If you want a septic system that functions safely and efficiently at all times, having access to a reputable service provider makes all the difference. At A1 Plumbing, we provide septic system troubleshooting, septic remediation, and installation in Quinte West that will always exceed your expectations. All it takes is one call for us to show up quickly and take control of the situation.

Addressing Issues with Your Septic System

When you’re having issues with your septic system, it’s important to have access to a team of specialists that can identify and address the problems to minimize malfunctions or disruptions. Using a proven process, we’ll identify any specific issues affecting your septic system and take the appropriate corrective action, which may include repairs, replacement, or other recommendations and interventions. When you take care of septic issues quickly, you can avoid unpleasant consequences and extend the lifespan of your septic system.

Working with Our Reputable Septic System Experts

No matter what’s going on with your septic system, we have the experience and the industry expertise to take care of the problem quickly and efficiently. As a family-owned and operated local business, we know what it’s like to be part of the community, and we will always go out of our way to get the job done right. You can count on our in-house septic system specialists to show up at your home on time and ready to get to work to solve your problem and prevent any future issues. Here are some more benefits of working with us:

Access to 24-hour emergency plumbing service
Courteous and friendly technicians who treat your home with respect
No dispatch fees to work on your property
Transparent pricing with no hidden costs

Professional Septic System Troubleshooting

When you get in touch with us to come out and troubleshoot your septic system, we’ll go through a proven process that includes:

A thorough visual inspection of the system components
An odour assessment of the general area
Surface water inspection
Septic tank inspection
Drain field evaluation
Water flow assessment
Patterns and habits of septic system use
Review of maintenance records
Water quality testing
Assessment of plumbing fixtures
Checks for backups in drains or toilets

The Importance of Maintaining Your Septic System

Keeping your septic system properly maintained will help ensure you avoid many of the common issues that typically cause problems. A well-maintained septic system helps to protect public health, prevents water contamination, prevents unpleasant odours, minimizes repair costs, keeps you in compliance with regulations, prevents ground surface damage, and extends the life of your system. As a homeowner, you want the best for your property, and keeping your septic system in good working order is always a good choice.

Reach Out to us Today

If you’ve been having issues with your septic system, you can reach out to our team at A1 Plumbing for septic system troubleshooting, repair, and installation in the Quinte West area. Schedule an appointment today for expert service you can trust.

FAQs on Septic System

Detecting a failing septic drain field involves observing several key indicators. 

If you notice slow drainage or gurgling sounds in your plumbing fixtures, it could signify a problem. 

Foul odors around the drain field, soggy or standing water, and lush grass growth in the vicinity are also red flags. Perform a simple dye test by flushing a colored dye down the toilet; if it appears in the drain field within 24 hours, there may be a leakage issue. Regularly check for backups or sewage pooling in the house. 

Elevated levels of nitrates or other contaminants in well water may also indicate a malfunctioning drain field. 

Consulting a licensed septic professional for a thorough inspection, including soil testing and assessment of the tank and distribution lines, is crucial to accurately diagnose and address any septic drain field issues promptly.

Regular maintenance, proper waste disposal practices, and awareness of these warning signs contribute to a healthier and more efficient septic system.

Determining the need for a new septic system involves assessing various factors. If your current system is over 20 years old, it may be approaching the end of its lifespan.

Persistent issues such as frequent backups, slow drainage, or foul odors despite regular maintenance are warning signs. 

If you’ve expanded your household or made significant property additions, your existing system might be inadequate for increased demand. Excessive pooling of water around the drain field, visible sludge in the septic tank, or contamination of nearby wells are critical indicators of system failure. 

Professional inspections, including soil percolation tests, help evaluate the absorption capacity of the soil. Any violations of environmental regulations or local codes may necessitate system replacement. 

Engaging a licensed septic professional for a comprehensive evaluation ensures accurate diagnosis and guidance on whether installing a new septic system is the most viable solution for your specific circumstances.

Recognizing when your septic tank is full is crucial to prevent backups and system malfunctions.

Slow drainage in sinks, toilets, or showers is a common early sign, indicating that the tank is reaching capacity. Unpleasant odors around drains or in the yard may also emerge as the tank nears fullness.

If you notice gurgling sounds in the plumbing, it suggests the tank is struggling to accommodate incoming wastewater. Lush, green grass over the drain field can indicate overloading and potential septic tank issues. 

Monitoring the time between pumpings is essential; a well-maintained tank typically requires pumping every 3-5 years. Regular inspections by a licensed septic professional can assess sludge and scum levels, providing a more accurate gauge of tank fullness. Prompt action, such as scheduling routine pump-outs, ensures the longevity and efficient performance of your septic system.

Identifying when to repair your septic system involves vigilant observation of several key indicators.

