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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.

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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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.


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.



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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Our septic tank was not draining. Both
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County and another Septic company thought that our leach fields were compromised, and the county was reluctant to authorize new leach fields. Other alternatives like recirculating sand filters would have been much more expensive and would have required more maintenance. Because of our location, we could not hook up to city sewer. The other vendor actually offered to do an illegal workaround that would have saved us money, we decided that we could not work with that vendor because of their cloudy view of ethics.
We originally asked
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to offer a second bid on a recirculating sand filter. He said he wanted to verify that this was the problem, probed around the tank, and announced that the blockage was within a few feet of the septic tank. The probe came out wet right next to the tank, and dry a few feet further. Both the County and the other vendor had failed to notice this. As a result, a much cheaper repair did the trick.
They did the repair quickly, without digging up more than was needed, and resolved the problem. All in all, a class act.
- Jonathan R.

Our warning light was tripped on our septic alarm on Labor Day weekend.
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was the available technician for
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and responded to our call. He quickly diagnosed a false alarm due to a loose connection in our float. He was able to quickly resolve the issue and we have had no problem since.
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was recommended to us by a separate septic service company and we have now used them twice and would gladly use them again. I appreciate that since they do not provide routine pumping there potential conflict of interest and recommendation of unnecessary services.
- Ryan M.

A team of two arrived as scheduled and pumped out septic tank. The team was very professional and courteous. They went above and beyond to assist with determining if a slow shower drain was related to the septic tank.
I will definitely use them again in the future.
- Diane E.

He was very informative and accurate with every suspicion that he had. His skill and expertise allowed me to absorb each step as he went along. You could tell he was experienced and prepared me for the best and worst case scenario. Also, he never forced me to get any extra work done, they educated me and allowed me to make an informed decision. I could tell from the time that I opened the door that this was a trustworthy company. From the receptionist, who was very knowledgeable, to the owner, all the way down to the backhoe operator that currently installing the new system, it's apparent that they are true experts. They were very informative and hands-on every step of the way. As a single lady, I really appreciated that they provided me with a working knowledge of the septic system, an area that I knew nothing about. They have also taught me how to maintain the system and offered to come back for any assistance that I need.
- Diane S.

Excellent customer service! Did a fabulous job came on short notice and worked us into their schedule. Very professional and knowledgeable much more so than some of the other providers we have used on other houses. Highly recommend!
- christophe C.

He quickly located the cesspool cover, pumped out the sludge and added sulfuric acid to the cesspool. He is very professional. He did not recommend unnecessary services. He is also very friendly and explained every thing what he will do before starting work and showed it after completing.
- Suresh W.


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arrived promptly, was well mannered, considerate of our landscape, and went right to work. He worked carefully throughout the job, checking to make sure the procedure and equipment were operating properly. He spent the needed time and energy to ensure the job was completed correctly. He was attentive to details, and left the property undamaged. In addition to Mr.
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's professionalism, his rate of service was extremely reasonable, so we felt it only fair to give him a tip. I hope
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continues to
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as this is a much needed service, and it's comforting to know there are businesses like this one which provide excellent service at a very reasonable rate.
- JR T.

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was timely, efficient and personable. He came the day after I called. He also didn't try to sell me any unnecessary services, such as a competitor did in the past. I was completely satisfied and will be sure to call him again in the future.
- Thomas S.

Septic Tank Services in Aurora, CO

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$99 Rooter LLC

1694 W Hamilton Pl

911 Restoration

4590 Ensenada Street

911 Restoration

35769 Elkridge Run

A Mile Hi Sewer And Drain Cleaning Co. LLC

4655 South Julian St

A-Family Plumbing

56192 E Briarwood Pl


1684 S Espana Way





Absolute Diversified Services

P.O. BOX 622
Castle Rock

Absolute Diversified Services, LLC

P.O. Box 622
Castle Rock

Adams County Sewer Service

32 N 7th Ave

Anthony Biddulph Construction

5300 S. Greenwood St

Art's Septic Service

16373 County Road 28


1848 S YANK PL

Aurora Plumber

3131 S Vaughn Way

Ben Franklin Plumbing

2555 S Santa Fe Dr Unit J

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

363 W Evans Ave

Boise Plumber

950 Bannock Street

Brian Simons Inc

715 S Picadilly Rd

BulletProof Plumbing & Heating

995 S Field St

C and P Septic

7863 E Hwy 86


701 Park St
Castle Rock

Colorado Construction Group

5411 W 97th PL

Colorado Custom Backhoe

9885 W Wesley Ave

Commercial Plumbing Co.

5255 Memphis St


5107 W 9TH ST

Denver Plumber

7900 East Union Avenue

Discount Plumbing Services

13046 County Road 8

Drain Genius LLC

1550 W 37th Ave

E&C Precast Concrete, Inc.

9608 N Moore Rd

Element Construction Co

921 Caribou Dr W

Everyday Solutions

707 Partridge Circle


PO BOX 1657
Wheat Ridge

Front Range Video Inspection

8060 S. Kendall Blvd

Greater Western Plumbing

4180 Ammons St
Wheat Ridge

HomeTeam Inspection Service

P.O. Box 64
Castle Rock



Jewell Custom Carpentry Inc

637 Voiles Dr

John Todd Septic Service

9464 N Moore Rd


3879 E 120th


PO BOX 1176

Kim Bevill

9092 Kenwood Court
Highlands Ranch

Mr. Rooter of Denver & Northern Colorado

3801 Godding Hollow Pkwy



Peaks to Plains Construction

964 Mountain View Dr
Castle Rock

Pro-Active Sewer & Drain

P.O. Box 7222

Quick's Hoe

1460 E 64th Ave

Quicktime Plumbing and Drain Cleaning LLC

5039 S. Federal Blvd. #7

Ray's Backhoe Service

6698 McCall Dr


PO BOX 1697
Idaho Springs

Rocky Mountain Plumbers

2860 Steele St

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

6701 E 50th Ave
Commerce City

sanford and sons

34708 paiute road

Sewer Scope LLC

885 Parfet st

Sewer Solutions LLC

992 S. 4th Ave #100/140




8566 Angela Ln


2106 E 115th Pl

Urban Plumbing and Heating LLC

8451 Welby Rd.

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