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What Makes A Good Septic Installer?

Posted on: August 8th, 2016 by admin



When it comes to septic installation you want to make sure that you find a good installer. One that has expert knowledge, can perform service and maintenance and can install even the most difficult of systems. This is where Septic expert excels, we pride ourselves at being the best in the Lower Mainland at what we do and we enjoy taking on those challenging installs. 


A good septic installer will have great knowledge, not only of the installation but of how to keep your system running well. Their knowledge will also be something they love to share with prospective customers and returning customers. Our website has tons of information which can help customers to do some research before deciding what they would like to do, starting with things like how to find your septic system.


Another sign of a good septic installer is that they will not shy away from the more challenging installations. They will have the confidence and knowledge to create a septic system that will work even in the most difficult conditions. An example of this would be an installation Septic Expert completed for a customer who had recently purchased a lakefront home. Difficulty with this installation came from the extremely high water table, a drainage ditch that ran along the back of the property and the lake being only 100ft from the septic field itself. Even with all these obstacles Septic Expert was able to create and install a functioning septic system for this happy customer.


If an installer won’t stand by his installation that’s a sign that he doesn’t believe in his work. Service and maintenance are a key part to keeping your septic system working for years to come. Septic Expert believes that keeping up with servicing and maintenance will help to prevent you from having to pay for some nasty repair work. We will more than gladly come out to check your system and perform regular maintenance


A good septic installer is the difference between having a well functioning system and paying for repairs, so give Septic Expert a call and let’s see what we can do for you!

Maintenance of your Septic System

Posted on: July 18th, 2016 by admin
With your septic system it’s important to keep a good maintenance schedule. This can prevent your septic system from becoming sluggish and not functioning properly. Remember good maintenance can prevent you from having to deal with large costly repairs down the road.

Here are a couple of maintenance tasks that we perform and why they are important for your system!


  • Visual and odour examination. This is performed on all components of your system, you need to know that everything is working correctly. Not just one area.
  • Removal and cleaning of effluent filter.  There need to be cleaned regularly to prevent backups in your home.
  • Cleaning and replacing of air filters in lift station or compressors. Air compressor filters need to be replaced at least once a year.
  • Test sewage pumps, floats and perform a load test. This helps you to know the expectancy of your pump and allows you to budget for a replacement.
  • Determine whether tanks or other components need pumping. This is where you can save a lot of money as if you leave pumping too late you can risk damage to your drain field. Which can be an extremely expensive mistake.
  • Visual inspection of drain field or pressure bed.
  • Check alarm and panel function, this allows us to see if there has been any trouble since our last week. It is surprising how many alarm controls have been switched to “silent” when we arrive.


All of these maintenance tasks are things we do daily, so get in touch with us and let us help you to keep your system in top shape!

Recreational Property Septic Systems

Posted on: July 5th, 2016 by admin



When it comes to purchasing a recreational property you probably aren’t thinking about the septic system, however it’s something that you should definitely keep in mind. Whether you’re building brand new or considering buying an older property it’s important to think about either installing the septic system or maintaining it.

With recreational properties most are either lakefront or in remote locations, this can make it very difficult to successfully install a septic system. However this is what we at Septic Expert do best! We enjoy the extra challenge of design and installing a difficult septic system. We aren’t your average septic installer, check out a previous blog post to read more about our one of a kind builds. 

With difficult builds it is important to understand that sometimes the pricing may be a little higher than regular septic systems. This is where it becomes important to remember to budget for your septic system install or maintenance. When purchasing a new property remember to set some money aside for your septic system, you don’t want to be caught with a bill you haven’t budgeted for. If you’d like more information on budgeting for a septic system, check out another one of our blog posts here

Recreational properties can cause problems for septic systems but this is where the experts, Septic Expert comes in. The difference in quality can be huge and you do not want to waste your money on an install that might not work correctly. An expert can make a huge difference and an expert with great equipment is even better. Septic Expert only uses Fuji Clean products which are some of the best in the septic industry. 

