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Septic Tank & Wells: When to Talk to Your Plumber About a Replacement August 11, 2017

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Septic Tank & Wells: When to Talk to Your Plumber About a Replacement, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

When hydro-jetting and cleaning no longer resolve issues of backflow, you might be looking at a septic tank that’s ready to retire. To permanently fix this problem, you’ll need to call your plumber for repair or replacement. Neglecting to address this problem right away could expose you to harmful fumes from waste matter.

Why You Need to Replace Your Septic Tank

Different layers of scum and sludge can build up over time and cause a blockage in the drain field. When this happens, you could experience leaks, back flow, and terrible odors. Aside from this, you could be exposing your entire family to potentially harmful fumes, such as methane and hydrogen sulfide, which can compromise their health. A leak or busted pipe can also result in plumbing issues if the repairs aren’t handled immediately.

When to Replace Your Septic Tank

plumberMost times, installing a new septic tank or well is fairly simple, but you’ll need to consult your plumber regarding the schedule. August is the best time of the year to have your septic tank replaced. During this time, your plumber can easily install pipes without worrying about rain or heavy soil. While cases vary, the plumber might need the assistance of heavy equipment to get the installation job completed. Hauling equipment becomes more challenging when it’s accomplished during the rainy season.


Installing a new septic tank or system is a big project to undertake, but doing so before problems become any worse is key to keeping your home safe and clean. Are you in the middle of a plumbing emergency? Steve’s Plumbing & Heating offers dependable emergency repair services for clients in and around the Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Marshfield, or Wausau areas. Visit the website or call them at (715) 421-1800 to learn about their 24-hour service options. 

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