Asheville  Septic Tank Services

in Asheville , NC

44
Septic Tank Services are
in Asheville

17
Septic Tank Services in Asheville
are top rated

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Rated by
Lou M.
"I first called
about ten years ago when my septic tank backed up. They came out and repaired it. Ever since then when ever we have a plumbing problem I call"
at
and she sends out someone and they get us going. About a week ago we found out from the water dept that we have a leak between the water meter and the house. Then we got a very substantial water bill. Ouch. I called
and she said with the freezing weather and so many customers she would try to get someone out asap. Meanwhile I thought I would try this site on the internet (just to see) how much they would charge to find the leak, that is apparently all they do. They wanted close to 700.00 just to find it! Fortunately
Sr came out, found the leak and repaired it for $200.00! They are the very best family owned plumbers I have ever found. They are honest, hardworking and always try their best to save me money. You cannot find better plumbing company, anywhere.
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PAULA W.
"There were no
'ts to the experience. He was prompt, thorough and his report was clearly delivered. He repaired the area he dug up and I would recommend him and his company.
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dawson M.
"Very prompt and professional- did what they promised at the agreed price and didn't try to sell us products or services we didn't need. Did a great job

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Follow these five tips in order to maintain your septic system. (Image courtesy of FloHawks Plumbing)

How to maintain a septic system

A highly rated Angie's List service provider describes how to properly maintain your septic system and drain field. Here are five tips to help.

Cleaning a septic system needs to be done every couple of years.

Septic systems

Septic systems are commonly used in rural areas and sometimes in areas not served by a municipal sewage system. Septic systems absorb household sewage and distribute the liquid waste into a designated leach field where natural processes can reclaim it. However, solid wastes and grease must be pumped out of the septic system periodically.

Just as your car requires regular maintenance, your septic system needs maintenance on a regular schedule as well, says Mills. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Diana N. of Chicago)
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Knox Septic Sewer Service employee Chad Pitcock mixes  quickcrete to stabilize the connection from the septic tank and the outlet line, which leads to the distribution box. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Septic Tank, Wells & Pumps

Are you unsure if you should buy that house because it has a septic tank? Or, curious about getting a house with a well? Here’s what you need to know.

John Knox of Knox Septic Sewer Service in Indianapolis, runs a hose into the septic tank to drain it before the new risers and lid are put into place. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Septic Tank, Wells & Pumps

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Angie's Answers

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In almost all areas, you have to get a permit from the county or city to rebuild a septic tank or leach field - permit cost typically $150-600, though can reach $2000 in some areas for a new installation. The reason is they will then come out and inspect the installation and review the test results from the civil engineer, from whom a design and soil percolation test and construction inspection report will be required before they issue an operating permit.

If you have a question on the process, the county or city most likely has a permit requirements info sheet on their website describing the process and requirements - googel your locale name combined with a search phrase like this - leach field test

The real reason a permit is required is to be sure an engineer designs the field, that the leach field is designed to match the existing soil conditions, and that it is built to the design so hopefully it will neither break through to the surface, contaminate the groundwater, nor contaminate nearby wells or waterways, thereby creating a public nuisance and health hazard.

The reason for the initial presale infiltration capacity test you had done is to provide some assurance to the buyer that the system is likely to work as needed, at least for the forseeable future, and is based on the number of bedrooms and sometimes number of bathrooms in the house as the basis for estimating the "load" the system is likely to see. There are different tests in different locales - some use a minimal criteria of 3 or 4 gpm flow for 20 minutes, other use the more common design guide of 150gpd (gallons per day) per bedroom in the house- some prorated for a 1 hour period, some far more strict by requiring a 24 hour test. 300 gallons in 45 minutes is an extremely stringent criteria - I would check with the buyilding department that this is right, because this adds up to a rate of 9600 gallon sper day - of about 64 bedrooms worth of capacity ! I am sure I have never ever seen that strict a criteria for a residential (as opposed to resort/ hotel/ commercial) septic system, so I would check that the tester did not somewhere add a zero to the volume to be pumped or something.

Also, returning water is not a viable basis for failing the test - the proper way to conduct a test is to pump the specified amount of water, and verify that the water level at the discharge pipe has returned to the original level by the end of the specified time - usually to the invert (bottom) of the pipe, but generally a conditional or "warning" approval will be given to one that does not raise the water table above the top of the 4" discharge pipe during the test time. You might discuss this with the civil engineer before going ahead with a new leach field construction - to me it sounds like the test may have been rigged to fail,, because in-service leach fields would not take 300 gallons of water without raising the water level to the top of the pipe for a period, even though they could take that flow for an extended period ot time.

