Expert Sewer and Septic Services Throughout Rhode Island
Diffley and Daughters services sewers and septic tanks throughout Rhode Island. Many homeowners neglect their septic systems with an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude. Most system failures within 10-20 years are caused by common oversights and lack or pumping and maintenance. Neglecting to get the tank pumped can lead to damage and system failures. When properly maintained, septic tank systems will provide effective wastewater treatment for many decades. We’ll show you how your septic system works and how to expand the life of your tank with proper care.
By performing regular septic system pumping and cleaning, you can prevent the high cost of repairs or replacements of your system. Poor maintenance and infrequent cleanings are the largest contributors to failing septic systems. Having a septic system that needs repairs could lower your property value, and cost you thousands of dollars!
If sewage from a septic system is inadequately maintained it can potentially cause a ground water contamination which is hazardous to drinking water as well as human health. It’s important to maintain your septic system by scheduling regular septic cleanings, so call Diffley & Daughters, the best Septic Company in Rhode Island!
- Septic Tank Pumping
- Septic System Maintenance
- Septic System Inspections
- Septic Certifications for Home Sales
- Grease Trap Cleaning and Pumping
Efficient Septic and Sewer Line Repairs
Avoid driving over the leach field to prevent damage to your septic system. Poor maintenance and excessive water usage can cause sludge to enter the leach field and hinder effluent processing. This reduces permeability, creating backups in the trenches that can leak into lawns or basements. Damaged sewer lines can result in flooding and hazardous soil contamination. Injury to your septic tank or sewer system is often caused by:
- Broken Seals and Leaking Joints
- Clogs and Blockages
- Cracked, Broken, or Collapsed Pipes
- Foreign Objects and Grease Buildup
- Pipe Corrosion or Oxidation
- Root Infiltration
- Soil Shifting and Compaction
- Distribution Box Repair
- Septic Lid Repair
- Septic System Replacements
- Septic System Upgrades
- Rejuvenating Leachfield
- High Pressure Water Jet
- Camera Inspections
- Riser Repair and Installations
- Inlet & Outlet Baffle Repairs
Understanding Your Septic System
Every septic system is self-regulating and requires only occasional pumping to keep it running smoothly. Most residential tanks are from 1,000 to 2,000 gallons depending on the size of the home and local building codes. Every septic system consists of a tank and a leaching or soil drain field. The primary chamber retains sludge and scum, while the smaller chamber breaks down effluent waste before entering the leach field. Effluent flows from the tank and is distributed throughout the drain field through perforated pipes set in graveled tranches. As it absorbs through underlying soil, the effluent is purified and dissolved.
Why Regular Maintenance Is Essential
Remove buildup and keep your system in optimal condition by getting it serviced every 1 to 3 years. Performing this important periodic maintenance saves you from the unpleasant and expensive inconvenience of replacement. Avoid additives that claim to replace the need for pumping. These can interfere with your system’s operation and make the problem worse. Be sure to hire a qualified professional to get the job done right. Our team has the equipment necessary to remove the entire contents of the tank using proper agitation and suspension.
Keeping Your Systems Healthy
We encourage all our clients to take proper care of their septic and sewage systems. Getting your tank pumped helps avert common problems and prevents the need for replacement. Our team of qualified professionals will maintain a healthy wastewater system through routine maintenance, repairs, and upkeep. We conduct pipe replacements, repairs, and installation with a free estimate. Our team can handle any size of septic or sewer job. We’ll leave your property looking nice and clean with quality services covering topsoil compacting, and re-loaming.