Developments where there is no city sewer typically use septic systems to treat and dispose of sewage, also referred to as wastewater. Septic tank systems generally consist of cylindrical tanks called septic tanks and one, two, or three sets of drainage receptacles which have holes in their side sand no base e.g. leach drains or soakwells. Some may refer to this as a sewer system.
If your septic tank is working well, you might go years without giving it a second thought. But, when problems arise, it is always best to bring in professionals who are familiar with the required repairs. When sewage backs up into the house or terrible odors overcome the backyard, you know something is wrong with your septic system. Depending on what’s causing the problem, you’ll face some big decisions about whether to repair or replace the equipment.
If it’s a broken pipe, patching it might cost just a few hundred dollars. But if the drainfield needs to be replaced, you could be out $2,000 to $10,000. Worst case: You need an alternative treatment system, for $15,000 or more.
When a septic system needs to be fixed, you will not be able to shower, use the toilet, wash hands, prepare dinner, or even wash clothes. Get in touch with Papa’s Plumbers today to schedule free in-home estimates for your septic system repair needs.
Noticing Septic Issues?
One of the biggest problems with septic tanks is that some home owners don’t actually notice the small problems until they have turned into much larger concerns. Things to look for include strong and unpleasant odors coming from toilets or showers in your home, low water pressure or standing water above the septic draining field on your property.
If you are noticing any of the things above, it is time to contact a septic system service.
Common Septic Repairs
One of the most common problems is simply having a tank that needs to be pumped. You will be able to tell due to the tank being full and the liquid level being higher than the outlet into the leach field. Also common is a broken pipe, which will need to be replaced in order to eliminate any standing and unhygienic water. Get in touch with Papa’s Plumbers today to diagnose your septic system. We’ll connect you to top rated pro’s who will provide you with free estimates for your project.
Septic System Replacement
If your system needs to be replaced, your looking at a hefty bill. To give you an idea, we’ve provided some costs below of this service.
Septic System Replacement Cost
The cost of septic system replacement depends on the type of system installed. Here are the average ranges:
- Gravity fed drainfields of all types: $5,000 to $10,000, or an average of $7,500.
- Mounds: $10,000 to $50,000, or an average of $30,000.
- ATU’s: $10,000 to $15,000, or an average of $12,500.