Charlotte Septic Tank Services

in Charlotte, NC

89
Septic Tank Services are
in Charlotte

25
Septic Tank Services in Charlotte
are top rated

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Rated by
Michael M.
"Painless for me, but involved a lot of hard work on their part... They had to locate the septic tanks on a large lot (previous owner had no idea where they were located and had never" serviced them since moving into the home in 1965), dig over 3' in hard clay to reach the tanks, pump-out both tanks (which were completely filled with sludge), replace the T filter and help me unclog the drain line to the house. They didn't charge any fees above the normal schedule (which was provided upfront). Great value, considering the amount of work (and information) they provided.
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Rated by
Daterrica C.
"In the past 10 years I’ve had my septic tank pumped out numerous times and no company I used would ever tell me the reason why I kept having these backups. Then I found
" , I called and spoke with a very kind lady
who was extraordinarily helpful throughout the entire process! So then I meet Mr.
who is also an extraordinary guy very professional and knowledgeable.
advised me the he would be pumping out both sides of the tank, which no other company I used ever did. That is when
discovered one of the issues which was the T pipe baffle had broken off inside the tank.
said that I would need to get it fixed or try getting connected to the city. Therefore I called the city to my dismay that it would cost over $4000 just to bring the sewer tap to my yard and that I would have to call a plumber to connect the rest which would have been an additional $4000+ totaling close to $10000 ridiculous I thought! And one company even stated that they couldn’t dig but so deep. So I call
back and asked was there anyway my system could be salvaged,
stated “If
can’t fix it, nobody can” and she was exactly right! Then
came back with his crew and dug around finding the culprit, a fig tree roots had grown 12ft into the drain coming off the tank.
and crew fixed all the tank lids, replaced some drain pipes removed the tree roots solving this 10 years headache! If you want a company that’s honest, reasonable and professional then
will be the best choice you ever make! Thanks for your outstanding customer service and commitment
and
!!!!!!!
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Rated by
Jeannette C.
"Our septic tank had not been pumped out since we moved into our (newly built) house in 1979, and I was beginning to sense a faint rotten egg smell coming from the toilet & sink" of one of our bathrooms. I called
at
on Wed, Sept 11 and he & his son were at my house the very next day. (They were an hour late, but when I called
, he said they had gotten hung up on a job but would be at my house as soon as they could.) They arrived with their truck, quickly located the top of the septic tank and dug it up, ran a hose from their truck to our tank, pumped out the tank, replaced the lid and dirt/grass, and were on their way in about 30-40 minutes. It was amazing! And there was not a bad odor like I was expecting (--- like I had smelled from my neighbor's backyard when he had his tank pumped out this past spring; the company he used took hours to get his tank emptied!) I highly recommend this company and will definitely call them again should I need their services!

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

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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 Charlotte

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I was very happy with how everything turned out. They were very professional and friendly. They had a very good support staff as well. I would use this company again in the future.
- Victor A.
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I called the company,they were available when I needed the work done. Very professional. Arrived on time and quickly began working. Ran into a small glitch, when my tank was larger than the capacity remaining on the truck. They left and emptied the truck and returned a couple of hours later to complete the job, it was quite a drive to where they had to empty the truck. Made a very long day for them but,they never complained. Showed me the repairs that needed to be done,gave me a price for those and returned the next morning to complete the repairs. After the repairs were finished, cleaned up and everything put back in order. It was overall a very good experience and I would definately call
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again for maintenance or repairs! Thanks!
- SELAH & RANDY P.
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Did not inspect the tank. Lid broke and charged $100 for a another. They did not know to leave some fluid in tank to restart system. They wanted to pump it dry. Called to ask for a discount on lid and was told that was price agreed to on site.
- Charles A.
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They came out quickly and explained all the options and possibilities. First, I had to dig out and completely remove a beautiful azalea bush because the previous owners had planted the bush to hide the box and tank access. He explained that the problem could be electrical and not pump related and suggested I get an electrician to check the outlets before calling them out again. Access was cleared and electrical checked out,
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came out again, found that the electrical read was false due to corroded connections. He did not push me to replace an expensive pump that is old but could still have several more years left. He did pump out the septic tank and I got an education on the process of elimination. We easily replaced the electrical outlets.
- SHARON S.
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He answered many questions I had and was glad to have me watch. Excellent job, on time and fair price. Very nice man.
- JOE G.
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They were easy to work with. They were very professional. We did not have any problems with them. The workers did a nice job on the pump and trying to put the lawn back together. I was very pleased with the job overall. The price was competitive with other companies.
- Jack C.
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was able to get the new well and septic system done in about a week and it works great. They even tested the water in the well to make sure that it was safe. They hooked it all up to the house for us. They are a nice place to do business with.
- Margaret P.

All Septic Tank Services in Charlotte, NC

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A 24/7 Plumbing and Mechanical

Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
Charlotte

A SANI-CAN SERVICES INC

8151 WEBBS RD
Denver

A-1 Contracting

2805 Florida Ave.
Kannapolis

AAA City Plumbing INC

5362 South Hampton Road
Charlotte

ABERNATHY SEPTIC TANK SVC

525 SMITH DAIRY RD
Mount Holly

All About The Pipes Plumbing Inc

4913 Chastain Ave
Charlotte

All County Plumbing

1070 Main Avenue Northwest
Hickory

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Amped Electrical Inc

4904 Alexis Dr
Indian Trail

Ander Walker Plumbing, Inc.

