Septic system repair and troubleshooting, includes septic systems in RV parks, oilfield septic systems, aerobic septic system repair, conventional septic system repair and low dosing septic system repair.
Septic System Rooter Service is necessary when clogs occur in the pipes within your home or lines from your clean out to the septic tank. Tree roots, baby wipes and other materials you don’t want in those pipes somehow seem to find a way into forming a nice hard clog.
Call Big Bexar for Septic System Rooter Service and an experienced a septic system technician, will get rid of any clogs between your home and your septic tank or between your home and your cleanout.
Sewer lines can clog and using the best rooter for your septic system can help clean out the hard clogs.
You may have read about that recently occurred in the sewer system in London. It was estimated the fatberg weighed two tons and was the size of a city bus!
If you have a sloped or hilly lot then a Low Pressure Dosing Septic System is likely your best choice of all your septic tank options. Your property must have electricity and of all the choices for a nonstandard (see sloped or hilly) drain field a Low Pressure Dosing Septic System is the most economical. Low Pressure Dosing Septic Tank Repair is not rocket science, however you should consider the experience level of anyone you hire for Low Pressure Dosing Septic System Repair.
Clogging due to changes in the slope of the drain field are specific to low-pressure dosing septic systems. Only 1 foot of soil is required from the bottom of the trench to the top of the disturbed soil, so you can imagine that erosion from a heavy rain after extremely dry weather is definitely a factor to consider in a sloped drain field. This level must be maintained.
If you are interested in low-pressure dosing septic system installation or low-pressure dosing septic tank repair, call Big Bexar Septic. This type of septic tank may be not only the most economical choice but the best choice, if your property is extremely hilly as many of us who live in the “Hill Country” will have this issue.
A conventional septic system works by allowing wastewater to separate in a septic tank and begin the process of decomposition. Naturally occurring bacteria breaks down the solids inside the tank converting those to gas and liquid. Once liquid levels reach the level of the outflow pipe. That liquid enters the drain field plumbing from the tank and is then distributed into the drain field, through plumbing throughout the drain field. The Conventional Septic System Repair process involves checking sludge levels and first and foremost for clogs in the sewer line from the house to the tank.
The most common issue Big Bexar Septic comes across is a clogged sewer line. Knowing where your cleanouts are is a start. If only your kitchen sink is having a draining issue than most likely the problem is the line from your kitchen sink to your sewer line.
If your conventional septic system is giving you problems despite constant pumping and having all plumbing to the tank checked out, you likely have an outflow issue in your drain field.
Consider the volume of use for your system. If you recently had your relatives visiting for the last couple of weeks, your leaching system may be beyond capacity.
If your property did not allow installation of a conventional septic tank and your aerobic system is broken or malfunctioning. Call Big Bexar Septic for your Aerobic Septic System Repair needs. The ground in South Texas in some cases has only a foot of dirt before you hit solid limestone rock. If you’ve ever planted a tree and experience this type of soil on your property you most likely have or need an aerobic septic tank system. Rather than a lateral conventional septic tank system.
A common problem with aerobic septic systems is an electrical failure of the spray pump or aerator. If your spray pump fails in your aerobic septic system speedy repair is highly recommended.
If the aerator is malfunctioning or the sprayers stop spraying your septic tank does not make water or function normally. Regular maintenance such as chlorine tablets are required and a scientific approach is best used when a septic tank is malfunctioning.
Blockage in the plumbing inside the house or structure can cause backup issues. Knowing where your cleanouts are will be helpful for the septic tank technician that visits you. If you do not have cleanouts you may consider having them installed as overtime this will decrease your maintenance costs for your aerobic septic system.
The soil in South Texas can be unfriendly to conventional lateral septic systems. Aerobic septic systems require electricity on-site and water on-site. Aerobic Septic System Repair San Antonio is common in San Antonio and South Texas where the soil can be very rocky.
If you’re aerobic septic system is generating an unusually pungent sewer smell you may have an issue with your aerator or water pump. Sometimes these issues can be plumbing related as well. If you are keeping up your chlorine tablet maintenance and the smells increasingly getting worse you should contact Big Bexar Septic.
Only waste and toilet paper should be discharged into in aerobic septic system. Harsh chemicals being poured down kitchen drains into in aerobic septic system can cause problems.
if you’re looking for the best aerobic septic system repair San Antonio has to offer, give Big Bexar Septic a call. Big Bexar Septic has over 30 years of experience in both installing and repairing aerobic septic tanks. Plumbing and electrical issues should be inspected by a professional. Do not open your tank as dangerous bacteria and gas lie within.
If you do not have a plumbing cleanout on your property, you may want to consider installing a cleanout for your septic tank. Doing so will lower your overall maintenance costs in the long term.
Septic System Repair San Antonio can count on. Big Bexar Septic has some helpful tips to keep your septic system running smoothly and keep your septic system repairs to a minimum.
