Expert Septic Tank Services in Edmonton

If you have a septic system, you want to make sure that your septic tank is functioning optimally to keep your home running efficiently. Many people often forget about septic tanks, because they are installed underground and away from the structure of your home. However, an efficient septic tank is necessary for your sewage system to work properly.

At Capital Plumbing, we provide quality septic tank maintenance, installation, repair, and replacement services in Edmonton to keep your home operating efficiently and safely.

We understand that septic tank problems arise at inconvenient times, and we offer 24/7 support to find you a solution in a timely manner – no matter the time of day or night.

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Is Your Septic Tank Failing?

Many homeowners do not notice issues with their septic tank until the issue worsens enough to cause backups or foul odours.

We offer a range septic tank maintenance, installation, and repair services, including:

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Septic tank issues can cause your sewage to be released and moved into places it should not be. It may cause sewage to back up into your yard or to be backed up in pipes that bring it back into your home.

When your septic tank fails, clogs, or backs up, you may wonder what caused the issues to arise in the first place. The more you understand about proper maintenance, the more you can work to prevent these issues from occurring.

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If you suspect that your septic tank is failing, contact Capital Plumbing & Heating to schedule our Septic Tank services in Edmonton today!

Why Your Septic Tank May Have Failed

To keep your septic system at optimal operation, trust our plumbing experts to work with you to provide preventative maintenance and necessary repairs or replacements in Edmonton.

If an issue arises, you want to work with our experienced technicians that offer upfront pricing with no hidden costs. We work around-the-clock to prove that we are nuts about our customers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? We’ve got you covered! Check out our FAQ for quick answers to common queries. Need info not covered? Reach out, and we’ll happily assist with any questions or concerns you have. We’re here to help!

1. Which Septic Tank Is Best?

Concrete tanks are durable and heavy, but they can crack or leak over time. Fiberglass tanks are light and resistant to corrosion, but they can be damaged by heavy loads or shifting soils. Plastic tanks are also light and corrosion-resistant, but they can float or deform if not installed properly.

2. What Is the Longest Lasting Septic Tank?

Some estimates are that concrete tanks can last for 40 to 50 years, fiberglass tanks can last for 30 to 40 years, and plastic tanks can last for 25 to 35 years. Of course, these are only averages and the actual longevity of your septic tank may differ.

3. How Do I Increase Good Bacteria in My Septic Tank?

To increase good bacteria in your septic tank, you should avoid flushing or pouring anything that could kill or inhibit them, such as bleach, antibacterial soap, pesticides, or harsh chemicals. You should also limit the use of garbage disposals, as they can add too much solid waste to the tank.

4. What Is a Septic Tank and How Does It Work?

A septic tank is an underground tank that treats your home’s wastewater by separating solids and liquids. The solids form sludge and the liquids form scum, which are partly decomposed by bacteria in the tank. The effluent then leaves the tank and goes to the drain field, where it is filtered by the soil.

5. What Are the Signs That My Septic Tank Needs Pumping?

You need to pump your septic tank when it gets too full of sludge and scum, which can cause various problems. Some of the signs of a full septic tank are sewage backup, slow drains, bad smells, and standing water near the tank or drain field. You should contact a professional plumber to pump your septic tank as soon as possible.

6. What Are the Downsides of Having a Septic Tank?

A septic tank can have some drawbacks, such as high maintenance costs, environmental hazards, and low tolerance for excess water or waste. You need to inspect, pump, and repair your septic tank regularly to prevent groundwater, soil, and surface water pollution. You also need to conserve water and avoid clogging or damaging your septic system with inappropriate substances.

