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Is Your Septic Tank Lid Broken?

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A septic tank offers an environmentally friendly and convenient way to address your household waste. Under proper operation, your septic system will easily address water produced from the sink, shower and bathroom. However, it is important to be alert for issues with your septic system, as its efficiency depends on all components operating with maximum efficiency.

If you notice a foul odor in your yard or around your property, this could indicate that your septic tank lid has become cracked or damaged. Otherwise, backwash of sewage occurring in your drains or lavatory suggests that soil or other foreign bodies have entered your septic system and caused a blockage.

At Septic Service Pro, we recommend that you have your septic tank professionally pumped and evaluated every three to five years. If you are new to your property or were unaware of the necessity of this task, you may have some trouble locating your septic tank lid.

Check Your Documents or Ask Around

If you have purchased a new home, a diagram of your septic system should have formed part of your property inspection. Check your documentation or ask for this to be made available to you. If you are able to contact the previous owners, it is likely that they will have arranged septic tank drainage, and will be able to help you locate it. Otherwise, local septic tank companies may have previously visited your premises and will be aware of your plumbing layout.

Employ a Metal Detector

Some septic tank installations have risers that will raise the lid to ground level. Depending on the size of your yard, these should be easy to locate. It is more likely that the entire septic system, including the lid, will be buried as much as one meter deep. A metal detector can help you zero in on the approximate location of your septic tank lid, and the precise location can be achieved by investigating with a metal pole.

Check Your Pipework

Follow the outlet lines from your home to determine the general area of your septic system. A septic tank is usually placed anywhere between seven to twenty-five meters away from your property. The outlet area will encourage grass and plant life to grow fuller and longer than the surrounding vegetation. This is a good place to begin looking with a metal detector.

Finding or replacing a septic tank cover is no easy task. It is vitally important to ensure that your system has not been compromised by soil or sludge. Contact Septic Tank Pro in Georgia today to take the stress out of septic system maintenance.

Posted on behalf of Septic Service Pro

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Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

Buford Office

6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 899-6457

Our Customer Reviews

Septic Service Pro


Based on 117 reviews

Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.


Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.


Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.


We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary


Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.


Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.


The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.


These guys were amazing. Jim and Mike came when they said they would, did the job, explained everything they did. Very courteous,and professional. I am a handicapped person and felt extremely comfortable with them at my home. Thank you!!!!!


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Septic Service Pro Cumming, GA

Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

(678) 899-6457

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6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

(678) 899-6457

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