Tanks and Fields
Septic Tanks are located on the property underground and are calculated by house size.
- 1-2 bedroom home requires a 750 gallon tank
- 3 bedroom home requires a 1000 gallon tank
- 4 bedroom home requires a 1200 gallon tank
- 5-6 bedroom home requires a 1500 gallon tank
Septic Pump Out
We first locate the man hole on the property we then insert a hose down into the tank and begin the pumping process. After the tank is drained, we inspect the tank for damage such as leaks, damage to baffles, structural issues and cracks, which may cause seepage onto the property.
Septic Inspection & Troubleshooting
Understanding how your septic system works is very important. Action Septic offers insight as to what you have installed and its particular requirements. All our inspections are honoured by the Health Department, loans and most mortgage companies, which puts a step above.
It is recommended to have your septic field pumped out yearly. During your yearly cleaning of your septic field, inspections are done on the drain field, seepage beds, soil condition and absorption areas. Weather is also a big factor in determining how efficiently your septic system operates.
There are many aspects that make a septic system run smoothly. Action Septic has complete knowledge on all parts of a septic system, confidently completing any repairs that may be encountered.
Filter cleaning is recommended once a year, newer systems usually just require cleaning, while some older systems may require replacement. Equipping your septic system with a septic filter alarm, will warn you when your filter needs to be cleaned. Your septic filter is designed to catch any material that would normally go into the drain field. It is very important to have your filter checked regularly, to ensure that solid waste is not dispersed into your seepage bed.
The filter is located on the outlet of the septic tank and cleaning of the filter takes minutes and is usually done with a hose. After the cleaning is done, it is then re-inserted back into the housing.
Automotive/Commercial Sump Pumping
When you trust in Action Septic you can be confident that your business needs are met with professional and timely approach. We service car washes, automotive sumps, car dealerships and all other commercial needs. Action Septic will work out a schedule that will best suit all your needs.
There are some circumstances where a septic field cannot be installed. In this case, your only option is a holding tank. Action Septic’s qualified team can best advise you on your options and offer advice on how to maximize your holding tanks usage length, saving you money.
- Sluggishness when flushing your toilet
- Plumbing Backups
- Gurgling sounds in the Plumbing
- Grass in the yard growing faster and greener in one particular area
- Ground mush underfoot
- Noxious odours inside and outside
- Low spots beginning to appear in your yard, whether or not any of the above symptoms have occurred
- System alarm notifications
- Clean your filter once a year if it is a new system
- Know the location and capacity of your septic tank system
- Every 3 years you should have a qualified company inspect the tank
- Have your tank pumped yearly or otherwise advised by a qualified technician
- Install the system so that rainfall and surface water will flow away from the drain field. Water from a roof, should not discharge onto the drain field
- Only grow grass or small plants above the system, never grow any kind of tree, for the roots could damage the system
- Install water conservation fixtures or devices to reduce the total volume of water entering the system
- Keep plumping fixtures such as toilets and faucets in good repair to prevent leakage or wasting of water, as this can float the field, causing damage
- When purchasing a home, get a septic professional to inspect the system
- Don’t use antibacterial soap as it kills necessary bacteria
- Don’t drain hot tubs into the field
- Don’t allow reverse osmosis systems to drain into the field
- Don’t flush paper towels, newspapers, wrapping paper, rags or sticks into the system
- Don’t allow large, irregular, intermittent or constant volumes of clear water into the system, such as a leaking toilet or faucet
- Don’t over use ordinary household cleaning chemicals that will be flushed into the system
- Don’t pour out or empty hobby or home industry chemicals into the system
- Don’t allow waste from water softeners to enter the system
- Don’t allow grease or other bulky waste to enter the system
- Don’t flush toxic materials such as pesticides into the system
Warning signs are often overlooked, by working together with us at Action Septic, your septic field will last you for years to come. Action Septic will help to put all your concerns at ease…make us your first call today!