Corrugated Pipe Installation, East Cobb, GA

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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Sewage Pump Basin Service, Brookhaven, GA

image1In Brookhaven, Metro Atlanta, GA, Action Septic Tank Service pumped this sewage pump basin. See the photo grid attached.

A sewage pump basin is used in applications where the drain system lies below existing sewage lines. Sewage flows from the home or business through the pipes. A tank is used to collect the sewage. When the wastewater reaches a certain level, the sewage pump begins to operate. It grinds the sewage into a fine slurry. The sewage is then forced to the sewer main.

A sewage pump basin is usually made of fiberglass, high-density polyethylene or fiberglass reinforced polyester. A lid, made of heavy-duty plastic or metal, is attached to prevent unauthorized access. Safety locks can be added as well.

For optimal performance, it is important to protect your sewage pump. Keep wipes, diapers, plastics, gasoline, antifreeze, paint thinners, toxic chemicals, cat litter, fats, oils and grease (FOG), glass, metal and wood from going down your drains. They often clog your system and cause your sewage pump to fail.

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

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. For 20+ years, we have provided complete septic and sewer service for North Atlanta and Metro Atlanta. Popular areas include: 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, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Sandy Springs, South Forsyth, Suwanee, Waleska, West Cobb and Woodstock.

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Roswell, GA Septic Alarm and Float Switch Installation

septic aprilIn Roswell, East Cobb, GA, Action Septic Tank Service replaced a sewage pump and installed a septic tank alarm and float switch.

In single-pump septic systems, when the float rises to a certain level, an alarm will sound. This alert means that the septic system may be on the verge of overflowing.

There are various reasons why the alarm float switch will sound. The sewage pump may have stopped working or is jammed. There may be an issue with the power source or the alarm switch itself may have malfunctioned. It is also possible that the septic system has blockages or is failing.

Other signs of septic trouble include surfacing effluent, foul odors in and around your house, patches of greener grass, gurgling toilets, and slow drains.

For more information about septic tank alarms and float switches, and for service, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434. Please continue to visit our website at www.actionseptictankservice.com.

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA. For 20+ years, we have served North Atlanta, Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. This includes: Acworth,

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

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Installing Septic and Riser Lids, Johns Creek, GA

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In Johns Creek, GA, Action Septic Tank Service installed a new septic tank lid. Please see the attached photo.

Septic tank and riser lids can be found buried underneath the ground at various depths. To find the lid, knowing the location of your septic tank is extremely helpful. Septic lids can be installed on risers so they are visible at ground level. Risers also eliminate the need for digging. If you do not have risers, Action Septic Tank Service can still locate your septic tank, or you may also obtain a drawing from your local health department. Keeping a septic drawing on file is highly recommended.

Your septic or riser lid must be properly installed and attached so that unauthorized access is prohibited. Unsecured and missing lids may cause tragic and fatal incidents.

There are various types of septic tank and riser lids made of polyethylene, fiberglass, concrete and other durable materials. Safety features, including screens, netting, webs, and other hardware, are also available.

For more information about septic tank and riser lids, and for service in and around Metro Atlanta, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434 and visit www.actionseptictankservice.com.

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton in North Fulton County, GA. For 20 years, we have served Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. This includes: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, DeKalb, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gainesville, 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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Troubleshooting Corrosion in Outlet Baffles, Canton, GA

action septic tank servicec alpharetta georgiaIn Canton, GA, Action Septic Tank Service replaced the corroded outlet baffle in the existing septic tank with a sanitary tee made of PVC.

Excessive corrosion in concrete septic tanks causes the outlet baffle to erode and crumble. One possible cause is lack of ventilation. When the septic tank is improperly ventilated, sulfuric acid forms and breaks down the concrete at the baffle.

Sometimes corrosion in concrete tanks occurs even with proper ventilation. Possible reasons may include tank construction, poor concrete mix, use of water softeners and additives, and quality of well water.

Deteriorated outlet baffles lead to septic blockages and drainfield failure. Possible signs of septic failure include surfacing effluent, gurgling toilets, slow drains, foul odors, wet spots over the drainfield and patches of greener grass.

For additional information and service, in and around Metro Atlanta, call Action Septic Tank Service at 770-922-1434 and visit www.actionseptictankservice.com.

Action Septic Tank Service is located in Alpharetta-Milton, GA and continues to serve Metro Atlanta for 20+ years. Popular service areas include: Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buford, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Gwinnett, Johns Creek, Lake Lanier, Marietta, Metro Atlanta, Milton, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Fulton, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Suwanee, West Cobb and Woodstock.

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