on the ground surface is a clear sign that there is something wrong with the septic system. The good news is that most septic system issues can be repaired or remediated but we will need to do an on-site assessment to see if the system is in good condition. This highlights the importance of calling us as soon as you notice a problem. Damage that goes unchecked for too long can lead to a full system replacement.

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Proper care and maintenance of your septic system

Properly using and maintaining your septic system can help prevent some of the most common septic system issues, including clogs, freezing drain fields, and flooding into your home. Septic systems are designed to handle organic matter – any item that cannot be broken down should not be flushed down the toilet or drained through the sink.

Avoid discarding plastics, wrappers, harsh chemicals, wipes, and other inorganic matter through the septic system, regardless of whether the packaging claims that it is ‘flushable’. Yearly inspections, regular maintenance, and repairing parts as necessary will help preserve the life of your septic system.

Call us with any questions about your septic system

Whether you have questions about septic system equipment, accessories, or repair, we are happy to help. SepTech Canada is a leading provider of septic services and products using the latest in septic system technology.

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