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I would guess that the wrong term was used to describe your problem. What was probably meant was that the leach field was saturated. This is to say that the soil around your leach field is saturated with solids from the septic tank and you may have to have it replaced. If you do not have the tank pumped often enough this can happen as well as just aging of the system. Many people ignore the septic till there is a problem do to out of sight out of mind or the false belief they are saving money. If you have a large family you may have to have the tank pumped every 2 or three years. Some of the towns around here have passed laws to that effect to avoid such problems.

 

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There should be no growth other than grass on your leach field - for brush, bushes or trees use the kill-all Roundup herbicide to kill off the entire plant. For roots intruding from outside the leach field, use a root killer like RootX once or twice a year - I would do two treatments a month apart initially if you have root problems. Unfortunately, just killing the roots is not going to solve the problem you currently have, because they decay extremely slowly or not at all in a leach field due to the saturated and greasy conditions - they are almost embalmed in the sludge. If you have a significant problem, you may have to kill them, then get them routed out. This can be a $500-1000 job depending on how your field is designed and how accessible the inlets of the field distribution pipes are.
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Septic Tank Maintenance reviews in Asheville

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Of course, it was just before Memorial Day weekend that the toilet stopped up! I had called another plumber, and he was unable to come till the following week, so he gave me
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's name.
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answered the phone, changed his schedule to come promptly, fixed the problem, and all the time was personable and helpful.
- Barbara N.
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Told him over the phone that we were buying house and not sure where the septic tank was, so wanted to have it located and pumped/inspected. He showed up 45 minutes late, unapologetic. Found likely location of tank and halfway probed the area, but kept complaining about how dry and hard the yard was. Effort was so pitiful that I politely offered to help. He then said that only way to find it would be to flush a small electric "beacon" down the toilet and then locate with a sensor in the yard, but the sensor would cost $150 if he was unable to retrieve. Feeling that we had no choice, we said okay. Beacon was flushed, then located in yard at stopping point. Again Mr.
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probed with little effort, complaining some more. Then he said that the tank was too deep (3-4'?) and too hard to hand dig, that we would have to pay for beacon (in addition to $250), and get a backhoe to remove dirt before he could pump/inspect tank, with additional charges for his return. The yard had grass, and the dirt was dry but not "harder" than any other yard, so I even politely offered to dig the hole for him. From the moment he arrived he was very impatient and irritable, but at this point he got very temperamental. I asked him why he would get so mad when I was offering to dig the hole, and it just escalated from there. He was very threatening and my female friend ended up giving him a check, despite my opposition, just to get him to leave. Because he had not accomplished anything, we tried to cancel check within 30 minutes, but he had apparently gone straight to nearest bank and cashed already. Afterwards checked with another business referral network and many complaints have been filed. He has a big yellow page ad with "guaranteed lowest price" but this is the bait - probably not much repeat business. Extremely rude and unprofessional.
- Sid B.
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Aweful customer service. He complained about his back hurting while digging the access hole, then convinced me not to fill in the hole and leave the tank uncovered so we could drill an access hole into the top of the lid. He left the solids and sludge on our lawn, stinking up the outside for days until it dried up. Overall, the job felt rushed, like he didn't want to be there, and his recommendations were more about getting my money and quickly getting out of there than objective recommendations. On the weekend while trying to make the hole safe for a party I discovered a 1/2" gap between the lid and the septic wall. Dirt kept falling into the tank through the gap. When I called, he told me it was normal for a homemade system and to just pack it with dirt. When I said any dirt I put in there just fell through, he kept repeating it was normal. I asked him to come out and put the lid on properly, but he refused. I wound up using several shovels to shift the lid into place myself.
- Trevor L.
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There were four people doing the work and they did show up on time. The people on the phone when I called to get an estimate were very nice. They price was so cheap. I jumped at the opportunity for them to do the work for me after I asked them a few questions. They were able to answer all of my questions and they explained the process very well. They seemed to know what they were doing. They ended up doing a good job for me.
- MADELEINE H.
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Service man called to say when he would arrive. Very courteous. Worked quickly to locate and dig out the septic system. Pointed out a problem with the trap and offered two solutions. Resolved the problem with a little ingenuity and at no charge. When finished, cleaned up the area and washed down my driveway. Charge was very reasonable for this area. I would definitely call this company again.
- Bernard F.
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We had a strange leak in the backyard, and it appeared to be sewage related. I called Able, they sent out
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and he not only figured out the problem and fixed it, but suggested some improvements so, when we have any issues again it will not be such a problem. Then, he gave me the contact for the health department so I can get more information on our system, since we just bought the house.
- Merrily O.
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During several days of abnormally heavy rainfall I started smelling sewage in my basement. I assumed it was the result of tank saturation from all the rain, with the contributing factor that I hadn't had my tank pumped in 6 years. I called on
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4th and scheduled an appointment for the 9th, and then fortunately for me, they were able to get to me sooner - early afternoon on the 8th.
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was kind, courteous, respectful, and informative. As a do-it-myself homeowner, I want to make sure I understand everything necessary to maintaining all aspects of my home. A happy septic system is of crucial importance!
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was wonderful about answering all my questions and was genuinely interested in offering me lots of septic maintenance information. At one point I ran into the house to get paper and a pen to start taking notes so I wouldn't forget.
As it turned out, my tank was fine, in fact
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said it looked really good. There was just the right amount of solids on the bottom and the liquid level was where it should be. This tank is fairly new, installed on an existing drain line in 2007, several years after the original tank was damaged while adding an addition to the house.
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pointed out something I suspected, there is not enough slope on the drain line. Obviously the result of adapting the new tank to all existing drain lines. We discussed specifics on how I could fix that myself..... something else to add to my "to do" list.
All in all, I'm very happy with the work that was done. I got a 10% discount which was nice, and
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was very personable and enjoyable to talk to. Thank you
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, I will certainly call again.
- Donald T.

