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"Hired to come and pump out our septic tank. The utilities came out last week to the lines. . " started digging, upsetting a hornets nest in the process and was stung. After spraying he resumed the digging to discover a gas line over the lid of the tank. He called 811 and waited for them to send out a gas rep Fortunately, the line in question was not active and again resumed the inspection. found roots In the tank which caused issues with tank efficiency. The roots needed to be cleaned out and a bio kit was used as tank was over full. was great. He was a trooper when stung and patiently waited for gas company to arrive. I would definitely recommend , specifically for cleaning, inspection or repair.

-susan M.

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How To Maintain a Septic System

A contractor describes how to properly maintain your septic system and drain field. Here are five tips to help.

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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.

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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.


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.



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.

Septic Tank Cleaning reviews in Atlanta


was very professional and thorough. He explained what he was doing along the way as well as what my costs would be. I don't think our septic tank had been cleaned in over 20 years! He also educated me about using a septic tank and left me with several months' supply of treatment product. I highly recommend !
- Teresa J.

So glad we found . They are local, professional, knowledgeable, honest, fair, good communicators and deliver high quality work. Replacing a septic field line is not for the faint of heart - there are county permits required, perc tests, county inspections, upheaval of your landscaping. JCSS made this as painless as possible ...More They walked us through the entire process and helped us through some landmines, such as a less than desirable perc test. Communications were excellent - they answered all our questions quickly and patiently. They appeared on the appointed day at the expected time. Plus they finished the job on time and for the quoted price, even though they ran into some unexpected problems replacing one of our tank lids which cost them extra time. We cannot praise them enough for the extra effort they took to preserve my husband's azalea, hydrangea and peony beds and to minimize the upheaval of the lawn. We had quotes for a slightly lower price, but we found JCSS prices to be more than fair for the quality of the work. Now JCSS is the first and only company we will call for future septic services
- Susan S.

Our pump failed over the weekend, and my husband wanted it fixed ASAP. I called my first pick, but he was booked until Wednesday. Several other companies could not come out at all until weeks later. Finally, I found , and they agreed to send out a team late in the day.
The team called to say they were running behind schedule, ...More but then arrived even later than the new estimate. We were just grateful they came out at all (after facing traffic, then having engine trouble on the highway). They got there around 7pm or so and worked very hard until 10pm, I think.
They drained the tank, installed a nice quality pump, and closed back up the hole. They advised us also on how to hook up the electricity so as to not void the pump warranty.
The one area they fell short was that they buried the old power supply connection. This caused me trouble when the electrician went to hook up the new pump cord to the old power supply. We had quite a time locating it.
I didn't get any other quotes, so I can't say for sure if the price is good or bad. It just seemed high to us, but then, this type of work is expensive--and for good reason. We did get about 15% off the bill, which is greater than the promised 10% they offer through Angie's List. Overall, we would recommend them.
- Suzanne L.

You have to be patient with his schedule, since he can be backed up when your pipes break, but the work was excellent, and the price was fair. and worth the wait. was very nice.
- K A.

The company was terrific to deal with at every step and stage. From the initial Sales contact to the crews that came out on-site to my property. Everyone was punctual, respectful and great to work with. ALL companies could learn a lot from how is run. I have worked with many contractors over the past several years as we have ...More renovated our property and no one comes close to the professionalism and quality that is achieved by .

- Justin B.

We were very happy with . The owner is great, came out to the property himself. The staff were respectful and courteous- they accomplished the needed tasks quickly and answered all of our questions. We didn't know much (or anything) about septics and the ladies in the office at were very patient and ...More answered all of my questions before we had even scheduled someone to come out. I would definitely recommend!

- Victoria B.

The 2 guys arrived on-time and did a terrific job. Very professional. Took care of my lawn which is manicured and they respected the investment I have in my yard. I highly recommend this company and will use them probably to replace my septic lines in the fall. They also had the best price and I called around to at least 10 businesses in metro Atlanta.
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- Justin B.

was easy to schedule. I forgot about our appointment due to an unusual day, and the owner graciously assessed my tank without my being there. I had to wait four weeks to get on the schedule since I did not have an emergency. I like the that owner greeted me before starting work and that the other workers were kind to me.
...More /> Unfortunately, the company cut an auxiliary gas line that was foolishly placed over the septic tank. This caused me a great deal of stress, trying to figure out what had been cut and wondering who should be held responsible to fix it. initially said, very nicely and factually, that they could do nothing for me and there was no way to know the line was there, since it was past the meter and therefore would not have been marked by the utilities service.
However, since we had a gas leak, my husband and I had the gas company come out to cut off that line of gas and make sure we would all be safe.
The tank was cleaned, the pump inspected, and the extra dirt spread carefully into some holes left from our previous stump grinding. They also did not try to frighten me into having more work done, just alerted me to possible future problems.
Some of the other reviews remarked that there was no damage to the yard, but JCS was not able to preserve the sod over our tank due to the large size of the lid. However, now we have a small entry point for cleaning, and perhaps can preserve our sod next time it's pumped.
In the end, later knocked $100 off my bill for the gas line hassle, which I thought was pretty generous. (This was in addition to my $25 Angie's list discount.) Although the day was not without its challenges, overall, I was very pleased with how made such an effort to make things right. The company is definitely one of quality.

- Suzanne L.

