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is one of the good guys! This was the first time I had called this company - my septic service had previously been handled by another company" that told me my system needed to be cleaned every 2-3 years, and it had already gone longer than that.
came out, checked the size of the tank, and calculated that I could go another year without a problem, so he suggested waiting on it. He didn't even charge me for driving out. This kind of honesty is so refreshing and much appreciated - and I will definitely be calling him when it's time.

-Dana O.

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"First experience with
was exemplary 5 years ago. Service providers arrived on time, just before noon a couple weeks ago. They came to my" front door after failing to find the clean out area using a map they said was provided as a result of service call 5 years earlier. I showed them where clean out is located (having lived here over 2 decades, it was easy). One of the men argued with me about the location, suggesting I Was wrong! They got to work and completed task in a little over an hour. They did not inform me when they were done and just left. I noticed they dug an area much larger than during prior service call and area appeared much more disturbed than in the past. 7-10 days later vegetation was dying in the area they worked and my husband determined a sprinkler line was not functioning. He found a yellow sheathed bundle of wires in the septic dug out area that had been cut and reburied. It took 10 days to get our regular irrigation people out on a service call . They determined the cut wires caused the malfunction in the sprinkler line. I called
to provide feedback and indicated it was hard to believe the service providers did not know about the cut wires as they were quite obvious. Having failed to mention the problem to me
to a couple of week delay in discovery and repair of sprinkler issue. Vegetation suffers in 99 degree heat. The
reps i spoke with assured me a manager would get the info and get back with me. I have heard nothing from them which I find inexcusable. So add $108 dollars to cost of cleanout due to sprinkler issue. I will not be using the
again.

-DENISE F.

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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.

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.

For top performance, you want the landscaping over your septic system to promote drainage and prevent erosion. Grass is ideal for this purpose. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Tracy F. of Dayton, Ohio)
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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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Septic Tank, Wells & Pumps

Are you unsure if you should buy that house because it has a septic tank? Or, curious about getting a house with a well? Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

Septic Tank Cleaning reviews in Chino

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He arrived at the scheduled time, actually earlier. He called to ok that. He put in a snake with a camera and found sludge and roots. He cleared them and poured something in the drain that would eat away the roots. I couldn't use the drain for 4 hours. My receipt just has the total charged and no itemization. There is a warranty of 6 mths or 1 return trip.
- Carolyn D.
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was timely, efficient and his estimate was spot on. If I had a question, he answered it. Our well pump was 460 feet down and he brought up the malfunctioning one and put a new one down in the same day.
Outside of the immense amount of labor involved in doing a well pump -
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has impressive knowledge of pumps and water softener systems and how they work. You know it's fixed right the first time.
- David B.
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and was told that the septic system maintenance and pumping are handled by two different departments would have to be checked out for $85 by the maintenance department before I could schedule a pumping. Told me that ALL septic systems should have a contract on them. Well, ours doesn't and never has. Called my neighbor and asked her, and she said she never had a contract either. Unpleasant phone call. Would not use.
- TOBI K.
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Wow! Great Service!
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was absolutely incredible! Not only was he professional and punctual but informative and compassionate! Having sewage in your basement is Not a fun situation!
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installed a great product! It was a pleasure to work with him! Having only owned my home for a couple months it was indeed a sigh of relief to have a good company and people service my home! Thank you
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- Michelle M.
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I was originally told they could not get to us for another week. Within the next hour our septic began to back up into our drains. I called back and spoke with
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who was wonderful and sent someone out within the hour. It was pouring rain and storming but the great man who did the pumping stayed out in that rain and did a wonderful job. We were told also that our Brush filter needed to be replaced which they did at the same time. Everyone we dealt with was very professional but very understanding and caring. I would absolutely deal with Ed
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again and advise anyone who needs that service to do the same. You won't be disappointed.

