The frequency of drain line inspection depends on the age and condition of your pipes. An older drain line should be inspected and cleared more frequently—every 6 to 8 months should do the trick. A new drain line or a drain line in good condition would benefit greatly from an annual inspection, or even every 18 months. However, even the newer and higher quality pipes are susceptible to accidents and damage. It is vital that you contact ASAP Septic immediately once you notice or suspect any possible blockage or clog to the drain line.
Signs you need a drain line inspection:
- Low water levels
- Slow or improper flushing/draining
- Gurgling noises coming from your toilet
- Flooded yard due to septic tank overflow
- Bad smells coming from your drains
- Frequent backups and clogs
Lift stations are essential to functional waste management systems. A lift station is a mechanism of pumps that allows water to be carried from a place of low elevation to a place of higher elevation. Ideally sewage lines work together with the land gradient in your area to allow gravity to do most of the work in carrying sewage, waste, and storm water from place to place. A lift station allows that same reliance on gravity when sewage lines and the gradient of the land cannot work together.
for premium lift station servicing so you can continue living with confidence in your septic system.
• Flush only toilet paper (no paper towels, sanitary products, flushable wipes, etc)
Don’t wait until it’s too late—Contact Us today!
As we enter the winter season and weather gets colder in Idaho, we need to make sure your septic tank is ready to handle the cold!
1) Frozen Ground - When winter sets in, along comes snow and ice. When the ground freezes, it is difficult to dig into the ground to treat your septic tank. So have your septic tank looked at before the cold of winter sets in!
2) Holiday Overload - The winter months bring joyful holidays full of family, friends, and plenty of guests. When hosting people for the holidays, water usage increases with ever shower taken, dish washed, load of laundry cleaned, and toilet flushed. Some septic tanks may not be equipped to handle the sudden holiday overload, which is why it's important to spread out the water festivities this year! Schedule people certain days and times so not everyone is showering while Dad's doing a load of laundry. It may sound tedious, but having a staggered holiday water schedule could save your septic tank.
3) Frozen Pipes - When a septic tank freezes over, the toilet is the first thing to go! And who wants a un-flushable toilet for the holidays? You might start noticing clogged drains. These drains are clogged with ice! The most common place for a freeze to occur is the pipe that connects the house to the septic tank, which could potentially cause damage to your home as well.
4) Vacation Vacancy - If you're going out of town for the winter holidays, make sure to have your septic tank pumped before you go, or have a friend or neighbor visit your home every once in while while you're away to run some water through the pipes. Regularly used septic systems generate heat which prevents your pipes from freezing. With dormant pipes, the residual water may
freeze the pipes over and potentially cause damage to your home and septic system.
The best way to prevent all of these problems is to have ASAP Septic come treat your septic tank before it gets too cold!
Call ASAP Septic today at 208) 991-7184 to have your septic tank treated before winter hits!
Dropped your wedding ring down the drain? Flushed an important item down the toilet? We can find them! Our cameras can reach up to 200 feet, allowing us to treat any system no matter the size.
- Our inspections will do no damage to your plumbing or to your yard.
- The camera we use produces a clear picture that makes it easier for us to identify problems such as rust, roots, corrosion, and lost items.
- Inspection and cleaning/potential repair costs are much less than a system replacement.
- Saves a lot of time! Very efficient and trouble-free!
- A video pipe inspection can help us identify exactly where the problem is and how to fix it.
First time owning a home with a septic tank? Don't stress! At ASAP Septic we provide hassle-free, affordable septic system inspection in the Boise, Nampa area and maintenance that will guarantee your system is in the best condition.
Having a septic tank on your property may seem like a big responsibility. And it can be! Septic systems that are not properly and professionally maintained can cause many serious, and potentially dangerous, problems for you, your family, and even surrounding homes. But don't worry. Helping you avoid those problems is what we're here for!
Here are some FAQs and tips for new septic tank home owners:
1) How Often Should I Pump my Septic Tank?
It is recommended that your septic tank be inspected and pumped every 2-5 years. Regular septic maintenance will increase the lifespan of your system and can save you thousands of dollars that would be spent on repairs and entire system replacements if it fails.
2) How Do I Recognize if my Septic Tank is Not Functioning Properly?
If you start noticing bad smells, your grass is dying, you see pooling water in your yard, you have a slow-draining kitchen or bathroom sink, your toilet flushes slow or won't flush at all, or anything else that seems out-of-the-ordinary, call ASAP immediately. We offer 24-hour emergency septic pumping services; and having problems fixed quickly will save you from paying for expensive repairs and replacements. Remember: repair costs are a fraction of the average cost to replace a septic system. When in doubt, call ASAP.
3) How Can I Prevent Septic System Failure?
Maintenance! Septic system replacement comes at a high cost. Our recommendation is not to wait until an emergency to have ASAP come look at your septic tank. It would be in your best interest to schedule frequent inspections with our professional septic maintenance team and have your septic system pumped regularly. A septic tank that is kept in good-condition should last for 25-50 years without replacement. But we get it--emergencies happen. Call us at anytime, and we will do all we can to help get your septic system back in shape.
It's easy to overlook some important maintenance steps in the excitement of finding, purchasing, and moving into a new home. Trust us: inspecting and maintaining your septic tank is not one to be forgotten!
Having a septic tank for your home is a wonderful thing.
Having professionals in the septic field to help maintain your system is even better!
If you have any more questions about your septic tank or our services, give us a call at (208) 991-7184 .