Drain and Sewer
Septic Tank Services in Vancouver, BC
Not all modern homes have a sewer line that can connect to a municipal sewer system for waste disposal. Houses that are built farther away from sewer mains must instead rely on a septic tank system. A septic tank handles the job of treating the wastewater that leaves a home, separating the water from the sludge and scum, and then sending that water down into an underground drainfield. A properly installed and maintained septic tank can provide a home with years of safe and hygienic waste removal.
You should never allow amateurs to provide you with septic tank services: far too much is riding on this for the work to go to anyone but experienced plumbers familiar with septic tanks. If you live in Vancouver, BC, one of the top places to call for septic tank installation, replacement, repairs, and pumping is Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber. You can reach us 24 hours a day for emergency service.
Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber provides complete septic tank services in Vancouver, BC and throughout the Lower Mainland area.
Do You Need Septic Tank Installation or Replacement?
Septic tanks are enormous installations that require heavy equipment to lift and put in place. They must also receive professional placement so that gravity can handle the job of moving wastewater from the home down the sewer pipes to the tank. (If a tank must be placed at a higher elevation than the house, a sewage pump also needs to be installed; we offer installation for these appliances as well.)
If you already have a septic tank serving your household, but it’s extremely old and often suffering from malfunctions, you should have it replaced. Call our installation experts to find out what your best option for the future is.
Call Us for Septic Tank Pumping and Repairs
Of course, you cannot simply have a septic tank put in and then never give it another thought. The sludge that builds up inside the tank needs to go somewhere eventually; if you do not have the tank pumped, the waste inside the septic system will eventually start to leak from the tank, possibly contaminating the drain field and backing up into your home. It’s nasty, and it’s also potentially harmful because of the spread of bacteria. Your installers can give you a good idea of how often you need to have the tank pumped (usually every 3 to 5 years), and they’ll do the job whenever it’s required.
Should your septic tank need repair work because of clogs, leaks, or issues with the drainfield, don’t hesitate to call for professionals. One common sign that a septic tank is leaking is the grass over the tank turning a darker, more vibrant green. Also watch for sewage odours coming from your drains, or constant clogging.
When You Need Septic Tank Services, Contact Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber
Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber provides comprehensive plumbing, drain, and sewer service in the Vancouver, BC area, and that includes seeing to the needs of homes that lack a connection to a municipal sewer system. No matter what septic tank work you need done, whether putting in a tank for a new home or having the tank that has served you for years pumped on a regular basis, you only need to pick up the phone and call us to receive fast and exceptional service.