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"Great. They are very professional. There was nothing that I didn't dislike. They came and gave a good estimate. The price was good compared to others who" quoted me a higher price. They came when they said they would. They were on time. They got the permit like they said they would because I was doing it with someone else and he was never really able to get it together.

-Shirley F.

"That was really good. They were very good and very quick about it surprisingly because I thought it would take them hours to pump it out and it took them about one" hour to get it all down to the bottom. The guy was very informative very much like the
guy telling us exactly what needed to be done and how to prevent it from doing it again. It wasn't as much as I thought it was gonna be. He explained exactly what he was doing and how the septic tank was working and how we could keep it from clogging up in the future. I'd give them A for everything.

-Paul J.

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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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Living a little more lightly is not only good for our planet … it can help your septic tank to function better

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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Not thinking about your septic tank could lead to a breakdown at the worst possible time. Learn some basic septic system maintenance tips to avoid problems.

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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.

Septic Tank Maintenance reviews in Middletown


We use this company first time, what a great experience we have with this company, and especially with this company's owner,he came he came on time, finish the job in two hours, and company's owner is very professional, and again We are very very happy with the service, and in future we will keep using this company and we will refer to of her family members and friends.
- sajid R.

I called
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because I had water leaking from the manhole cover, and had no idea where the filter was. I called them at 1030 was told that they could not get there until after 1300, which I was fine with and was expecting to show around 3 or 4.
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called me at 1330 and said he was 20 minutes out. when he arrived he quickly jumped right into it (the work not the tank) and showed me where the filter was located and how to pull it out and clean it off. which allowed the tank to start draining, he also checked the intake ad identified that there was no baffle in place and explained why that was important. he told me how much it would cost if he did not have to climb in the tank and how much it would cost if he had to, plus he reiterated the cost of the service call so I would know exactly how much I was paying total and asked me if I wanted him to proceed, which of course I did.

He was done with the work by 1430, and then spent time explaining some do's and
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'ts and gave me literature on same subject.

I was very impressed with the promptness of the service call and the work that needed to be completed, and as I informed
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, being a new home owner to the area, When I find a service that I like I will continue to use them and communicate to friends and neighbors their service if needed.
- Daniel C.

It went great. We called at 7:15 this morning and they were here by 1pm. The driver called as he was on his way. When it was clear that just emptying the tank would not stop the water backing up in the basement, they called a 2nd truck in to flush the pipes. My husband had already tried snaking the pipes and that did not clear the clog -- but the flushing did. the 2nd truck arrived in 30 minutes and they were all done in 30 minutes & all plumbing was tested.

There were some issues on the big part of the project. A cable was cut and took a while to get it fixed but overall we were happy with the results and found
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to be a good partner to work with and we will continue to utilize them for our septic tank needs.
- Wendy P.

The crew arrived on time. They put down a tarp to save my sod and to store the dirt they removed from my cover. The crew was very professional and knew what they were doing. The owner
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Chambers was also on the job. After pumping and cleaning the tank they assisted me in determining the cause of another plumbing problem I was having. They restored the area they had dug so it was hardly noticable.
I knew in advance what the total charge would be and there was no attempt at add on charges.
I highly recommend this company.

Our septic system had not been inspected in the year since we moved into our new home. Our drains began clogging up, so we decided to get an inspection for good measure. Though the problem with the drain was not from the septic system, Able,
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specifically, was able to come out quickly and diagnose our problem and we haven't had any issues since. We appreciated their courteousness and would use them again in the future.
- Bonnie M.

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's estimate came in the lowest when we needed to install a new septic system about 5 years ago. We paid for a service contract where they were supposed to come out and inspect the system every 6 months. We suspected that they weren't actually coming out because the ground was never disturbed. From then on we insisted on making appointments when we could be home, and this became very difficult. Calls were not returned, and it usually took weeks for appointments to be made. Late last summer we began noticing an odor and called for service. Again, it took forever to have someone come out, and we (and the neighborhood) were living with the smell the whole time.
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finally stated that the system had shifted because of a buildup of grease. I don't cook (ever), so the only culprit could be our bar soap, which had
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butter as an ingredient. I couldn't believe this could be the case, and I never saw the
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of grease, but we were at
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's mercy. The tank manufacturer had gone out of business, but I researched the brand on-line, and tracked down one of it's representatives. He stated that it was an excellent tank with few problems. The representative couldn't believe that grease could have shifted the tank in solid ground. Another septic company came out at my request, and also seemed skeptical about grease being able to be the culprit.
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finally came out with a backhoe, dug up the whole area, and reset the tanks. They left a big mess, including scraping the bark off of a precious tree. I received a bill for almost $1000.00, and since
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knew we were putting the house on the
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he demanded payment in less than 2 weeks or he stated that he would put a
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on the property. I would never use this company again, and recommended another company to the new owner for any future problems.
- Gail G.

After a particularly heavy rain I noticed that the well water in my newly purchased home had clouded up a bit. I contacted
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and they came out and went over the various situation that could cause my issue and what they thought would be the best way to address it. I agreed that as a initial attempt it made sense to raise the well pump up off of the bottom of the well and install a whole house water filter. I made an appointment to have the work performed and it was done as they said it would be. The water has improved dramatically and is normally clear. I am going to play around with various filter options and see what happens.
The bottom line is that these guys didn't come out to the house and tell me that the sky was falling and I would need to spend thousands to take care of the issue. They didn't promise me that my water would be 100% perfect after the intial work was performed. They told me the truth and said that this is the way they recommended going initially and that if I wasn't happy with the water quality after the job was done that there were other options available to me.
I would strongly recommend, these are local people that make the customers feel like a neighbor instead of a number.

- Jonathan N.

All Septic Tank Services in Middletown, CT

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911 Restoration

97 Buckingham Avenue

A-1 Quality Rooter

240 Fairway Dr

ADB Construction & Septic Corp

77a Woodland st

Aiello Home Services

PO Box 548
Windsor Locks

Alterio Drain Cleaning & More

196 New Haven Ave

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd


P.O. Box 370

Apples to Apples Inc.

1204 Main Street

Bill Roy Septic

150 Christian Street

Brians plumbing Co

1500 New Britain Ave
West Hartford

Clog Master LLC

400 Middle St


PO BOX 809



ct roof pro

PO BOX 809

Drain Doctor Inc

865 Farmington Ave



Forman's 24/7 Emergency Plumbing

977 Farmington Ave
West Hartford

GaulCostruction L.L.C.

65 Robert Dennis Drive



L & L Emergency Plumbing

78 Lasalle Rd
West Hartford

Memorial Road Plumbing Co

50 Memorial Rd
West Hartford

New Park Sewer and Drain

565 New Park Ave
West Hartford

O'Keefe Excavation & Earthworks

47 Delmar Road

Park Road Plumbing Co

133 Park Rd
West Hartford

Peters Construction LLC.

26 Ridgebrook Drive

Petrucelli Construction

PO Box 612



Quinn Plumbing & Heating LLC

34 Raccio Park Rd

Raymond Road Sewer and Drain

37 Raymond Rd
West Hartford

Reliable Plumbing & Pump Service

17A Herman Drive

Rhodes Pump Service

2351 Boston Post Rd

Robert Pryor, P.E., L.S., LEED

115 Newton Road
New Haven

Sanitrol Septic Services LLC

27 Ciro Rd
North Branford

Seaview Custom Homes LLC

308 Pettipaug Rd

Skips Wastewater Services

21 Courtney Dr

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road

Suburban Sanitation Service, Inc.

East Hampton

Violette Silvester And Sons Inc

65 Cherry St
East Hartford



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