History – Lee’s Sanitation Service

Founded in 1950, Lee’s Sanitation Service has been a leader in sanitation services in Washington’s King and Pierce county for more than six decades.

At Lee’s Sanitation Services, we take great pride in providing high quality service to each of our customers. We know how important your septic system is and we are eager to do the dirty work – so you don’t have to.

We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Give us a call and let us know how we can help. We want to be your partner for all of your sanitation needs.

Auburn Commercial Drain Field Repair


Has a clogged or failed septic drain field disrupted your business and large problems on your commercial property? Call to Lee’s Sanitation Service to help you resolve the problem.

We offer specialized commercial drain field repair services in Auburn, WA to correct all types of drain field or leach field problems arising on business properties.

There are several reasons why businesses may have to call in our commercial drain field repair specialists. Some causes of leach field failure are:

  • Improperly installed drain field
  • Poor maintenance of the septic tank
  • Extremely heavy usage of water

No matter how large a capacity septic system your business place has we are the commercial drain field repair professionals in Auburn you can trust to fix it.

Auburn Drain Field Installation


Having your drain field is installed correctly determines how smoothly your septic system will function.

When you trust your commercial septic system drain field installation to us you will receive professional, budget-friendly work.

When you have us install your drain field we:

  • Provide qualified professionals to assess your property
  • Evaluate the flow, soil and other conditions at the site
  • Custom-design a septic field suitable for your needs
  • Carry out drain field installation in compliance with all local codes

Auburn Septic Drain Field


Are you wondering – why is a septic drain field important? It is extremely important that your septic drain field issues are resolved promptly by experienced technicians. Because septic drain fields remove the contaminants and impurities from the liquid that comes from a septic tank.

Having timely drain field repairs done are crucial to preventing costly property damage.

As a business owner, you should know that absence of a proper drain field exposes your commercial property to the risk of severe flooding. Whether you need to hire someone for drain field installation or commercial drain field repair, take the time to find the right professionals. Let us do the job for you!


Regardless of the leach field size, all our commercial drain field repair jobs are done:

  • Quickly
  • Efficiently and effectively
  • Safely, without damaging the septic system

Our company has been providing sanitation services for homes and businesses since 1950. We can be trusted to complete drain field installation jobs and provide septic drain field repair solutions that are correct for the situation.

Call Lee’s Sanitation Service at (253) 777-1750 for septic drain field installation or repair in Auburn.

Your King & Pierce County Septic System Professionals

If you are not on the city sewer system, you need a septic system that you can trust. Every time you flush a toilet, use a sink or tub, run the dishwasher, or wash a load of laundry, waste washes out of your house. That waste carries germs, microorganisms, bacteria, viruses and solid waste that unless properly treated and disposed of, can create a health hazard and a smelly, property-damaging mess.

Septic waste is not something you want to worry about. The right, well-maintained septic system will give you peace of mind. And with Lee’s Sanitation Service, you can rest assured that we are the septic system partner you can trust to address all of your sanitation needs quickly, professionally and with the very best customer service.

Since 1950, Lee’s Sanitation Service has been your septic system expert. We install and repair all elements of septic systems for homes and businesses, including septic tanks, drain fields and distribution boxes. We perform maintenance services from septic tank pumping and drain cleaning to pipe and pump repairs. And we are licensed onsite septic system inspectors. We can make sure your septic system is functioning properly so that you can rest assured that you will not see your waste once it goes down the drain.

How a Septic System Works

A basic septic system is relatively simple. It consists of three key parts: A septic tank, a drain field and a distribution box that connects the two.

Septic Tanks

When waste leaves your home, the sewage pipe deposits the waste into a septic tank buried underground. The septic tank has two openings called an inlet and an outlet and each of these openings has a baffle inside the tank to ensure that waste only moves in one direction: in through the inlet, and out through the outlet.

Inside the septic tank, solids sink to the bottom. This is called sludge. Fats and oils rise to the top. This is called scum. In between, waste water or liquid effluent collects. Aerobic (or air breathing) bacteria digest and break down the scum, while anaerobic (not air breathing) bacteria break down the sludge. Not all scum and sludge breaks down. This needs to be pumped out by professionals every three to five years. We typically recommend pumping at least every three years.

Distribution Boxes

The liquid effluent, which is the clearer, partially-treated liquid, leaves the tank through the outlet and is piped to the distribution box. The distribution box disperses the effluent into various lines that run into a drain field.

Drain Fields

The drain field, in general, is an underground system of perforated drain pipes lying in gravel trenches. The entire system is topped with topsoil and seeded with grass. The drain field allows the effluent to drain through the gravel and sink into the soil. However, where the gravel and soil meet, a naturally occurring layer of tar-like substance called a biomat forms. The biomat is made up of anaerobic organisms that feed on the organic matter in the waste water, breaking down solids and eliminating viruses and other hazardous organisms in the waste. When the water gets through the drain field biomat, it is clean and safe for the environment.

Give us a call today. For more than six decades we have been leaders in sanitation services throughout Washington’s King and Pierce counties. Let us be your septic system experts.

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