Baltimore  Septic Tank Services

in Baltimore , MD

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in Baltimore

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Septic Tank Services in Baltimore
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TESS T.
"I am very pleased with their service. They are very responsive and seem to really know what they are doing. The price was what I expected. They are very busy. They had hoped to" get to me earlier in the day but couldn't get there until 2pm. The important part is that they got the job done well, but I did have to juggle my schedule a little bit.
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CHRIS V.
"The man was extremely clean, courteous and very experienced. He answered all of our questions and we had many! We will absolutely be using this service in the future.
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SUZANNE C.
"It went well. The company came when they said they would, cleaned the septic tank, left a package of enzymes that I had ordered, and left without leaving any mess.

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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 Baltimore

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Trying to have extensive work done in a very short time prior to moving was stressful.
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was very professional & efficient, & performed the job well.
- NOAH L.
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was very efficient in performing the perk test. Kept landscaping damage to a minimum. They came out to help draw up plans to submit to the health department, and even met with the guy from the health department for us. Finally came out and did the work as promised.
- TRACY B.
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It was a great experience with Fogles. I see why they are highly trusted in the area. The technician that came out was ontime and gave us valuable advice in managing our septic system for the long haul. He was careful in making sure I understood the type of tank, size, and the layout of the system in the yard.
When doing research I found their inspection cost in the middle of the road, but chose them because they were recommended by other friends.
- Jason J.

All Septic Tank Services in Baltimore , MD

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A J Mcdonald Company Inc

PO Box 24254
Halethorpe

A R CROWELL PLUMBING

906 Montgomery Street
Laurel

A SUTPHIN STATEWIDE SEPTIC SVC

436 W CENTRAL AVE
Davidsonville

A&J Septic Cleaners Inc

3611 Jarrettsvilee Pike
Monkton

Accel Plumbing and Heating

14029 Monticello Dr
Cooksville

Alexander Plumbing Services Inc

53 Crocus Ct
Conowingo

ALL ABOUT SEPTICS

4810 WATER OAK POINT RD
Pasadena

All Nite Sewer & Drain Cleaning LLC

5908 Hamilton Ave
Rosedale

AllTech Services

1323 Shepard Dr

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Amore Enterprises LLC

8519 Woodville Rd
Mount Airy

Arctic Plumbing & Air

8328 Veterans Highway
Millersville

Baltimore Plumber

400 East Pratt Street
Baltimore

Bamford Plumbing & Heating Inc

6800 Martin Ave
Dundalk

Bases Covered Home Inspections, LLC

15030 Oak Orchard Road
New Windsor

BDP Excavating

19 Reese Ave

BEETLE BAYLE

Annapolis

BEL AIR WATERPROOFING

1356 W Jarrettsville Rd
Forest Hill

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

2600 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring

Bill's Superior Plumbing

920 Hepburn Ln
Bel Air

Bogan's Plumbing / PlumbCrazy

1302 Continental Dr
Abingdon

BUSY SERVICE INC

24211 Laytonsville Rd
Gaithersburg

C & C MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS INC

2755 W CHESAPEAKE BCH RD
Owings

C & L Excavating, Inc.