- Marty B.
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We hired
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to pump our septic tank after reading the reviews here. They did a great job. Our tank was completely full before we called. They showed up, pumped it out, talked to us about do's and
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'ts of septic tanks, and finished up the job. We were surprised at how fast they got the job done. They were friendly and professional.
- John D.
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Fantastic service.
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was prompt and friendly in all her communications. She was courteous and understanding when we experienced an unexpected scheduling change, and they were able to accommodate us on very short notice when we regained access to the property for inspection.
The inspection went smoothly and we received a detailed report of all activities completed, delivered when promised. We learned that there is a 2nd cesspool on the property, something our seller never mentioned.
We definitely plan to use them in the future if and when the need arises.
- Grete E.
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They pumped out the septic tank but then told us we needed a new drain field on one of them and that if we hired him on the weekend we wouldn't have to go through the company and it would be cheaper; $2,500 vs the companies $5,000! Not a reputable company at all!
- INEZ G.

Septic Tank Services in Chino, CA

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5 Star Plumbing

1634 N Rancho Ave
Colton

9 Star Construction

4770 Chino Ave Ste B
Chino

A A YOUNG'S PLUMBING

1606 E 218TH ST
Carson

A Drain Man

PO BOX 7351

A+ Handy Man Service

12716 Snapping Turtle Road
Apple Valley

A-1 Total Service Plumbing

3025 W. Artesia Blvd
Torrance

AAP Home Services

10247 Bellegrave Ave
Mira Loma

Ace Pelizon Plumbing

138 E Badillo St
Covina

Adobe Builders

15300 Ventura Blvd Ste 203
Sherman Oaks

Affordable Plumbing

9495 9th St
Rancho Cucamonga

AFFORDABLE PLUMBING

1145 Barry Ave Apt 212
Los Angeles

All American Contractors

25660 Aspenwood Ct
Moreno Valley

All Pro Plumbing Heating & Air

5075 E Airport Dr
Ontario

All-Ways Plumbing

8780 19th Street
Rancho Cucamonga

AllStar Plumbing & Rooter Service Inc.

9155 Archibald Ave Ste 302
Rancho Cucamonga

Alosta Plumbing, Heating & A/C

255 S Glendora Ave
Glendora

American Industrial Services

5626 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach

ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 293
Wrightwood

Apco Construction Services

29520 La Cresta Dr
Quail Valley

Arvin Plumbing

341 linares
Long Beach

Assura Public Relations

335 N Brookhurst St
Anaheim

ASTRO PLUMBING

2491 Rubidoux Blvd
Riverside

AZTEC PLUMBING CORP

2664 CALLE OLIVO
Thousand Oaks

B&S Construction

Los Angeles

B2B Design / Build

6302 Whittier Ave.
Whittier

Bob Key Equipment Rentals

795 Redriver Way
Corona

Bobby Blue Plumbing

15715 Citron Ave.

Bright Green Contracting

464 Larkstone Ln.
Brea

Bristol Restoration

25020 Avenue Stanford
Santa Clarita

California Construction & development

8414 s. 8th Ave.
Los Angeles

California Pumping & Snttn Inc

1057 S Washington Ave
San Bernardino

CANYON SEPTIC SERVICES

P O Box 67
Silverado

Castor Plumbing & Rooter

PO Box 6201
El Monte

CCI CENTRAL COAST INDUSTRIES

2122 Hutton Road
Nipomo

CISNEROS BROTHERS PLUMBING INC

12072 I AVE
Hesperia

CJ deBoer Tractor & Septic

1971 Aviation Drive
Corona

COBRA ROOTER

6345 FLORENCE PL
Bell

COVENANT PIPELINE

3818 SENASAC AVE
Long Beach

Cummings Plumbing

6073 CHINO AVE
Chino

D.F. Construction & General Engineering

8132 Firestone Blvd
Downey

Dale Rauch General Building Contractor

16553 Quantico Rd
Apple Valley

Daniel lopez

601 e Collins st

Diamond Environmental Services

807 E Mission Road
San Marcos

Eagle Eye Property Inspections

11445 Paramount Blvd
Downey

ELT. PLUMBING

2509 W. HARRIET LN.
Anaheim

Endo Plumbing Company

18314 Villa Park St
La Puente

Fidelity National Home Warranty

1850 Gateway Blvd
Concord

FIx IT Plumbing

814 Caden Place
Perris

Flow Tech Plumbing & Rooter, Inc.

