Septic Tank Pumping Services

The beauty of Western Colorado is its wilderness and spectacular views of mountains, canyons, and forests. Many people choose secluded houses and ranches for the space and greenery offered by the forest.

However, plots of land that are spread far apart from each other and rural areas often have no connection to city utilities. With no centralized sewage system, homeowners rely on septic systems for their wastewater and septic pumping for maintenance.

With Owens and Son’s Inc., you have nothing to worry about.

We can install your septic system, take care of its maintenance, fix any problems, unblock or repair your leach field, and pump the wastewater at regular intervals. Enjoy peace of mind and revel in the natural beauty surrounding your beautiful rural home.

What Is a Septic Tank?

Septic tanks are underground tanks that collect all of the household’s wastewater from the bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room. Instead of having your house connected to the sewage utilities with pipes, your wastewater is directed to the septic tank, where it is collected and grey water drains through the leach field into the surrounding soil.

After months—or years—of usage, you will need to pump the septic tank to remove any sludge and solids that have built up. Pumping your septic tank at reasonable intervals will ensure it never overflows.

Problems occur when homeowners neglect to pump their septic tank. Likewise, sometimes septic tanks get clogged and blocked and require maintenance and fixing.

Septic Tank Pumping

Here at Owens and Son’s Inc., we have extensive experience in pumping septic tanks. We will come on time, make sure we leave no waste or dirt around, and pump your septic tank. We take care of the waste disposal by carrying it to an approved wastewater treatment facility.

The septic pumping frequency depends on the size of the household and the number of people. Large families with children will have heavier usage than couples. Similarly, a cabin in the woods that is only used a few weeks per year will have very little usage compared to a ranch that is occupied throughout the year.

If you are wondering whether your septic tank needs pumping or not, give us a call and we will visit your home and evaluate whether you need to empty it. We value our relationship with you over anything else: we only advise on septic pumping if it is necessary or requires immediate attention. After all, as part of maintaining an honest and trustworthy relationship with our clients, we believe you should only pay for the services you actually need.

Septic Tank or System Repairs and Services

From time to time, septic tanks and/or their systems may require repairs. Tree roots can often block the pipes and cause blockages and overflows. We have the necessary equipment to cut tree roots and repair the damage they have caused.

Our septic services extend to showing our clients how their septic system works and where its main components are. We can go through some basic steps our clients can take to ensure their septic system works properly.

We also discuss with our clients what sort of liquids, foods, or material should never end up in a septic tank, such as paper towels, disposable diapers, ground coffee, motor oil, or food scraps. These could block your septic system and require our assistance to unclog it.

Septic Tank Installation

If you are planning on building your new house in the breathtaking scenery of Western Colorado, you will probably need to install a septic system. Most secluded plots of land have no access to city utilities.

We will handle the whole process for you:

  • We will get the appropriate permits for your septic tank installation, obtain the engineer design when needed per county codes.
  • We will make sure your septic tank installation is flawless: your septic tank will be servicing your house for years to come without any problems or issues if cared for properly.
  • Installing a septic tank involves excavating the ground to install the tank, which can be made of concrete or polyethylene.
  • We also install the pipes connecting the house to the septic tank so that wastewater flows through. We take extra care in ensuring the pipes are slightly sloping toward the tank to prevent backups.
  • Once your septic tank has been installed and the pipes secured, we cover the ground and bring the site back to its previous condition.

Leach Field Installation and Repair

A leach field acts as a filter. You install it at the outlet side of a septic tank to allow the outflow from the tank to slowly seep through the ground. The soil bacteria digest the solid matters while the water filters through.

To repair or unclog a clogged leach field, we have several options for treatments. The most obvious sign that your leach field requires repairs is seeing effluent around the drain part of your system. This implies that wastewater is not flowing freely but is instead blocked.

We have all the necessary equipment, know-how, and expertise to fix leach fields and unclog them. This both makes your septic tank system more efficient and gives it a longer lifetime.

Owens and Son’s Inc. are Experts

Installing, Repairing, Servicing or Pumping Septic Systems

As fourth-generation plumbers in Western Colorado, we know that septic systems are necessary for rural areas. We have the required expertise, know-how, and experience to solve any problems you might face relating to your septic system.

Whether you are building your remote dream house or you are facing problems with blockages in your septic system, we are here to help.

Call 970-986-7426 to schedule an appointment and to receive your free quote!