Septic Systems

Septic System Installation & Repair in Northern Ontario

Keep your septic system running efficiently with expert installation, repair & replacement

As a fully licensed on-site sewage system installer, Groundhogs offers complete design and installation of new septic systems, as well as repair and replacement of existing systems. We pride ourselves on properly assessing, designing, and installing the most cost-effective and efficient septic systems available to each property.

Whether you're building a new home or need to upgrade an existing system, we have the experience and expertise to design and install a septic system that suits your property perfectly. Call us at 1-833-714-1818 or click below today to schedule a free estimate for septic system installation, repair, or replacement in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, or the surrounding Northern Ontario area.

Septic services we offer in Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay & nearby

  • Septic system installation
  • Septic system repair
  • Septic system replacement
  • Underground pipe repairs
  • Drain repair and installation
  • Drain cleaning and jetting
  • Septic alarm repair and replacement
  • Sump pump repair and replacement

Signs you need sewer repairs or a replacement

Has your water bill increased? Have you noticed water backing up into the bathtub when the washer drains? These are symptoms of a septic system problem that should be addressed sooner rather than later. Ignoring these signs can lead to blockages that create more extensive problems, and can eventually lead to the need for a complete system replacement.

Wastewater contains viruses and bacteria that can contaminate groundwater when a septic system is not maintained, spreading disease to humans and animals. So, it's important to maintain your septic system to keep you and your neighbors safe and to prevent costly replacements down the road!

  • Foul odors throughout your home
  • Toilets and pipes making gurgling noises
  • Slow or clogged drains
  • Lush green patches of grass
  • Smelly puddles and soft spots in the yard
  • Backup in your bathtub when the washer drains
  • Increased water bills
  • Fluctuating toilet bowl water levels

If you've noticed any of the problems above, don't hesitate to contact us at 1-833-714-1818 or online. We'll conduct a thorough on-site assessment to get to the root of the problem and recommend the best solution for your home.

Traditional & advanced septic system installation by Groundhogs

When it comes to septic system installation, property owners have a choice between traditional systems and advanced systems, each offering unique benefits and considerations. Learn the difference between traditional and advanced septic systems below.

  • Traditional Septic Systems: Traditional septic systems typically consist of a septic tank and a leach field where wastewater undergoes basic treatment before it's dispersed into the soil. These systems are reliable, cost-effective, and well-suited for properties with favorable soil conditions and adequate space for leach field installation.
  • Advanced Septic Systems: Advanced septic systems utilize innovative technology for enhanced wastewater treatment and environmental protection. Components like aerobic treatment units, media filters, and advanced dispersal systems result in higher treatment standards and reduced environmental impact. Advanced systems are excellent for properties with challenging site conditions, strict regulatory requirements, or sensitive environmental concerns.

Groundhogs specializes in Eljen systems and can install both traditional and advanced septic systems. Not sure what kind of system you need? No problem! Our experts will assess your property and determine the best option for your location and needs.

FAQs about septic system installation

Can I install a septic tank myself or do I need a professional?

It is not recommended to install a septic tank yourself. Installing a septic tank requires specialized knowledge and equipment. As a certified septic tank installer in Northern Ontario, Groundhogs has the training, expertise, and equipment to safely handle the entire process, from design and excavation to tank placement and system connections.

How long does it take to install a septic tank?

While installation typically takes 1-3 days, several factors can impact this timeline. Soil conditions, site accessibility, and tank size all play a role in determining how long installation will take. Additional factors, such as permitting and inspections, may extend the timeline. Our team will provide an estimated timeline before your project begins, and keep you informed of any delays along the way.

How do I know if I need a traditional or advanced septic system?

Several factors go into determining if a traditional or advanced system is the best option for your property. Our team will inspect your property and consider factors such as:

  • Lot size and layout
  • The type of soil the system is being placed on
  • Amount of effluent the system needs to treat
  • System costs and budget requirements
  • Availability of a proper sand base

Why choose Groundhogs?

When it comes to septic services, there is no one better equipped to handle your project than Groundhogs. With our expertise, you can trust that your septic system is designed and installed correctly the first time, reducing the risk of future issues.

  • Thorough Design Process: We begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your property to determine the optimal septic system design. Our experienced team considers factors such as soil type, property size, water table levels, and local regulations to create a customized plan.
  • Customized Solutions: Every property is unique, and so are its septic system needs. Whether your property requires a gravity-based system, a pump system, or a combination of both, we tailor our solutions to ensure efficient waste disposal while maintaining environmental compliance.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Navigating the world of septic system permits and regulations can be complex. That's where we step in. We handle the permitting process on your behalf, ensuring that all necessary approvals are obtained and that your septic system complies with local and environmental regulations.
  • Environmental Responsibility: We take environmental considerations seriously, implementing eco-friendly solutions that protect your property and the surrounding ecosystem.
  • Free Estimates: Whether installing a new septic system or making a repair, we strive to ensure the process is as straightforward and transparent as possible. Every installation, repair, and replacement begins with an on-site assessment and free estimate, so you know exactly what to expect before your project begins.

Schedule a free estimate for septic system repair & installation

Say goodbye to foul odors and high water bills with reliable septic services from the pros at Groundhogs! Our septic system installation services are tailored to your property, resulting in a system that operates efficiently while minimizing maintenance and maximizing its lifespan. We also offer reliable septic system repair solutions to ensure your existing system keeps functioning efficiently.

Contact us at 1-833-714-1818 or online today to schedule a free on-site assessment and estimate. We proudly serve the Northern Ontario area, including Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Lac La Croix First Nation, Heron Bay, Pass Lake, Kashabowie, Nakina, and nearby.

Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Alban
  • Arnstein
  • Astorville
  • Bear Island
  • Bonfield
  • Cache Bay
  • Callander
  • Commanda
  • Corbeil
  • Field
  • Garden Village
  • Golden Valley
  • Hornell Heights
  • Kapuskasing
  • Killarney
  • Lavigne
  • Little Current
  • Loring
  • M'chigeeng
  • Manitowaning
  • Marten River
  • Mattawa
  • Mindemoya
  • Mobert
  • Monetville
  • Nipissing
  • Noelville
  • North Bay
  • Port Loring
  • Powassan
  • Providence Bay
  • Redbridge
  • Restoule
  • River Valley
  • Rutherglen
  • Sheguiandah
  • South Baymouth
  • Spring Bay
  • St Charles
  • Sturgeon Falls
  • Sudbury
  • Tehkummah
  • Temagami
  • Thorne
  • Timmins
  • Trout Creek
  • Val Caron
  • Verner
  • Warren
  • Wikwemikong
Our Locations:

Groundhogs
141 A Frederica St W
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 3V8
1-807-907-8600
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