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, the truck crew called and told me what time that they would be there. They went to work right away! With in" 5 minutes of opening the tank my problem was found, which was a clog. While the tank was being pumped i was was shown what I need to do to fix the clogging problem. After the tank was pumped and the lid reinstalled, the soil and the grass was placed back over the area. Work area was cleaned up to my satisfaction.

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to pump my septic tank shortly after I moved in since I did not know when it had been serviced last. Prompt and professional. He" did the legwork beforehand to get my lot information at the county office, located the tank and cleaned it out in just a few hrs. He educated me on the location of everything and did a fair job covering the access holes up...not too much sod disturbed. no issues and above average service. I did have to follow him to the county office to sign for the "dump permit" but no big deal. Very happy overall and would use them again. It's a Small Business (
did the work himself with one helper) and I felt like he was honest and I got a fair price with no surprises. I plan to call him in the future when looking to relocate some septic lines to accommodate new landscaping.

-Ryan R.

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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.

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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.

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The service provider arrived promptly at the pre-arranged time. Early morning service IS available. He was at the door at 7:00 a.m. Coming from Tucson to
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Vista, that was very nice to have that early option.
He pumped our older tank to the extent possible and was very willing to discuss all the aspects of septic systems and leach fields as I grilled him with 20 questions.
I understand that companies need revenue to stay in business and earn a living; however, I feel $715 was pricey. I would have been happier with $550....
- Kathleen C.
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bargain. My tank outlet
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box was very deteriorated (unreinforced concrete) and had to be replaced with an effluent filter. Filter and installation seemed a little pricey at $850 since it only took an hour or so. I have seen effluent filters online for between 100 to 300 (filter only) so I would definitely shop around on this portion of the repair if I had it to do over again. Overall I am very happy with the service and
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made no attempt to sell me something I didn't need.
- Michael T.
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Fixed septic tank pipe intake. Pumped septic tank. Cleared clog. Sewage was backing up into the kitchen sink and the bathtub. This has been an issue in the past. It has been very costly over the last year. Sounds like these guys fixed what other's botched.
The technician (
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) communicated very well with me by phone throughout the entire process saving me a 50 mile trip. We originally had this property worked on by two other plumbing companies who obviously did a very poor job of fixing the issues at hand. Finding a plumber for our
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, Wa rental home has been a very serious challenge. Even our property management company is facing similar issues. Eventually we dialed in on
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and it seems we've finally found a lifetime plumber for this location.
I've recommended
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to our property manager and the same to you.
- Daniel D.
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Was very pleased with Vinny and his crew. He kept us informed and involved us in all decision making. They worked non-stop and were very professional. They left our grounds in good condition and removed big rocks into our woods as we asked him to do.


- Donna G.
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I sold the house and was in a bind as my title V failed. I contacted a couple contractors and
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seem like he could handle everything. He was very forward in saying he would work with his engineer. So I felt comfortable with
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and picked him. He procrastinated on giving me a quote to the point that the lawyers for the closing then agreed to hold back 2 time the amount in escrow which
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said was going to be around $20,000. Then when we finally got the estimate it was almost $30,000. I questioned him on the charges and he was very allusive on the charges. The engineering cost were almost $4000 but neighbors that has used the same engineer said his drawings cost only $1500. So I e-mailed the engineer for his cost. It was about 15 minutes and
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called me on my cell asking what was up. He wasn't happy I had called the engineer. This is when I knew I was getting screwed. Time had run out with my closing and I was in a bind.
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knew this and his original verbal quote of $20,000 was now $30,000. I spoke with my lawyer and he said I should try and do what I can to find someone else if possible. I e-mailed a couple folks and
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found out because one of the contractors spoke with the city to check on the permits and someone at the city touched base with
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called me the following morning and said he couldn't do the project anymore but I owed him for the engineering drawings I still owed him. He also put a hold on at the city office saying I had not payed him for services. This all occurred in 2 days. He really had me. I couldn't proceed with another contractor until I paid his $4,000. The city wouldn't release the already approved permit to the new contractor until I had paid
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. So I wrote a check for $4000 to pay
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from " simardconstruction@comcast.net " for him to call the city and release the permit.
So folks stay away from
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. He's a very smart person that will really take advantage of you and over charge if he has the opportunity.
- Scott B.
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We are on a well system. We had been experiencing water pressure fluctuations because the well pump was constantly cycling on and off. After some research on the internet, I thought we might have to replace the well tank (a $600-800 repair). When I called
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, the rep provided me additional troubleshooting steps over the phone. Turns out all I had to do was drain the well tank and check the air valve. Mine needed air, so I pumped in air and we are now back up and running normally. Total cost: $0.00 and about 20 minutes of my time. I really respect a company that is willing to do this. This easily could have been -- at a minimum -- a $100+ service call. The fact that they help you find the cheapest and quickest solution, even though they will not profit from it, convinces me I will call them the next time I have any water supply problems.
- Frederick D.
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I don't think they are very professional. They looked me in the face and lied to me. They are big in to drilling in to the septic tank to pump. They don't understand
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system. They are very lazy and I was charged for them to dig a 3ft. hole. I asked them to refill it and they did a terrible job at doing that. When you try to call them, you have a terrible time getting a hold of them. I would not recommend this company to anyone.
- Jessica V.
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Initially seemed like it was going fine...Id had a neighbor teenager dig my mothers septic as Rocklin required this to have service done. The gentleman who showed up from
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seemed fine, got the tank pumped,inspected,measured etc...all that we needed for the Time of Transfer paperwork
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County Dept of Health to be able to sell my 93 yr old mothers home. He told my husband and me the septic tank "passed"...there were irrigation lines -sprinkler system-over the tank but didn't say this would be an issue with the CTY. We paid for the service and then waited for the report to get to the Cty.
Due to the compressed work week and short days the
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Cty guys work plus only ONE man does the recording,filling for TOT's ,it was another 10 days before we found out the septic tank was NOT in compliance with the Cty and in fact did NOT pass... The buyer's agent for my mothers home pushed the point and it cost us another $250 to convince them to have someone reroute the lines over the tank.It was completely functional but this did not pass
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Cty's health regulations. Of particular note
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County is planning sewer in this neighborhood - negating septic tanks- but keep pushing it back on the agenda.
If the gentleman from
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had said, irrigation lines over a tank are a problem -take care of this or it will be a no go- we'd not been breaking our neck 5 days prior to closing on this property and possibly jeopardized the sale. Bad news doesn't get better with time
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- Sharon H.

