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Rated by
Cheryl B.
was hired to install a septic tank system. They left piles of dirt behind, stating that they would use it when they came back to cover the septic tank. They" never came back. When I called to inquire about when they would return to cover septic tank, they said that they already had. They had not! Finally the general contractor came and covered it since they did not. At the time of installation, they installed an alarm on the system. On Monday, October 13th the alarm began to sound. I called them at least twice a day, morning and again in afternoon, asking them to return my call. Each time I left a nice voice mail message. After a few days with no returned call, I went to their website and completed a "request for service" as directed. Today
6 work days with no return calls. The alarm is still going off, so I suppose I have no other choice than to hire another company to come and check the system. I would never use this company again, and would recommend anyone who wants prompt quality service to choose someone else!
Rated by
Christine I.
"After making the situation clear to the receptionist, the team arrived in less than 2 hours. They examined, figured out the problem, fixed it and were on their way in less than 2 hours" after arrival. They were polite, prompt and good. They got the job done, made suggestions toward the system running generally better and left. Really professional and pleasant. Plus they fixed the problem quickly!
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Hattie Z.
"We have a rental that we were preparing for new tenants and live out of town. I use Angie's list because I had bad experiences with a HVAC, and electrical contractor that I found" through word of mouth. I found
on Angie's List, and picked him because he was local to our neighborhood, and had good reviews. He was amazing. What I liked best about him is that he would answer our questions and helped us out even when he didn't expect work from us. Originally, we got a quote from him to hook up to the sewer. During the quote process he discussed all the options with me. Once we found out the cost, we changed our minds and decided to continue using the septic because we didn't want to spend the money and upgrade, but we still needed help on locating the septic and emptying it. I called
for advice because I am unfamiliar with the process. He told me how to locate the septic, where to dig, how far to dig, and who to call to pump it. We found a mess once we located and accessed the septic, and it was going to be expensive to bring our septic up to code. Instead, we called
to connect us to the sewer as it was now the logical route. My husband works in construction, and
met with him to discuss the plan and discuss any concerns he had. He is easy to talk to and addressed all of his questions and alternative ideas. We needed it done in a hurry, and he fit us into his schedule. He also adjusted the price based on the work we did to locate and empty the septic. He worked with our tenants to make sure to minimize any interruption in toilet service. He did the work without supervision-as we live out of town, did it honestly, timely, and professionally. He mailed us the inspections and receipts quickly, and without us reminding him. He is awesome, and of excellent character. I never felt pressured or insecure in what he was going to do or what it would cost me because he was forthcoming during the whole process. I really enjoyed working with
, and I highly recommend him.

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Follow these five tips in order to maintain your septic system. (Image courtesy of FloHawks Plumbing)

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.

Cleaning a septic system needs to be done every couple of years.

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.

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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Angie's Answers


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 Arlington Heights


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on Sunday afternoon and was surprised someone answered the phone. The lady asked what I needed and said a technician would call me back shortly to set up a time to come out. Again pleasantly surprised when
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called me back within 30 min.
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had asked what was going on with septic and I explained that it had been over 8ys since I had tank pumped and now when I took a shower water was gurgling up through the toilet. He was able to schedule me for the next day (Monday).
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called me that morning to let me know he was on his way. He was on time and professional.
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asked me again to explain what was happening and how long it had been since tank was pumped and which bathroom was having problems with the gurgling. He dug tank lid up and sure enough it was full. He had me flush every toilet one at a time so he could see how water was flowing.There was a clog at the master toilet line. He ran water through lines and a huge clog came out. FYI, don't use flushable wipes.
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was hard working, respectful of my property and explained everything to me. I would call
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- Dennis S.

I was having difficulty finding the tank/lid. Their service technician stopped in twice to assist me in locating the lid, then came back to actually pump the contents. All was done very well and they returned the next day to put riser on the lid.
- Scott M.

