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Septic Tank Repair

There are some repairs around your home that you can afford to put off. A problem with your septic tank isn’t one of them. For 24/7 emergency septic tank repairs in Rock Hill, Chester, Lancaster, and surrounding areas of South Carolina, call DLC Septic Systems. We’ll be there as quickly as possible to take care of the problem.

Common Septic Tank Repairs

Although every septic system has its own needs, there are some types of septic repairs we tend to run into frequently. Here are just a few examples of the work we can do for you:

● Clean out clogged pipes
● Clean or replace clogged screens
● Repair or replace broken pipes
● Replace septic tank lids
● Drainfield failures
● Drainfield replacement
● Replacing bacteria

Prevent Repairs with Septic Tank Pumping

When septic tank repairs are needed, you have to take care of the problem. But what if there were a way to avoid these issues altogether? Routine septic tank pumping and septic tank cleaning is the single best way to keep from having to call us about a septic emergency. Not only will it save you time and inconvenience, it will also save you money in the long run. Septic tank maintenance contracts are also available.

To get a free estimate on septic repairs, septic pumping, septic cleaning, or any of our other services, call DLC Septic Systems. We’re here for you!

Septic Inspections

Looking to buy a home? Contact us to perform your septic inspection

  • We are Qualified and Licensed Septic Inspectors.
  • We work with realtors and directly with home owners / buyers.
  • We will provide an Inspection Letter upon completion.

Septic Tank Diagnostics

  • We will perform a diagnostic inspection of your septic system to determine the source of malfunction.
  • This includes locating the distribution boxes and exposing them through digging to visually inspect them.
  • Once exposed we will be able to determine if there is root invasion, collapsed drain lines, or other issue.

Septic Tank Inspection Steps with DLC Septic Systems

A septic tank inspection typically involves a licensed inspector assessing the health of your entire septic system, including the tank, drainfield, and distribution box.

Here’s a breakdown of the usual steps, keeping in mind DLC Septic Systems can be your trusted partner for this process:


  • Gather information: Before calling DLC Septic Systems, gather some details about your system’s age, maintenance history (including last pumping date), and the number of occupants in your house. This will help them understand your system better.
  • Call DLC Septic Systems: Contact DLC Septic Systems to schedule your septic tank inspection. Their experienced staff can answer any questions you have and guide you through the process.


  • Appointment Day: On the scheduled day, a licensed inspector from DLC Septic Systems will arrive at your property.
  • Information Gathering: The inspector might ask you about the information you gathered earlier and your observations about the system’s functioning.
  • Locating the tank: The inspector will use a septic tank map or tracer to find the exact location of the tank.
  • Visual Inspection: The inspector will examine the tank lid and surrounding area for signs of damage, leaks, or pooling water.
  • Tank Access: The inspector will remove the tank lid(s) for further inspection.
  • Liquid Level Check: The inspector will measure the level of liquids in the tank to identify any potential backups or overloading.
  • Scum and Sludge Check: The inspector will use a long pole to measure the thickness of scum and sludge layers at the top and bottom of the tank. This helps determine if pumping is necessary.
  • Baffle Inspection: The inspector will check the inlet and outlet baffles for damage or clogging. Baffles are crucial for separating solids and promoting proper flow.
  • Drainfield Inspection: The inspector will examine the drainfield for signs of sogginess, effluent surfacing, or excessive growth, which could indicate clogging or system failure.
  • Water Flow Test (Optional): In some cases, the inspector might run water through the system to assess drainage and identify potential issues.

Additional steps may include:

  • Pumping the tank: This might be done during the inspection by DLC Septic Systems to remove accumulated solids and get a clearer look at the tank’s interior.
  • Soil testing: DLC Septic Systems can recommend soil testing to assess the functionality of the drainfield and identify potential problems with soil absorption.

After the Inspection:

DLC Septic Systems will provide a detailed report outlining the system’s condition, any identified problems, and recommendations for maintenance or repairs.

They will also be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss the next steps to ensure your septic system is functioning properly.

Remember: By choosing DLC Septic Systems, you’re assured of a professional and comprehensive septic tank inspection. Their expertise can help you avoid future problems and maintain a healthy septic system for your home.

Get In Touch

Contact us for septic tank pumping and services today.