OUR SERVICE AREA
Our main service area covers:
- 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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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.
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.
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.
Septic System Treatments are basically cleaning tanks onsite for a wastewater (septic). They are used to purify the water no longer suitable for use – with minimal environmental issues – for the purpose of reuse or return into the water cycle. So, of course it makes sense that designers and installers like us should be attentive to these treatments. But, just as importantly, so should homeowners, engineers, environmentalists and fellow wastewater workers. Why? Wastewater is local. As a local business and community members we care about the wellbeing of our community and so should you.
Simply the Best
You may or may not be familiar with secondary treatment systems which are currently referred to in British Columbia as Aerobic Treatment Systems or ATUs. The problem with these choices is that they are often prone to problems such as odors and questionable performance.
Septic Expert trustfully relies on the world’s leading Japanese manufacturer of the domestic waterwaste system. The extremely well engineered Fusion System in the Fuij Clean Company, of which we hold a franchise, sees approximately 40,000 new installs every year in Japan. There are many reasons why it’s so popular and why we put our name behind it. Here are just a few:
- Compact Systems with Reliable High Performance
- Proven Design
- Easy Maintenance: easy and efficient to clean
- Lower Operational Cost
We Sell to All the Rest
Septic Expert has the Fuji Clean Franchise both to use ourselves and for other Septic Installers. So, if other companies need to consult on difficult jobs, we are the ones they come to. You can save yourself a lot of hassle by bringing us on from the beginning especially if you have a complex system that needs the skill set of real experts. if you have already started working another installer and find yourself needing a consult we are happy to work with you or your septic provider to find the best – and cleanest – possible system.
We are septic “experts” in the real sense of the word expert. Septic Expert is one of the few local (lower mainland) businesses that have the means to work on difficult builds, or even builds that others have said can’t be done.
Traveling often to remote, or sometimes boat-access-only sites, we have installed many one-of-a-kind systems for homeowners that require very specific needs. Often, home owners have contacted their local septic installer just to be told they cannot do the job. We are often called after another installer has turned the job down, due to lack of equipment, resources or experience.
There are varied issues with septic installs such as waterfront properties, islands, and/or remote, or boat-access sites. Many of these sites tend to have rocky ground with little soil, access issues requiring boats and barges, and difficulty meeting required setbacks from streams and watercourses. Lucky for our clients we have the means to access these sites and get the job done.
Because we have the means to get the job done, we have quickly become one of the most sought-out installers for these types of jobs. We are proud that we are not your average septic install company. It means that the jobs we put our name on are jobs that require an above-average skill and workmanship. Being one of the “Specialized” installers in the lower mainland is something Septic Expert takes great satisfaction in.
Do we install the less difficult jobs? You bet! You can also bet that we do exceptional work no matter what type of system we are putting in for our client. If our name is on the job, you know it has been done right – as we guarantee our installs for the life of the system.
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