Septic tank lid during decommissioning

If you are switching from a septic tank to public sewer, it’s important to decommission your old system. Decommissioning is the process of shutting down your septic tank. Failing to complete this step is not only illegal in most areas, but could also lead to serious health risks if the tank collapses.

With the professionals at Axiom Sewers & Plumbing, septic tank decommissioning can be as fast and simple as possible! Our trained and experienced team has years of experience serving homes throughout Clark County WA, and we are well-versed in local laws and regulations surrounding septic tank removal and decommissioning. To get started, contact us today and get your free estimate!

What Is Septic Tank Decommissioning?

Improperly abandoned septic tanks can collapse and cause serious issues, from leaking sewage to personal injury. Decommissioning is the process of safely shutting down an old septic tank that will no longer be used. In most cases, the tank is emptied and either filled with sand or gravel, or removed completely. Septic tank decommissioning generally includes the following steps:

  • Locating the septic tank
  • Disconnecting power
  • Final septic pumping
  • Septic tank removal or filling
  • Inspecting and covering area

When Do Septic Tanks Need to Be Decommissioned?

Septic tanks need to be decommissioned as soon as a property switches to a public sewer or other sewage system. In most areas, homeowners have between 30 and 60 days after switching systems to complete this task in order to avoid penalties. A septic tank expert can help you navigate local regulations while ensuring your system is properly and safely decommissioned.

Your Local Septic Tank Removal & Decommissioning Experts

If you need to decommission your septic tank, it’s important to work with knowledgeable experts who can safely shut your system down while adhering to local rules and regulations. At Axiom Sewers & Plumbing, we strive to provide you with fast and reliable service that you can depend on. Our trained specialists have proudly served homeowners throughout Clark County WA for years, and we are prepared to help you through every step of the decommissioning process – from permitting to final inspections. Just contact our team to get your free estimate! You can also check out our water heater replacement services as well.