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Are you looking for a Knoxville septic tank riser installation?

Septic tank risers are a commonly observed addition to a routine tank set up. They provide much-needed ease of access for professionals who need to perform pumping or maintenance.

Installing a septic tank riser at your Knoxville home might look easy enough on the surface of things, but there are numerous costly consequences associated with the shortcomings.

What is a septic tank riser?

In simple terms, a septic tank riser is a temporary construct (usually fabricated from plastic or sometimes steel) that sits above the ground at the point of access to your septic tank.

The idea here is that the riser in Knoxville provides a well-prepared mode of access to the opening of the tank.

It also acts as a very apparent visual marker, highlighting the opening of your septic tank. As such they typically are installed with a relatively large diameter (24″), negating the need for service pros to dig up every time they serve.

This promotes practical convenience as well as time and cost-saving.

The components of a septic tank riser in Knoxville, Tennessee

A Knoxville septic tank riser comprises of:

  • a plastic shell
  • adapter ring
  • Butyl sealant
  • riser lid

Deceptively simple in construction, but in an application a potential danger on your private grounds.


Firstly, in the installation:

The Knoxville riser will either attach above ground onto an existing septic tank cleanout cover, usually made from concrete, or you’ll have to dig deep to discover the cover.

Either way, there is always a risk to personal safety with such installations. There are many notable cases of people falling into their septic tanks whilst performing relatively routine tasks and losing their lives.

So, it’s advisable that when facing such projects, that a professional riser installation service in Knoxville, Tennessee is sought for the safest outcome.

Things to beware of with septic tank riser installations in Knoxville, Tennessee

Poorly applied DIY installations of septic tank risers can in many cases compromise the safety and effectiveness of the entire system. There are common oversights and errors which can lead to damage resulting in large sums to put right once incurred.

Commonly occurring issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Ineffective seal – if the seal around the riser is not secure, this can result in effluent leaks into the ground surrounding the cover
  • Insecure cover – the cover of the septic tank in Knoxville, if insecurely fitted can be a severe danger to friends and family 
  • Not enough riser depth – if your septic tank is by comparison to most, buried deep underground, then it may be necessary to have a couple of riser shells installed one above another to reach the ground level surface 
  • Diameter too small – sometimes for budget sake, a cheaper and narrower riser (circa 6″) is installed by homeowners looking to economize. whilst in the short term, they can save cost, in the long run, they can present practical problems which prevent service teams performing their jobs adequately – again, the impact is a greater cost, in the long run, making it harder to clean scum and sludge layers of the mix
  • Underground electricity cables – “know what’s below, call before you dig” – as they say,  hasty digging or probing contributes annually to the nation’s death toll following unadvised amateur groundworks at home in Knoxville, avoid costly errors by calling upon professional help when seeking to gain access to your septic tank openings in Knoxville
  • Noxious fumes emitted from the septic tank – becoming overwhelmed by poisonous gases whilst working on septic tank maintenance is a well-known hazard when being at work on septic tank avoid taking such risks with personal safety by hiring a septic tank riser installation company in Knoxville. 

Am I going to get an unsightly eyesore in my lawn with a septic tank riser in Knoxville?

Just because you get a septic tank riser, doesn’t mean an aesthetic obstruction at your Knoxville residence. 

If performed expertly, a septic tank riser can be well disguised and be almost entirely undetected on your land in Knoxville.

Every installation should be planned respectfully and in accordance with the constraints or requirements of individual environments. 

Our Knoxville team of experts will take into consideration your wishes for the desired appearance of the riser top – and produce a finish to compliment.

What are the risks associated with poor riser installations in Knoxville?

One key problem commonly associated with poorly installed combination riser units is leakage.
Where septic tank risers in Knoxville have leaks around the base, this can result in groundwater runoff pouring into the septic tank system.

A knock-on effect is systemic overflow and drains field damage. This is a costly problem and one which can completely write-off your septic waste system.

We correctly install risers so that there is no risk of damage occurring to your wider septic tank system.

What are the typical problems experienced with deep tank installation in a drainage field? Can Knoxville risers help solve these?

If you have a deep drain field installation – this can adversely affect your aerobic bacteria growth and thus hamper septic breakdown in the field in Knoxville.

A Knoxville riser will allow for easy access to a deep septic tank storage system – but won’t necessarily solve the issue of depth.

There are other ways around the problem of a deep tank affecting optimal bacterial breakdown, but the solutions ought to be taken on a case by case basis. 

If you would like us to assess your septic tank maintenance query, feel free to contact us for a no-obligation advisory call.

What can you expect from our Knoxville septic tank riser installation service?

With so many models of a Knoxville riser to choose from on the open market, it can be difficult to discern from one to another what the pros vs cons are. 

To help you make the most advantageous purchase decision, our Knoxville team offers an advisory service to guide you on which septic tank riser might best suit your Knoxville home.

Our Knoxville septic tank installation service in Tennessee comes with the following benefits:

  • no-obligation quote
  • professional, efficient, effective on-site installation
  • tidy presentation upon finish
  • thoroughly sealed and tested

Once implemented, your septic tank riser in Knoxville will be the ideal access point for your chosen septic tank service company to:

  • clean
  • pump
  • repair/maintain

Your Knoxville septic tank system.
To book your Knoxville septic tank installation, contact our team in Knoxville, Tennessee today for a no-obligation pre-installation phone assessment. 

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Why Choose Us?

