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"Two men arrived on time. Both were polite and professional. Completed the job of pumping out the septic tank as well as cleaning the septic filter. They were" helpful and explained the process giving us a better understanding of how our septic system operates. Will definitely request this company next time the septic needs pumping.

-Jeffrey V.

"I've actually had Judge out to give me a bid on
my septic tank cover. A previous septic tank servicer came and told me my septic tank" lid was buried approximately 3 feet under ground and would need a riser installed to bring the septic tank cover to ground level. Judge came out and found the septic tank lid buried about 3 inches in a nearby flower bed! I thought I would have to spend about $3000 for excavation services but Judge saved me that money by finding the cover. He then sent out two technicians who provided exemplary service. They emptied the septic tank and found a problem in my lift pump and fixed it. Judge and his technicians were professional, prompt and knowledgable. Thank you
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-Angela Z.

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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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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.

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He came about 45 minutes early which was great and went right to work.
He drained and cleaned the septic tank and filter, when he finished he showed me what was done.
He was professional and did a great job.


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was very punctual on getting back to me with potential times to complete the job. This is the second time I have called
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for a job and he once again did a great job on the sump installation. I am a 'detail' guy and
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always takes the time to answer all my questions.

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did a terrific job of uncovering and pumping my septic. He has his own backhoe, so he was able to uncover it in less than half an hour.
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takes great pride in his work, and you can tell that he's done this hundreds of times before.
I was very impressed, watching him, as he even put a tarp down to hold the dirt, and didn't just make a giant dirt pile, which is great if you have a lawn, flowers, or plants around your septic. When he was finished he even marked my septic lid with a small metal marker that can be seen on the topsoil, so now I don't need my map and tape measure to find it.

In the future I would only use this company.
Last time I had my septic pumped, a well known plumbing company charged me thousands and didn't have a backhoe, but had two guys dig it up by hand, and it took them five hours, which they charged me for. They also had to come over twice to fix it.
- Karen B.

I called on Friday and they were able to come on Monday to pump out our septic tank. We have owned our home for a little over a year and found out that the previous owners didn't have the septic tank pumped out. They came, pumped and cleaned out the septic system. They estimated that it hadn't been pumped in about 10 years because of the thickness. They recommended that we have it pumped every two to three years to be safe. They noticed that the septic system cap was cracked and pointed it out. They told us about a couple of companies that sell these. I appreciated all of their recommendations. I'll definitely use them again.

After another service came out and couldn't identify exactly where the lid was in the first 30 minutes of looking and after digging one small hole which reached the tank but not necessarily the lid, they gave up and didn't want to continue.
Milty's called mid-day to come out but had to go dump their tank and said they would be back that day. They actually showed up the next afternoon, but then got everything handled.

- Brook B.

It couldn't have gone much better.
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) are great to work with. I was concerned because the work was contracted as Time and Materials, but at the end of the day I felt like I got my money's worth and then some ... when they were working, the backhoe almost never stopped. They under ran the estimate by about 2K even though I added some work, so that was good news.
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offered several suggestions as the work progressed to save money or improve the outcome. He is very good on the backhoe and there is little if any wasted motion. They were on time everyday, worked full days, Have first class equipment, were pleasant to work with, are honest and professional. I have more excavation to do next year and won't hesitate to give them the work.
- Mel P.

This provider sent out 2 guys to do some extensive work on our septic system. Not only were
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professional, they were thorough and did exactly what they said they would and then stepped up and added a few extra touches that were much appreciated! I absolutely would refer this company to anyone needing septic work!
- Patty P.

Excellent. I am a real stickler for professionalism and with the MBCs I got everything that I expected and then some. I truly did not mind paying
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when the job was completed, within an hour or so, because it was done so well!
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, the receptionist scheduled my appointment very promptly and was extremely pleasant to deal with.
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, the driver showed up (on time) and was a joy to deal with even though it was 95 degrees and humid as heck outside. :(
Since I am the female home owner, he explained a lot about septic tanks (and mine in particular) that I was not even aware of. He did such a good job of not only cleaning out my smelly tank , but also rinsing off the hose and his tools PRIOR to him removing them from inside of the tank. I was quite impressed by that because the last business that I had at my residence was HORRIBLE and very unprofessional. They literally made a mess of my yard plus they cracked the tank lid and then replaced it with an inferior one!
I plan on hiring this business next time I need someone and I have already saved their number in my phone. EXCELLENT!!!!
- Georgiann A.

