Rain Infiltration and Septic Systems, Johns Creek, GA

 

SAVE $35 on your septic pumping with Action Septic Tank Service, located in Alpharetta - Milton, GA. Beware of the septic scams. Our septic pumping prices do not include any add-on costs. For 20+ years, Action Septic Tank Service continues to give upfront, flat-rate pricing.

In Alpharetta - Johns Creek, GA, Action Septic Tank Service replaced broken septic lids on a homeowner's septic tank. See the attached photo.

Rainy weather affects your septic system. The drainfield, or soil absorption system, is designed to manage a certain amount of water. When rainwater fills the septic system, there's less available space for wastewater collection.

To help avoid rain infiltration, your septic tank should be watertight, otherwise rainwater can enter the system and allow sewage to seep into the drainfield. Septic riser lids need not be broken and must be properly sealed. Broken riser lids like the ones shown in the attached photo have to be replaced. Careful landscape planning is important so that runoff water is directed away from your drainfield.

Continue to monitor your septic system especially during rainy weather. Signs of rain infiltration may include patches of greener grass in your yard, depressions in the ground over the septic tank and surfacing effluent.

For more septic information and service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434. Please continue to visit our website.

Call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434 and redeem your $35 septic pumping SAVINGS.  Our septic and sewer services include: septic pumping, septic cleaning, maintenance, inspections, installations, drainfield repair and replacement, line repair and replacement, sewer line cleaning, sewer line repair and replacement, hydro jetting, dry wells, alternative systems, backflow prevention, septic treatments and grease trap cleaning and care.

North Atlanta Service Areas: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock

North GA Counties: Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, DeKalb County, East Cobb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, North Fulton County, South Forsyth County and West Cobb County Cobb County

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Septic Distribution Box Installation, Cumming, GA

action septic tank service atlanta georgiaIn Cumming, GA, Action Septic Tank Service added a new distribution box to a homeowner's septic system. See the photo attached.

Your distribution box is usually made of concrete or plastic and is located between the septic tank and the drainfield. With the use of gravity, it distributes the effluent, or wastewater, to the drainfield. The effluent leaves the septic tank and travels through the inlet pipe to the distribution box. The wastewater is dispersed from the distribution box through the outlet pipe that leads to a series of trenches in the soil.

When installed, your distribution box must be level so that the effluent is evenly distributed, otherwise uneven loading occurs and parts of the soil trenches become overloaded. Over time, the distribution box may tilt. This is sometimes caused by the freezing and thawing of the ground during winter and spring. If the wastewater is unevenly dispersed, and some of the distribution pipes become overloaded, your septic system will fail and you may notice untreated wastewater surfacing in your yard. Equal wastewater distribution is necessary to help maximize the life of your septic system. Action Septic Tank Service recommends having the distribution box checked during your yearly septic inspection.

For more septic information and service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434 and visit our website. We are located in Alpharetta - Milton, GA in North Fulton County and continue to service North Atlanta and surrounding areas for 20+ years.

North Atlanta Service Areas: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock

North GA Counties: Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, DeKalb County, East Cobb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, North Fulton County, South Forsyth County and West Cobb County

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Milton, GA Septic System Installation

image1In Milton, GA, Action Septic Tank Service installed a new concrete septic tank and system. See the attached photo grid to view some of our work.

Whether installing, repairing or replacing your septic tank, it's important to carefully consider your options and learn about the advantages and disadvantages. With any septic tank design, proper septic service, maintenance and care are always recommended for optimal performance.

Concrete septic tanks are durable and can last for a very long time. However, concrete is susceptible to cracking and breaking, especially if a poor quality mixture has been used. This may cause effluent to seep out of the tank or allow groundwater to come inside, both of which are problematic. There are precast concrete septic tanks available for purchase. These tanks are heavy duty, can be made watertight and will last for many years. Precast concrete septic tanks are non-toxic and environmentally friendly, too.

