I am hoping to find someone here who has some experience with these..We
a house under contract for my folks and the house has been vacent for
several months so we want to get someone
to inspect and possibly pump the septic system out. It's one of those new
fancy "aerobic" ones with the pumps and sprayers and stuff..At least I need
someone to show me how to work it as it has two control panels with all
sorts of switches, clorinator, aerator, pumps and lights on the top. Also I
see a large green "hatch" which I am sure is the main access as it says
"warning, poisonous gas, do not open" and a tee handle..About a foot from it
is a 4" pvc pipe sticking up with a threaded cap which I did unscrew and
there was a chain attached to the cap and it then was attached to a plunger
looking thing down the pipe, I didn't pull it out I just replaced the cap...
I then flipped the breaker that says "pump" and three golf course sprinkler
in the back of the lot popped up and started spraying so at least that part
works(of the four breakers the only one left running was the air pump)...A
couple of people told me you have to be careful as some companies tend to
feed on ignorance and will try to tell you everything needs replacing and
charge a fortune..The house is less than three years old....
Anyway hoping someone might be familiar with these, and might have some
insight on what to look out for with an inspection or what to expect..It
might be fine, but being the house has been empty since december, and was a
repo my guess is it may have never been serviced..
Thanks in advance everyone...
John in Austin/Bastrop Texas
In Alabama Septic installers/service folks have to be certified.
Advanced Installer Cert to work on this type of system.
Contact your local health department, yellow pages, or contact the mfg
of the septic system if you can find a name..
It is great that you want to maintain this system!