PO Box 184
Forest Hill

C Chaney Construction Inc

Box 314
West River

Care Utilities Inc

256 Tolstoy Ln
Severna Park

Chavis Enterprises LLC

PO Box 451
Jarrettsville

Coastal construction

114 Audrey ave

Complete Plumbing Services LLC

433 Stratford Avenue
Hagerstown

Concepts Response LLC

POBox 3
Glenwood

Countywide Septic of Frederick

5 N Market St
Frederick

Dan Nichols Contractor

5777 White Rock Road
Sykesville

DANIEL'S SEPTIC SYSTEM

8555 BRAD CT
Pasadena

Donald S Watts Co

3150 Baltimore Blvd
Finksburg

DR DRAINS

215 RITCHIE LN
Glen Burnie

Duncan's Septic & Backhoe Service

1756 Nanticoke Rd
Pasadena

DUNNE WRIGHT SERVICES LLC

1412 Crain Hwy N
Glen Burnie

Earl Preston Jr Inc & Whiteford Septic

4045-C Federal Hill Rd.
Jarrettsville

Earp Inc / Cockeysville Sanitation

PO Box 1281
Cockeysville

Earth Friendly Services

3015 Sycamore Pl
Huntingtown

Environmental Home Services Inc

12354 Howard Lodge Drive
Sykesville

First Class Mechanical LLC

835 Baltimore Blvd
Westminster

Five Star Plumbing Services

728 Baltimore Pike Suite 115
Bel Air

FOGLE'S SEPTIC CLEAN

580 OBRECHT RD
Sykesville

Fred The Plumber

712 Chestnut Hill Rd
Forest Hill

Fredericktowne Labs

PO Box 245
Myersville

GENEVIE PLUMBING

11826 PIKA DR
Waldorf

Glenoak Plumbing Inc

12611 Harewood Rd
Baltimore

GLOBE SANITATION

FLORENCE RD
Woodbine

Grooms Septic Service

PO Box 86
Phoenix

H & B Plumbing Heating Inc

PO Box 238
Chesapeake City

Hall's Septic Services

1410 N Tucker Rd
Street

HARRIS SEPTIC SYSTEMS

1828 MONKTON RD
Monkton

Hidden Ridge Contracting LTD

18301 Gunpowder Rd
Hampstead

Home Land Septic Consulting

308 Liberty Road
Essex

Inti Enterprises, Luis Maldonado

1205 Overbrook Road
Baltimore

JACK FYOCK SEPTIC SERVICE INC

4105 TEN OAKS RD
Glenelg

JARRETTSVILLE EXCAVATION

PO BOX 620
Jarrettsville

Jiffy Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4623 BALTIMORE AVE
Hyattsville

JOE STEIN & SON

3200 JAMES ST
Baltimore

JOHN'S SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

510 STEPNEY RD
Aberdeen

kakes plumbing and mech. inc.

29 north main street
Port Deposit

KING AND SONS

PO BOX 374
Damascus

Larry and Sons, Inc.

301 W Franklin St
Hagerstown

MARYLAND WATERPROOFING & RADON

825 S N POINT RD
Baltimore

MATHENA SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

PO BOX 429
Manchester

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr

MICHAEL SEPTIC SERVICE

PO BOX 113
Finksburg

Miller's Septic Service

784 Herald Harbor Rd
Crownsville

Mitchell Plumbing & Heating Inc

11650 Eastern Ave
Middle River

MODERN PLUMBING SYSTEMS LLC

1212 Somerset Rd
Severn

Montgomery Excavating

238 Kilgore Rd.

Mr Rooter Plumbing & Heating

3701 Commerce Dr
Baltimore

My Plumber

6897 Gateway Ct

Naumann Plumbing, LLC

2131 Espey Court Suite 9
Crofton

Old Towne Plumbing, Inc

518 West Deer Park Rd
Gaithersburg

Olinger Paving

280 Hickory Rd

PASADENA BED LININGS

152 BLADES LN
Glen Burnie

Pickles Services

McKinstry Mill Rd.
New Windsor

Ponder Painting

1049 Dumbarton Rd
Glen Burnie

R&E CHIEF SEPTIC LLC

PO BOX 199
Mount Airy

RAMSEY'S SEPTIC SERVICE

HARFORD ROAD
Glen Arm

REO Maintenance Solution, LLC

10451 Mill Run Circle
Owings Mills

RJ Plumbing

877 Generals Hwy
Millersville

RJ'S PLUMBING & SEPTIC

3 BEACH RD
Severna Park

ROBERT F BEALL & SONS

8795 Veterans Hwy
Millersville

Rooter-Man of Baltimore

6902 Harford Road
Parkville

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

812 W Patapsco Ave
Baltimore

RTF Associates Inc

142 E Main St
Westminster

Scardina Home Services

8082 Veterans Highway
Millersville

Sellars Concrete Contractors LLC

6285 Shady Side Road
Shady Side

Service Today

9349 Old Furnace Rd

SHILLING SEPTIC SERVICE

750 WOODS RD
Pasadena

SOUTH CARROLL BACKHOE

4410 SALEM BOTTOM RD
Westminster

The Pearce Group Home Inspections

15922 A E Mullinix Rd
Woodbine

ThePLUMBERGuys

PO Box 44463
Nottingham

Todd's Excavating LLC

3918 Emrick Ln
Jarrettsville

Tri-County Pump Service Inc

6711 Old National Pike
Boonsboro

V Kemp and Son

2827 Lieb Road
Cockeysville

Van Sant Plumbing and Heating

2701 Back Acre Cir
Mount Airy

WA Gambrill Inc

318 E Pennsylvania Ave
Towson

Walsh Septic Service

1827 Brodbeck Road
Hampstead

Water Check

1205 Mayo Rd
Edgewater

Watson Water Systems

110 Bouzarth Ln
Aberdeen

WHITEFORD SEPTIC

1605 DOOLEY RD
Whiteford

WILLSON'S SEPTIC SVC

3243 DAVIDSONVILLE RD
Davidsonville

Wm. C. Crosby Services, Inc.

8410 Woodland Road
Millersville

WRF & Son Plumbing & Heating Inc

15 N Main St
Mount Airy

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