Polyethylene and fiberglass septic tanks come with single or double chambers. They are durable, resistant to rusting or corrosion, lightweight, watertight and repairable if damaged. They are easier to haul and install and are also less likely to crack from tree root intrusion. Riser lids and other connections fit tightly on polyethylene and fiberglass tanks which helps to reduce odors. Compared to concrete tanks, these plastic tanks are more prone to structural damage. Since polyethylene and fiberglass septic tanks are lightweight, they could potentially rise or float in wet weather so they must be carefully and correctly installed.

Aerobic treatment systems use oxygen to increase the break down of organic matter, quickly decompose solids and reduce the concentration of pathogens in wastewater. They are more complex, expensive, require electricity and need frequent maintenance and service. With proper care, aerobic treatment systems are better able to produce high-quality effluent indefinitely.

For more septic information and service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434 and visit our website. We are located in Alpharetta - Milton, GA and continue to service North Atlanta and surrounding areas for 20+ years. Action Septic Tank Service is open daily from 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

North Atlanta Service Areas: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock

North GA Counties: Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, DeKalb County, East Cobb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, North Fulton County, Paulding County, South Forsyth County, Walton County and West Cobb County

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Proper Septic Care and Service, Alpharetta, GA

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In Alpharetta, GA, Action Septic Tank Service pumped a commercial septic tank. Servicing your septic system on a routine basis will help to improve its performance. We highly recommend scheduling annual septic inspections and pumping your tank every 2-3 years.

Conventional septic systems include a septic tank, distribution box and soil absorption system. Inside the septic tank, the solid and liquid wastes are separated. The sludge settles to the bottom of the tank, the scum floats to the top and the wastewater makes up the middle layer. Before the wastewater is distributed to the ground, it is further treated by the soil absorption system.

When septic systems fail, untreated wastewater is released into the soil. You may notice some of the following in and around your home or business: pooling effluent around your septic tank or drainfield, foul odors, slow drains, gurgling toilets and patches of greener grass in your yard.

Failing septic systems are harmful and can leak bacteria to rivers, lakes and oceans. Untreated wastewater contains waterborne pathogens and can spread diseases to animals and humans.

Action Septic Tank Service urges you to properly care for your septic system. Suggestions include servicing your system on a regular basis, conserving water, installing water-saving faucets and shower heads, maintaining detailed records, keeping a drawing of your system on file, running downspouts away from your home or business, preventing fats, oils, grease and other non-biodegradables from going down your drains and growing only grass above your septic system.

For more information and service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434. We are open daily, from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. We provide complete septic and sewer service for North Atlanta. This includes: septic pumping, septic cleaning, maintenance, inspections, installations, drainfield repair and replacement, line repair and replacement, sewer line cleaning, sewer line repair and replacement, dry wells, alternative systems, backflow prevention, septic treatments and grease trap cleaning and care.

North Atlanta Service Areas: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock

North GA Counties: Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, DeKalb County, East Cobb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, North Fulton County, Paulding County, South Forsyth County, Walton County and West Cobb County

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Corrugated Pipe Installation, East Cobb, GA

In Milton, GA, Action Septic Tank Service installed septic tank risers

In East Cobb County, GA, Action Septic Tank Service replaced this broken concrete septic line with a new corrugated plastic pipe. See the attached photos.

Concrete septic lines are often found in older applications. Though durable and long lasting, concrete lines have disadvantages. Concrete is expensive. The material is also very heavy and more difficult to install. Concrete lines may crack and leak, especially when exposed to extreme pressure.

Action Septic Tank Service recommends installing plastic lines, like the corrugated one shown in the attached photo, for your on-site system. Corrugated plastic lines are lightweight and less expensive. They are resistant to cracking, rusting, corroding and chemical scouring. Plastic pipes are also structurally strong and able to support large loads. They demonstrate an excellent flow rate, have the ability to relax under stress and are consistently sized.

For more information and service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434. Please continue to read the Action Digest and browse our Action Septic Gallery to see some of our work.

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. We provide complete septic and sewer service for North Atlanta. This includes: septic pumping, septic cleaning, maintenance, inspections, installations, drainfield repair and replacement, line repair and replacement, sewer line cleaning, sewer line repair and replacement, dry wells, alternative systems, backflow prevention, septic treatments and grease trap cleaning and care.

