Finkeldey Septic is prepared to schedule your septic repair, installation,
inspection or septic care. We provide a variety of quality services to ensure
your home’s septic system is working properly and stays that way.

Septic Care

Finkeldey offers superb septic maintenance and care. Using a process known as line jetting, we utilize ultra-high pressure water cleaning to unclog plumbing pipes and drain line systems. This technique, used in practically every industry, is an inexpensive alternative to repairing a failing septic system.

It is recommended that your septic tank be cleaned or pumped every five years depending on usage and the size of your tank. Houses with garbage disposals should be cleaned and pumped every year. The most common cause of septic failure is lack of maintenance. If the septic tank isn’t cleaned regularly, solids will eventually pass into the leeching field, plugging up the stone and soil. This could lead to premature septic failure or even sewage back up into the house. It is recommended to install an outlet filter in order to prevent leakage. Our customers receive reminders to ensure their septic needs will be addressed to prevent any unwanted issues or costly repairs.

Septic Inspection

If you are buying a new home, a septic inspection is just as vital as your home inspection to the plumbing in your future home. An inspection will explore the entire system to determine the past, present and future condition of the system. Video technology enables a better look at current and previous usage levels with minimal mess. The video and camera allows all levels in the distribution box to be measured and give you the information needed to know the lifespan of the system. The tank and all of its components are explored to make sure it is structurally sound, and all observations are recorded in a thorough report that all customers receive a copy of with an explanation. This report will detail everything you need to know and ask for. It is highly recommended that the septic tank be pumped and cleaned at the time of inspection to allow for a more accurate inspection. The benefit of a septic inspection during the home buying process is that if a repair is found necessary, it is the seller’s responsibility to remedy the problem.

Septic Installation

A septic installation can be one of the most expensive home improvement costs a homeowner can make. Finkeldey’s top-notch equipment and experienced staff ensure a smooth installation of your septic system. Educated in the variables that will affect the lifespan of your septic tank, Finkeldey will apply their knowledge in soil conditions, water tables and equipment use during your installation process to ensure you are getting the right sized tank and proper installation. Sometimes a full installation isn’t needed and the simple fix is to collapse the distribution boxes or trim invading tree roots. Whatever the issue is, you can be sure that Finkdeley’s staff will suggest the appropriate solution, without overcharging. All septic systems are installed up to local and state codes. Finkeldey staff pulls all permits and assures that inspections are conducted by local health departments and town sanitarium, so you don’t have the headache of going through all the paperwork

Septic Q&A

Q: What are septic tanks?
A:
Septic Tanks are the tanks that hold the waste from your house. A sewer line carries the waste from the house to the septic tank. The tank allows for separation of liquids and solids and helps the natural breakdown of the solid waste. There are also baffles, which aid in the filtering process. The inlet baffle slows the flow of water from the house so as not to disturb the separating process. The outlet baffle keeps scum from moving out of the tank into the absorption field, also known as the leach field, soil drain field, or disposal field. Septic tanks ensure the environmentally safe and effective process of waste disposal.

Q. How often should I have my septic tank cleaned and pumped?
A:
We recommend it be pumped and cleaned every two- five years, if usage is greater, it would require more frequent pumping. Houses with garbage disposals & large families often get pumped every year.

Q. Why should my septic tank be cleaned?
A:
The septic tank holds all of the solids that have broken down and these solids build up and if not pumped and cleaned regularly, can cause problems. Some problems include leakage into the absorption field, solids plugging up the stone and soil in the absorption field leading to premature septic failure or an overabundance of solids backing up into the house.

Q. What can cause my septic tank to fail?
A:
The most common cause of septic failure is lack of maintenance, improper use or improper septic system design and installation.

 

Do not use chemical drain openers for a clogged drain, they can hinder optimal performance, instead use a drain snake to open the clog.

Have your septic tank cleaned and pumped regularly.

Don’t put grease, napkins, tampons, plastics, cat litter, condoms, paint, diapers or chemicals into your system.

Don’t discharge a water treatment system or a water softener into the septic system. These have multiple negative effects. Some can deteriorate the concrete septic tank and the over abundance of salt kills the anaerobic bacteria which is responsible for bracing down water.

Have risers installed on the septic tank if it is more than one foot below the ground surface.

Conserve water to avoid overloading the septic system. Space out laundry throughout the week. Make sure there are no leaky fixtures in the house.

Limit large amounts of laundry soaps, bleaches or detergents. Excessive quantities will slow the breakdown of the solids in the septic tank.

Make sure to keep accurate records of location and maintenance of the septic system.

Keep vehicles from driving or parking over the septic system.

Keep your septic system area clean of trees and bushes, as their roots can cause problems with the system.

Keep everyone in the house informed on the proper use of a septic system.