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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.

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.

For top performance, you want the landscaping over your septic system to promote drainage and prevent erosion. Grass is ideal for this purpose. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Tracy F. of Dayton, Ohio)
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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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So glad we found
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. 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 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.
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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
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, and they agreed to send out a team late in the day.
The team called to say they were running behind schedule, 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.
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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.
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- K A.
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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
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- Justin B.
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We were very happy with
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were very patient and answered all of my questions before we had even scheduled someone to come out. I would definitely recommend!

- Victoria B.
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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. ...More /> Thanks,
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- Justin B.
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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.
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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,
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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
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made such an effort to make things right. The company is definitely one of quality.


- Suzanne L.
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These guys have a busy schedule and I had to wait a week to get an appointment, but it was well worth the wait. They arrived on time and explained what it was they were going to do and what the price was at that point. They also explained that the price could change once they opened the tank and performed the inspection. I had some problems, but they took the time to explain my options and the risks involved with each option. In the end it was fixed right for a fair price. I would definitely recommend
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- Erich B.

Septic Tank Services in Atlanta

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1318 Diamond Ave SE

1318 Diamond Ave
Atlanta

5M Enterprises LLC

McIntosh Rd
Brooks

A Town Septic Tank Service

3416 E Hightower Trail
Conyers

Aaron Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning

4255 Brogdon Exchange
Suwanee

Absolute Environmental

225 Industrial Park Rd
Cartersville

Action Septic Pro LLC

2331 Henry Clower Blvd,
Snellville

Adesumi Auto & Truck Repair, LLC

3961 Floyd Road
Austell

ALL CITY SEPTIC

4695 HERITAGE LAKES CT SW
Mableton

Allgood Plumbing & Electric

3755 Hewatt Ct
Snellville

AM/PM Plumbing

Douglasville

AMERISPEC HOME INSPECTION SVC

1600 River Park Blvd
Woodstock

Amos Pump Service

4609 Sewell Rd
Cumming

APD septic and sewer services

6606 hwy 85
Riverdale

APEX ENVIRONMENTAL SVC

PO Box 888342
Atlanta

AquaTech Plumbing

PO Box 1141
Loganville

Arnold's Septic Tank Service

3466 E Hightower Trl NE
Conyers

ATECH PLUMBING & SEPTIC

2012 AIRPORT CT
Marietta

Atlanta Affordable Septic

1366 Miller Reed Ave SE
Atlanta

Atlanta Construction Enterprises Inc

121 Courtland Circle
Powder Springs

Atlanta Home Solutions

390 Racetrack Rd
Mcdonough

Atlanta Plumber

1201 Peachtree Street
Atlanta

Atlanta Roofing and Renovations

2749 Drew Valley Road
Atlanta

Atlantis Plumbing Inc

1212 industrial blvd north
Dallas

Banks Septic

5765 Hubbard Town Road
Cumming

Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

5924 Peachtree Corners E
Norcross

Big Daddy Plumbing

925B Peachtree St NE
Atlanta

Bishop Thiem Septic Tank

PO Box 1119
Fayetteville

Blackhawk Construction Services, LLC

2270 Northwest Parkway
Marietta

Blanks Septic LLC.

