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"If your existing septic system is failing and you need a new system, then you need to hire of M&M's LLC." Our system was failing. We talked with several professionals, got some advice (good and not-so-good) on how to handle the situation. We hired an engineering firm to evaluate the situation and design the fix. They came up with the plan, and submitted the plan to the county health board for approval. Once approved, the county health sent the approved plan to me (owner copy and installer copy). I made several copies of the installer's document and submitted to several installers for bid. The plan called for use of the existing septic tank, adding a filter tank, a pump tank, and installation of a completely new drain field. was the quickest to respond, and the most thorough in his discussion with me on how to address the installation. He listed to our potential concerns and answered all of our questions. The installation went off without a hitch, except for two days of rain. If not for the rain, the installation would have been completed in 4 days. was well organized (no waiting for trucks, equipment, tanks, electrician, or county inspectors---he had it all well-orchestrated), skilled as anyone can possibly be with the digging equipment, and meticulous in his installation of the tanks, and field. The clean-up far exceeded our expectations. does really good, clean work. Others might be just as good (maybe), but hard to believe that anyone is better. The bottom line is if you need a septic system installer, I have done all of the research for you, and have the proof in my backyard that you should just hire M&M's Just Septic LLC.

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"The company answered my phone message promptly and discussed the service and approximate cost. They set up an appointment and arrived in the time frame quoted." they were very professional and I was pleased with the service..

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How To Maintain a Septic System

A contractor describes how to properly maintain your septic system and drain field. Here are five tips to help.

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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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Septic Tank Cleaning reviews in Burbank

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They came out and pumped the tank. They said it would be 250.00 but when they came out and said we had roots in the septic which was ok. Then he said we had solids in out line as well and charged us even more money. The worst thing about the service is that he says he takes credit cards but if you use a credit card it is 5% extra on the total cost. ...More he never states this upfront only at the time of payment.
- Bonita D.
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The company responded to my frantic phone call right away. The manager located the service repairman and called me back to tell me when the repair man would arrive. The repair man was on time, polite, professional and gave us full confidence that he would locate and solve the problem. He worked for more than 3 hours in the cold and dark to help us. ...More He solved the problem and waited to make sure everything was working with the plumbing before he left.
- Beth G.
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The repair work went very well. They excavated the leach field, evaluated and installed everything that was needed to repair the field including replacing the pipes and field. They were very knowledgeable and professional and performed work expediantly. We are very happy with the work performed. Ww highly recommend using this company.
- Brian C.
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I called at 7:30 in the morning and he came later that day. What I hoped was a clogged sink drain turned out to require replacing the entire sink line and replumbing the kitchen sink drain. returned the next day to finish the job. I thought the price was more then fair for the ...More amount of work required. 's a real professional and I highly recommend him.
- Patricia C.
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We couldn't be more pleased with the job done by Services, . and his team were very professional, courteous and honest. They came on the agreed upon date and charged exactly what they said they would charge. called ahead like he said he would, to ...More let us know that they were on the way. They actually had to dig a 3 foot deep hole by hand to get to the tank and they did this without complaining. Our septic tank had never been pumped out before and we had told them this when we set up the date for them to come out. It would have been easy for them to have taken advantage of that fact and they did not. I will definitely recommend them to anyone needing septic service assistance.
- Bruce C.
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BEWARE After this company assessed my septic for 150 in January 2015, they did not return to work or further assess. I lived with a broken septic ten months. This week I called another company, Allied. They repaired the system the same week, changed nothing for the assessment, and gave me a discount. The entire repair was complete in half a day as all ...More that was necessary was cleaning the tank and unplugging lines.
- ROBERT S.
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I spoke with in the office and was going to schedule an appointment, but through no fault of theirs, it didn't work out. She was very professional and knowledgeable and I would use them in the future.
- Debbie M.
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I contacted the provider around 9am and explained my plight with the sump pump alarming. Mr Buhot asked me a series of questions over the phone and he then assessed what my current septic configuration was through the relevant authorities.
He gave me a full description of the potential works involved along with up front pricing. He confirmed ...More that this would be reviewed once his team were able to assess the exact situation on site.
The team arrived around noon and quickly went about the job and the initial assessment by Mr Buhot proved correct.
The team by were polite, courteous and respectful. They gave me a full walkthrough of what they were going to do and have to say they did a great job.
I would strongly recommend this outfit as they are clearly from the top by a professional who appears to value customer service in a very demanding environment.
Exceptional service good quality equipment and one very satisfied customer.


