San Diego Septic Tank Services

in San Diego, CA

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Septic Tank Services in San Diego
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"I enjoyed my overall experience with this company. The quality of work was outstanding and the price was affordable. The maintenance men were very friendly. I will pass on to all of my friends about this company.
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"This company did an outstanding job on my septic tank. They came out on time and did the job in half the time I thought they would. I will pass on this experience to all of my friends.
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"Atlas was professional, when I called about my septic tank. They were very reliable and on time to complete the job. I was also impressed with the quality of work and how they cleaned up after themselves.

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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.

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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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AAH DRAINS FOR LESS INC

300 CARLSBAD VILLAGE DR
Carlsbad

ACE PUMPING SVC

2015 HONEY SPRINGS RD
Jamul

Affordable Septic Service

3027 Calle Valeria
Jamul

AJACKS MAINTENANCE-SERVALL

7631 LEMON AVE
Lemon Grove

AL-MAX SANITATION

10023 PROSPECT AVE
Santee

Alert Plumbing & Drains

361 L Street
Chula Vista

ALL VALLEY ROOTER & PLUMBING

44007 QUIET MEADOW RD
Fallbrook

ALMIGHTY SVC

7386 TOOMA ST
San Diego

AMERICAN CLASSIC PLUMBING

1215 S Buena Vista St
San Jacinto

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

ANY DRAIN ROOTER SVC

296 TREMONT ST
Chula Vista

ANYTIME SEPTIC & DRAIN SERVICE

9045 EMERALD GROVE AVE
Lakeside

ARROW DRAIN CLEANING

4038 BOUNDARY ST
San Diego

ARROW PLUMBING & DRAIN CLEAN

404 BOUNDARY ST
San Diego

ASAP PLUMBING

3089 CLAIREMONT DR
San Diego

ATLAS PUMPING SERVICE

12740 VIGILANTE RD
Lakeside

Beach City Builders Inc

2604 B El Camino Real
Carlsbad

BELL PLUMBING & DRAIN SVC

6109 WUNDERLIN AVE
San Diego

BLACKBURN DRAINAGE & CONSTRUCTION

P O BOX 1277
Boulevard

BMB SEPTIC CO

9148 LAKE VALLEY RD
El Cajon

C & R DRAINS & PLUMBING

299 GANNET DR
Vista

Cable, Pipe & Leak Detection, Inc.

1466 Pioneer Way
El Cajon

CALIFORNIA PUMPING & SNTTN INC

1057 S WASHINGTON AVE
San Bernardino

CHARLEY'S DRAIN CLEANING SVC

1808 FELTON ST
San Diego

CHEAP-ROOTER

4225 OCEANSIDE BLVD
Oceanside

Cobra Rooter

5173 Waring Rd
San Diego

COOPER'S PLUMBING & HEATING

8811 JAMACHA RD
Spring Valley

D&M Rooter, Inc.

1175 Nacion Ave
Chula Vista

Delta Plumbing

1301 Dos Hermanos Glen
Escondido

DELUXE TOWING (619) 316-2771

13465 CAMINO CANADA #106-444
El Cajon

DI NARDO PLUMBING INC

4780 MISSION GORGE PL
San Diego

Diamond Environmental Services LP

807 E Mission Road
San Marcos

DISCOUNT DRAIN SVC

5173 WARING RD
San Diego

EHINGER ELECTRIC

P O Box 6036
Atascadero

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

5820 MIRAMAR RD
San Diego

EXPRESS ROOTER

1739 NARANCA AVE
El Cajon

Family Plumbing Heating & Air Inc.

