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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)
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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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24 Hr Plumbing Service, Inc

7310 W 18th Ave
Hialeah

A & G Retail Maintenance, Corp

11890 SW 8 Street
Miami

A Aaron Super Rooter

6022 SW 35 Court
Hollywood

A ABSOLUTELY ANYTIME SVC

3250 NE 33RD ST
Fort Lauderdale

A AMERICAN SEPTIC & PLUMBING

12555 BISCAINE BLVD
Miami

A Super Septic Tank Inc.

7701 West 18 Lane
Hialeah

A to Z Statewide Plumbing

2215 SW 58th Ter
West Park

A-1 ABLE ROOTER INC

5722 S FLAMINGO RD
Fort Lauderdale

A-Alligator Inc

PO Box 22856
Fort Lauderdale

A1 Underground & Plumbing Services LLC

4875 SW 57 Ter
Fort Lauderdale

AAA Water Restoration inc.

3191 NE 11th ave
Pompano Beach

ACE GREASE TRAP MAINTENANCE

6955 NW 77TH AVE
Miami

Adams Apple Plumbing

7925 Cloverfield Cir
Boca Raton

ADVANCED MONITORING SVC

6800 SW 21ST CT
Fort Lauderdale

Affordable Budget Plumbing

3595 Burris Rd
Davie

AG Plumbing, H20 & Gas

2984 SW 156th Place
Miami

Alans plumbing and air conditioner

211 ne 14 ave
Pompano Beach

All Pro Plumbing Corp

1930 NW 21 Terrace
Miami

ALL-LINES Public Adjusters

26001 SW 187th Ave
Homestead

Alpha South Construction

1101 NE 214 STREET

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

ARF Plumbing Co Inc

2203 SW 58th Ter
Hollywood

Armstrong Septic

Miami Shores

Bay Plumbing Co.

3029 SW 28th St
Miami

BC ENTERPRISES

93911 OVERSEAS HWY
Tavernier

Best Plumbing

49 NORTH FEDERAL HWY
Pompano Beach

BETTER QUALITY GREASE TRAP SVC

PO BOX 560164
Opa Locka

Blalock Plumbing and Engineering

1391 NW 18th Street
Homestead

C&I Bergstrom, Inc.

1735 Jackson St
Hollywood

Casa Blanca Builders, LLC

10540 NW 26 Street
Miami

CEC Plumbing, Inc.

4837 SW 21 Street
Fort Lauderdale

Chapman Septic Service Inc

10601 SW 184 Ter
Miami

Charles E. Culpepper, PE

801 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami

CLOGBUSTERS PLUMBING

6919 W BROWARD BLVD
Fort Lauderdale

CMC CLAIM CONSULTANTS, INC.

8906 SW 129 TERRACE
Miami

CMC Florida Investment Construction

10041 SW 42nd Terrace
Miami

Coker Septic, Inc.

6022 SW 35th Ct.
Hollywood

Construction Concierge Group CCG

1000 5th Street
Miami Beach

Construction Solutions Concepts

934 N. University Drive
Pompano Beach

D' Master Rooter Corp.

18520 nw 67th ave suite 209
Miami Gardens

D'AVILA & ASSOCIATES SERVICES, INC.