Here are some common items that should never go into the septic tank system or drain fields:
Footing Drain and Ground Water and Sump Pumps
Gutter or floor drains
Non-Biodegradable Products – chemicals and solids (tampons, cigarette butts, condoms, or other similar items, hair, bandages, rags, strings, coffee grounds or cereals).
Paper towels and handy wipes; no matter what the box or manufacturer, etc. says!
No anti-bacterial soaps – Biodegradable soaps only ! Do not use what is called “biocompatible soaps”.
Heavy dose and long-term use of Mr. Bubbles/Dow’s spray toilet cleaner or any other excessively strong cleaner.
Water conditioning backwashes / discharge from water softener, & purifier, sanitizer or conditioners
Dehumidifiers and air conditioner discharges
Chlorine and chemicals in excess (1 part chlorine 5 parts of water is a good spray bacteria cleaner)
Hot tubs and jacuzzi discharges
Excessive laundry – loads should be spaced out (one day of doing all laundry is a No No!)
Water from leaking fixtures including sneaky leaky toilets. Remember to dye test the toilet often to check for leaks in septic system
Dirt and inert products (muddy clothes and vegetables should be dusted off before washing) this applies to common senses in maintaining all types of septic systems
Chemicals from x-ray equipment discharges, even if diluted because they will re-condense in disposal system and eventually pollute the underground environment which is illegal !
Disposable baby wipes / diapers / hand and facial wipes – NO MATTER WHAT MANUFACTURER SAYS, DON’T PUT THEM IN; DISPOSE OF THEM IN A GARABAGE CAN!
Hard toilet paper – use only soft toilet paper, they are closer to breaking down
Dead fish or animals – REMEMBER, it’s a septic tank not a cemetery.
Garbage disposal units discharge; if you must have one then it must run through a separate tank first. This is called a trash tank. After it is installed it should discharge into the septic tank or a separate leaching system and not directly to the existing leaching system
Hair conditioners with heavy oils – if you use them, we need to know so we can do something to compensate with added or different bacteria (none if they are not bio-degradable).
Latex, plastic or metallic objects – (If you haven’t, wouldn’t or couldn’t eat it – Don’t throw it in septic tank system)!
What are some common types of Septic System Repairs?
Mechanical; failure of aerators, baffles, pumps, sprayers, motors and components of your septic system that have moving parts. These failures within your septic system which are mechanical usually caused by wear and tear or just an outright mechanical failure.
Electrical; aerators, pumps, and motors are sensitive to lightning and electrical surges. properly grounded septic systems have electrical problems less frequently. However, a lightning strike on your property can damage the electrical components in your septic system.
Plumbing; clogged pipes or foreign materials in your septic system can clog baffles which can generate smelly headaches. Often unwanted backflow into the shower or bathtub is a sure sign of clogged pipes.
Natural; the all too common dry season can cause the ground to shift, thus cracking deteriorated septic tanks, or poor quality septic tank installations, which dont account for soil shifting. Tree roots growing into your septic system can cause major headaches courtesy of mother nature.
Overuse; a septic system by design is built for a certain number of people and certain frequency of use. overuse can not only damage the pumps and other components within your septic system but your drain field can be damaged by overuse this smelly and expensive repair can be avoided by having the proper size septic tank installed. And being conservative when estimating the use of your septic system during the septic system design process.
Hopefully these tips can help you in determining your septic systems problem. A helpful piece of information to have prior to calling Big Bexar Septic is your septic tank lid locations, and the locations of any washouts on your property. Contact us to schedule a service call if you need assistance with your septic system repair.
When your septic system or septic tank needs pumping, cleaning, repair or maintenance, Big Bexar Septic provides septic service and septic tank installation San Antonio can count on. Commercial and residential real-estate septic tank inspections are no problem either. Big Bexar is known amongst their peers as the Drain field repair specialist and specializes in salvaging neglected septic systems. An overflowing septic system needs urgent attention and the fastest septic tank pumping in San Antonio also happens to be Big Bexar Septic. Often times a septic systems maintenance is neglected. A septic system maintenance contract will help you stay on top of your septic systems maintenance requirements.
If you are looking for a hilly-efficient, underground waste water treatment system, you are in the market for a septic tank or septic system. Septic systems are simple in design, which makes a septic tank system less expensive to install and maintain. Septic tanks in San Antonio or Rural Bexar County are also friendlier to the environment by using time and natural processes to treat waste water onsite, without miles of sewer lines. The process usually takes place in a home owners backyard.
What type of maintenance do septic systems require?
Septic tank cleaning, septic tank pumping and regular septic system maintenance are our most commonly encountered septic tank service calls. Big Bexar Septic offers Monthly, Annual or Quarterly septic system maintenance agreements. Septic tank pumping is required maintenance and potential damage to the septic drain field and the septic system far exceeds the cost to perform this maintenance task. After a septic tank is pumped it is recommended that a septic tank cleaning take place at that time for economy’s sake.