- Joe M.

Septic Tank Services in Burbank, CA

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4 J's Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

311 Lafayette Drive
Oxnard

A A YOUNG'S PLUMBING

1606 E 218TH ST
Carson

A&D Quality Builders

4698 Morro DR
Woodland Hills

A&d total plumbing

1151 E Elmwood Ave
Burbank

A-1 Total Service Plumbing

3025 W. Artesia Blvd
Torrance

Adobe Builders

15300 Ventura Blvd Ste 203
Sherman Oaks

Advanced Pumping Services

21657 Temescal Canyon Rd
Corona

Alchemy Plumbing

949 Euclid St.
Santa Monica

All American Contractors

25660 Aspenwood Ct
Moreno Valley

ALL COMMERCIAL HYDRO JETTING

2400 W MAGNOLIA BLVD
Burbank

AllStar Plumbing & Rooter Service Inc.

9155 Archibald Ave Ste 302
Rancho Cucamonga

Alosta Plumbing, Heating & A/C

255 S Glendora Ave
Glendora

Alpha Beta Plumbing Service

419 Myrtle St.
Glendale

American Industrial Services

5626 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach

aragon plumbing&rooter

1410 n.coronado street
Los Angeles

Arvin Plumbing

341 linares
Long Beach

Assura Public Relations

335 N Brookhurst St
Anaheim

ASTRO PLUMBING

2491 Rubidoux Blvd
Riverside

Astro Plumbing & Rooter Service

7245 Shoup Ave
West Hills

B&S Construction

Los Angeles

B2B Design / Build

6302 Whittier Ave.
Whittier

BBC Rooter & Plumbing

8635 Yolanda Avenue
Northridge

Bill Lindon

2620 Eldermoor Dr
Malibu

Birchfield Plumbing Co

8315 Natalie Ln
West Hills

Bob Key Equipment Rentals

795 Redriver Way
Corona

Bolan Plumbing

12400 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City

braveheart plumbing

221 Princess Ann Ct

Bright Green Contracting

464 Larkstone Ln.
Brea

Bristol Restoration

25217 Anza Dr.
Valencia

Brody and Son Plumbing

2353 Orange Cove Ave

C.Moore Construction, Inc.

PO Box 1115
Sunland

California Construction & development

8414 s. 8th Ave.
Los Angeles

Castor Plumbing & Rooter

PO Box 6201
El Monte

CCI CENTRAL COAST INDUSTRIES

2122 Hutton Road
Nipomo

City Pick Ups

422.2 Lagoon Ave
Wilmington

CJ deBoer Tractor & Septic

1971 Aviation Drive
Corona

COBRA ROOTER

6345 FLORENCE PL
Bell

Conners Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning

4684 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles

Countrywide Rooter And Plumbing

1155 E Avenue R7
Palmdale

COVENANT PIPELINE

3818 SENASAC AVE
Long Beach

D.F. Construction & General Engineering

8132 Firestone Blvd
Downey

Dash Plumbing and Rooter

PO Box 7924
Van Nuys

DCD Construction

601 e Collins st

Derks Plumbing

1111 Neola St
Los Angeles

DON LOLLAR PLUMBING CO, Inc

150 S GLENOAKS BLVD
Burbank

Drain Master Plumbing & Rooter

9410 De Soto Ave
Chatsworth

Eagle Eye Property Inspections

11445 Paramount Blvd
Downey

Earthcare Plumbing

11041 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles

ELT. PLUMBING

2509 W. HARRIET LN.
Anaheim

Endo Plumbing Company

18314 Villa Park St
La Puente

Enterprise Plumbing

7129 Gerald Ave
Van Nuys

Farmers Insurance

325 N 2nd Ave
Upland

Fidelity General Contractors

18034 Ventura Blvd
Encino

Flow Tech Plumbing & Rooter, Inc.

