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Commercial properties demand special individual attention to provide for the needs of the clients.

An owner / manager needs to know the size, the type of systems, how many people are using the systems, business peaks and lows, in order to determine the measure, maintenance and pumping frequencies of the systems.

Preventable back-ups save the business owner time, customers, money and cleanup expense.

Call Goodman Sanitation for an appointment to discover what type of systems and components service your property and business and how to best maintain the systems to meet your needs.

The gravity flow system – from the home the septic waste flows down to a septic tank (see picture of tank) which flows down to a drainfield or leach lines.

The sand filter system – from the home the waste also goes to a septic tank, if there is only one tank, the first half hold the solids as the wastewater flows to the pump side, this wastewater is pumped to a sand box, if the sand box has a liner, then there is usually a pump in the center of the sand box which pumps the cleaner water to a drainfield.

If the sand box does not have a liner, it is called a “bottomless” sand filter systems, the wastewater travels through the layers of sand to disperse into the ground.

A maintenance contract is required for new installations of sand filter systems and only a “certified” ( By DEQ ) maintenance provider can provide that service.

There are other systems – Alternative Treatment Technologies (ATT) that have been approved by the DEQ for installation in Oregon.

Our product of choice is the Advantex systems, made by Orenco (right here in Oregon). Our professional installers are trained in the installation and service with maintenance of the Advantex systems.

All new installations of ATT approved systems require an “Operation and Maintenance “ service contract.

All systems, from the simple to the complex need pumping and regular scheduled maintenance to prolong the systems life and ensure a good working – cost effective systems.


There are inspections for homeowners who want to remodel their homes with additions to the house or property.

There are inspections for hardship cases for homeowners who want to add a mobile home to the property and attach to the existing septic systems.

There is the "time of transfer" inspection / evaluation when the homeowner is selling the property.

Each of these inspections require that the tank be uncovered, the distribution box(es) be uncovered, that there is an amount of water introduced to the tank, to watch the contents flow to the distribution box and be accepted by a "thirsty" drainfield, to pump the tank and note any deficiencies.

To do an inspection on any and all pump vault components and panels along with electrical connections. To provide a detailed plot plan meeting all DEQ Specified requirements with all DEQ forms filled in completely with our technicians "certified" number and identification on the reports.

Should any repairs be needed to help bring your systems "up to date" with compliance codes. We will outline the repairs and the cost and schedule an appointment for you. This gives you time to make an informed decision, ask questions, research websites, or ask for comparison bids for repair or work on fitting the repairs into your budget.

Your septic systems is the second biggest investment, next to your home and Goodman Sanitation will be considerate on how you spend your money.

Goodman Sanitation works all over the state of Oregon, from rural high desert to urban centers. No job to small or too big.

We are committed to seeing that each and every person whether homeowner or business owner gets the same level of service and competent response from us. We take it a step further and have been for many years, by being committed to a waste water reclamation program that helps restore the natural balance, puts water back in the ground and adds an enriched soil amendment to the fields and farms. Keeping our rivers a little less polluted (think city sewer spills and over-runs) preserving the natural environment, providing the farmer with a nutrient rich fertilizer and doing our small part for a greener Oregon. This wonderful recycling/reclamation process is done of course by permit through the DEQ.

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