Long Island Septic Services
Since 1961, Squires & Pierson has been installing and maintaining septic tanks on Long Island's East End. Our experience and focus on customer service make us the first choice for Hampton homeowners.
A properly designed septic system really is a thing of beauty. A highly efficient, self-contained underground wastewater treatment system, it provides safe, secure storage for solid wastes, and uses natural processes to treat wastewater and return it to the soil in a state harmless to the environment. A poorly designed system, however, can be an expensive mess, endangering nearby wells and waterways, turning lawns into smelly marshland, and requiring expensive measures to repair or relocate. Since 1961, Squires & Pierson has been installing septic tanks on Long Island's environmentally fragile East End. We understand what's needed to site and build your system properly to ensure many years of safe operation:
- Site selection that places your septic system away from areas slated for paving, nearby wells, waterways, wetlands and pools for maximum safety and compliance with local regulations.
- Detailed soil analysis to verify the chosen site has adequate soil depth and permeability to support a septic system. Soil evaluation takes into account factors such as the seasonal high water table and any soil layers that might restrict absorption and treatment of sewage.
- Careful excavation to avoid soil compaction that may reduce the capacity of the soil to absorb and filter wastewater.
A Cautionary Tale
We get it. Having your septic tank pumped when it seems to be working just fine feels like a waste of money. And you can wait until it stops working to have it pumped, but consider this: Your first indication that something's wrong might be a basement four inches deep in raw sewage. The hassle and expense of cleaning up that mess will be FAR more painful than the minimal cost of having your septic tank pumped as part of routine household maintenance. How often you need to pump the solids out of your septic tank depends on four factors: the number of people in your household, the amount of wastewater those people generate, the volume of solids in the wastewater and the size of your septic tank.
Things that go 'blurp' in the night
- You flush. Nothing happens. You flush again. Still nothing. Or, maybe, a sort of blurp, like your toilet is having trouble keeping things down. You bravely wield the plunger. No change.
- You finish doing the dishes and the sink takes much longer than usual to drain. You check the trap and it's clear, but the water is ebbing at a snail's pace.
- The grass over your septic tank is the greenest in the neighborhood. And it's a little squishy underfoot. And there's an unpleasant odor in the air.
- These are all scenarios indicating septic system failure. Cut water usage to the barest minimum and call us to schedule service as soon as possible.
When the worst happens
Nobody likes to think about the mess and hazard that can occur when a septic tank overflows. Raw sewage on your basement floor, in your yard – it's not only smelly and disgusting, but it's a personal and environmental danger. While we would certainly rather hear from you to pump out your septic tank before it's in crisis mode, we'll also be there to help clean up the mess should the worst happen. Our approach is two-fold: