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Septic Tank Services and Septic System Design in Arlington WI

Arlington Hardware excels at septic tank maintenance and septic system design. Our years of practical experience and countless septic system designs means we have worked with just about every situation imaginable.

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Standard Septic System

From the first perc test to the final grading after a septic tank is installed, Arlington Hardware ensures the right system is installed and prepared for many years of trouble-free service. We have assisted homes, schools and businesses with wastewater management, developing septic systems to manage various volumes depending on need.

As useful as septic systems are, they don’t always fit in with the landscaping of your property. Septic tank lids and other protruding elements of your system are often unsightly. In order to improve the aesthetic of your property, you’ll want to hide the tank. Here are some tips for hiding your septic tank without causing damage.

Plant Grasses Around the Lid

You should never plant grass directly over the lid of your septic system, as it will make maintenance more difficult. However, tall grass planted around your lid will successfully hide your septic tank lid without detracting from your landscape, I fully suggest working with artificial turf.

Place a Light Lawn Ornament on Top

Heavy items should never be placed on top of your septic tank lid, but light items that can be easily removed are a great option for covering. Lawn ornaments such as statues, birdbaths, and potted plants can all cover your septic tank lid properly while improving the overall look of your property.

Use Rocks

Artificial landscape rocks are a great way to hide your septic tank. They are lightweight and easily removed and they will look great with your landscaping. Moveable rock gardens can look great as well. Because they are temporary and easily shifted around, they will not inhibit septic system maintenance.

Create a Mosaic Lid Cover

One option that many people choose to hide their septic tank is to make the lid look appealing, rather than masking it. Creating a mosaic design with small tiles over your concrete lid will look great and help the lid stand out less on your property.

Paint the Lid

If none of these masking options suit your needs, you can always paint the lid. Painting the lid the same color as its surroundings will help it easily blend in without disrupting any functionality. This option is a quick, easy solution to improve the look of your septic system.

System Design and Septic Tank Services

We offer an extensive list of services to our customers. From septic tank maintenance to installation, our goal is to keep the septic systems operating at full capacity.

When your septic tank needs a septic pumping service, cleaning, maintenance, or repair we have experience with a wide variety of systems, ensuring any  potential issue can be properly identified and repaired before larger problems evolve. Our services include –

  • Septic Tank Pumping
  • Septic Tank Cleaning
  • Troubleshooting and Diagnosing System Problems
  • Septic Tank Repair and system maintenance
  • Drain Field Design and Septic Tank Installation.
  • Perc Testing

Septic System Problems in Lodi, Poynette, Arlington WI

If you are experiencing problems with your septic tank or system, there could be a number of issues. Please review the information below for some insight about septic systems and common problems.

Remember, if the wastewater cannot soak into the soil under the drainfield bed, sewage may back up into the system creating two distinct symptoms

  • Wastewater puddling on the ground, or…
  • Sewage backing up into the house.

After flushing the toilet, if the water does not go down, or you hear a blup-blup-blup sound – this is telling you the tank or drainfield is not accepting water. A clue to what is happening is grass will get greener and taller than the rest of your yard when the wastewater can no longer drain thru the pipe, rock, or sand. This is because the water will begin to push to the top of the drainfield and begin to puddle at the surface.

Possible Causes –

  • Poor Soil Conditions – A system placed in unsuitable soil for the flow generated from a house.
  • Excessive Water Usage – A system designed too small for the house it serves or too small for the water generated from the house. If sludge or scum is allowed to escape out of the septic tank and enter the drainfield, the pipe, rock, or sand may become clogged. If this happens the liquid will not be absorbed into the sand. This common problem is caused by a failure to have the septic tank regularly pumped out. It is also important to note that, over the normal operating life of a system, this clogging will naturally occur and can eventually degrade a system. Again, regular pump outs are the best preventative services that can be performed.
  • High Water Table and System Failures – During wet or abnormally wet seasons, groundwater may rise into a drainfield and force sewage to the surface. This is caused by an error in design or sometimes by a significant change in the surrounding landscape.
  • Roots and Clogging of System Failures – The roots of trees and bushes planted too close to the septic tank can sometimes enter and block the pipes of the system.
  • Physical Damage to System Components Causing Septic Failures – cars, trucks or heavy equipment passing over any portion of the system can damage pipes, septic tank or other portions of the system causing a malfunction. Protection of pipes are important. One effective way to to make sure they stay in top shape is to use bitumen tape.

Arlington Hardware knows how important a well-functioning septic tank is. Our committed professionals want to ensure the system we design and install minimize or eliminate the common problems.

Call us – 608-635-4305 – if you have any questions or problems. Let us show you why we are considered to be the leading septic system designers and septic tank repair Company in the Arlington WI.

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