Additional Residential Services


These are the other residential septic system services we offer:

Sewage Pumps & Equipment

Many systems in our area utilize a sewage pump. These pumps are designed to pump effluent to a drain field in a location not accessible by a conventional gravity flow. Over time, whether due to age or improper installation these pumps and the equipment associated with them will malfunction or fail.

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Hydro Jetting Service

Hydro jetting is the use of a machine, which pumps a large volume of water at a high rate of speed through a small flexible hose. The water escapes the end of the hose through a specialized head. This flexible hose and jetter head are inserted into sewer lines, which are in need of cleaning or have a blockage. This specialized head pulls its way through the pipe while cleaning out hardened food grease or other potential obstructions, which have built up in the pipe over time. Once the head reaches a clog or blockage, the pressurized water attacks the clog, thus breaking it loose and clearing your sewer line.

Hydro jetting is used in both residential and commercial applications.

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Effluent Filters Installed / Cleaned

Effluent filters are devised to prevent unwanted materials from escaping your septic tank and flowing into your drain field. The device is usually made from plastic or PVC, which can withstand the wet and otherwise harsh environment inside a septic tank.

The filter is positioned at the outlet end of your septic tank, in the sanitary tee or housing. The effluent flows through the slots freely however; the filter catches hair, lint and other materials.

The advantage of using an effluent filter is the added protection to your drain field. The disadvantage of using an effluent filter is, when its operating properly it will become clogged over time.

Maintenance of effluent filters is a must. When clogged, they will prevent the flow of effluent to the drain field, thus causing potential sewage back ups into your home. Your septic service provider should always clean your filter when pumping your septic tank.

Commonwealth Waste Solutions strongly recommends cleaning effluent filters on a yearly basis.

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Riser Installations

Risers are commonly used when septic tanks are buried deeper beneath the grounds surface than usual. Adding a riser to your septic tank actually brings the access lids up closer to the grounds surface.

When entry to your septic tank is needed for pumping and cleaning, repairs or other maintenance i.e. to clean an effluent filter, the access lid or lids must be exposed.

The installation of a riser or risers will reduce your septic professionals digging time, thus making maintenance on your system more cost effective. Risers also reduce the amount of damage done to manicured lawns when maintenance is performed, as much less digging is necessary.

Virginia Health Department requires the use of risers when an effluent filter is present.

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