Septic Services

A1 Septic Solution Services

With years of experience and a team of highly qualified technicians, A1 Septic Solution can troubleshoot and diagnose any problem that you may be having with your septic system. From replacing a pump to finding and fixing a broken pipe, no job is too big or too small — we do it all!

A1 Septic Solution Services Include:

• Septic Tank Pumping and Cleaning – We take care to have minimal impact on your landscaping during our service of pumping out your tank.

• Septic System Design & Installation – We can design and install a septic system for every need, whether you are building a new home, replacing a failed system or need a new tank, we can design a septic system that best fits your needs and budget.

• 24/7 Emergency Service – Any time you need us we are open and ready to serve you. We don’t charge extra for emergencies like some other companies.

• Septic Pump System Repairs and Installations – No pumps are too large or small, we take care of them all.

• Septic to Sewer Conversions – We provide cost-effective conversions where sewer is available.

• Pipe Repair or Unclog – If you have a broken or clogged pipe we will find it and fix it and at the lowest price guaranteed!

• Riser InstallationsRisers are beneficial for homeowners who no longer want to remove sod and dig several feet into the ground to access their septic tank.

• Warranties – all our installations, services, maintenance, and repairs, come with some of the longest warranties in the industry.

Septic System Inspections

Whatcom county septic inspections, septic tank pumpingHeath department O&M Inspections, we are licensed and certified for Whatcom Skagit and Snohomish Counties.

The Onsite Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Program is a State mandated program to ensure that septic systems are being used and maintained in a way that is safe for public health. A septic system needs regular checking and maintenance to avoid costly repairs, just like your car or your house.

Drainfield Inspections – This is a free inspection of your septic system that A1 Septic Solution offers. It is a brief investigation of your system by one of our project managers to determine the current condition of your drainfield. We will offer explanations of how your system works and help you make decisions to prevent problems or to solve any problems found.

Real Estate Inspection – This type of inspection is used to determine the condition of a septic system before the buyer completes the sale. Similar to having a roof inspected or having a termite inspection, a septic real estate inspection is essential in saving the buyer thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs.

The inspection will include a pump-out of the septic tank if needed in order to see inside the tank to check for the structural integrity of the tank walls, lids, and baffle. The inlet and outlet will be checked along with the filter. The drainfield will be checked through various means to determine if there are any obvious or potential problems.

Septic System Verification – When a home or commercial establishment is being expanded upon, such as an addition to a home, the county health department will require a septic system verification to determine if the currently installed system is capable of handling the anticipated wastewater flow from the addition. Mortgage companies may also require verifications of the system before approving an equity line or mortgage to ensure the system is operating correctly.

Grease Traps Cleaning and Maintenance

We clean them all, from small kitchen traps to large outdoor grease traps.

Wastewater flowing from restaurants or other types of commercial facilities that produce fats, oils, and grease are required to have a grease trap or multiple grease traps in line to the sewer system. Grease traps are designed to intercept the flow of FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) to the wastewater treatment plants who do not want this product in their waste streams. They are 70-90% effective in capturing the FOG.

These grease traps/interceptors are usually about 1,000 gallons in size constructed of concrete or plastic and are installed underground just outside the commercial facility using them, sometimes in series of 2 or 3 tanks as required. Grease traps are always full except just after pumping. As the wastewater flows in it impacts against an inlet tee designed to decrease stirring up the wastes in the tank. As wastewater flows in, an equal amount flows out the other side through the outlet and on through the sewer system. In between is a baffle in the tank which keeps most of the solids and floating scum on the inlet side of the tank.

Grease traps are required to be pumped and cleaned every three months at least, and a hauler manifest must be completed accurately on every occasion to keep in compliance with city, county, and state regulations.