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Emergency Septic Services in Pennsylvania & New York

Since 1960, Koberlein has been servicing the area's septic systems following guidelines for septic tank cleaning established by the Pennsylvania Septic Management Association. Our pumping services utilize state-of-the-art equipment, giving you the most cost-effective, environmentally safe septic and technologically advanced services possible.

When you call Koberlein, you’ll speak to a live person who will explain the pricing for your emergency and the necessary work that will be performed. Our team is always looking out for safety, and will also explain the appropriate timetable based on your situation.

In most instances, if the person you speak to on the phone cannot resolve your needs with you immediately, they can put you in touch with a technician to help.

Prevent Septic Emergencies with Regular Maintenance

Don't wait for a major plumbing issue to disrupt your daily life. By scheduling regular plumbing maintenance with our team, you can prevent costly and inconvenient septic emergencies.

Our team of skilled plumbers will thoroughly inspect your septic system, identify any potential issues, and provide necessary repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance not only ensures the proper functioning of your system but also extends its lifespan, saving you money in the long run.

Benefits of regular maintenance include:

  • Early detection of leaks or pipe corrosion
  • Prevention of clogs and backups
  • Optimal water pressure and flow
  • Increased efficiency

Proper preventative maintenance protects your septic filter from clogging and more importantly prevents the clogging of your drainfield. Our technicians are expertly trained and have years of experience in the industry to share with you in order to allow you to understand the needs of your system and keep from needing emergency services in the future.

Your goal is to not have to worry about your septic system, and we take care of that by updating you with notifications throughout the whole service process, sending reminders for future service and extending the lifespan of your septic system with additives and regular technician updates from each service on the conditions of your system (including digital images to verify our suggestions).

Our Values:

  • Reliability
    We are available 24/7 to handle anything that comes your way.
  • Experience
    We've been serving our community environment since 1960.
  • Integrity
    Our goal is to provide exceptional value to every client, every time.
  • Expertise
    We have the most knowledge and best equipment in the industry.
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Safety Is Our Top Priority

We will always:

  • Assess your situation to determine if you are experiencing an emergency
  • Give you immediate options for protecting your family and property until service can arrive
  • Prioritize your service to keep you, your family, your property and our technicians safe
  • Keep you informed along the entire process through emails, calls, and even text message

Emergency service is more expensive, so we’ll also tell you if the work you need can wait for an appointment during our regular business hours.Septic tank diagram

Common Septic System Emergencies

Septic backup into basement, laundry, shower, or bathroom:

  • 50% of the time is due to an overfull septic tank caused by a clogged filter.
  • 40% of the time is due to pipe clogging between the home and the septic tank.
  • 10% of the time is due to a drain field or leach field issue.

Flooded yard:

  • Most of the time this is due to a drain field or leach field issue — clogging.
  • Before thinking the worst, call us and let us evaluate your situation.
  • Our emergency septic pumping service focuses on our technicians taking all necessary safety precautions to protect you, your family, your property, and themselves.

Call us at (570) 671-2940 to schedule service! 

Our Emergency Septic Service

How do you know if your septic system is having issues?

At first you will observe slow flushing toilets or hear a gurgling sound, especially from the toilets closest to where the septic pipe exits the home. This indicates the septic tank is not working properly or a clog is beginning to form.

A slowly flushing toilet or gurgling sound will continue until a backup into the home happens from the clog fully forming or the septic tank containing too many solids.

Determining the cause of the septic emergency.

A clogged pipe is fixed by snaking out the line from the septic tank. If you have a problem with clogs, there are remedies you can use to prevent future clogs, including only flushing waste and taking care that nothing else gets flushed down the toilet or drains. These septic issues should never happen more than once.

A clogged filter or a clogged drainfield/leachfield is the result of an incorrect maintenance plan for the septic system.

What Steps Should You Take if You Suspect a Septic Emergency?

If you suspect a septic emergency in Pennsylvania or New York, it's crucial to act promptly. First, avoid using water in your home to prevent further stress on the septic system. Then, locate your septic tank and check for any visible signs of issues, such as pooling water or unpleasant odors. Next, contact a licensed emergency septic service provider immediately.

They can assess the situation, identify the problem, and take the necessary steps to address it. Remember not to attempt DIY fixes, as they may worsen the situation. Quick action and professional assistance can help minimize damage and restore your septic system.

Are There Any Preventative Measures You Can Take To Reduce The Risk of a Septic Emergency?

Ensuring the stability of your septic system requires regular maintenance to thwart potential emergencies. Schedule routine inspections performed by a professional to detect any signs of wear or impending issues. Refrain from flushing non-biodegradable items, such as wipes or hygiene products, down the toilet. Exercise caution in choosing the substances introduced into drains, as certain chemicals can compromise the septic system.

Practice water conservation to prevent overloading the system, addressing leaks promptly, and contemplating the installation of water-efficient appliances. Lastly, acquaint yourself with the location of your septic tank and drain field to prevent inadvertent damage. Embracing these proactive measures significantly contributes to the well-being and durability of your septic system in Pennsylvania or New York.

Why Choose Koberlein?

If you are experiencing a septic emergency then that means your system is currently on an incorrect maintenance plan.

For over 60 years, we have perfected our maintenance process to prevent small issues like pipe clogs and large issues. We have seen every single type of septic issue over the years so BEFORE you start thinking the worst, contact us for an evaluation.

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