Last updated 13 days ago
Knowing the location of your septic tank is essential for safety. Digging, lighting a fire, or parking a vehicle near a septic tank can lead to serious safety concerns and septic system failure. If you aren’t sure where your septic tank is, look around the yard for a manhole cover or lid hidden by leaves or grass, or call your home’s previous owners. If you still can’t determine the location of your septic tank and you’re not sure when it was last cleaned or drained, call a septic system company to locate and pump the tank. Plant a stake in the ground near the septic tank when you locate it so that you’ll know where it is next time.
Drain-Pro has years of experience performing septic pumping, drain cleaning, pipe inspections, and more. Call us at (253) 235-4833 to schedule septic maintenance, and visit our website to learn about the other plumbing services we offer our customers in the Tacoma area.
Last updated 19 days ago
While septic tanks provide a number of benefits to homeowners who don’t have access to sewer systems, they can be extremely dangerous. In fact, more than a handful of people in the United States die each year due to septic tank negligence. Continue reading to learn about septic tank safety rules that should always be followed.
Never Lean Over a Septic Tank Opening
If you are unsure of whether there is a problem with your septic tank, do not investigate it yourself. Many people have died just from sticking their heads over the septic tank opening. This is because the gases in the tank are so strong that they can cause a person to pass out, fall into the tank, and drown.
Never Go Inside a Septic Tank
Do not enter a septic tank unless you are specially trained to do so and have the right equipment and gear. Many people have made the mistake of entering a septic tank while covering their mouth and nose with a cloth. In order to breathe and stay safe from the gases in a septic tank, a self-containing breathing apparatus.
Never Work Near a Septic Tank Alone
If you need to work on or near the septic tank, never do it alone. Make sure that if one person is overcome by gases and falls into the septic tank that someone else is there to call 911 and place fans at the top of the tank to blow in fresh air. Do not try to perform a rescue if someone falls in the tank, unless you have a self-containing breathing apparatus.
Know Where Your Septic System is Located
It’s essential to know where exactly your septic system is, so you can avoid placing weight on it, lighting a fire near it, or digging close to it. This way you will have a better sense of whether or not your septic system is malfunctioning
For quality septic system service, call Drain-Pro near Tacoma at (253) 235-4833. We perform septic pumping, maintenance, and repair. Visit our website to learn more about the professional plumbing services we offer.
Last updated 27 days ago
If you live in a suburban or rural location where there is no municipal sewer system, you will need a septic tank in order to manage your home’s sewage. Watch this video to get an idea of what is involved in septic tank installation.
First a septic company will need to test your soil to be sure it has an acceptable rate of percolation. If the soil is reasonable, the septic company will dig trenches to lay the septic system lines. This must be done strategically, because a septic system that is too close to certain types of trees will run into problems later when the tree roots grow into the septic system. For more information about septic tank installation, watch the video clip.
If you need a quality septic system installation for your new home near Tacoma, contact Drain-Pro. We also perform septic system maintenance and repair. Visit us online to see how our company can provide all of your plumbing needs, and call us at (253) 235-4833 if you have any questions.
Last updated 1 month ago
Drain-Pro is committed to providing high-quality plumbing services. In fact, we are the only major septic company in the area that is both managed and operated by people who have done septic work. In addition, all of our plumbing experts have Washington On-Site Sewage Association certification. To learn more about what WOSSA certification entails, read on.
WOSSA-Certified Employees Are Knowledgeable
Washington On-Site Sewage Association (WOSSA) goes to great lengths to help septic professionals expand their knowledge. This is why we offer distance-learning programs online. Many experts in the septic industry have found this method of studying and becoming certified more effective and more convenient than classroom lectures. We also offer a wide range of classes that are designed to develop specific skills, to ensure that all WOSSA-certified septic employees are experts at everything they need to do.
WOSSA-Certified Employees Are Professional
WOSSA offers a number of educational programs and self-study materials that cover a variety of topics in the on-site industry. Since 1997, WOSSA has provided training to more than 16,000 professionals in the on-site industry. Our WOSSA-certified workers are given access to the WOSSA network of hundreds of industry professionals in Washington. This network is a great resource for experts in the field to share their experiences, request information about septic issues, and discuss concerns with other septic experts. If you hire a WOSSA-Certified employee, you can be sure that he is up to date on the latest information in the septic industry.
WOSSA-Certified Employees Perform Eco-Friendly Work
WOSSA-certified employees know how to work on septic systems without damaging the environment. For example, if your septic tank does not already have a septic filter, a WOSSA-certified septic expert will install a high-quality filter to ensure that hair, grit, and other particles do not go into the leach field and harm the environment.
To learn more about the advantages of hiring a Drain-Pro expert for your septic plumbing needs, visit our website today. In addition to septic pumping, we provide drain cleaning and pipe inspection services for the Tacoma area. If you have any questions for Drain-Pro, give us a call at (253) 235-4833 for more information.
Last updated 1 month ago
In addition to frustration, a drainage problem can cause serious property damage or even flooding that keeps traffic and emergency vehicles from getting to where they need to go. Unfortunately, using store-bought products to clean your drains is not always effective, and can be harmful to your septic system, the environment, and even local drinking water. At Drain-Pro Inc., we offer emergency drain cleaning, regular drain cleaning and maintenance, and commercial and municipal drain cleaning regardless of the time of day or the current weather conditions. We use efficient, safe, and effective drain cleaning equipment that removes drain-clogging materials from catch basins and parking lot basins.
Call Drain-Pro Inc. today at (253) 235-4833 to learn more about the drain maintenance and cleaning services we offer in Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle, WA. Visit our website to find out how we can help with any septic tank or drainage problem you may face.