506 Main St
Palmetto

Bowen's Septic & Environmental Services

3935 Highway 20 NE
Conyers

Bynum Plumbing Inc

2120 McDaniels Bridge Ct
Lilburn

Captain Repair Plumbing

405 Tidwell Drive
Alpharetta

Clean Septic LLC

12195 Hwy 92
Woodstock

Colors & Remodeling, Inc

PO Box 1393
Powder Springs

Coolray and Mr Plumber - Eastside

1400 Northbrook Pkwy
Suwanee

CreativeMultiCare Inc

110 Andrew Dr
Stockbridge

Danny's plumbing

144 bobs dr
Mableton

Davis Plumbing

1021 Seaboard Ave NW
Atlanta

Delta The Educated Plumber

85 Daniel Dr
Stockbridge

Dixon's Septic and Plumbing

3224 Laura Way
Winston

DL Plumbing

2300 Bethelview Rd.
Cumming

DMC Construction

3657 Medlock Brg
Johns Creek

DRAINMAN PLUMBERS

2999 CEDAR MILL XING
Acworth

DX2 Geosyntex Inc

307 Industrial Park Dr
Lawrenceville

ED INGRAM SEPTIC SERVICE

5830 WILLS WOOD CIR
Alpharetta

Eddie's Automotive Service

5440 Webb Parkway
Lilburn

FitzGerald & Sons Plumbing

105 Auburn Ct
Peachtree City

Fortune Plumbing Inc

3754 Leach Circle
Gainesville

Franklin's Septic

4545 Bullard Rd
Monticello

G Force Plumbing

4200 Steve Reynolds Blv
Norcross

GA Septic

110 Leonard Pruitt Rd
Dahlonega

Georgia Water & Fire Restoration

2705 Pine Grove Rd
Cumming

Greene & Sons Plumbing & Heating

4500 Klondike Rd
Lithonia

Halstan Development Group

46208 Mill Creek Avenue
Alpharetta

Harding Plumbing Heating&Cooling

63 Keys Ferry St
Mcdonough

Head's Plumbing Sales & Service Inc

4381 Campbellton Rd
Atlanta

Home Town Services

1532 Rockbridge Rd NW
Conyers

Horton's Grading Hauling Septic

212 Welcome Arnco Road
Newnan

Ingram Septic Service

4555 Roberts Dr SE Acw
Acworth

JC Septic Service Inc

1211 Maple Creek Ln
Loganville

K and C Plumbing

5592 Powder Springs Dallas Rd
Powder Springs

Kendrick Plumbing

429 E. Dixie Ave. SE
Marietta

Kent Huff

5471 GA Hwy 362 W
Atlanta

Land Engineering And Development

374 Racetrack Rd
Mcdonough

Long's Backhoe & Grading

1530 Hwy 92 North
Fayetteville

Majestic Plumbing & Electric

PO Box 1148
Marietta

MAX PUMPING CO

3023 POTOMAC DR
Atlanta

Metro Septic and Plumbing

P. O. Box 200425
Cartersville

Northcutt Plumbing Co.

6645 Bobby John Rd.
College Park

Noss Construction

422 Grayson
Alpharetta

Omni Plumbing Services

140 Academy St
Alpharetta

Pam The Plumber

1443 Richard Rd
Decatur

Plumbpros Plumbing Co

1700 cumberland point dr
Marietta

Provenance Construction Services

2221 Peachtree Road
Atlanta

PVC II Inc

3460 River Rd
Decatur

Randall Dayton Interiors

10 26th St
Atlanta

RDK and Worldwide Restoration inc.

2783 Blount Street
Atlanta

Ready Set Plumb

2275 Chestnut Place
Lithia Springs

Reboot E-Cycling

2451 Hillcrest Dr
Atlanta

ROCKDALE PLUMBING & DRAIN INC

1911 OLD COVINGTON RD NE
Conyers

Roger McEntire

635 Colbert Rd
Dallas

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

6356-A Corley Rd
Norcross

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

445 Atlanta S Pkwy
Atlanta

RS Andrews

3617 Clearview Pkwy
Atlanta

Saw Plumbing Inc

PO Box 1804
Jackson

Septic Service Pro

6295 Holly Ct
Buford

Smith's Septic Tank Service

475 Tom Witcher Rd
Newnan

StressFree Contractors, LLC

5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross

Summit Soil Consulting

6568 Bluewaters Drive
Flowery Branch

TRI R SERVICES

4063 Windsor Castle Way
Decatur

Twins Plumbing and Septic

280 Stewart Dr
Dallas

U.S. South Plumbing

7555 Industrial Court
Alpharetta

Value Plumber

3175 Stanford Circle
Lawrenceville

Water Savers LLC

4084 Presidential Pkwy
Atlanta

Willis Cox

3888 Wood Path Ln
Stone Mountain

Zachery Plumbing Service

1941 Fairburn Road SW
Atlanta

Zurn Plumbing Service Inc

3724 N Peachtree Rd
Atlanta

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