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and his crew did an excellent job at a good price.
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came out and checked the site himself and recommended a couple of different options for the job. Once we had the plan figured out he worked with my schedule and actually got the job done faster than I expected. By the time his guys were done all my yard needed was some grass seed and a bit of water to get it into better than original condition.
- Gregory V.

Highly recommend
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. we've used them for years for maintenance but recently needed a new
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due to new addition and wear of existing. The estimator came out promptly and did his best to work within our budget. Once we agreed they came out within 2 days and had the job finished within 2 more. The area was left graded evenly and job went as planned.
- Jill L C.

He came out 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled appointment which was great for me. He was courteous business very business like. He found my septic tank and pumped it out in less than an hour. I am very pleased with the service and I will use him again.
- Robert G.

I highly recommend A & M Septic Service for the super important inspection of the all important component of a private septic system.
Honest , reliable and knowledgeable, A & M is great for all septic system issues, including maintenance and repairs. In 26 years of
selling rural properties with these systems, I have not found a better company.
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- Kim R.

I recently moved and realized the house has a septic tank, which is a first for me. I found
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on Angie's List and called them to schedule. Very nice lady on the phone, gave me all the information and pricing for different scenarios. Next morning an upbeat gentleman calls to confirm that he would be there. When he arrived I explained I didn't even know where the tank was, he said "no problem, I will find it" and sure enough a few minutes later he has found it and is pumping it. He cleaned perfectly afterwards and left the grass intact. I recommend them.
- Alejandro R.

All 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

760 Hastings Ln
Buffalo Grove


P.O. Box 456
West Chicago

Ace Plumbing & Drain Service

621 Berkshire Ct
Downers Grove

Adavenced Sewer and Flood Control

6638 W Gunnison St

Allan E Power Plumbing & Heating

8800 W. 47th St

Amazing Plumbing & Sewer

7921 N Lowell Ave

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton

ARCE Plumbing and Sewer

4514 Grove Ave Apt 4

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

Chicago Plumbing Experts

512 S. La Grange Rd Suite 4
La Grange



Compass Plumbing

PO Box 326

D-3 Development LLC

26190 W Boesch Pl

Dan Reeg Plumbing

7112 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Oak Park

Division Street Sewer & Drain

101 W Division St

DM Plumbing & Sewer

2780 Kelly Fire Lane

Done With Pride Plumbing

140 Shepard Ave

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



Grove Sewer and Drain

860 Ridge Ave
Elk Grove Village


28915 N HERKY DR
Lake Bluff

Haggis II Construction

6400 N Northwest Hwy


PO BOX 72163

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

Helmer Excavating & Septic LLC

6105 Del Miller Ln

Hillside Sewer and Drain

4415 Harrison St

Jackson Blvd Sewer and Drain

200 W Jackson Blvd

James Mangan Masonrywork

6328 W. Holbrook St

JC Plumbing Inc

PO Box 798

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



Landscape Services

1155 Avondale Ave

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

Lincoln Sewer & Drainage

5063 N Mango

Lincoln Sewer Cleaners

2759 N Lincoln Ave

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

R & S Plumbing, Inc

3850 Berdnick Street
Rolling Meadows

Ridge Park Plumbing and Heating

608 S Chester Ave
Park Ridge

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

S. A. Weidner Inc.

108 N Old Rand Rd

Samuel and Son Plumbing

9525 Bryn Mawr Ave

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


21003 River Rd Unit C

Sullivan Septic and Sewer Inc

1947 Airway Ct
New Lenox


3825 W Devon Ave

Terry Plumbing Co

5503 S. LaGrange Road

Titan Plumbing & Drain Services

1450 Plymouth Le



Weather Control Heating & Cooling

524 Pinehurst Dr
Des Plaines

Weidner's Septic Service Inc

P.O Box 173
Lake Zurich

Wells Street Sewer and Drain

2017 S Wells St

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