There are quite a few service contractors operating in Knoxville, providing installation, maintenance, and repair services to commercial and residential customers. With this in mind, you may be asking yourself why you should hire Hero Services in Knoxville, TN to take care of your needs, in preference to another company in the area. To help you make the right decision (hiring us of course!), we have listed the key benefits of working with us rather than one of the other service companies in the area of Knoxville, TN:

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Our highly experienced technicians are the reason that we are able to provide such a fantastic range of high-quality services in Knoxville, TN.

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All of our technicians in Knoxville, TN are background checked. This ensures you that whoever we send to your home has passed a comprehensive background check.

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Our entire company has to pass a drug test prior to employment and randomly during. Our company is recognized by the state of TN as a “TN Drug Free Company".

What Our Customers Say

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    JD Briere
    10/16/2019 - Facebook

    I loved my experience with Hero Services. Chris Mann was hands down the most professional, easy to work with HVAC guy I've ever had. He really takes the extra time to be sure everything is completed to perfection, and is very personable making it easy to learn from and enjoy him. Thank you!!!

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    Leila E Stinson-Prucha
    11/01/2019 - Facebook

    Chris and Dekota did a great job. They had everything fixed no time flat. I would recomend them to everyone. Thank You Guys. Leila Prucha.

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    Tike Goddard
    10/11/2019 - Facebook

    Dekota and Chris did an excellent job addressing our HVAC needs and providing sound and practical solutions. I highly recommend Hero Services as well as Knoxville Plumbing. Both are incredibly respectful and considerate as well as excellent at their crafts.

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    Vickie Reid
    10/19/2019 - Facebook

    Chris and Dekota are a great team. They are friendly and knowledgeable. Chris went the extra mile to return to our new place when we put in a call late on Friday night. He was able to come right out and assess the simple fix to get our heat up and running.

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    Peggy Aubert Kennedy
    10/20/2019 - Facebook

    Chris and Dakota replaced 2 HVAC air handling units for us. Their work was professional and the job was done in a timely manner. The guys were friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. We definitely recommend Hero Services.

How Can We Help?

Here in Knoxville, Tennessee Hero Services, we aim to help our customers as best as we can. As a Veteran-Led Business, we served our country now it is time to serve you. Below are some limited time offers for you to enjoy. Get them now before it is to late.

$50 off Your 1st Septic Pumping Service

As the seasons and weather change, it can have a negative impact on your septic system. If you need assistance pumping your septic tank, then enjoy this $50 off coupon on your first septic tank pumping service.
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Pumping FAQs

No. Unless your whole system is traffic rated, parts of it will not be able to support the weight of a vehicle. If a portion of your system gets crushed, failure may occur.

We do not recommend using any acid-based drain openers. Many of them contain a fair amount of sulfuric or muriatic acid, which can accelerate acid damage to your tank.

When used in moderation, most cleaning chemicals are okay, but high concentrations or excessive amounts of bleach or detergent can stunt or eliminate the anaerobic bacterial action that keeps your system flowing.

Most residential septic systems were designed to handle 1.5 persons per bedroom. So, if you have a three bedroom home, your system was designed to handle no more than 4.5 persons. In this situation, housing 9 or 10 people would not be wise as you would risk overwhelming your system.

Your system is not intended to be support a laundromat. In fact, you probably shouldn’t do more than a couple loads of laundry a day. We recommend that you spread your laundry throughout the week so that you do not have to do it all in one day. Most washing machines use 70 to 100 gallons of water per load of laundry. (High efficiency, front loading washing machines are an exception as they only use 15-35 gallons per load.) Brand new, your system can only get rid of 350 gallons per day or less. Don’t test it; it isn’t worth it.

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Plumbing Maintenance
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Extended Warranties
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Plumbing Maintenance
Electrical Maintenance
Discounted Septic Pumping
Extended Warranties
Discount on Services
Home Value Booster
Heating Tune Up
Cooling Tune Up
Front of Line Service
Service Fee Discount
Exclusive Promotions
No Contract


Plumbing Maintenance
Electrical Maintenance
Discounted Septic Pumping
Extended Warranties
Discount on Services
Home Value Booster
Heating Tune Up
Cooling Tune Up
Front of Line Service
Service Fee Discount
Exclusive Promotions
No Contract

Terms & Conditions: The V.I.P. Club is not a contract; you can cancel at any time. Dues collected before cancellation will not be reimbursed. Discounts are for future services only, not on day of joining. The membership dues must stay up to date for the benefits to be valid. The V.I.P. Club is transferable, 1) if the new homeowner will continue the monthly fee to maintain the membership 2) if the client transfers to a new residence. Drain stoppages are not included in the extended warranty. Failure of fixtures through abuse, misuse, neglect, vandalism, freezing, fire, flood or other acts of God will not be covered. Recurring services are performed once per year for each membership.

Meet The Founder

Robert Keith

Robert Keith

Robert Keith began his career in plumbing while serving in the United States Air Force, receiving his training at Sheppard Air Force Base. After 4 years as a plumber and pipefitter, he served 7 years as an instructor for the Air Force Civilian Service. Robert has experience in utilities, industrial, residential, construction, service, and repair. He has been trained and certified with items such as Uponor Pex, Tracpipe, propress, and megapress, and has received master plumbing licenses in three different states. In his 30+ years of experience, Robert has sought to transfer the military’s values of discipline, honesty, and pride to his work. At Hero Services in Knoxville, TN, our mission is to apply those same values when serving our clients.


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