Licensed, bonded, and insured for septic service, maintenance and repair. Serving NE and SE Kansas since 2006.
Maintaining your septic system is an important job best handled by the experts. Owners can have a clean, free-flowing system for many years, but if neglected, septic systems will eventually clog or fail, posing a health hazard, leading to enormous repair costs or even larger replacement costs down the line.
Septic System &
It's important to have a well-functioning septic system. Whether you're building a new home or business or renovating, we can help with your septic and lagoon needs.
Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair
Buying or selling your home? Most lenders require a full septic inspection. If you're buying and it's not required, a new system can cost up to $20,000. It's best to get it inspected for peace of mind.
We can help grade and prep for new construction, assist in utility work, brush removal, backfilling, septic drain fields, and most all other general excavating needs.
Areas We Serve
When it comes to matters of the home, it’s always best to seek the professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the warning signs of septic system failure?
Gurgling noises in household plumbing, pipes and drains
Unpleasant sewage odor
Sluggish drainage in home
Plumbing backs up
Greener, wet or mushy ground around the septic system
Why Do I Need to Have My Septic Tank or Lagoon Pumped?
Septic tanks require pump outs when the solid waste accumulates to the capacity of storage. For most systems to operate optimally, pump outs should be scheduled when the tank reaches 30-50% of total capacity.
How Often Do I Need to Have My Septic System or Lagoon Pumped?
The answer depends on these factors:
The size system you have
The number of people are using your system
The amount of water you use
The number and length of laterals you have
A qualified inspector can answer some of these questions to help you know for sure, but as a rule of thumb, it’s best to have your system checked at least every two years.
Can I Use a Garbage Disposal?
Septic systems were not intended for the disposal of food wastes, coffee grounds, grease or fat and in fact, these will harm the operation of the septic tank. However, if you cannot live without this modern convenience, just plan to have your tank pumped more frequently.
Should I Use Additives to Help My System?
Even though there are many products and some very convincing commercials out on the market today, every septic system professional, environmental and government websites all have the same answer, “NO!” Using additives to add or help bacterial breakdown of sludge is ineffective and may even cause larger problems. Research actually indicates that biological enzymes and other “miracle” additives do not improve septic system functions. The amount of bacteria or enzymes recommended are so small that any effectiveness is virtually impossible to detect.
What Can I Do to Help Keep My Septic System
There are lots of things you can do to help keep your system healthy. Conserving water by repairing leaky faucets and toilets, installing low-flow fixtures, turning off the water when brushing your teeth or when shaving reduces the load of wastewater your system has to handle. Avoid washing all of your laundry in one day – space out water use throughout the entire week. Protect the absorption area by keeping livestock (especially horses) off the lateral field. Don’t park cars, boats or heavy equipment on the leach fields so the ground doesn’t get compacted. Divert downspouts or other drainage away from soil absorption areas. And avoid flushing things like sanitary products, paper towels, disposable diapers, cigarette butts – even tissues. Toilet paper should be the only added material a toilet should flush.
"They impressed me with their knowledge and straightforwardness on how to take care of my septic tank. They most definitely maintains their equipment and truck with excellence. I will be passing my experience on to my friends to call D&S Sanitation with all septic problems as I've finally found someone with the integrity I've been searching for."