Septic Tank Services in Gardner
Serving Customers in Olathe & Johnson County
A septic tank can function reliably for decades if it’s well maintained. However, unexpected circumstances, such as groundwater flooding and tree roots, can interfere with its performance. If your septic system is failing, turn to the experts at Beemer Plumber for fast, effective service.
What Causes Septic Tank Problems?
A septic tank is fairly simple: microorganisms in the tank break down solid matter, allowing liquid waste to leech through perforated pipes into a drainage field. For that to happen, the septic tank must be free of clogs and the drainfield needs to have capacity to absorb the effluent. Here’s what could go wrong:
- Tree roots causing clogs: Tree roots are in constant search of nutrients and they could find what they’re looking for in your drainfield piping. Trees can reach their roots inside of the pipes to absorb water and nitrates. Once inside, roots can swell and clog the lines.
- Compact soil obstructing flow: Heavy equipment or vehicles rolling across your drainfield can compact the soil. When that happens, the pipes can’t discharge waste effectively.
- Floodwaters overwhelming drainfield: If your septic tank receives too much water at once, it can easily become clogged or saturate the drainfield. Similarly, heavy rains or floodwater can leave little room for waste.
- The tank has too much solid matter: Non-biodegradable solids in you tank take up valuable space. Coffee grounds, kitty litter and cigarette butts will never break down, causing you to pump out your tank with more frequency.
How Often Should You Have Your Septic Tank Pumped?
To help ensure problem-free operation, you should have your septic tank pumped every three to five years! However, the frequency will depend on several factors including how many people are in your household, the tank’s size, and how much wastewater is produced. If you don’t recall the last time your tank was pumped, consider scheduling an inspection.
How Can You Tell If Your Septic Tank Requires Service?
When a septic tank isn’t working properly, the signs are fairly obvious (not to mention unpleasant.)
- Sewage backing up through toilets, sinks and bathtub drains
- Bathtubs and showers draining slowly
- Drain field has foul odor, bright green grass, standing water or damp spots
Turn to the Septic Tank Experts at Beemer Plumbing
At Beemer Plumbing, we’re proudly old-fashioned! As a family-owned business, we put our customers first and don’t consider a job complete until we have your 100% satisfaction. We’re committed to providing trustworthy services and expert solutions to ensure you’re completely satisfied with how your septic tank operates!
Call Beemer Plumbing today at (913) 933-0031 to schedule your free quote.
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“Everyone is professional and respectful.”- Jacquie M.
“Very professional and took pride in their work explained the process and when I asked for something to be done differently there was no hesitation in making sure it was done the way I wanted it or he told me why it had to be the way it was being completed.”- Don K.