319 Elam Ave
Ramseur

ANDREW ROBY GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC

2000 West Morehead Street
Charlotte

BILL BROWN PLUMBING HEATING

414 S MAIN ST
Salisbury

Breault Plumbing

3931 Back Creek Church Rd
Charlotte

Bumgarner Septic Tank & Grading

1190 Dudley Shoals Rd
Granite Falls

C W TARLETON PLUMBING CO

1521 Stack Rd
Monroe

C.D. roseman grading and septic

6305 mooresville rd
Salisbury

CAC Plumbing LLC

513 Joe Rankin Rd
Cleveland

CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL & DRAIN

3309 DARBY AVE
Charlotte

CAROLINA PIPE CLEANING INC

PO Box 1183
Rockwell

CBL Builders LLC

2515 Stanley Lucia Rd.
Mt. Holly

Charlotte Plumber

401 N Tryon St
Charlotte

Charlotte Rifle and Pistol Club

9130 Kensington Drive
Waxhaw

City Septic

1646 W. Highway 160

CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS

2919 CANE MILL RD

Curtis Pace Construction CO

125 Green River Cove Rd
Saluda

Dickinson Hauling & Grading

1572 Dickinson Rd
Hickory

DOVER'S SEPTIC TANK

2219 BRIGHTWOOD DR

Drain Pro

410 Mount Holly Hntrsvlle Rd
Huntersville

ECOSOLVE

4408 NORTHPOINT INDUSTRL BLVD
Charlotte

Exclusive Homes

1095 Hilldale Dr.

GILL SEWER & DRAINANGE SVC INC

107 CLEAR MEADOW LN
Statesville

Harmon Environmental

615 Bruce Thomas Rd
Monroe

Home Improvement Referrals‎

1005 Farm Creek Road (serving Greater Charlotte)
Waxhaw

Honeycutts grading and landscaping

7845 fisher rd
Mount Pleasant

JAAMCO INC

2300 STEVENS MILL RD
Matthews

JAMIES GRADING

1421 PERTH RD
Mooresville

JC Byrd Plumbing

PO Box 3624
Mooresville

JIM LOWERY

618 JOE COLLINS RD
Monroe

John Phillips Construction

9073 Highway 221 South
Fleetwood

K. S. Grading, LLC

232 Flintlock Drive

KIKER'S PLUMBING SERVICE INC

4001 SIKES MILL RD
Monroe

KUHLMANN & SON CONSTRUCTION, LLC

3990 Statesville Blvd Lot 17
Salisbury

LEFLER-STUART

1017 Sewickley Drive
Charlotte

LENTZ SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

418 LENTZ RD
Statesville

Massey Septic Tank Co Inc

13185 Nc Hwy 801
Mooresville

Massey Septic Tank Co‎.

13185 NC Highway 801

Massey'S Septic Service

13185 Nc Highway 801
Statesville

McCoy Plumbing Inc

10000 Community House Rd
Charlotte

McMahan Septic Tank Inc

10 Paddington Dr
Lexington

MR ROOTER

3937 SMITH FARM RD
Matthews

Myers Septic Tank Co

1882 Briggs Rd
Salisbury

Need A Hand

301 McCullough Dr
Charlotte

PERRY LANEY

7209 WOLF POND RD
Monroe

PERRY LANEY SEPTIC TANKS

6520 MEDLIN ROAD
Monroe

Pinnacle Grading Co Inc

11103 Pinnacle Mountain Rd
Hendersonvlle

Plumbers Charlotte

6420 Rea Road, Suite A1331
Charlotte

Plumbing Connection

827 Wren Road
Gastonia

Pro Plumbing Heating & Air

446 Teebo Road
Lexington

Pro Rooter

1800 Camden Road
Charlotte

Propeos

3811 Armitage Dr
Charlotte

R&R Plumbing

7204 B Stinson Hartis Rd.
Indian Trail

RCS INC

Monroe

ROBERT LANEY YARD GRADING

2104 WAXHAW HWY
Monroe

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

1700 Orr Industrial Ct
Charlotte

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

131 Crosslake Park Dr
Mooresville

Second Look Inc

11534 Lemmond Acres Dr
Mint Hill

SEPTIC PUMPING SERVICE

3309 MCLENDON RD
Matthews

SHELL'S GENERAL REPAIR INC

4926 MOUNT HOLLY HUNTERSVILLE RD
Charlotte

Shore Side Services Electrical

136 Fairburn Drive
Mooresville

T W AMMONS SEPTIC SVC

215 LITTLE CREEK RD
Mooresville

TCW WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT

3917 Hwy 74 E
Wingate

Three Way Plumbing Services

174 Church St NE
Concord

THRIFTY PLUMBING

7015 NEW TOWN RD
Waxhaw

TwoHandymanGuys.Com

16800 BRANDON BROOK
Charlotte

Tyson Services Inc

PO Box 2164
Indian Trail

Water Doctor

PO Box 55 Mount Pleasant, NC 28124
Charlotte

WILSON & SONS SEPTIC TANK SVC

4740 GREAT FALLS HWY

WyattWorks Plumbing Service

1254 Blanchester Rd.

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