Real Customer Reviews on Google

Christie ForrestChristie Forrest
23:39 19 Jun 24
Dave was very knowledgeable and personable.
Sharon TSharon T
23:07 17 Jun 24
Braydon and Carlos were awesome! Once again, they found an item that needed immediate attention and a couple that I can have repaired/replaced in the future. I always learn something new about my home and how it operates. The more we know the better! Customer service is outstanding!Sadly, Braydon is a Flames fan.....wasn't sure I should let him in, but relented....GO Oilers!
Cregg SunshineCregg Sunshine
06:45 12 Jun 24
Karen CarletonKaren Carleton
16:42 11 Jun 24
Capital Plumbing is the only plumbing that provided outstanding customer service for a quote. My call was answered immediately and they booked a quote right away, plus did an advance call to let me know they were on the way. I haven’t had work done yet but they are already winning for customer service. They even brought/wore shoe coverings in the house. Impressive and they came highly recommended to me. I could see why.
Connie ScottConnie Scott
23:08 10 Jun 24
Thank you Dave. I appreciate your availability today and lessons on the multiple plumbing issues I raised. Goodbye galvanized it 🙂
Bill RogersBill Rogers
02:24 08 Jun 24
Braydon and Kevin did an excellent job in installing a new hot water tank. They were very helpful and informative in helping us understand the problems with our old water tank. They were also very helpful in connecting our bbq to the natural gas meter. We will definitely have them back for any future plumbing repairs we may need.
Clayton ShmyrClayton Shmyr
13:35 07 Jun 24
Thank you again Capital Plumbing and Heating for coming to help resolve a plumbing issue. Matt and Carlos were great to deal with. Both were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I've used Capital multiple times for various plumbing issues and have been pleased with their service every time.
Alrick CampbellAlrick Campbell
13:15 05 Jun 24
Braydon was extremely knowledgeable of the services offered. I was very impressed with how detailed oriented he was. For each process he explained exactly what will be involved.
rezebeth nocejarezebeth noceja
21:35 31 May 24
Carlos and Kevin were wonderful to work with: very friendly, patient, responsive to questions, and offered proactive advise on the state of our equipment without imposition. Just really a great experience everytime Capital Plumbing technicians come to our home.
Capital Plumbing has been coming to our house for years now, and every time it's truly been a fantastic experience. Whether it's been our furnace or our hot water tank and for this last visit our sump pump I can't thank them enough for fixing the problem. I would like to thank all the staff at Capital for doing such a fantastic job. They will always be my first call. Also big shout out to Dave for dealing with the sump pump today.
Xiaofu ZhuXiaofu Zhu
20:46 04 Apr 24
I had Capital Plumbing and Heating come out for a malfunctioning furnace today. It was the fourth or fifth time I've called on Capital over the past decade. Once again the service was fantastic. Chris was friendly and capable. He diagnosed the problem quickly and had it up and running again within in a couple of hours. He checked the furnace repeatedly afterward to make it sure it was working. There are lots of things where I don't know who to call, but furnace/AC is not one of them. Highly recommended.
Sibeal McCourtSibeal McCourt
19:33 01 Apr 24
The two Daves were excellent. They took their time, explained everything, provided options and were very pleasant. We could not believe they were able to replace our garburator on the same day, and were neat and tidy with their work. This is the first time we have tried Capital Plumbin and Heating, and will be using the company again. Thanks to both Daves!
Kevin ConradKevin Conrad
18:16 16 Feb 24
Great customer service, great job, always great at explaining everything
Joshua LothamerJoshua Lothamer
04:11 16 Feb 24
Friendly, informative, and overall a pleasure to deal with Chris. Capital Plumbing unfortunately has a $99 show up fee, understandable, and I did not compare prices so will not attest to that but they showed up within 24 hours when a lot of others said within a week.
Jeanette SpanikJeanette Spanik
08:21 10 Feb 24
Prompt & Courteous Service.
George RamsayGeorge Ramsay
18:42 09 Feb 24
Chris is an excellent hard working gentleman. Very satisfied.
Michael NiemiMichael Niemi
20:33 08 Feb 24
I used Capital Plumbing at my old residence. They were the best then and still continue to be today. I knew when I called for service for my new place I would definitely get the same service. I was right and they didn’t disappoint. The technician was excellent. The lady that answered the phone was the best customer service representative I have ever talk to. They are very lucky to have such a great representative for their company answer the phone. It all starts with the phone call. I would 100% recommend this company to everyone
Josiah DyckerhoffJosiah Dyckerhoff
18:27 24 Jan 24
(Updated from 1 to 3 stars) They eventually did the work they said they would do but:- they didn’t do the work the first time they came- I had to call them six times to get them to finally listen and come back without charging me even more- the tech complained to my wife that the job was underquoted (even though the quote was given on site after a thorough examination of our system)- I have no way of checking whether he did a good job or rushed through it because he thought we weren’t paying enoughI give 3 stars because the job was eventually completed but I had to hound them and argue to get them to do the job they originally agreed to for the price they quoted. If you want the full story, read on.I asked them to come give me a quote for a water softener and descaling - they originally told me it would be a free quote and then tried to change that to be $100 for a “service call”, which I had to argue to avoid.The tech was friendly and helpful, so I agreed to do the descaling for about $500. After maybe 45 minutes he said he couldn’t do the descaling because he didn’t know if the unit was designed to be descaled, and he admitted he didn’t really do anything for me. He charged me a reduced price but still over $250, and I didn’t think I had any choice. After he left I called the boiler manufacturer and within 10 minutes found out it should be descaled.It took two weeks of me calling over and over, speaking to different receptionists and hearing various reasons they couldn’t do it yet or couldn’t confirm a price and then they would just stop calling me back. Finally I was told I would have to pay the full original price on top of what I already paid. I said that was unacceptable because all I am asking is for them to do what they originally said they would do and I am willing to pay the difference.I was told a manager would reach out to me to discuss. Mid afternoon I called again and was told he had just stepped out but would call as soon as he got back. Finally the next morning he called back and agreed to do what I was asking, and a tech came the next week. The tech was at our house for about 1.5 hours and complained that we were underquoted but still honoured the price.
04:59 28 Dec 23
Second time I’ve used Capital Plumbing because first experience was fantastic as was my current experience. Dave is very knowledgeable and explained everything. Explained the cost process before picking up a part. Will be definitely requesting Dave when needed in the future. Thank you so much.
19:49 21 Nov 23
Dave and the team were great! I had an issue with my in-floor heating and they were easy to schedule, on time to the appointment and very pleasant!They even returned on a courtesy after my initial appointment to validate everything was working. Thank you!!