Septic Tank Services in Atlanta

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1318 Diamond Ave SE

1318 Diamond Ave

5M Enterprises LLC

McIntosh Rd

911 Restoration

4140 Moore Road Suite B122

911 Restoration

3738 Winding Trail Court

Aaron Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning

4255 Brogdon Exchange

Absolute Environmental

225 Industrial Park Rd

Action Septic Pro LLC

2331 Henry Clower Blvd,

Adesumi Auto & Truck Repair, LLC

3961 Floyd Road

All American Septic Inc.

790 Cartersville Rd



All Pro Rooter & Septic

500 Price Quarters Rd

Allgood Plumbing & Electric Inc

3755 Hewatt Ct

AM/PM Plumbing



1600 River Park Blvd

Amos Pump Service

4609 Sewell Rd

APD septic and sewer services

6606 hwy 85


PO Box 888342

AquaTech Plumbing

PO Box 1141

Arnold's Septic Tank Service

3466 E Hightower Trl NE



Atlanta Affordable Septic

1366 Miller Reed Ave SE

Atlanta Construction Enterprises Inc

121 Courtland Circle
Powder Springs

Atlanta Home Solutions

390 Racetrack Rd

Atlanta Plumber

1201 Peachtree Street

Atlanta Roofing and Renovations

2749 Drew Valley Road

Atlantis Plumbing Inc

1212 industrial blvd north

Banks Septic

5765 Hubbard Town Road

Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

5924 Peachtree Corners E

Big Daddy Plumbing

925B Peachtree St NE

Bishop Thiem Septic Tank

PO Box 1119

Blackhawk Construction Services, LLC

2270 Northwest Parkway

Blanks Septic LLC.

506 Main St

Bowen's Septic & Environmental Services

3935 Highway 20 NE

Bynum Plumbing Inc

2120 McDaniels Bridge Ct

Colors & Remodeling, Inc

PO Box 1393
Powder Springs

Coolray and Mr Plumber - Eastside

1400 Northbrook Pkwy

CreativeMultiCare Inc

110 Andrew Dr

Danny's plumbing

144 bobs dr

Davis Plumbing

1021 Seaboard Ave NW

DC Management

923 McGinnis Road
Johns Creek

Delta The Educated Plumber

85 Daniel Dr

Dixon's Septic and Plumbing

3224 Laura Way

DL Plumbing

2300 Bethelview Rd.

DMC Construction

3657 Medlock Brg
Johns Creek

Drain King Sewer Drain

1719 Rockbridge Road
Stone Mountain



DX2 Geosyntex Inc

307 Industrial Park Dr



FitzGerald & Sons Plumbing

105 Auburn Ct
Peachtree City

Fortune Plumbing Inc

3754 Leach Circle

G Force Plumbing

4200 Steve Reynolds Blv

GA Septic

110 Leonard Pruitt Rd

Georgia Water & Fire Restoration

2705 Pine Grove Rd

Halstan Development Group

46208 Mill Creek Avenue

Harding Plumbing Heating&Cooling

63 Keys Ferry St

Head's Plumbing Sales & Service Inc

4381 Campbellton Rd

His-N-Hers Solutions

1336 Elm Cir

Home Town Services

1532 Rockbridge Rd NW

Horton's Grading Hauling Septic

212 Welcome Arnco Road

Ingram Septic Service

4555 Roberts Dr SE Acw

JC Septic Service Inc

1211 Maple Creek Ln

K and C Plumbing

5592 Powder Springs Dallas Rd
Powder Springs

Kendrick Plumbing

429 E. Dixie Ave. SE

Kent Huff

5471 GA Hwy 362 W

Land Engineering And Development

374 Racetrack Rd

Lilburn Plumbing Service

1638 Grandeus Ln
Stone Mountain

Long's Backhoe & Grading

1530 Hwy 92 North

Majestic Plumbing & Electric

PO Box 1148



Metro Septic and Plumbing

P. O. Box 200425

Northcutt Plumbing Co.

6645 Bobby John Rd.
College Park

Norwood Plumbing

1429 Austell Rd SE #6

Noss Construction

422 Grayson

Omni Plumbing Services

140 Academy St

Overnight Express LLC

5290 koweta Rd

Pam The Plumber

1443 Richard Rd

Plumbpros Plumbing Co

1700 cumberland point dr

Provenance Construction Services

2221 Peachtree Rd


3460 River Rd

Randall Dayton Interiors

10 26th St

RDK and Worldwide Restoration inc.

2783 Blount Street

Ready Set Plumb

2275 Chestnut Place
Lithia Springs

Reboot E-Cycling

2451 Hillcrest Dr



Roger McEntire

635 Colbert Rd

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

6356-A Corley Rd

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

445 Atlanta S Pkwy

RS Andrews

3617 Clearview Pkwy

Saw Plumbing Inc

PO Box 1804

Septic Service Pro

6295 Holly Ct

Smith's Septic Tank Service

475 Tom Witcher Rd

StressFree Contractors, LLC

5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd

Summit Soil Consulting

6568 Bluewaters Drive
Flowery Branch

Superior Plumbing

3991 Royal Dr NW

Superior Septic

909 Lower Union Hill Road

Value Plumber

3175 Stanford Circle

Water Savers LLC

4084 Presidential Pkwy



Willis Cox

3888 Wood Path Ln
Stone Mountain

Zachery Plumbing Service

1941 Fairburn Road SW

Zurn Plumbing Service Inc

3724 N Peachtree Rd

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