Septic Pump Boring Oregon & Surrounding Areas
Septic pumps, also known as aerators, are vital to providing oxygen to a septic wastewater treatment systems. Goodman Sanitation in Portland, OR provides different models and sizes that will suit your specific needs.
When replacing a failed septic pump, it is important to have the same size and model designed originally for your septic tank systems to properly handle the volume of air. Bigger is not necessarily better. A too large air pump could possibly generate too large a volume of air for the diffusers to handle. This will cause backpressure and might cause the air pump to run to hot and thus fail prematurely. A too small aerator will not allow enough air to enter the tank to ensure proper growth of aerobic bacteria. Then inadequately treated sewage could possibly clog your drainfield much sooner than it should otherwise.
It is also important to choose the correct repair diaphragm for your septic air pump. Make sure the diaphragm is one designed to work with the specific air pump to ensure it works correctly. Goodman Sanitation has highly skilled professionals at the ready to install the correct septic pumps and diaphragms for your septic tank wastewater treatment systems.
Note: More frequent pumping needed if garbage disposal is used
Figure 1. CROSS SECTION OF A SEPTIC TANK WITH (optional) EFFLUENT FILTER
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NEW OREGON DEQ GUIDELINES
There are inspections for homeowners who want to remodel their homes with additions to the house or property.
There are inspections for hardship cases for homeowners who want to add a mobile home to the property and attach to the existing septic systems.
There is the "time of transfer" inspection / evaluation when the homeowner is selling the property.
Each of these inspections require that the tank be uncovered, the distribution box(es) be uncovered, that there is an amount of water introduced to the tank, to watch the contents flow to the distribution box and be accepted by a "thirsty" drainfield, to pump the tank and note any deficiencies.
To do an inspection on any and all pump vault components and panels along with electrical connections. To provide a detailed plot plan meeting all DEQ Specified requirements with all DEQ forms filled in completely with our technicians "certified" number and identification on the reports.
Should any repairs be needed to help bring your systems "up to date" with compliance codes. We will outline the repairs and the cost and schedule an appointment for you. This gives you time to make an informed decision, ask questions, research websites, or ask for comparison bids for repair or work on fitting the repairs into your budget.
Your septic systems is the second biggest investment, next to your home and Goodman Sanitation will be considerate on how you spend your money.