All Septic Tank Services in Asheville , NC

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A Rooter King Inc

PO Box 6235
Asheville

A&D Construction

26 Hogan Dr

Aaa Septic Tank Cleaning Service

11 Cureton Pl
Hendersonville

ABLE SEPTIC TANK

20 BROWNWOOD AVE
Asheville

All About Plumbing & Septic

PO Box 1041
Hendersonville

Allison Contractors, LLC

P.O. Box 2469
Hendersonville

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Blevins Construction, Inc

319 Roaring Spout Ln
Burnsville

Blue Ridge Construction

PO Box 2565
Candler

C & C Septic & Grading

722 Green Valley Rd
Leicester

Caldwell Trucking and Excavating

32 J C Road
Waynesville

Carolina Construction and paving

30 Old 19/23 Hwy
Candler

CAROLINA SEPTIC SOLUTIONS

8 DUNLEER LN
Hendersonville

CARTER SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

319 OLD MARS HILL HWY
Weaverville

CLJ Maintenance Inc

PO Box 2013
Candler

Curtis Pace Construction CO

125 Green River Cove Rd
Saluda

Darrell Burnette Grading & Excavating

20 campfire lane
Weaverville

FOWLER & ASSOCIATES HOME BUILDERS INC

18 Spring Hill Drive
Arden

Handy Home Helpers

Hendersonville

Haywood Rockyard

2221 Jonathan Creek Rd
Waynesville

HONEY DEW IT

540 N FORK RD
Barnardsville

Larry's Handyman Services

3042 Holly Hill Rd
Hendersonville

LIVINGSTONE PLUMBING SVC

212 BALDWIN RD
Arden

MB HAYNES Corporation

187 Deaverview Rd
Asheville

MIKE LUSK'S SEPTIC TANK SERVICE INC

80 HAROLD SLUDER RD
Alexander

MIKE'S SEPTIC TANK SVC

80 HAROLD SLUDER RD
Alexander

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Haywood

130 Lopes Cir
Franklin

Nemec Construction, LLC

PO Box 300
Swannanoa

New Dream Renovations

10 Freno Dr
Asheville

Pinnacle Grading Co Inc

11103 Pinnacle Mountain Rd
Hendersonvlle

Price Well and Pump

914 Chambers Mountain Rd
Clyde

Reliance Sewer And Drain LLC

772 Concord Rd.
Fletcher

RLC Service Group, Inc

103 S Bear Creek Rd
Asheville

Shepherds Finish Grade

172 Brandy Hollow Ln.
Flat Rock

Simpson Septic Tank SVC

540 S. Grove St
Hendersonville

SORRELLS SEPTIC TANK PUMPING

246 Sunny Dr
Waynesville

T's Construction and Property Preservation

111 N Mapleton Dr
East Flat Rock

Tanner Plumbing LLC.

72 Chelsea Nix Ln
Hendersonville

Total Home Maintenance

501 Dennis St
Swannanoa

Weaverville Plumbing

PO Box 483
Weaverville

WNC Home Builders Inc.

8325 Carolina Blvd
Clyde

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