29970 Technology Dr #210
Murrieta

FAST PLUMBING & DRAIN

3865 Helix St
Spring Valley

FLOWMASTER PLUMBING INC

4186 BRYAN ST
Oceanside

FROSIO PLUMBING

170 1/2 C AVE
Coronado

G & C Construction

1006 Willson Rd
El Cajon

GATOR PLUMBING & DRAIN SVC

8384 WHELAN DR
San Diego

GATOR SEWER & DRAIN

4838 ELSA RD
San Diego

GILBERT'S SEWER & DRAIN SVC

5816 HUGHES ST
San Diego

Gold Coast Flood Restorations

10965 Hartley Rd
Santee

GOLDEN WEST DRAIN SVC

8030 LA MESA BLVD
La Mesa

HALF PRICE PLUMBING

1905 Berry St
Lemon Grove

Hassle Free Plumbing

PO Box 70872
Pasadena

HENRY'S PLUMBING

10716 FRANK DANIELS WAY
San Diego

HILLTOP SUPPLY CO

27506 OLD HIGHWAY 80
Guatay

Honey Bee Septic Service

2488 S Santa Fe Ave
Vista

Imperial General Contractors

1211 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Escondido

Ireys Plumbing

2746 Caulfield Dr
San Diego

Jayhawk Consultants

543 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas

KEN'S DRAIN SVC

12812 HERENCIA DR
Poway

LA JOLLA PLUMBING INC

6455 LA JOLLA BLVD
La Jolla

LAMAR SANITATION

3730 MAIN ST
La Mesa

LD construction

6550 ponto dr

LOUIES PLUMBING

390 RANCHO VISTA PL
Vista

LUCKY'S PLUMBING & APPLIANCE

4020 FOX AVE
San Diego

M C Welch Plumbing

PO Box 564
Cardiff By The Sea

MAIN LINE DRAIN SVC

2720 GRADE PL
Spring Valley

MannyOceans Engineering Consultant

1730 N Magnolia Ave
El Cajon

MARSHALL M WHITE

2263 WILLOW GLEN DR
El Cajon

MODERN SEPTIC SERVICE

1506 PIONEER WAY
El Cajon

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Chula Vista

895 Palomar St
Chula Vista

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Coronado

1224 10th St
Coronado

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Del Mar

1130 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar

Mr. Drain Plumbing of El Cajon

415 Parkway Plaza
El Cajon

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Encinitas

199 N El Camino Real
Encinitas

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Escondido

1315 Valley Pkwy
Escondido

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Imperial Beach

704 Seacoast Dr
Imperial Beach

Mr. Drain Plumbing of La Mesa

5500 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Lemon Grove

7303 Broadway
Lemon Grove

Mr. Drain Plumbing of National City

340 W 26th St
National City

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Oceanside

3617 Ocean Ranch Blvd
Oceanside

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Poway

12306 Old Pomerado Rd
Poway

Mr. Drain Plumbing of San Diego

1851 San Diego Ave
San Diego

Mr. Drain Plumbing of San Marcos

844 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Santee

9535 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Solana Beach

637 Valley Ave
Solana Beach

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Vista

2130 Industrial Ct
Vista

Naidl Construction

2437 Green Hills Way
Vista

O'FENELON PLUMBING

4428 MT HERBERT AVE
San Diego

OFENELON PLUMBING

4428 MOUNT HERBERT AVE
San Diego

Option One Plumbing

302 Washington St
San Diego

Pacific Drain & Plumbing

1330 Park Center Dr
Vista

PACIFIC POINTE PLUMBING

1232 LOS VALLECITOS BLVD 106
San Marcos

PACWEST PLUMBING & DRAIN CLNNG

2075 CORTE DEL NOGAL
Carlsbad

PLUMBER MAN

4140 FAIRMOUNT AVE
San Diego

PLUMBING & DRAIN SOLUTIONS

9700 Emerald Hill Lane
Lakeside

PLUMBING 2000

868 N 2ND ST
El Cajon

Plumbing Plus

12147 Kirkham Rd
Poway

PLUMBING SERVICE

2221 E 18TH ST
National City

RELIABLE BACKHOE SVC

321 B ST
Ramona

Reliance Plumbing

PO BOX 411
Wildomar

Roto-Rooter

1342 Industrial Ave
Escondido

Roto-Rooter

16819 Little Morongo Rd
Desert Hot Springs

ROYAL ROOTER PLBG & DRAIN

603 SEAGAZE DR
Oceanside

RUDY'S DRAIN SVC

13107 CORONA WAY
Poway

Runge Building & Consulting

4485 Sunburst Dr
Oceanside

Rush Plumbing & Rooter/Rush Contractors & Eng.

offices in Anaheim, Menifee, San Jose, San Diego
Anaheim

SAN DIEGO PLUMBING & DRAINS

4225 OCEANSIDE BLVD
Oceanside

SANFORD & SON PLUMBING

15056 Laurel Ln
Lake Elsinore

SCI Construction and General Engineering

P.O. Box 1352
Valley Center

Septic Solutions

29816 Old Sycamore Lane
Murrieta

So Cal Plumbing Heating & Drains

38340 Innovation Ct.
Murrieta

SOUTH BAY ROOTER

1385 El Lugar St
Chula Vista

TCE Constructors, Inc.

4661 Brighton Avenue
San Diego

Todd Ruffner Construction Inc

10336 Greenford Dr.
San Diego

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

WEST COAST PLUMBING & DRAIN

724 62ND ST
San Diego

Z-1 ROOTER

676 I ST
Chula Vista

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