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Posts Tagged ‘Septic Inspection’

Nothing Cleans Like A Fuji Clean

Posted on: May 7th, 2016 by James

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

 

 

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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.

Fraser Valley Septic Systems

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by James

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 James

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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