Septic System Service Galesburg, IL

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A professionally installed septic system is an asset to any homeowner for several reasons. Firstly, it helps to properly treat and dispose of household wastewater, preventing pollution of ground and surface water resources. Secondly, it can prevent unpleasant odors and unsanitary conditions on the property. Finally, a functioning septic system is necessary for the health and safety of the residents of the home.

Even though septic systems are highly convenient, and most people will take their system for granted, the fact is that you, like many homeowners, are bound to run into a couple of common issues with them. Not only do these issues need to be addressed right away, but they need to be addressed professionally by experts such as our team. Depending on the nature of the problems, we may suggest that homeowners bite the bullet and get a new septic system.

Addressing most septic issues isn’t a DIY job because a lot can go wrong. Professionals like us have the knowledge and experience necessary to diagnose and repair most issues with a septic system correctly. Our team will identify and fix problems such as clogs, leaks, and other malfunctions that can cause the system to fail or work inefficiently. Our professionals have the tools and equipment needed to access and repair parts of the system that are not easily accessible to the homeowner.

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Our professional repair service will ensure that the septic system is restored to optimal performance and that measures are taken to prevent further damage to the system. Plus, we ensure that the system complies with local and state codes, which is imperative for avoiding fines.


Have you noticed a leak in your septic tank? Is your septic system acting up? Then it’s time to call the professionals at Coal Creek Excavating & Septic. We will diagnose and address the issue for you in no time.

What Are The Most Common Septic System Issues?

While it isn’t uncommon for septic tanks to start leaking, or blocks from developing over time, they are often caused by underlying problems such as overuse and overloading. For instance, a large number of people may be using a system that isn’t designed to handle the load. An overwhelmed system can develop issues earlier than it should. 

The second most common reason is a lack of maintenance to keep the system functioning. The build-up of solids can clog the system. Also, poor ground conditions and a high-water table can add to an already troublesome system.

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Below are some of the most common septic system problems you may encounter:

Septic System Tank Failure

Tanks will usually fail when they get old or if they are damaged by the roots of nearby plants. However, when the tank fails, it can lead to a cascading effect; thus, homeowners will notice problems like overflowing gutters and backups. Issues like these need to be addressed right away.

Septic pipe Blockages

Your system can get clogged for various reasons. Some of the most common are that there is oil in the system or also because non-biodegradable materials have been disposed of in it.

Biological problems

A septic system will have bacteria in it, and they help to break down the waste. However, there are times when the balance of the good bacteria may be upset, which eventually leads to the system not functioning as well as it should, causing foul odor to emanate from it.

Septic System Leaks

When the septic system starts leaking, it is often because of poor maintenance or if there has been damage done to the system. Untreated water can slowly seep into the environment and thus contaminate everything nearby.

If you notice any of the above problems or something similar with your septic system, then feel free to call us immediately. Our septic services will inspect and address the problem in no time.

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We Install New Septic Systems In Galesburg

We have been installing septic systems and tanks in the Galesburg, IL area for many years, and over the years, we’ve discovered that no job is as straightforward as it first seems. That’s why we follow an installation process that has proven to be highly effective at delivering an excellent job in the least amount of time.

Below is how the process generally works:

We get a permit

Prior to us being able to install a septic system, we have to get a permit from the County Health Department. The county will carry out a soil analysis, and we will then determine what size system is needed, mainly depending on the size of the home. Usually, this takes some time in our experience because the county will need to determine the suitability of the soil and then choose a system that delivers the best results.


System Installation 

To install a septic system, we need to excavate the land to make room for the tank, distribution box, access hatch, and pipes. Since all the solids will collect in the tank and liquids in the distribution box, the system needs to be adequately sealed. Plus, we need to understand the land’s topography to help calculate reabsorption for septic installation. This is usually done by digging pits to ensure you will not encounter pooling.

County Inspection

A county representative is sent out to inspect the system, ensuring it is up to code. After the system passes inspection, the job is complete.

We Are Galesburg’s Leading Septic System Experts

Installing a septic system or repairing one is easier said than done especially if you need quality work. However, we have the equipment and trained professionals to handle the job for you. We will handle everything from excavation to plumbing, and everything in between. Plus, our team is available to answer questions you might have before, during, and after the process.

Need a quote? Get in touch with our team for a no-obligation quote to install your septic system today.

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