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Septic Services

The septic or holding tank must be dug open to the septic tank lid, with the lid removed for our technician.

Our truck must be able to get within 60 feet of the tank on hard ground(driveway or road) or additional fees will apply.

A service call fee will be charged if we arrive and the tank is not exposed.

Grease Trap Cleaning

Grease Trap cleaning can be scheduled by calling (724)459-5675 or
(800)310-0777.

Septic Tank products - Liquid

BioOne – available in a 64oz bottle

Septic Tank products - Solid

Septic Klean 3 (SK3) – available in a box of 12 flushable packets

Septic Klean 3 (SK3) is specially designed to improve and maintain your septic tank or cesspools performance. One 2oz. packet of formula is flushed into your system monthly. The initial application of SK3 restores the natural biological process and boosts the existing biological activity. Following with regular monthly applications will keep septic tanks, cesspools, and aerobic systems working effectively and prevent expensive emergencies. SK3 is safe to use as directed. It is completely natural and environmentally safe, containing no corrosive chemicals, caustics, or acids. SK3 is hazard free and will not damage metal, ceramic, or plastic parts of the drainage system. It is uniquely packaged in a 12 month supply, and has each month listed on the box to cross out as you use them.

Septic Dye Testing

Septic Dye Tests involve flushing a special florescent dye down a toilet or other drain. The dye itself does not make anything happen. It is simply a colored indicator that can identify water found outside as having come from the fixture where the dye was introduced.
It's the volume of water introduced into the system that forms the actual "test". If waste water is coming to the surface (an unsanitary condition indicating serious septic failure) one may see dye in that water, provided the septic system is flowing at common rates.
When suspect wet areas are observed, if the system has no maintenance history, if the area is known to have problem soils, or if other historic or site conditions raise question about the condition of the system we recommend that a dye test is performed.
A Septic Dye Test will by no means find every septic failure, but this methods finds many failures that otherwise are unnoticed by a home buyer until shortly after moving-in. Septic Dye Tests are complimentary to and should precede any further inspection steps taken such as pumping the septic tank.
WHEN TO PUMP THE SEPTIC TANK – AFTER, NOT BEFORE SEPTIC TESTS ARE PERFORMED
After a Dye Test (which primarily tests the absorption system, leach field, or drain field), unless the septic tank has been pumped very recently, we recommend that this additional step be taken.
Do not permit the septic tank to be pumped before the Septic Dye Test - that will prevent a valid test of the system and in particular, prevents loading of the drain field.

Well Flow Testing

Well Flow Testing can give an accurate picture of how much water the well can deliver, though the quantity may vary seasonally or for other reasons.
Turn on water at one plumbing fixture.
Measure the water flow at the fixture being run.
Track the number of minutes that the plumbing fixture is run.
Run an estimated 150 to 300 gallons of water or at a bare minimum, 50 gallons per bedroom. More water can be run if there is no risk of flooding a septic system (if the building is connected to a municipal sewer)
At the end of the test interval, record the results:
If the well and water supply system ran out of water calculate the number of gallons obtained before the well ran dry. This results in a failed test.
If you can run water in the building for a reasonable period of time at a reasonable flow rate, you can guess that you have a functional water supply system even though you don't really know how good the well is.
If we can run 150 - 300 gallons of water out of a well during the few hours of a property inspection without running out of water, the water supply system is probably functional. Some authorities give a figure of 500 gallons of water as average daily usage for a family of four.

Water Analysis Testing

Water Analysis Testing tests drinking water from household wells for a number of contaminants.

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