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Our skilled team at Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co. is made up of trained professionals who have extensive experience locating and servicing septic tanks. The majority of septic tanks in our area have risers installed to grade, but when that is not the case our technicians can skillfully locate a septic tank using precision tools. Instead of wasting your valuable time and resources, call on Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co. at the outset – we’ll find your septic tank. Our sophisticated equipment allows for unmatched accuracy with minimal upset to your property.

What Is Electronic Locating?

Electronic locating is a modern answer to an age-old problem. Unless your septic tank has risers or you’re the property’s original owner, you might not know precisely where the tank is located. In the past, you were given only a couple of less-than-ideal options: probe the ground with a metal rod and hope to locate the tank, or check your county’s permit records. 

But today, electronic locating allows you to avoid costly and potentially destructive excavation, making the most of time and resources in favor of a much more direct option. When our technicians come to your property to electronically locate your septic tank, they will flush a small transmitter that is roughly the size of a golf ball. It will then travel through the plumbing system and into the septic tank. Along the way, the electronic locator sends out signals that the technician can track to more accurately map the plumbing system that leads to the septic tank.

Tim Frank Septic professionals then use monitoring equipment to locate the tracker when it eventually lands in the tank and are able to tell you right where your septic tank is. We can then take a targeted approach when digging to access the septic tank lids. It is recommended to utilize electronic locating before your tank is backing up, seeing as the transmitter cannot be flushed if the line to the septic tank could be obstructed. 

Why Electronic Locating Service Is Important

Typical residential septic tanks can range in capacity from 2,000 to 5,000 gallons. If you’re having trouble with water backing up or slow drainage, you’ll want to know precisely where the septic tank is located, should you need service or repairs to be performed. 

Plumbing and drainage issues are key indicators of a clog or of a tank that needs to be pumped. And instead of excavating all across your property in search of the tank, or spending unnecessary time and money on the endeavor, electronic locating services can be employed to do the job quickly and accurately. This is vital before doing major construction too, since most septic tanks are made of concrete and susceptible to damage from impact. If there’s a chance that the tank is made of plastic or could be in a hard-to-access location, then electronic locating is a must to ensure that the tank remains intact. Using electronic locating will also end up being more cost effective in the end, because it does not require much labor or time and is a non-invasive way of locating what otherwise could require extensive excavation.

When To Use Electronic Locating Service

If you are not the original owner of your home, and records are hard to come by, it can be difficult to know precisely where your septic tank is located if it does not have risers to grade. Whether right after purchasing or after some time spent living in your new home, you will need to have the tank pumped and perform other routine maintenance. If you do not know where the tank is located, you will want to determine this long before you have a problem. Once the sewer line or the septic tank is backing up, the transmitter cannot be flushed.   

Besides these concerns, the tank could now be buried deeper than anticipated, fill dirt could have been added over the years or it could just be covered in vegetation. Trying to locate it yourself is often more of a hassle than it’s worth. Electronic locating simplifies the process and brings a level of accuracy that you can have confidence in when deciding where to excavate. 

You can rely on the experts at Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co. if locating your septic tank has become a seemingly impossible chore. Reach out today to learn more about our electronic locating services and to schedule an appointment.

  • Find your septic tank with electronic locating

  • Find your septic tank with electronic locating

  • Find your septic tank with electronic locating

  • Find your septic tank with electronic locating