If you experience slow drains, gurgling sounds in pipes, or foul odors in your home, it could signify issues with the system. Exterior signs include pooling water, especially around the drain field, and overly lush grass growth.

Regularly inspect for sewage backups or standing water in the yard. A septic alarm going off or visible cracks in the tank are urgent signals requiring immediate attention. 

Routine professional inspections, typically every 3-5 years, can preemptively catch potential problems. If you notice a sudden increase in water usage or have recently added occupants to your household, your system may be stressed and in need of adjustment or expansion. Timely troubleshooting and repairs, often conducted by licensed septic professionals, are essential to prevent further damage and maintain the optimal functionality of your septic system.

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With Our Professionals

The guys from A1 are always prompt and efficient. Robert and Nolan did a great job installing the new dishwasher
Aurelio Z.
Rob and Brent did a fantastic job installing my new Ultra Violet Disinfection System, fixing a leaky water pipe, and updating many of the piping from my pressure tank. They did an excellent job and explaining what they did and why, along with guiding me through using my new Ultra Violet Disinfection System.Recently, Jarrod and Nolan did a fantastic job with servicing my Ultra Violet Disinfection System. Their patience and thoroughness was refresshing. They answered all my questions and voluntarily shared about future maitnenance that I was not aware of. A1 Plumbing is a great company. Thank you.
Bryan S
Needed A1 again due to a small pinhole leak in a copper pipe that was discovered late in the evening. Went online and requested an appointment for the next day. Received a phone call the next morning confirming I was scheduled for that day, and that it would be before noon. They arrived as scheduled, and fixed the leak. Thanks, again!(Previous Post)Our hot water tank went suddenly. One call to A1 Plumbing and someone was there that day to assist with fixing the issue. Really appreciate the notifications we received advising when someone was on their way and giving us an approximate arrival time. Great Service!We recently had a second great experience with A1 Plumbing. We had an older metal section of our kitchen sink drain pipe leak. Of course, we discovered the leak on the weekend. Their after hours service help guide us to a temporary solution, but did offer to come on the weekend to fix it. We utilized the temporary solution, and a technician arrived early Monday morning to fix the problem. Thanks again for the quick response!
cats H.
Pleasant, Tidy, Timely. Local. I will be recommending A1 to anyone needing plumbing services.Thank you for a job done well!
Penny F.
Responsive, polite, great people
Mark O.
Great second experience, very responsive and the diagnosis and implementation was flawless.
Doris R.
Jobs 2.A1 plumbing has a very senior outstanding technical, experienced plumber Kyle.Kyle is very kind, listens, and very dedicated and consistent on me for example. Kyle wants to assure any issue's - recommendations and loves being a Senior Plumber.I live in a Mobile Home community and it can and is challenging to have plumbing completed.Kyle - Sincerely - Thank you for caring about your clients.Job1 Kyle and Scott, completed my kitchen tap and piping for a leak. Very professionalKyle and Brent (forget his name) fixed my shower issue. Kyle and Brent will be back Friday for a larger job to fix a leaking shut off valve and pipe under my home.I am very happy and trust and enjoy A1 Plumbing and would recommend to Bay Meadows Adult Park. I have started to pass the word.Thank you,Doris Racine
Richard B.
Repair was completed quickly at a good price I would use them again & recommend them
Floppy B.
Reasonable prices, prompt and friendly service, job done well. I've had them out to my house several times now and have nothing but good things to say about them.
Dennis D.
A1 are A1! Call ahead before their scheduled time. Assess the task and give an estimate of cost prior to proceeding. Very pleasant. Do neat and efficient work.
Michael R.
Excellent communication, good value, and workmanship.
Heather D.
We were very pleased with the recent work that A1 Plumbing did for us on our new kitchen. Once again they were fantastic with communication and very responsive to our needs. We are sure there will be other plumbing projects to do down the road and without hesitation we will call A1 Plumbing to come out and do the work.
Nisha B.
Fast and Reliable. Would recommend.
Eric L.
A large job guaranteed and completed in the time requestedVery professional business and would highly recommend
Roger L.
We have used A1 plumbing several times and have found them to be extremely accommodating with great service. Highly recommend them.
James W.
They did a great job fixing my sink at a reasonable price!
Andrew G.
Installed dishwasher. very organized and efficient service.
Ryan B.
Unclogged my sink in less than half hour. Been working perfectly since. Called and they showed up the next day so very little wait time.Would use them again.
Keith F.
Fast efficient and responsive. Highly recommended!
Ann J.
I am happy to recommend A1 Plumbing, particularly Jessica and Shane for their assistance in the replacement of my UV light. This was the first time for me to do this. Jessica recommended Shane who came out the next day. He schooled me in the process. I feel confident that going forward I will know what needs to be done.Thanks
David S.