13961 Oxnard St Apt 48
Van Nuys

Free Flo Rooter

1146 N Central Ave
Glendale

greenoaksevice

7751 Kyle St
Tujunga

Helping Hand Brothers

6842 Hayvenhurst Ave
Van Nuys

Holsson, Inc

7900 Limonite PMB 107
Riverside

Honest Plumbing & Rooter Inc

36 E Magnolia Blvd
Burbank

iFIXit PLUMBING

1239 Spazier Ave.
Glendale

IGM Auto Repair

6205 Kester Ave
Van Nuys

Javier Angeles

29209 florabunda rd

JETTERS ONLY

2219 W OLIVE AVE
Burbank

Jimmy's Custom Upholstery

1753 S CLAUDINA WAY
Anaheim

JMS Express Plumbing

18236 Clark st.
Tarzana

Joe's Plumbing

11067 1/2 Stagg St
Sun Valley

Journeymen Plumbers

5008 Arroyo Ln
Simi Valley

JPM Plumbing & Drain Inc

PO Box 3632
Burbank

Keesee Construction

11594 Moorpark Street 104

Knowbody Construction

25168 Lemongrass street
Corona

LA Fix it Man

716 Brent Avenue
South Pasadena

LA METRO PLUMBING

Po Box 60921
Pasadena

Longo Plumbing and Rooter

16656 Marilla Street
Northridge

LRS Plumbing

PO Box 351779
Los Angeles

M Bean Plumbing

2938 Highridge Rd.
La Crescenta

Majoer Rooter Inc

4076 Honeysuckle St
Riverside

MAUERHAN PLUMBING INC

752 W California Ave
Glendale

Moe Plumbing Service

830 W Doran Ave
Glendale

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Burbank

3607 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Industry

1600 S Azusa Ave
Rowland Heights

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Laguna Beach

448 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach

Mr. Drain Plumbing of San Jose

222 N Claremont Ave
San Jose

Mr. Rooter of Los Angeles

3945 W 139th St
Hawthorne

Neptune Plumbing

23860 Miles Rd

Oaks Drain Service

3752 Calle Linda Vista
Newbury Park, Ca 91320

Oasis Home construction, Inc

1236 North Orchard Drive
Burbank

OMEGA DESIGN INC.

17412 Ventura Blvd
Encino

Option One Plumbing

10722 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga

P & G Remodeling

9000 Orion Ave
Northridge

P.E.R., Inc.

Dana Point

Payless 4 Plumbing

6501 Clara St
Bell Gardens

PLS Construction

15189 Ashwood Lane
Chino Hills

Plumbers Irvine

19800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine

Plumbing Brothers & Rooter

7049 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood

Plumbing by Jacob

12901 Dale St
Garden Grove

Plumbing Solution Specialist

PO Box 17022
Anaheim

Power Pro Plumbing

18105 S Hobart Blvd
Gardena

PRH Construction

31858 Castaic rd unit 131

Prieto Engineering Construction

2026 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles

Prime Remodeling

10401 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles

PROOF OF INCOME SERVICE'S

10800 Foothill Blvd
Rancho Cucamonga

QUAIL CAPITAL CORP

2310 W VICTORY BLVD
Burbank

Quick Plumbing Co of Camarillo

1853 Lakehurst Ave
Camarillo

R.S. One Plumbing

145 s.glenoaks suite#446
Burbank

Rapid Portable Restrooms

14973 Bleeker St.
Sylmar

RB Excavation

21021 Oakleaf Cyn Dr
Santa Clarita

Rena Handyman Service & Plumbing

7328 Rennet Ave
Canoga Park

RG & Sons

1438 W Fern Ave
Redlands

RICHARD LAUGHLIN PLUMBING

11684 VENTURA BLVD.
Studio City

Richco Plumbing Inc

1227 Flynn Rd
Camarillo

rick jones construction..

