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Septic Tank Repair Oregon City & Surrounding Areas

You can count on Goodman Sanitation in Portland, OR as licensed, qualified septic waste professionals to install, maintain, and perform all of your septic tank repairs. Our estimates are always free and we will be happy to help put your septic systems back in optimum working order.

We will inspect your septic tank and determine whether it needs replacing or repairing. Some older septic tanks have a limited (20 to 25 year) service life and corrosion may have lessened its load-bearing capacity. Aerobic pumps may have failed and need to be replaced. Clogged drainfields may need to be excavated and replaced.

While we are servicing your septic wastewater systems, we will also offer advice on the proper way to maintain your systems so it will provide you with years of trouble-free service. The best way to avoid repairs is to utilize a regular schedule of maintenance including having your septic tank pumped every 1 to 3 years, depending on your wastewater production. Keep in mind that washing machines, dishwashers, and garbage disposals increase the wastewater load on your septic tank systems.

Goodman Sanitation cares about your property as much as you do. We take care to make sure all repairs are done efficiently and professionally to maintain the health of your septic tank wastewater systems and the quality of the groundwater.

Table 1. ESTIMATED SEPTIC TANK PUMPING FREQUENCIES IN YEARS (For year round residence)
Houshold size (Number of People)
Tank Size
(Gallons)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
500 5.8 2.6 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.7
500 9.1 4.2 2.6 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.3
1000 12.4 5.9 3.7 2.6 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.7
1250 15.6 7.5 4.8 3.4 2.6 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.0
1500 18.9 9.1 5.9 4.2 3.3 2.6 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3
1750 22.1 10.7 6.9 5.0 3.9 3.1 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6
2000 25.4 12.4 8.0 5.9 4.5 3.7 3.1 2.6 2.2 2.0
2250 28.6 14.0 9.1 6.7 5.2 4.2 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.3
2500 31.9 15.6 10.2 7.5 5.9 4.8 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.6

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.