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  • The Fraser Valley - Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope and the Fraser Canyon
  • Sea-to-Sky Corridor - Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton
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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!
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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.



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Fraser Valley Septic Systems

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by admin

The Fraser Valley of British Columbia has topography that makes it very challenging to design and install a septic system.

One thing many rural properties have in common is a lack of municipal lot line services. You can usually be assured that your new property will be able to tie into the hydro grid, and that a road of some type will be provided to your driveway, but tap water and sewage disposal is often considered to be the responsibility of the individual property owner. This raises some interesting design criteria, as you are being asked to draw your drinking water up from the reserves below your property, while also disposing of your waste in to the same reserves. Clearly great care must be taken to ensure that the waste water draining down does not contaminate the drinking water coming up. 

This is one reason why, when shopping for quotes for a new septic system the prices can vary so widely. It can be simple and cheap to install a septic system that disposes  of the waste water. But a septic system planner or designer must gives equal weight to the treatment of the waste water and thus the protection of groundwater resources.  A contractor’s failure to consider waste water treatment in the interest of landing the job is an ethical breach. If you receive a quote for a new system that seems to be unusually low, it may be a good idea to ask the contractor what the plan was to mitigate contamination concerns. After all, it will be you and your family drinking the well water for years after the septic contractor has been paid and moved on.  Read More

Septic Field Design in British Columbia

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by admin

The first step in installing or replacing a septic system is to have a septic field design completed by a Registered Wastewater Professional.

In British Columbia, the majority of septic systems are designed and installed by Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners. The septic field design is just as it sounds. It is a comprehensive document that details the size of the system, the type of treatment proposed, the location of the various components, as well as the many other details that accompany a good septic design.

A septic field design must be preceded by investigative work to determine the requirements of the property and the intended use. During the course of gathering all the necessary site information, the septic field designer can determine the most suitable location for the various components of the system. On a large lot with a number of siting options, it is helpful to consider sight lines from the home, and high use areas outside the home. Nothing worse than seeing an unsightly plastic lid every time you look out your picture window, or having to move a deck or sidewalk thanks to a poorly sited tank.

Done properly, the preliminary site work will give the designer information such as how quickly the soil drains, whether there are underlying soil conditions that may prevent or hinder drainage, and also will consider distances, or setbacks as we call them to critical features on the property. These setbacks can be horizontal, such as wells, water courses, steep slopes and vertical to features such as high seasonal water table, hard pan and glaciated soil layers(dense and impermeable). 

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