All Around Septic Services Ltd

Septic systems, service and maintenance in the West Kootenay area

All-Around Septic Services in Slocan Park was founded in the mid-1990s, and we’ve serviced the West Kootenay region ever since. We do septic tank cleaning, evaluations, repairs and maintenance. We serve both residential and commercial customers in the Slocan Valley, Castlegar, Nelson and surrounding West Kootenay area.

In 2014, the company was taken over by owner/operator Craig Sapriken (a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner or ROWP), along with his dedicated team of technicians.

Great service begins and ends with experienced and friendly professionals, which is why we put so much consideration into selecting only the best to join our team. We endeavour to complete projects efficiently and on schedule, and we go above and beyond to form lasting relationships with our clients.

Call us to ask about septic tank cleaning and installation throughout the West Kootenay

Give us a call at 250-359-8282 or 250-354-3644 if you have a problem with your septic system or have any related questions. We will give you the most accurate quote possible and get the job underway ASAP.

5 stars

What customers are saying about All-Around Septic Services in the West Kootenay:

“Craig went above and beyond helping to troubleshoot the problem when it turned out that it wasn't just a full septic causing the back up. I highly recommend them for prompt, courteous, professional service.” ~ Heather, Google reviewer

I need someone to fix my septic system in the West Kootenay. What services does All-Around Septic Services offer?

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We can perform a number of services related to septic systems, including cleaning, tank installation and more. For example, we take on:

  • Sewage pump-outs: Get this service done quickly and efficiently by the experts at All-Around Septic Services. Need help finding your tank? We have the equipment to locate and excavate too. We understand how important it is to feel confident and worry-free when it comes to the service we provide. Our dedicated team's attention to detail makes us well prepared for any unique requests or special concerns our clients may have.

  • Septic system evaluations: The best way to know the condition of a septic system is to have it evaluated. This information will provide insight about the longevity of the system, find issues before they become costly repairs or replacements, and potentially revive failing systems. More frequently homeowners request evaluations before putting their homes on the market.

  • Septic system installation: From start to finish—design, installation and maintenance—we can do it all. Our experienced Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) will draft plans based on the unique location and each client’s specific needs. We even offer BioCycle wastewater treatment systems.

  • Commercial grease traps: Our services are not limited to residential nor to the 9 to 5 clock. We recognize the importance of not disrupting your business's operations. With some planning, we can ensure our services are done efficiently and create minimal impact to your regular customer flow. We offer service one time, on-call or as a scheduled recurring basis.

Why do I need a pump-out for my septic system?

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The average family household of four will have a tank approximately 1,000 gallons in size. The tank is connected to a distribution box that disperses the fluids out to the septic field. What remains in the tank is the effluent or FOG layers (fats, oils, grease). Naturally with use, over the years these layers will build up and eventually they will need to be cleaned out so as not to clog the lines and potentially cause a sewer backup.

Regular septic tank maintenance has other advantages as well. For example:

  • You will save money by avoiding future repairs necessitated by a neglected system.

  • It will keep you and your family healthy as any contact with untreated human waste can pose a serious risk to one’s health.

  • It’s an environmentally responsible thing to do. Stopping household wastewater from being released into the ground will directly prevent groundwater pollution.

  • Most importantly, you will avoid an emergency such as a backed-up system when you cannot use any water in the house until the septic system is repaired.

How often do I need to have my septic tank cleaned or pumped?

The industry standard recommends a pump-out should happen every five to seven years, depending on use. Prolonged neglect could mean that wastes are getting into the septic field, killing the good bacteria that process the contaminants in the wastewater.

For more information about the management of a septic system, contact us today. We are up to date on all the current recommendations from the Government of British Columbia's Ministry of Environment, and we can guide you in the right direction.

Aside from septic tank cleaning, what are some other ways to prevent problems with my septic system?

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Here are ways to avoid contaminating your septic system:

  • Never discard items into your septic system that are not biodegradable, such as feminine hygiene products, paper towels, etc.
  • Moderate your use of harsh household solvents and cleaners
  • Do not park or drive over the drain field
  • Do not plant trees or shrubs over the drain field
  • Avoid stressing the system with multiple laundry loads in one day
  • Do not introduce water softener waste into the system
  • Do not use garbage grinders as these can cause sludge build-up
  • Avoid using commercial bacterial starters

What are the opening hours for All-Around Septic Services in Slocan Park?

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Emergency services 24/7

Who is the owner of All-Around Septic Services in Slocan Park?

Craig Sapriken

Contact info

Address: 2329 Cunningham Rd, Slocan Park, BC V0G 2E0

Phone: 250-359-8282 or 250-354-3644


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