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"They did an excellent job at a reasonable charge. It took a long time to even find the septic tank, then he had to dig down to open. After finishing his work he" replaced the dirt and grass and cleaned up the area. I am very grateful.

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& Sons work. They visited the job site twice so that they could provide an accurate" (no charge) quote, and they also pulled a county permit. They arrived on time with the necessary heavy equipment, very competently performed the contracted tasks, and completed the job per the cost and schedule (1 day) quoted, which included an inspection by the county inspector. They even helped us take pictures of the job in progress! Later the same day, they sent me copies of the paid up invoice and the county permit for my records. They have the correct contractor's license for septic systems and carry both liability and workers compensation insurance. In the future, I would absolutely hire
& Sons again and would recommend them to other folks.

-Mike N.

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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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Knox Septic Sewer Service employee Chad Pitcock mixes  quickcrete to stabilize the connection from the septic tank and the outlet line, which leads to the distribution box. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
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 Maintenance reviews in Arlington Heights

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It went fine, after all the system is only 2 years old so there shouldnt be any issues. I changed companies because I didn't appreciate the unprofessional manner of the one that was tied to the install per contractor. American ....seems both more responsive, polite and professional in there service, but this is only the start. I will let you know if there are any issues going forward.
- Carol B.
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My experience with them went well. They're very capable of putting in a septic system. They have modern equipment and a crew of sufficient size to do the job. They came when they said they would. It took the time they said it would take. We were satisfied and the septic system has worked well since then.
- Glenn G.
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. 14th My yard was dug up in a pouring down rain a few weels later. It was several days before the work was done and my sprinkler system was damaged It took several more phone calls and a visit by the owner to get the sprinkler system reconnected the right way since they connected one of the heads to the wrong zone and when they came to fix it the right way the repairmen didn't even have plumbers glue to seal the connections, my husband ended up giving them some so they could finish that mess, I feel quite sure if we weren't here that connection would not have been glued. Also, we had one of their representatives take care of ordering and installing new sod. That was just done Feb 24th after many more phone calls he subcontracted it out to a sod company that dropped off 5 pallets of sod on our street with no communication from them. The Reliable representative wasn't here to supervise the installation of the sod and the yard and sod look horrible. On Feb. 25 after another phone call to the office the rep. from Reliable came to the house and told us he would make our yard right, which hasn't happened. So far they have billed my charge account without my permission for the balance and I am not happy and exploring other options to get my yard looking half way decent. The 3500.00 was for the drain field, plus 875.00 for the sod
- John H.
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provided me with excellent service. The
owner showed up on time. He had the equipment to locate the two lids about 3
feet below the surface. In the past I used two different septic tank pumpers
who only opened up one lid. But
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took the trouble to open
both lids, which then exposed the fact that there was no Tee on the outlet side
of the septic tank. So they installed one. While digging, he took great care to avoid damaging any irrigation pipes
or electrical conduits that were located above the lids. He also explained how
the septic tank works and how to avoid problems in the future. The price was
very reasonable. This is a very professional and ethical company. I strongly
recommend them.
- Jack B.
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Called
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at 9am on a Sunday. He arrived at our house 30-45 minutes later. He was very pleasant and professional and explained all of the possible issues and how he might resolve them. Fortunately the issue was just a blocked line and not a frozen one. He was able to clean out the the line and within 15 minutes our plumbing system was back to normal. Nice quick resolution to our issue.
- Paul M.
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It was a difficult situation since i had drain pipes over the lid and it was deep. Though it took five visits, i was impressed that the company stayed with the job and got it done.
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worked really hard and did almost all the digging himself, and they followed up as they said they would. I would definitely use them again. They are professional and courteous.
- Carolyn E.
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The provider was very professional and prompt. From the initial contact via phone to the service itself, everything was perfect. Highly recommend !!! A +++
- Joe B.
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did a great job for us. Our septic field was failing, and we realized we had to replace the 1950's system.
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first gave us the name of a septic system designer who did the design and filed with the country for the permits (that cost not included here).
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provided an estimate that was a higher than a competitor, but
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was more knowledgeable about the entire process and we were more confident that he would do the job right. He worked with us to lower the price. He did an excellent job at the installation. He was very accommodating with all of the issues that were encountered during the installation such as not knowing where the washer drain tied into the old system and dealing with an unmarked pet electric fence wire. He even spent extra time spreading some top soil that we had delivered to cover the area that had to be dug up for the installation. I am really glad we chose to use
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- CHERYL H.