13961 Oxnard St Apt 48
Van Nuys

Glendora Plumbing

352 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora

GODDARD'S NAZCO SERVICES

25091 E 5TH ST
San Bernardino

Grand Slam Plumbing

2935 E . Chino Ave
Chino Hills

greenoaksevice

7751 Kyle St
Tujunga

Handyman Contractor

P.O Box 418
Corona

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

James Gang Construction

13040 Aster Rd
Victorville

Joe's Plumbing

11067 1/2 Stagg St
Sun Valley

JOHN'S BACKHOE SVC

18390 Gentian Ave
Riverside

Knowbody Construction

25168 Lemongrass street
Corona

LA METRO PLUMBING

Po Box 60921
Pasadena

LJ Plumbing Inc.

18495 El Nido Rd
Perris

Mirandas Septic Services

33749 Whispering Palms Trail

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Industry

1600 S Azusa Ave
Rowland Heights

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Laguna Beach

448 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach

Mr. Rooter of Las Vegas

8847 Lankershim Blvd.
Sun Valley

Muzila Plumbing & Rooter

1714 E. Idahome St.
West Covina

Option One Plumbing

10722 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga

patriot plumbing heating & air inc.

5454 Hellman Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga

Patroit Plumbing Heating & Air Inc

5454 Hellman Ave
Rancho Cucamonga

PAYLESS 4 PLUMBING

6501 Clara st
Bell Gardens

PDG Plumbing

42-335 Washington St, Suite F218
Palm Desert

PLS Construction

15189 Ashwood Lane
Chino Hills

Plumbers Irvine

19800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine

Plumbing Solution Specialist

PO Box 17022
Anaheim

POWER PRO PLUMBING

18105 s Hobart Blvd
Gardena

PR Plumbing and Drain

196 E Blaine St
Riverside

Prime Remodeling

10401 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles

Professional Builders

8470 YEARLING WY
Riverside

PumpMan

5020 Bleecker St
Baldwin Park

QUAIL CAPITAL CORP

2310 W VICTORY BLVD
Burbank

R.S. One Plumbing

145 s.glenoaks suite#446
Burbank

Ramco Plumbing

10980 Arrow Rte.
Rancho Cucamonga

Ramco Restoration

10722 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga

Right Price Rooter

201 South Everett
Glendale

Rightway Site Services Inc

653 W Minthorn Ave
Lake Elsinore

Riverside Development Group

7138 Foxzcroft St
Riverside

Rooter Buster Plumbing Inc.

13012 Debby Street
Van Nuys

Rooter Experts

10881 La Tuna Canyon Rd
Sun Valley

Rooter help

21035 Washington Ave
Diamond Bar

Rooters on Demand

408 RAYMOND AVE #A
Glendale

Rossman Plumbing

12523 Limonite Ave. Suite 440-413

Roto-Rooter

8930 Center Ave
Rancho Cucamonga

Roving RV Tech

PO Box 3027
Tustin

Rush Plumbing & Rooter/Rush Contractors & Eng.

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

Same Day Home Inspections

11110 Lorne St
Sun Valley

SCG Plumbing Co

4527 Brookview Ct
Chino Hills

Septic Solutions

29816 Old Sycamore Lane
Murrieta

ServiceMASTER by C2C Restoration

10881 La Tuna Cyn Rd
Sun Valley

SGV UNDERGROUND

138 E Badillo St
Covina

SHERIFF PLUMBING, INC.

8560 Vineyard Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga

SoCal Contractor

3289 Veteran Ave
Los Angeles

Sterling Solution

3150 Forest Meadow Drive
Chino Hills

TCE Constructors, Inc.

4661 Brighton Avenue
San Diego

The Gooden Group

6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles

Top Service Plumbing Company

29382 Gunder Ave
Lake Elsinor

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

USA Septic And Drain Cleaning

10474 Cody rd
Lucerne Valley

Valley Rooter And Plumbing Inc.

PO Box 8156
Alta Loma

WASTEC INC

10403 Glenoaks
Pacoima

Water Prospector

6222 Atoll ave
Van Nuys

West Coast Commercial Construction

13710 Bora Drive
Santa Fe Springs

Wise Choice Plumbing and Rooter

825 E. Route 66
Glendora

WRIGHT SEPTIC TANK SVC

511 N DILLON AVE
San Jacinto

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