18891 Mora Kai, Unit H
Huntington Beach

Right Price Rooter

201 South Everett
Glendale

Rooter Buster Plumbing Inc.

13012 Debby Street
Van Nuys

Rooter Experts

10881 La Tuna Canyon Rd
Sun Valley

Rooters on Demand

408 RAYMOND AVE #A
Glendale

Rooters On Time

7726 Lasaine Ave
Northridge

Roto-Rooter

24971 Avenue Stanford
Valencia

Roto-Rooter - Chatsworth

20542 Plummer St
Chatsworth

Roto-Rooter Plumbers - West Los Angeles

925 W Hyde Park Blvd
Inglewood

Roving RV Tech

PO Box 3027
Tustin

Rush Plumbing & Rooter/Rush Contractors & Eng.

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

S.C.Contractors (Americas Most Wanted Handyman)

Post Office Box 800657
Santa Clarita

Same Day Home Inspections

11110 Lorne St
Sun Valley

ServiceMASTER by C2C Restoration

10881 La Tuna Cyn Rd
Sun Valley

SGV UNDERGROUND

138 E Badillo St
Covina

SHAY CONSTRUCTION

9829 1/2 SUNLAND BLVD
Sunland

SHERIFF PLUMBING, INC.

8560 Vineyard Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga

Sicari Plumbing Heating & Air

8109 Foothill Blvd
Sunland

Sketchley & Mason Inc

330 E Easy St.
Simi Valley

Skyline Builders & Development Inc

6442 Coldwater Canyon Ave # 205
North Hollywood

SoCal Contractor

3289 Veteran Ave
Los Angeles

Spy Rooter, Inc. dba The Sewer Spy

P.O. Box 941538
Simi Valley

Step Above Construction

25254 Friar St.
Woodland Hills

Sterling Solution

3150 Forest Meadow Drive
Chino Hills

Suttles Plumbing

21541 Nordhoff st unit c
Chatsworth

TANKLESS HOT WATER SOLUTIONS

21011 Itasca St
Chatsworth

Team Expedite

554 Frankfurt Ave. West Covina

The Drain Guys Plumbing and Rooter

15507 Normandie Ave
Gardena

The Gooden Group

6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles

The Home Doctor

15332 Antioch St
Pacific Palisades

The Loyal Plumber

13628 Kagel Canyon road
Sylmar

The Machina Group, Inc.

1801 N. Garfield Pl.
Los Angeles

The Stucco Guys

11601 Moen
Stanton

TIME PLUMBING INC

1126 W BURBANK BLVD
Burbank

Topanga Plumbing

PO Box 343
Topanga

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

TRIPLE S HEAVY CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 4652
Sunland

Twin Home Experts

7243 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys

Universal Plumbing Co

3315 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles

WASTEC INC

10403 Glenoaks
Pacoima

Water Prospector

6222 Atoll ave
Van Nuys

West Beach Plumbing

2803 Harbour Blvd
Ventura

West Coast Commercial Construction

13710 Bora Drive
Santa Fe Springs

West Coast Environmental Services, Inc.

2300 S. Resevour St.
Pomona

Western Rooter & Plumbing

136 E Santa Clara St
Arcadia

Whitham Creativity

5317 Lexington Ave.
Los Angeles

Wise Choice Plumbing and Rooter

825 E. Route 66
Glendora

Wynn Builders

Redondo Beach

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