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Portland Septic Tank Maintenance Articles

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Portland Septic Tank Services Reviews

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"Although this company did an excellent job of pumping my septic tank in a hurry, I have been waiting for months for this provider to provide a written cost. Although I have left several messages, and their staff indicated they will get back to me, they never did. I left a message asking specifically for their president/CEO to contact me personally and explain how my request slipped through the cracks, and still haven't heard from them. I am giving up and going with their competition."
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came out to my recently purchased 'As is' house that had an old septic system that had been inspected by the seller and disclosed as having cracks in the tank and a outlet broken baffle. He explained what my options were for tank replacement and what potential problems might come up. Specifically that the new tank might not have enough fall to both tie into the house drain and the drain field. He wrote up a bid on the spot and verbally explained what might come up if there was not enough fall, that a pump would be required and the approximate cost of that. Later I called
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to ask some questions based on other contractors different ideas on how to do things and
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explained the differences and his reasons for his bid.
As I'm new to home ownership and dealing with contractors I found working with
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to be easier than most of the contractors I have called for septic and other issues. He answered his phone, showed up on time, and provided me with a bid in a timely manner. His bid was very competitive but I decided to go with a different bid in this case. When the drain field fails I will call
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"Very professional, personable, took the time to explain. Apologied that it wasn't something
that could be fixed easily, and that he had to charge for his time and camera work.
Well, that's life, isn't it!"
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"Above and beyond service!
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pumped out our tank then cleaned it out thoroughly. They checked to make sure the line from the house was working properly and gave their assessment based on what they could see of how well the system was working. I learned a lot about the system and they answered all my questions. They had to use every inch of hose to get to the tank but they were very careful not to damage plants and flowers in the beds they had to take the hose through. When the job was complete they asked me to inspect it myself to be sure I was happy with the job. The tank was completely cleaned (not just pumped out) and I felt they really knew what they were doing and had considerable experience. The price was per
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and we have a larger than typical tank.
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"They evaluated the condition of the septic system to see if it would pass county specifications to get a permit on the septic. The septic was found to be not functioning properly and need of replacement.
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provided us with estimates and cooperated in providing the county officials with information for fixing the septic and getting county permit approval. We ended up getting a quote from
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to do a sandfill system. We would highly recommend them to any one in need of septic repair, etc.
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"We had just bought a house with a sand filter septic tank system and I did not know much about it. The alarm was going off frequently and I was concerned that the tank was full.
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from Earthworks came down and inspected the system. He came the first day, looked at the unit, and said that he would need to get the drawings for the septic tank from the city of Portland. There was a charge for getting that which I paid. He returned another day with the drawings in hand and performed maintenance on the septic tank system. He cleaned out the system (but did not pump the tanks). He also helped explain the details of the system to me. My biggest issue was
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's assistant, who broke the concrete weight used to weigh down the sensor unit in the tank. He broke it, taped it together, said that it would be fine and ran away.
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had left him behind to finish up. I never heard from either of them again. While I did not have any issues with the septic tank I think it unprofessional to break something and take off without fixing it completely. I tried to call
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to get him back to look at the system in April this year. I called
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, who directed me to
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's cell phone. I left a message and did not hear back for 4 weeks. I called Earthworks again and had them relay a message. He called but said that he in a long job far from Portland and that he would get back to me when he had a time. 6 weeks of waiting later I gave up and looked for another company - with whom my experience has been way better. Overall. while I appreciate the time that
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took to explain the septic tank system to me, I would not trust his company to maintain my septic tank.
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"I called
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after seeing them on AngiesList. I had used a company from Angies' previously (Earthworks
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) but they were hard to reach and impossible to schedule a time for them to come out. After waiting 6 weeks I gave up and contacted
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. Their scheduling was 2 weeks from when I called. They did ask me if I had an emergency and suggested 2 weeks out when I said no. On the day of the appointment (they had given me a time of between 8am-12noon) their truck showed up at 9am. The person (I forget his name) setup everything needed to pump the tanks first. He did not even need me to show him around (I was on a phone call between 9 and 10am). I came out at 10am and it seemed to be going well. He seemed on top of everything. After the pumping he inspected the sand filter system. No surprises - everything was in order. He addressed a problem we were having where the "tank full" alarm was coming on occassionally (the sensor needed adjustment - no added charge). While inspecting the pump system one of the plastic fittings broke. He told me about it and said that he would have to return with a replacement. He came back at 430pm and fitted the new part. Overall, I am very pleased to have a septic tank maintenance company with a professional attitude to the job. I would definitely recommend these guys. This is day-versus-night experience when compared to the last company I used. The only word of caution is that I have only used them once. Hopefully I will not have any recurring problems due to their maintenance."
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"When we started digging to prepare a foundation for an addition we found a very old septic tank. All work on our project stopped until the septic tank could be decommissioned.
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came out the very same evening and pumped the tank quickly and efficiently and for a decent price. Because they acted so quickly we were able to get the city to decommission the septic tank within 24 hours and we were back on track in no time! Thanks
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arrived on time and performed the service in a very professional manner. In order to access the tank a 3 foot square of lawn needed excavation.
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was very careful to replace the turf and leave the location in original condition. He took time to explain the proper care for septic systems to avoid problems. Very good experience with this company."
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"This was a stressful situation for us, and
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made it less stressful by going the extra mile. He worked until 10pm the night before to make sure he could get to our place the following day."

All Septic Tank Services in Portland, OR

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Blue Heron Septic and Drain

293 Sunset Blvd
Saint Helens, Or

BOB'S SEPTIC SVC

5112 NE 119TH ST
Vancouver, WA

BP Plumbing & Construction Services

1559 NE 201st Ave Steve #106
Fairview, OR

BUNKER HILL CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 913
Woodland, WA

Byers Septic Tank Service

PO Box 549
Oregon City, OR

Cascade Plumbing Co.

2416 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR

CASCADE SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

PO BOX 305
Estacada, OR

CENTERSTONE CORP

PO Box 641
Canby, OR

CKG Construction

6640 Tudor Ct.
Gladstone, OR

CLINKSCALES PORTABLE TOILETS LLC

840 EXPLORER AVE
Molalla, OR

Clog Pro Plumbing And Drain

2602 SE 125th Ave
Vancouver, WA

CLOG-PRO

PO BOX 56254
Portland, OR

COBRA DRAIN

39140 PROCTOR BLVD
Sandy, OR

COFFMAN EXCAVATION LLC

13014 CLACKAMAS RIVER DR
Oregon City, OR

CTM ELECTRIC

37202 NE 127TH AVE
La Center, WA

DAN TAPANI EXCAVATING LLC

PO BOX 2618
Battle Ground, WA

DLG CONSTRUCTION LLC

PO BOX 973
Canby, OR

DRAINS 4 LESS

4025 SE MONROE ST
Portland, OR

Earthworks Excavating Services

PO Box 821624
Vancouver, WA

EK ENGINEERING

P.O. Box 3097
Battle Ground, WA