Septic Tank Services in Arlington Heights, IL

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A & J Sewer Service

1055 Courtesy Ln


903 W. Washington Suite 200
West Chicago

ABC Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electric

220 West Campus Drive
Arlington Heights


P.O. Box 456
West Chicago

Able Sewerage Company

3024 E 79th Street

Advanced Plumbing & Flood Control

4841 N Orange Ave

Allan E Power Plumbing & Heating

8800 W. 47th St

Amazing Plumbing & Sewer

7921 N Lowell Ave

ARCE Plumbing and Sewer

4514 Grove Ave Apt 4

Arka Plumbing

1222 N Noble

Arlington Heights Plumbing & Heating

4242 N Bloomington Ave
Arlington Heights


1704 LAMB RD

Ashland Ave Emergency Plumbing

2415 N Ashland Ave

Brookfield Plumbing

3928 Sunnyside Ave

Brookfield Plumbing Heating & Cooling

3311 Prairie Ave

California Ave Plumbing Co

2024 S California Ave

Capps Plumbing & Sewer Inc

90 E Marquardt Dr




29 N Hickory Ave
Arlington Heights

Compass Plumbing

PO Box 326


Highland Park

D-3 Development LLC

26190 W Boesch Pl

Dan Reeg Plumbing

7112 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Oak Park

Environmental Evaluations Inc

7020 Red Barn Rd
Crystal Lake

Friendly Plumbing

1539 Seminole Rd

Fullerton Sewer & Drain

3935 W Fullerton Ave

G & L Septic Service

39W277 Campton Hills Dr
Saint Charles


1522 W Suffield Ct
Arlington Heights

Great American Plumbing

8519 Candlelight Drive West
Willow Springs

Grove Sewer and Drain

860 Ridge Ave
Elk Grove Village


28915 N HERKY DR
Lake Bluff

Haggis II Construction

6400 N Northwest Hwy

Halstead Sewer and Drain

737 S Halsted St

Handyman Matters Chicago

5251 N. Central Ave.

Harding Ave Sewer and Drain

4347 N Harding Ave

Hazardous Waste Haulers

19725 Breckenridge Dr

Justine Street Plumbing and Heating

223 N Justine St

Karps Plumbing

8359 S Rutherford Ave

Kedzie Ave Plumbing

8700 S Kedzie Ave
Evergreen Pk

Kenwood Sewer and Drain

5140 S Kenwood Ave

Kingston Ave Plumbing

8871 S Kingston Ave

Klosa Properties LLC

2939 Peachgate Ct

Lafayette Ave Plumbing

7508 S Lafayette Ave



Landmark Renovations

1234 Center St
Downers Grove

Larrabee Plumbing

1012 N Larrabee St

Liberty Park Sewer and Drain

15511 Wherry Ln
Orland Park

Libertyville Plumbing Heating and Cooling

426 S Milwaukee Ave

Lunt Ave Sewer and Drain

3665 W Lunt Ave

Madison Street Plumbing

6 E Madison St

Madison Street Sewer and drain

61 E Madison St

Palatine Expert Plumbers

45 E Heatherlea Dr

Patrick B Murphy Plumbing and Piping Co

1426 Sherman Rd

Patriot Plumbing Service inc

1121 Breuckman drive

Payne's Rehab & Repair

1688 Carolina Dr
Chicago Heights

Perfect Home Services

4951 Indiana Ave.

Perry Plumbing and Heating

1 W Wacker Dr

Ponds Inc. of Illinois

P.O. Box 6223

Rolling Meadows Plumbing Heating and Cooling

4301 Wilmette Ave
Rolling Meadows


PO BOX 512
Fox River Grove

Roosevelt Road Plumbing

554 W Roosevelt Rd

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

400 E Randolph St

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

17147 Westview Dr


PO BOX 6277
Buffalo Grove

S. A. Weidner Inc.

108 N Old Rand Rd

Simon Plumbing Heating and Cooling

100 W Randolph St

Skyway Oil Recycling

3721 W. Belmont Ave

South Chicago Sewer and Drain

9316 South Baltimore Ave

South Franklin Street Sewer and Drain

122 S Franklin St

South Riverside Plumbing

10 S Riverside Plz

Stickney Sewer and Drain

6719 Pershing Rd



Triton Plumbing

4506 Dorset Ave

Vincennes Ave Plumbing

7601 S Vincennes Ave

Wabash Sewer and Drain

5433 S Wabash Ave

Weather Control Heating & Cooling

524 Pinehurst Dr
Des Plaines

Weidner's Septic Service Inc

P.O Box 173
Lake Zurich

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