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Septic Tank Services in Northern Alabama

If your home or business is in Northern Alabama and uses a septic system, it’s important to ensure that it is properly serviced and maintained. Septic tank systems require specialized service and maintenance to prevent catastrophic problems. Working with a trusted partner with over 50 years’ experience offers homeowners and business owners a reliable source for septic tank services. 

Economy Septic Tank Services in Northern Alabama provides a variety of septic system services to keep your home or business’s septic system running at its peak performance. Our certified septic system technicians are experienced in working with both residential and commercial septic systems and understand the importance of proper maintenance and repairs.

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Septic Tank Pumping and Cleaning

Regularly cleaning and pumping your home or business’s septic tank helps to prevent future malfunctions. Septic pumping and cleaning improves the efficiency of your entire system and ensures proper wastewater disposal. Economy Septic Tank Service recommends pumping and cleaning your septic tank at least once every three to five years, and at least once per year if there are more complicated or advanced components. 

Our certified septic system technicians arrive at your home or business with our branded trucks to perform septic tank cleaning and pumping services. We respect our clients and take great care of your home’s landscaping and outdoor furniture.

How Often Should a Septic Tank Be Pumped?

This question is a frequent topic of discussion with our clients. The answer is: it depends on the capacity of your tank and the volume of wastewater. If your home or business has a large capacity septic tank or includes advanced mechanical components, Economy Septic Tank Service recommends pumping your septic tank at least once per year. For smaller septic systems or with lower wastewater volumes, we recommend once every three to five years.

Commercial Grease Trap Pumping

Grease traps protect your water lines and the city’s lines. Avoid grease buildup and schedule your pumping service today. Our team at Economy Septic Tank Services works with local restaurants and other commercial businesses to provide grease trap pumping. Call 256-435-1086 for a free estimate.

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Septic Tank Installation

If you’re installing or replacing a septic tank at your home or business, call our team of professionals at Economy Septic Tank Service. Our team can help with engineering a custom septic system, and we provide septic tank installation services for two types of septic systems: conventional and alternative. During the consultation process, our team can recommend which type is best suited for your needs. 

We also provide drain field line installation for septic tank systems. This step may be  necessary for your septic system installation if you’re installing a brand new system or if your current drainage system isn’t working properly or has aged.

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Conventional septic tank systems can be used in areas with clay or sandy soils. These septic systems are more affordable to operate; there is no chlorine to purchase or necessary pump replacements. Gravity carries the wastewater from the house into the septic tank and then the drainfield to dispose.

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Alternative septic tank systems are used when conventional systems can’t be installed due to the soil type or proximity to a wetland. Some examples of alternative systems include aerobic or low-pressure dose systems. Working with our certified septic system experts can help you to understand the components of our alternative systems.

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New field Lines

Field lines run from the septic tank to the drain field. They can get clogged or broken with time. We can replace your field lines to keep your septic system functioning. Some signs that you have a failing field line is if the drains are slow, there are odors in the drain field, or there are wet areas around the drain field.

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Septic Tank Repair

When it comes to septic tank repairs, timely maintenance is crucial for the longevity and proper functioning of your septic system. Signs that your system may need repairs include slow-draining fixtures, backups, or gurgling sounds in your pipes.

At Economy Septic Tank Service, we understand the importance of prompt and professional septic tank repairs. Our licensed and experienced technicians can diagnose and repair your septic system efficiently and effectively, from simple fixes to more extensive repairs.

Ignoring septic tank repairs can lead to further damage and health hazards, as well as environmental pollution. Trust in our expertise and experience to ensure your septic system is functioning at its best.

If you suspect that your septic system may need repairs, contact Economy Septic Tank Service for reliable and trustworthy service. Our prompt and professional repairs can help you avoid more expensive repairs or even the need for a complete replacement.

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Septic Tank Maintenance

Do you know how vital your septic system is to the comfort of your family and the safety of your property? Many people do not give their septic system a second thought, or sometimes even a first thought. However, when your septic system isn’t working correctly, it could be too late to prevent a costly repair. 

Because septic systems are found underground, they remain out-of-sight, out-of-mind for many homeowners. This underground location can result in unnoticed problems, which could lead to massive issues down the line. The best way to ensure that your septic system is performing at peak efficiency and to maintain the safety of your home and the environment is by having a professional perform an annual inspection

Economy Septic Tank Service recommends that septic tanks are pumped and inspected once every three to five years for standard systems, and more often when the water volumes are higher.

During a septic system inspection or maintenance appointment, our certified septic system technicians open the tank, pump it, and clean it. We check all of the major components of the tank, including: 

  • The inlet pipe and filter
  • The outlet tee and baffle
  • The lids and tank walls
  • Drainage lines from the house to the field lines

If any issues are detected during this inspection, our technicians will advise you on any repairs that may be necessary. During the inspection, we’ll provide you with a free estimate of our recommendations. 

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Common Septic Tank Service FAQs

How often should I have my septic tank pumped?

It is recommended that you have your septic tank pumped every three to five years to prevent solids from building up in the tank and potentially causing backups or other issues.

What are the signs that my septic system needs repairs?

Signs that your septic system may need repairs include slow draining fixtures, backups, gurgling sounds in your pipes, foul odors, and soggy or wet areas near your drain field.

Can I use a septic tank treatment to avoid pumping my septic tank?

No, septic tank treatments are not a substitute for regular pumping. They can help to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in your septic system, but they will not remove solid waste that has built up in the tank.

What should I do if my septic system is backing up into my home?

If your septic system is backing up into your home, it is important to immediately stop using water and contact a licensed septic tank professional to assess and repair the problem.

How can I properly maintain my septic system to prevent problems in the future?

Proper maintenance of your septic system includes regular pumping, avoiding flushing non-biodegradable items down the toilet, conserving water usage, and avoiding planting trees or shrubs near your septic system that could damage the pipes or tank. It is also important to have regular inspections to catch any potential problems before they become major issues.

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Ensure that your home or business’s septic system is properly maintained and repaired to avoid costly repairs down the line. Our professional team at Economy Septic Tank Service is Northern Alabama’s leading septic tank service provider, providing our services for more than 50 years.

Contact our team in our Northern Alabama office to schedule an appointment. We provide service throughout the entire Northeastern Alabama area, including Gadsden, Oxford, Anniston, Pell City, and Lincoln.

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