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Septic Tank Repair & Leach Field Installation in San Jose, CA

You may never have considered your septic tank or leach field until you have a problem with them. However, these are two critical components of your plumbing system that must be in good working order so that you can use your bathrooms without worry.

It is important to understand that as liquid is drained from the septic tank following anaerobic digestion, contaminants and leftover solids will make their way to the leach field, where they will be safely disposed of. The components of your septic system are the pipes, the septic tank, and the drain field (also called a leach field). It is the only thing standing between your soil and becoming a health hazard, and it is typically installed on a flat area outside your home. 

A properly installed leach field has the potential to last up to 25 years, but only if regular maintenance has been performed on it. If you don’t have a local plumber check on your septic system at regular intervals, it could develop problems. 

If you already have a septic tank and are experiencing issues such as inefficient drainage and flushing, sewage odors, or clogged toilets, Smart Plumber in San Jose will be able to help. Call Smart Plumber today at (408) 638-6762 for all of your septic tank and leach field needs. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be able to help you!

We offer free estimates and are available by phone anytime, so don’t hesitate to call us when you run into a problem. Since plumbing problems aren’t always predictable, we have staff available 24/7 to assist you. There is no need to panic if you run into trouble on the weekend or after regular business hours. All residents of San Jose are welcome to call us whenever they run into trouble, as we do not impose any additional fees for these services.

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    How Do I Know If My San Jose Septic Tank Is Failing?

    Taking care of your septic system is similar to taking care of any other aspect of your home. The longevity of the septic system is determined by how well it is maintained. Without regular maintenance, the risk of danger and financial loss from septic system failure increases. Even with regular upkeep, septic systems do wear out and need to be replaced over time. 

    A faulty septic system poses a risk to human and animal health as well as environmental contamination. Being aware of these warning signs and calling a team like Smart Plumber to repair the septic tank has the potential to save the property owner money on repairs, potential illness, and avoid environmental damage.

    If you have the following issues, please contact us immediately:

    • Various fixtures are leaking water and sewage into the house
    • The water in the sinks, showers, and tubs drains extremely slowly
    • Your pipes are very noisy
    • Wet areas or pools near the drain field or septic tank
    • Bad odors are present near the septic tank or drain field
    • The grass surrounding the septic tank or drain field is a vibrant, spongy green 
    • There are algae blooms in nearby ponds or lakes
    • Nitrates and coliform bacteria are present in your water wells

    Contact Smart Plumber if you have any of the symptoms above so we can schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible.

    What Causes A Septic Tank Failure?

    When a septic system fails, raw sewage is released and carried to undesirable locations. A backup in the building’s piping system or sewage seeping out of the ground near the septic tank or drain field could cause these problems.

    We might not notice the sewage if it reaches groundwater, surface water, or ocean water. However, wastewater contains germs and other potentially harmful contaminants. A wide variety of organisms and animals can become ill from contact with these contaminants and pathogens. They also pose a risk of polluting water supplies, making them unfit for human consumption, aquatic life, and agricultural uses.

    A small issue with your septic tank has wide repercussions, so it’s important to be aware of the following causes:

    • The pipe leading from the house to the tank is clogged. When this happens, your pipes will drain very slowly or completely stop draining.
    • The tank’s inlet baffle is obstructed. This failure is very similar to a clogged inlet pipe from the house to the tank. If you have access to your inlet baffle opening, you can inspect it for clogs.
    • The outlet baffle or effluent filter has become clogged. As a result, sewage may back up into the house or surface near the septic tank. This problem could indicate that the tank is receiving too much water, possibly in a short period of time.
    • The drainage system has failed. Sewage may back up into the home if the drain field fails or becomes saturated with water. Wet, soggy areas may form above or near the drain field, and spongy bright green grass may cover the area. Odors may also be present near the tank or drain field.

    Contact Smart Plumber if you are experiencing problems with your septic tank or leach field. We will be more than happy to help you get your plumbing back on track!

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