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If you’re looking for a reliable septic systems and service we can handle everything your septic tank or waste system needs, look no further than Arizona Septic Tank. We are a full residential and commercial State-licensed-and-insured general contractor that is family owned and operated in the Phoenix metro area for more than 40 years. We rely on a highly-trained and experienced team of experts that specializes in all sorts of septic tank services for Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding areas.
We provide septic design, permitting, engineering and septics system installation for standard septic tank design to complicated alternative systems. We are a full service turnkey contractor and also can provide service after the installation. Arizona Septic Tank also provide full service septic tank pumping and septic cleaning servicing Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Fountain Hills, Glendale AZ, Peoria AZ, Surprise, Waddell, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler and many other cities in Arizona.
Arizona Septic Tank is a top service provider and can handle your excavation and septic tank dig along with leach trenching or in special circumstances, even septic leach drilling. We are environmentally friendly and care about our customers and will install a high quality septic system at a fair, completive, and affordable price. You can rely on us for trustworthy services to do the job right. Septic work is a messy job, but someone has to do it. For the sake of your home or business, leave the job in the hands of our experts. Call us today for a free estimate and see the difference a quality septic tank company can make.
What do I need to know about my septic tank?
We are on hand to answer any queries you may have about your septic tank, and to help you understand how and when it requires servicing. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions, to help you understand the process a little better!
Arizona Septic Tank Services
We offer a range of repair, inspection and maintenance services, and we are always available to take your call. Whether you need an expert urgently, or you simply have a query, we are happy to answer any questions and assist you in determining exactly what it is you need.
We offer high-quality, professional septic services in the following areas:
- Comprehensive septic pumping and cleaning
- Grease trap pumping and cleaning
- Septic tank inspections for home sales
- All required repairs (whether large or small)
- Cleaning, replacement and installation of effluent filter
- Enzyme treatment
- Root treatment
- Electronic location
- Service port installation
If you are selling a property that is connected to a septic system, you are required by law to provide the buyer with a State Inspection Report regarding the state of that system. Contact us for details…
1. What happens in my septic tank?
2. How often does the septic tank need to be pumped?
3. I don’t have any issues with my tank, does it still need to be pumped?
4. There are bad smells coming from my septic tank- is there a problem?
5. My toilets are blocked. Shouldn’t I call the plumber?
6. My toilet is making strange gurgling noises – should I be concerned?
7. What should go into the septic system, and what should not?
- Coffee grinds
- Sanitary pads
- Dental floss
- Tampon applicators
- Cigarette butts
- Fat and oil
8. I’m having lots of people to stay. Do I need to worry about my septic tank system?
9. Do I need to add treatments to the system?
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If you are in need of a septic system there are basically four types. Soil types and absorption rates of how the waste water will drain (perk) is the main determining factor when choosing the correct septic system. There are disadvantages and advantages for each system type, and the evaluation by use of a perk test will determine the options you will have as a homeowner in choosing a septic tank. The septic tank contractor will be able to help you choose the right system for your home or business septic waste system. Some will require more attention and frequent maintenance over others and will have a substantial cost difference for equipment and installation. The 2 main septic types will be a standard septic system and an alternative septic system.
Standard Conventional Septic Systems
The conventional standard systems are of two type; those that incorporate chambers and those that will use a gravel base in the drain field. The conventional gravel system usually is constructed with trenching at about 3 feet deep or more, and a leach rock that is laid out in the trenches to help with proper sewage / waste water drainage, hence the word leach rock. The newer more suitable systems is a standard chamber type; the septic systems that use chambers instead of leach rock are popular system for septic installers and septic tank contractors.
The trenches are designed and engineered base on soil conditions and perk rate, to determine the length and quantity of trenches for the chambers to be installed. Also the depth of the trenches are determined with the same test along with how big and how many bedrooms, bathrooms and drains that are in your home. Standard septic tank installations will also require the proper size of the septic tank for your project. The average tank size is going to be around 1250 to 1500 gallons but can increase up to 3000 gallons for larger homes or offices. The waste treatment begins in the tank itself with bacteria that eats away at waste with the solids settling to the bottom of the tank, but most of the treatment will occur in the waste water that is discharged from the tank into the leach field or leach chambers that are installed in the trenches underground. The waste water is filtered through the leach fields and filtered by the leach rock and / or the ground soil. Over time organisms and bacteria’s will consume any organic matter in the waste water itself. The organisms form a layer called a biomat that creates a layer over time, and with substantial oxygen will allow parasites, worms that will feed on the micro bacteria and over time create a thick biomat barrier that does not allow waste water to penetrate to the soil below.
Alternative Septic System
When do you need an alternative septic system? An alternative system is required when your soil is rocky, hard or has a high water table and creates a problem for waste water from properly leaching and filtering the bacteria through the soil. A perk test will determine what type of septic system you will need and how big and extensive your alternative system will have to be.
The way an alternative septic system works; the size of the septic tanks are determined and the amount of area coverage you will need for the sand based leach field. The waste water will enter the tank where solids will settle and some organic material will decompose. The waste water then moves to the recalculating tank and then is pumped through the leach lines that are buried at a minimal level in sand which will act as a filter. It will recalculate several times through the filter before it is finally discharged into the sand leach bed. The Fuji alternative septic system is very popular and a top of the line system.
If you are considering an alternative system, it is extremely important to estimate typical flow rates from your household and make sure that the system is properly sized, designed, installed, inspected, and maintained.
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