What type of maintenance does my septic system need?2>
A septic tank in Bozeman , Belgrade, Manhattan, Big Sky should be pumped on an average of every 3 - 5 years to function properly. The Effluent filter should be cleaned once a year. TLC Septic & Excavation Inc offers these services at reasonable rates.
What happens during a septic system inspection?
Our inspector will assess your septic tank to determine the level of solids and evaluate the inlet, outlet, tank divider, and the general condition of the tank. If there is access to the transport line we can camera the line to make sure there aren't any breaks , roots or dips in the line.
We test the pump and floats on a pressure dose system.
Septic tank inspections are extremely practical for identifying a relatively small problem before it develops into a larger more expensive repair.
If you are purchasing a home with a septic system we recommend getting a full inspection. This may save you thousands of dollars. Some homes are advertised as having more bedrooms than the septic permit is issued for due to additions or a remodel. You may be willing to pay more for the extra bedroom(s) not on the permit ~ but if you ever go to sell , the next buyers may require the home be brought up to compliance. This can cost a lot. Engineering fees , permit fees and then the actual cost of the system upgrades. An additional tank and laterals may need to be added to the system. Not to mention re-landscaping the areas affected in your yard. TLC can handle everything needed to upgrade a system. We work hand in hand with the four County Environmental Health Offices we are licensed to install septics in.
What does septic tank pumping do?
TLC Septic & Excavation Inc‘s septic tank pumping service pumps out the solids in the tank. We clean the effluent filter and make sure your lids are in good condition. We visually check for cracks or roots in the tank.
Pumping the tank keeps the sludge / waste from building up and possibly flowing into the Dose side of the tank and possibly into your drainfeild which can fail system costing thousands to repair or replace.
How often do I need to clean my septic tank?
Experts recommend that septic tanks and drain fields in Bozeman be cleaned on average every 3 - 5 years. Regular cleaning and inspection greatly reduces the need expensive repairs later on. The frequency required for pumping depends on the size of your tank and your level of use. Call TLC Septic & Excavation Inc at (406) 388-7696 for more information.
What else can I do to ensure that my septic tank lasts longer?
Limit the disposal of large amounts of paints, oils, fats and harsh chemicals that can cause an imbalance to the micro-organisms necessary for the optimal break down of solid waste in the septic system.
What does it mean if my septic tank smells bad?
In general, a septic tank should function without any unpleasant odor. Foul odors emanating from a septic system usually indicate a need for pumping and/or repair. Call (406) 388-7696 for immediate assistance in the Bozeman region.
TLC Septic and Excavation can install septic risers and lids for you as well. No more digging up the yard every few years to get to the lids! This will save time especially if you are having septic issues. Accessing the tank(s) becomes easy to clean your filter and check your system.