All Septic Tank Services in Arlington Heights, IL

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A & J Sewer Service

1055 Courtesy Ln
Wheeling

A & P GREASE TRAPPERS

903 W. Washington Suite 200
West Chicago

ABC Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electric

760 Hastings Ln
Buffalo Grove

ABILITY SEPTIC SVC

P.O. Box 456
West Chicago

Able Sewerage Company

3024 E 79th Street
Chicago

Ace Plumbing & Drain Service

621 Berkshire Ct
Downers Grove

Allan E Power Plumbing & Heating

8800 W. 47th St
Brookfield

Amazing Plumbing & Sewer

7921 N Lowell Ave
Skokie

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

ARCE Plumbing and Sewer

4514 Grove Ave Apt 4
Brookfield

Arlington Heights Plumbing & Heating

4242 N Bloomington Ave
Arlington Heights

ARROW SEPTIC & SEWER

1704 LAMB RD
Woodstock

Ashland Ave Emergency Plumbing

2415 N Ashland Ave
Chicago

Brookfield Plumbing

3928 Sunnyside Ave
Brookfield

Brookfield Plumbing Heating & Cooling

3311 Prairie Ave
Brookfield

California Ave Plumbing Co

2024 S California Ave
Chicago

Capps Plumbing & Sewer Inc

90 E Marquardt Dr
Wheeling

CARL'S SEPTIC

20 W 335 S FRONTAGE RD
Lemont

CENTRAL PLUMBING

29 N Hickory Ave
Arlington Heights

Compass Plumbing

PO Box 326
Lombard

CRAFTWOOD LUMBER & HARDWARE

1590 OLD DEERFIELD RD
Highland Park

D-3 Development LLC

26190 W Boesch Pl
Ingleside

Dan Reeg Plumbing

7112 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Oak Park

Environmental Evaluations Inc

7020 Red Barn Rd
Crystal Lake

Friendly Plumbing

1539 Seminole Rd
Algonquin

Fullerton Sewer & Drain

3935 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago

G & L Septic Service

39W277 Campton Hills Dr
Saint Charles

G B PLUMBING

1522 W Suffield Ct
Arlington Heights

Grove Sewer and Drain

860 Ridge Ave
Elk Grove Village

H T STRENGER PLUMBING CO

28915 N HERKY DR
Lake Bluff

Haggis II Construction

6400 N Northwest Hwy
Chicago

HALLMAN'S SANITARY SERVICE

PO BOX 72163
Roselle

Halstead Sewer and Drain

737 S Halsted St
Chicago

Handyman Matters Chicago

5251 N. Central Ave.
Chicago

Harding Ave Sewer and Drain

4347 N Harding Ave
Chicago

Hazardous Waste Haulers

19725 Breckenridge Dr
Mokena

Helmer Excavating & Septic LLC

6105 Del Miller Ln
Cary

Hillside Sewer and Drain

4415 Harrison St
Hillside

Jackson Blvd Sewer and Drain

200 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago

James Mangan Masonrywork

6328 W. Holbrook St
Chicago

JC Plumbing Inc

PO Box 798

Justine Street Plumbing and Heating

223 N Justine St
Chicago

Karps Plumbing

8359 S Rutherford Ave
Burbank

Kedzie Ave Plumbing

8700 S Kedzie Ave
Evergreen Pk

Kenwood Sewer and Drain

5140 S Kenwood Ave
Chicago

Kingston Ave Plumbing

8871 S Kingston Ave
Chicago

Klosa Properties LLC

2939 Peachgate Ct
Glenview

Lafayette Ave Plumbing

7508 S Lafayette Ave
Chicago

LAKE COOK TRENCHING

1510 N OLD RAND RD
Wauconda

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
Libertyville

Lunt Ave Sewer and Drain

3665 W Lunt Ave
Lincolnwood

Madison Street Plumbing

6 E Madison St
Chicago

Madison Street Sewer and drain

61 E Madison St
Chicago

Patrick B Murphy Plumbing and Piping Co

1426 Sherman Rd
Romeoville

Patriot Plumbing Service inc

1121 Breuckman drive

Payne's Rehab & Repair

1688 Carolina Dr
Chicago Heights

Perfect Home Services

4951 Indiana Ave
Lisle

RIEKE SEPTIC SERVICE

35W721 HUNTLEY RD
Dundee

Riverside Sewer and Drain

100 N Riverside Plz
Chicago

Rolling Meadows Plumbing Heating and Cooling

4301 Wilmette Ave
Rolling Meadows

RON'S TIDY TANK SEPTIC SERVICE

PO BOX 512
Fox River Grove

Roosevelt Road Plumbing

554 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

400 E Randolph St
Chicago

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

17147 Westview Dr
Thornton

Skyway Oil Recycling

3721 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago

South Chicago Sewer and Drain

9316 South Baltimore Ave
Chicago

South Franklin Street Sewer and Drain

122 S Franklin St
Chicago

South Riverside Plumbing

10 S Riverside Plz
Chicago

Sullivan Septic and Sewer Inc

1947 Airway Ct
New Lenox

T & R PLUMBING & CONSTRUCTION INC

3825 W Devon Ave
Chicago

Terry Plumbing Co

5503 S. LaGrange Road
Countryside

Vincennes Ave Plumbing

7601 S Vincennes Ave
Chicago

Wabash Sewer and Drain

5433 S Wabash Ave
Chicago

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
Chicago

Wentworth Ave Plumbing

2002 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago

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