Do Not Be A Victim.

Repairs to your existing wastewater system do not have to cost you thousands of dollars. In the State of Georgia a repair technician for an aerobic or anaerobic system must be certified by the manufacturer to conduct repairs on their systems. If you purchase or rent a home that has a system other than a standard septic tank and field lines you need to familiarize yourself with the type of system installed on your property. Most sytems will provide you with a label on the system telling you the type and size of the system. A phone number or website is also provided to enable you to contact the manufacturer. When a system is installed, in most states an installation form needs to be sent to the manufacturer with information about the address of the system, the type of system and sometimes the name of the installer or the buyer/builder of the home. If there is no information about the system contact the Health Department in your county. The Environmental Health section of the Health Department should have a drawing and other information about your system on file that can point you in the right direction. A copy is free to the homeowner in most counties or for a nominal charge. The form that you want has a hand drawn diagram showing the layout of the system and other important information about your particular installation. It is a very good idea to get a copy to go along with any other paperwork provided by the builder or installer and keep contact information handy.

  1. If you are having an issue with your system the first thing you should do is contact the

    manufacturer of your particular system to find a local company that is certified to work on your

    system. A good number of systems have been installed in Georgia and the installer/repair

    technician is out of business.

  2.  One of the things you may notice is an audible alarm or a red light that has come on and will

    not go out. If either of these alarm types are noticed do not wait several days to contact

    someone. The alarms are there for a reason. Your technician may ask you some questions

    and may even ask you to check a couple of things before they send a serviceman. In most

    cases a toggle switch or button on the unit will silence the audible alarm. Silence the alarm to

    keep it from burning up.

  3. If your system is backing up or you notice wet areas around lids and tanks do not make the

    mistake of calling a plumber or a company that pumps septic tanks. In over 50% of the cases

    the problem is minor and can be repaired for the cost of a service call and parts. Remember

    anyone that works on your system must be certified by the manufacturer. Very few plumbing

    companies or septic tank pumping companies are certified to work on any system they did

    not install. In a lot of cases they will mis-diagnose the system, replace expensive items and

    the system will not work.

  4. Plumbing companies and septic pumping companies charge between $1250 and $2500 to

    empty your tanki and replace a pump. Some of them will charge an additional $400 to wire

    the pump. Pumps vary in cost from $255 to $845 depending on type and size. When a

    company gives you a price, ask them the model and size of the pump and you can check

    the approximate price on the internet. Most pump companies have a website that you can

    google.

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With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.