680 East 49th St
Hialeah

Dade Home Inspections Inc

11767 S Dixie Hwy
Miami

DANIA PLUMBING SVC

110 NW 1ST ST
Dania

Davie Plumber Inc

1916 SW 28th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale

DAY & NIGHT

3590 S STATE ROAD
Hollywood

Douglas Orr Plumbing Inc

301 Flagler Dr
Miami

DRAIN MASTER

1717 SW 1ST WAY
Deerfield Beach

Du-All Plumbing

509 S H St
Lake Worth

E Z HOME REMODELING & PLUMBING

18505 SW 104TH AVE
Miami

Eli Roof Restoration & Construction

7900 NW. 53rd Crt
Fort Lauderdale

EMPIRE PLUMBING

1754 BAY RD
Miami Beach

ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

18520 NW 67TH AVE
Miami

Fabel General Contracting

PO Box 553
Islamorada

FATHER & SON PLUMBING SERVICES INC

500 SW 21st Terrace
Fort Lauderdale

First Call 24/7

11352 W State Road 84, Suite # 37
Davie

FIX A DRAIN INC

17801 N BAY RD
North Miami Beach

Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services, LLC

2781 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach

Florida Master Home Inspectors

PO BOX 445
Loxahatchee

Grand-Rooter

7995 W 30th Ct
Hialeah

GREAT AMERICAN PLBG & DRAIN

10125 W OAKLAND PARK BLVD
Fort Lauderdale

Hollywood FL Plumber LLC

27 Virginia Rd
Hollywood

Home Improvements by XTH

17901 NW 27 Ave
Miami Gardens

JASON'S SEPTIC INC

13341 SW 88 Ave
Miami

Jenny Housekeeping & Remodel Services

26141 SW 138 Ct. Rd
Homestead

JERRY'S SEPTIC TANK SVC

4800 SW 64TH AVE
Fort Lauderdale

Joe Hillman Plumbers Inc

2280 sw 70 Ave
Davie

Joe's Septic

1265 Shazard Boulevard
Opa Locka

JZ PLUMBING CORP.

17921 NW 82nd Ct
Hialeah

K. Miller Plumbing, Inc.

18821 NW 28th PL.
Miami Gardens

Kirk Septic II, Inc.

4799 Coconut Creek Pkwy #162
Pompano Beach

LA CASA CONSTRUCTION, INC.

11629 SW 51st Ct
Fort Lauderdale

LIFT STATIONS R US

5511 NW 37th Avenue
Miami

Litzs fixes

333 N ocean dr

mannyofalltrades

9900 sw 157 terr

MGR PLUMBING

5625 JOHNSON ST
Hollywood

Miami Emergency Plumbing

4711 NW Flagler Terr
Miami

Miami Plumber

6303 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami

Miami Shores Plumbing Inc

900 NW 144Th St
Miami

Milan and Son Plumbing Inc.

410 N. Federal Highway
Deerfield Beach

Mobile Mike Media Group

1940 TIGER TAIL BLVD
Dania Beach

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Miami

5794 sw 40th st
Miami

My Plumber Of South Florida

10131 SW 102 Ave
Miami

New England Plumbing

5591 SW 130th ave
Southwest Ranches

New England Plumbing

5591 SW 130th ave

NU-BLACK SEPTIC TANK CO

27 NW 4TH AVE
Dania

ORONI INC

14040 NW 6TH CT
Miami

Plantation Plumber

5780 SW 9th St
Fort Lauderdale

PLUMBER MIKES

2411 SW 58th Way
Hollywood

Plumbing Doctors, Inc

PO Box 970174
Coconut Creek

Plumbing Experts

2055 S Congress Ave
Del Ray

Plumbtech, Inc

12274 SW 131 Ave
Miami

PowerWindowDoctor.com

4202 Peters Rd #10

Pro Handy People

27sw 11 St
Miami

Pump Outs Unlimited Inc.

P.O. Box 570762
Miami

RAIDER ROOTER INC

740 E COUNTRY CLUB CIR
Fort Lauderdale

Rapid Rooter

3200 W Copans Rd
Pompano Beach

Rapid Rooter Sewer & Drain Services

25 NE 5th St
Pompano Beach

Regosa Engineering Services Inc

15700 NE 2nd Ave
Miami

ROOTER MASTER

650 E SAMPLE RD
Pompano Beach

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

5353 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

1901 Green Rd
Deerfield Beach

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Svcs

1550 NW 79th Ave
Miami

Royal Flush Plumbing

P.O. Box 924674
Homestead

RUMBO DRAINING PAVING

8311 SW 38TH ST
Miami

Septic Medic INC.

1831 N 50th Ave
Hollywood

Septic Savior

600 Fairway Drive Suite #107
Deerfield Beach

ServiceMaster by Reed

4099 N 28th Way
Hollywood

STATEWIDE SEPTIC CONNECTIONS

PO Box 3865
Hollywood

Sunrise-Plumber

486 NW 69th Terrace
Pompano Beach

The Combined Group

7344 SW 48 ST
Miami

The Plumbing Professionals

4181 NW 1st ave
Boca Raton

United Septic and Grease Services

3250 NE 1st Ave. Suite 305
Miami

USA PLUMBING & SEPTIC INC

415 SW 19TH ST
Miami

VALUE PLUMBING SVC INC

7613 BILTMORE BLVD
Hollywood

VASSALLO PLUMBING INC.

7000 Tyler St
Hollywood

Wolfe & Bob's Plumbing Service

5722 S. Flamingo Road
Cooper City

XTH Home Improvements

17901 NW 27th Ave
Miami Gardens

Ziegler Builders Inc

4930 NW 74 Place
Coconut Creek

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