Do you know where your residential septic tank is located? If you weren’t there during the septic tank system installation process, you may not know. This information can be valuable when your septic tank needs maintenance. Halo Environmental Solutions offers septic and drain line locating as part of our comprehensive sewer and septic services. Here’s how we figure it out: 

  • Focus on areas close to the home. Septic systems for homes will always be close to the home, but not right up against it. A septic tank will never be under the home, driveway, or structures like a patio, so this also limits our search. 
  • Note where your water well system is. Septic tanks and water wells are placed far from one another to avoid the possibility of contamination. 
  • Search for tell-tale signs of a buried object. Depending on whether the hole for the septic tank was perfectly sized, there may be a slight mound or depression over where the tank is; additionally, if the tank is buried shallowly, vegetation may struggle to grow in the shallow soil, so sparse grass is also an indicator. 
  • Lastly, use appropriate tools. We will use special metal probes that can penetrate the soil to help identify where the tank is. 

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There are a variety of reasons why you may want to locate your septic tank and drain line, including:  

Knowing the location of your septic tank will help you avoid it if you need to utilize excavation services for your exterior drain tile system or tree stump removal. At Halo Environmental Solutions, we are focused on providing high-quality services that you can rely on.

Whether you know the general location of your septic tank or not, Halo Environmental Solutions can quickly and efficiently identify where your tank and main drain line are located.