North Atlanta Service Areas: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock

North GA Counties: Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, DeKalb County, East Cobb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, North Fulton County, Paulding County, South Forsyth County, Walton County and West Cobb County

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Septic Biomat & Treatment, Sandy Springs, GA

 

In Sandy Springs, GA, Action Septic Tank Service treated a homeowner’s septic system. For info about our recommended septic treatment, call 770-922-1434 and read our Action Digest

Adding a septic treatment to your on-site system helps to balance the biological mat (biomat). Biomat, a black, slimy, jelly-like layer that forms along the bottom and sidewalls of the drainfield trenches, effectively treats the effluent and reduces the solids. 

The biomat removes pathogens and viruses from the soil, yet also restricts the flow of effluent through the drainfield. As the biomat develops, the soil becomes less permeable, making it more difficult to accept water. Hydraulic overloading often occurs which causes septic backups in or around your house. You may have slow drains, gurgling toilets or surfacing effluent in your yard. 

It is important to allow the septic biomat to naturally form. Septic tank filters, outlet baffle filters, proper maintenance, septic tank pumping, septic inspections and water conservation may help to slow down the development of the biomat. We recommend adding a Lenzyme septic treatment to your system as well. Each box contains a one-year supply of powder packets. In addition to the septic packets, Lenzyme also offers a septic kit to help treat and restore your on-site system with formulated bacteria additives. 

For more septic and sewer information and service, call 770-922-1434 and visit Action Septic Tank Service.

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. We provide complete septic and sewer service for North Atlanta. This includes: septic pumping, septic cleaning, maintenance, inspections, installations, drainfield repair and replacement, line repair and replacement, sewer line cleaning, sewer line repair and replacement, dry wells, alternative systems, backflow prevention, septic treatments and grease trap cleaning and care. 

North Atlanta Service Areas:  Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock 

North GA Counties: Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, DeKalb County, East Cobb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, North Fulton County, Paulding County, South Forsyth County, Walton County and West Cobb County

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Roswell, GA Septic Treatment

 

In Roswell, GA Action Septic Tank Service pumped a homeowner’s septic system. Further recommendations include pumping the septic tank every two to three years and adding a monthly septic treatment to the system. 

Action Septic Tank Service urges our customers to treat their on-site septic systems with Lenzyme products. We have trusted these septic products for years and our customers are very satisfied with the results. 

The Lenzyme septic packets are used to replenish the natural bacteria needed to maintain a balanced septic system. Each box consists of 12 premeasured Lenzyme powder packets. Properly treat your septic system by adding one packet every month. You may purchase your Lenzyme packets directly through Action Septic Tank Service. 

In addition to the septic packets, Lenzyme also offers a septic kit to help treat and restore your on-site system with formulated bacteria additives. The kit treats the entire septic system and helps to balance the drainfield biomat. Biomat, a slimy jelly-like layer below the drainfield, controls the flow rate of water and allows the bacteria to effectively remove pathogens. Included in the kit are two one-gallon jugs of drainfield biological activator and 24 packets of bacteria additives (two-year supply) that are added to the septic system monthly. 

For more Lenzyme septic treatment information and service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434 and visit actionseptictankservice.com

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. We continue to provide North Atlanta and surrounding areas with complete residential, commercial and industrial septic service for 20+ years.

North Atlanta Service Areas: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, DeKalb, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gainesville, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Lake Lanier, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock. 

North GA Counties: Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, DeKalb County, East Cobb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, North Fulton County, Paulding County, South Forsyth County, Walton County and West Cobb County.

 

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Overloaded Septic System, Marietta, GA

Septic systems are designed so that the drains inside your home or business empty into your septic tank through the main line. Once the wastewater enters your tank, it separates. Sludge, the heaviest part of the waste, sinks to the bottom. Scum, which consists of fats, oils and grease, floats to the top. Effluent, also known as gray water, makes up the middle layer.
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The effluent travels from your septic tank to the drainfield. The remaining sludge and scum build up inside the tank. When both reach a certain level, they must be pumped out. Otherwise, your septic system can become overloaded and backup in and around your home or business. If your system overflows, you may have untreated wastewater pooling in your yard or drainfield and also seeping down into the ground, contaminating the water with bacteria and other harmful diseases.