Pleased with the work done by this Company.Definitely would recommend them to my friends.
Tom M.
Good advice and service
Our landlord called this company this morning explaining we his tenants had a leak under the kitchen sink, the receptionist called him back promptly and explained that A1 plumbing would have someone out today to look at the problem, a few hours later, the receptionist called to inform us that the service tech was on his way..two very polite gents came replaced the leaking pipe and both drains and plugs in a fast and efficient manner.Kudos to the receptionist, the two service techs and also the Company A 1 Plumbing
Brenda D.
What a great service call. Efficient and thorough when looking for the cause of the problem. I would recommend A1 any day!
Lu-Anne A.
Fast and reliable. I was able to get same day service. Whenever anyone is looking for recommendations for a plumber, I always recommend A1 Plumbing.
Christina D.
Great work, employees were friendly and knowledgable and kept me informed on the work as they went along. Worked hard, got the job done in one day even though it was a super long day.
Serena L.
I had an outstanding experience with A1 Plumbing. Rob and Matt were incredibly efficient and professional. I called them at 8am, and by noon, they had installed a brand new tank. Their work was super efficient, and they were both friendly and approachable throughout the process. Communication was a breeze, and their expertise was evident in their work. I highly recommend A1 Plumbing to anyone in need of plumbing services. Their stellar professionalism and knowledge make them an excellent choice!
A1 Plumbing provides professional and prompt services.The same day I called regarding my sump pump issue, they sent out their technicians. I was impressed by the fast response, the email and courtesy texts regarding their arrival time and photo of the tech who would be handling the job.Nick and Mitch attended to my sump pump issue. They were very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and happy to answer any questions I had regarding my sump pump. They kept my home clean as they worked and wore protective coverings on their boots.I'm extremely happy with the service they've provided me and would highly recommend A1 Plumbing to my family, friends and anyone in need of plumbing services.This company is definitely A1. Keep up the good work and thank you for the great service.Kelly G.
Brittney B.
Prompt, easy to work and communicate with, honest!!
EXCELLENT customer service. Knowledgeable employees and everyone I have dealt with/talked to was extremely pleasant and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
Mary Ann D.
Install dishwasher
Esther A.
We highly recommend A1 Plumbing after our experience with them. They’re staff were professional, highly transparent in communication and finished the task in a timely manner.
Joe S.
AWESOME . John was ahead of schedule. Provided updates on arrival time. Was professional very technical provided an accurate statement of work and was just so professional.
Steven E.
We had asked A1 plumbing to do a inspection of the septic system for a house we are buying. They came out to the house and did a thorough inspection. Glad we got them because there was a lot of hidden damage and expansive work that needs to be done to bring the system up to standard.Great work, would recommend.
Robin W.
Friendly, Knowledgeable, Professional And Quick Service to Fix The Issue. A1 Provides You With The Problem And Will Let You Know The Cost And Procedure Before Fixing The Issue.
bruce W.
Very good 👍 at explaining things, Very efficient in his work
Kristopher D.
Very happy with their service. Do yourself a favor and go with them.
Aaron C.
Great team with a lot of expertise. Excellent communications. The overall process was very well ordered. Highly recommend!
Janice J.
Very impressed when called one day and came the next. Guys were professional and knowlegeable, very hard workers. Definately recommend. 😊
Alan W.
If I could give a 10 star review I would.I called on a Monday, they came the Tuesday to assess the job (leaking well and fried wiring) then returned the next day with an excavator to complete the work.The two Mikes did a fantastic job. I knew it would be a difficult one because the saturated ground is just full of rock, welcome to PEC!All was going great until our local junkie lunatic decided to steal one of their work trucks from my driveway.Tail gate open, cap doors open, dropping a plethora of plumbing items as she sped off down the road. Including a motorcycle helmet belonging to another A-1 employee who came by to drop off a couple of fittings.Little did the crackhead know, I have security cameras and resulting video was of great interest to the OPP officer who attended possibly the most ridiculous crime ever committed in Rednersville.With everyone on scene in a state of complete and utter disbelief and now short on tools and supplies, the two Mikes still managed to complete the work. Thank you so much guys!You’re the best.
Natalie N.
Very helpful and quick response time! Great customer service 👍🏼
Wendy B.
Great service, clean install, thoroughly answered all questions.
Danno & L.
Friendly, professional and knowledgeable crew. A1 is my go to for plumbing needs. Would recommend to anyone!
William V.
Quick service, quick scheduling. I was not able to make the inspection but Matt jumped on a video call to walk me through the details - thank you!
Victory L.
Prompt, efficient and professional service as suggested by their name A1. Anyone wanting a great company definitely call A1 Plumbing. Highly recommended!