Septic Repairs for Graham Homes and Businesses
Not every plumber is up to speed on the strict guidelines that come with public utility plumbing. Similarly, less-experienced plumbing companies might have trouble diagnosing older or unusually-installed septic systems.
When Graham, Washington residents choose John’s Plumbing & Pumps, Inc for their septic repairs, it doesn’t matter how old, odd, or broken your septic system is.
Septic repairs require specialized knowledge, and because we work in a number of outlying areas, we’re skilled in both city sewer line repairs as well as rural septic tank work.
Our crew can handle anything, and if you have any questions, feel free to pick our brains. We’re happy to talk to you about the proper care for your system.
Early Signs of a Septic Tank Problem
- Odor – This is a common indicator or a septic tank that needs to be repaired. Fortunately, modern septic systems are equipped with alarm systems and sensors so you have plenty of warning before anything goes too haywire.
- Sewage in all the wrong places – If you notice sewage in your yard, call us immediately. Some types of wastewater are highly toxic and need to be cleaned by a professional plumbing company or water damage restoration service.
- Slowly draining drains – Sinks and toilets that have trouble swallowing need to be addressed immediately. This could indicate a bigger problem farther down the line.
Here are some questions homeowners might have if they are new to septic system maintenance:
What does it mean when a septic alarm goes off?
A septic alarm can be triggered by a number of things. Even a period of heavy rain that causes pudding around the tank can cause the alarm to go off.
Because the surplus water can leak into the tank, causing the fluid level to rise significantly. However, a red warning light may come on first to alert you to unusually high levels in the tank.
The alarm can also indicate an issue with your effluent pump – the system that carries effluent to higher ground where it’s released into a drainage, or leach, field. A clogged, broken, or collapsed pipe can also trigger a septic alarm.
How Do I Know If My Septic System Is Damaged?
Various symptoms can occur when your septic system is damaged. A broken pipe, tree roots, excess water, and other situations can all cause damage to your septic system resulting in the need for immediate repairs or replacements.
Some Warning Signs Your Septic System Might Be Damaged:
- Soggy Grass
- A Foul Odor
- Slow Drainage
- Clogs And Backups
- Lush Grass
- Mold Or Mildew
We’ve been in business for over 60 years, and in that time, a wealth of knowledge and experience has been passed down and updated. When it comes to septic systems, we’ve seen it all. And our methods have been refined to give you the best in efficient repairs, accurate diagnosis, and quality products.