For residential and commercial systems, Action Septic Tank Service recommends scheduling annual septic inspections to measure your sludge and scum layers, check your lines, and assess your drainfield. We also encourage you to have your residential septic tank pumped every two to three years. Commercial tanks usually require more frequent pumping for reasons such as: faster wastewater flow, higher concentrations of fats, oils and grease, stronger presence of cleaners and chemicals, and a greater variety of system users, which makes it more challenging to keep up with regular maintenance and best practices.

For more residential and commercial septic information and service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434 and visit actionseptictankservice.com.

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. We continue to provide complete residential, commercial and industrial septic service to North Atlanta and surrounding areas.

North Atlanta Service Areas: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, DeKalb, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Lake Lanier, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock.

North GA Counties: Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, DeKalb County, East Cobb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, North Fulton County, Paulding County, South Forsyth County, Walton County and West Cobb County.

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Septic and Landscape Planning, Milton, GA

  In Milton, North Fulton County, GA, Action Septic Tank Service located this homeowner’s septic tank buried underneath a walkway. See the attached photo. 

When thinking about the location of your septic system, careful landscape planning is highly recommended. Otherwise, accessing your septic tank may cause disruptions and other problems in your yard. Adding risers makes locating, monitoring and maintaining your tank much easier, and eliminates the need for digging. If you’re unsure about the location of your system, contact Action Septic Tank Service. You may also request a septic drawing from your local health department. 

Consider your design choices when landscaping around your septic system and drainfield. Plant only grass over your septic tank. Keep trees farther away. Tree roots can extend into your tank and lines and cause blockages. Avoid adding tennis and basketball courts, above-ground swimming pools, gazebos, walkways, patios and storage sheds over your septic system. Keep vehicles and heavy machinery from driving or parking overtop. Plant gardens and install irrigation systems in other areas of your yard.  

For more septic information and service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434. We are open daily from 7 AM-10 PM. Continue to read the Action Digest by visiting actionseptictankservice.com

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. We provide complete septic service for North Atlanta and surrounding areas. This includes: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Lanier, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock. 

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Cumming, GA Septic System Failure and Repair

image1Action Septic Tank Service repaired this failing septic system in Cumming, GA. In the photo, the septic tank is completely overloaded with sludge, solids and water.

Septic systems fail for various reasons. Some examples are outlined below.

Poor septic design and incorrect installation lead to septic failure and may affect public health and safety. Your septic system must be designed according to site conditions, which relates to soil type, slope, groundwater and bedrock. When installing a septic system, local regulations and codes must be followed.

Tree root intrusion also causes septic blockages. Careful landscape planning is highly recommended. Keep trees, plants and shrubs away from your septic system.

Hydraulic overloading, when too much water enters the septic system at once, may cause wastewater to back up in and around your home or business. To help prevent, conserve water. Take shorter showers, fix leaks, install water-saving toilets, shower heads and faucets, select the proper load size when using your washing machine, run your dishwasher only for full loads, and turn off the water while brushing your teeth. For more information about water conservation, including a list of best practices, visit

http://www.epa.gov/greenhomes/ConserveWater.htm.

Driving and parking vehicles and heavy machinery over your septic system may lead to septic trouble and failure. The weight impact can collapse your pipes, chambers and septic tank. Be careful!

Poor septic maintenance negatively affects your system. Action Septic Tank Service recommends scheduling annual septic inspections and having your tank pumped every 2-3 years. Keep pesticides, motor oil, antifreeze, paint thinners, and cooking grease out of your drains. Other common cloggers, including diapers, wipes, paper towels, sanitary products, coffee grounds and cat litter, should be disposed of properly.

For more information, and for service in and around North Atlanta, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434. Continue to visit us at www.actionseptictankservice.com.

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. We provide complete septic and sewer service for North Atlanta, Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. This includes: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, DeKalb, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Lake Lanier, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock.

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