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Septic Advisor is for homeowners and small business managers that use septic systems and other means of on-site wastewater treatment and disposal.  You can find help here if you have septic system problems, such as sewage backups, septic system odors (gases or smells), sewage surfacing, and many other septic system problems.  If you want to make sure you won’t have septic system problems in the future, we can help. 

If you are a new owner of a septic system, we offer a lot of information that can help you avoid septic system problems.  You could start by browsing through our Septic System Tutorial and learn the basic concepts of how a septic system works.  If you follow this with regular reading of the Septic System Maintenance section, there is a good chance you will never have septic system problems.  The Find/Locate section will help you locate your septic system components and find local help for various septic system issues.  If you need to have your septic system inspected, or are reviewing a recent septic system inspection report, see our Inspection section.  The Septic Advisor Blog-Forum has discussions about septic system inspection requirements for each state.

Many of our visitors have questions about their septic system problems.  Before you go any further, if you have septic system problems, tank failure, odor issue, etc. ….. take a few deep breathes and try to relax.  We have been through this many times with many homeowners and commercial establishments.   Septic system problems are often discovered during the sale of a property, as if you didn’t have enough stress already.   The following questions may be running through your mind:

  • How do I get my septic system fixed ? (What's the process?)
  • How long will it take to repair my septic system? (Is this a long process?)
  • How much will the septic system repair cost?  (I didn't plan for this.)
  • How am I going to pay for the septic system repair? (I really didn't plan for this.)

You may want to skip ahead and get right to the answers about conducting septic system repairs in the Repairs section.  We recommend checking out the Problems section, understanding the cause of your septic system problems can expedite the septic system repair and save money.  You may want to go directly to the Cost section, where you can learn basic methods to control the cost of septic repairs and ways to reduce the cost of financing septic repairs.

IMPORTANT!  We also provide some cool tools to connect you with local septic professionals and local septic permit agents.  Local Septic Professionals can guide you through the septic system design and installation process. The Septic Permit Agents can assist you with septic system permits, finding plans, or getting certified.  These professionals can answer many of your septic system questions.  You can also get your septic system question answered in our Blog Forum.  Sign-In to use these tools, its free.  Your Sign-In helps us keep track of our tool use and find ways to make our site more useful to septic system owners.

Use the knowledge you gain here to help you make better decisions when employing the local septic professionals that will work at your site. If you have septic system problems and don't find the answers here or would like more information, please contact us.  We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.

Caution.   Always contact a local professional prior to conducting any work on your septic system.  Local professionals are familiar with local conditions, component costs and availability, as well as local regulations, codes, and permit requirements.  Remember, safety comes first, so hire a professional.