When it comes to design, installation and maintenance of your recreational property, look no further than Septic Expert. 

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What Where and How? Septic System Clues

Posted on: June 13th, 2016 by admin
As a homeowner it is important to know as much as you can about the property you have purchased and this includes having knowledge about your septic field! It may not be one of the first things to cross your mind but it is crucial that you know where your field is, how old it is, what type of system you have and how it should be maintained. It is also important to understand how to tell if your septic field needs immediate maintenance as this could prevent you from having to pay a large amount of money for repairs.

Where it is?
Every septic installation is different, just like every home is different and every septic installer too. As septic tanks extremely heavy they do require a crane, this means they have to be in an area that’s easily accessible for a large vehicle. Tanks are most likely placed at the low end of the home as water flows downhill, even if this area is not necessarily accessible for large trucks. If your home is similar to your neighbours around you, ask them! Homes that were built around the same time tend to have the tanks all in the same location, so your neighbour may already know where yours might be. As a rule for older homes, tanks are generally 3 to 10 feet away from the house, in the yard near the main bathroom window.





How old it is?

The life expectancy of a septic system will depend on certain things within the tanks environment. This can include things like damage from vehicle traffic, clogging by roots, flooding by groundwater, soil conditions, tank materials and how the septic tank is used. A well-installed, well-maintained septic tanks could easily last for the life of the home. We rely on the world’s leading Japanese manufacturer of the domestic water waste system Fuji clean(link here). They feature compact systems with reliable high performance, proven design, easy maintenance and low operational cost. All of which can help to extend the life of your septic tank.

What type of system it is?
There are three different types of septic systems available type 1, type 2 and type 3. Type 1 is a single septic tank based system that consists of an underground container or tank for receiving and settling wastewater. Type 2 uses air (oxygen) to help break down and treat the wastewater. Finally there is type 3 which is only used on very difficult sites, type 3 systems are defined as any septic system using a type 3 treatment plant and a means of reducing or eliminating pathogens.




Should it be maintained?

A septic system is for the most part maintenance free, a well constructed and maintained tank could last for the life expectancy of the home. However it is still a good idea to check your tank and make sure that everything is in working order every once in a while. Regular maintenance will include visual checks, odour checks, removal and cleaning of effluent filter, clean or replace air filters, testing of sewage pumps and visual inspection of drain field. It is important these tasks are done regularly as it can help to prevent a hefty repair cost.

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The Difference An Expert Makes

Posted on: June 3rd, 2016 by admin

Ask a Septic System Expert

What does it mean to be an expert in the septic system industry?  You may be surprised to learn that – in addition to standard maintenance, inspection for pre-purchase and straight-forward installs – we are able to manage difficult septic installations and consult on system malfunctions that others in our industry cannot.  As industry experts we have rightly earned our skill set and highly regarded reputation as the experts in septic installation, consultation and complicated septic questions.

Not to be confused with our septic installation competition; we charge the same industry standards for regular projects or maintenance, yet we are able to put a more skilled set of eyes on your system to prevent any foreseeable problems from the very first point of assessment and initial installation. 




Consulting Services for System Malfunctions
Our knowledge and experience allows us to solve any system malfunctions you may run into, even if we haven’t installed your system.  We evaluate your system and generate a recommendation report based on its current operational effectiveness. 

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New System Installations
When a pre-purchase is ordered, whether for a standard or difficult install, you can be confident that a renowned team of experts are on your side.  Rest assured, when we arrive on the scene we will have evaluated your entire system.  

From design to installation, maintenance, repairs and consultations – not to mention our outstanding Fuji Clean Product – we offer expertise and professionalism.   Regardless of your concerns or challenges we are happy to consult on, or install, the best system possible for your home, farm or recreational property.  It just makes sense to call the Septic Expert.