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ABS DRAIN

9 ESSEX ST
Lynn

Adams Street Plumbing

272 Adams St.
Boston

ADH CONTRACTING INC

161 E GROVE ST
Middleboro

All Drain Service Inc

119 Hampson St
Dracut

All in one drain cleaning

85 Worcester Rd
Webster

All In One Drain Cleaning

85 Worcester Rd
Webster

ALLBUILDERSERVICES

PO BOX 376
Lynnfield

Alpha Omega Enginnering Inc

25 Highland View Dr
Sutton

Camelot Plumbing and Heating

1856 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester

Cameron Site Inspection

PO Box 262
Middleton

CANAL GENERAL CONTRACTORS

269 MATFIELD ST
West Bridgewater

Canal Street Plumbing

140 Canal St.
Malden

Coots Bros., Inc

652 Harvard Street
East Bridgewater

Corey Street Plumbing

113 Corey St
West Roxbury

Cotell Excavation

2 Wellesley Rd
Stoughton

Crane's Property Maintenance

405 Groveland St
Haverhill

Dedham Sewer and Drain

90 High St
Dedham

Desmoines Road Plumbing

47 Desmoines Rd
Quincy

Dorchester Emergency Plumbing

109 Norfolk St.
Boston

Dorchester Plumbing And Heating

11 Saint Margaret ST
Dorchester

Drain King

95 1/2 High St
Haverhill

Driscoll Civil Engineering, LLC

20 Roche Brohers Way, Suite 221
North Easton

Felton Plumbing Co

45 Felton St

FLOW PRO

126 BEACH ST
Marshfield

Framingham Plumbing Co

12 Waverly Ct
Framingham

Frank Vanaria Company

724 Concord Rd
Sudbury

FRED E NAVA & SON INC

181 BROOKDALE ST
Kingston

G.S. REDLON & SONS, INC.

3 SHAW STREET
Middleboro

Gary C Flaherty

335 Broad Street

Gem Plumbing & Heating

1 Wellington Rd

GRADY CONSULTING LLC

71 Evergreen Street
Kingston

Grand Plumbing

Dorchester

Harbor Contracting, Inc.

52 Carolina Trail
Marshfield

Harborside Drive Plumbing

101 Harborside Dr.
Boston

Hardy Engineering

1287 Washington Street
East Weymouth

Harrison Ave Plumbing Co

869 Harrison Ave
Roxbury

Heritage Pumping

1997 Bedford St.
Bridgewater

Huntington LLC

40 Providence St
Millbury

J & C Project Services

190 Whipple Road
Tewksbury

J HOCKMAN SEPTIC SVC INC

11 SHERWOOD DR
Norfolk

JDD Remodeling

10 Central Ave
Burlington

Just Call Me LLC

177 River Rd
Uxbridge

Kerr Place Plumbing and Heating

1 Kerr Pl
Roxbury Crossing

Kiernan Road Plumbing

17 Kiernan Rd
West Roxbury

Knowles Construction Co., Inc

20 Dean Street
Norfolk

Lamartine Plumbing

97 Lamartine St
Jamaica Plain

Landscape Visions Corp

P.O. Box 1294
Concord

Larkin and Larkin Development Corp.

709 Lowell Street
Methuen

Lyall Street Plumbing

95 Lyall St
West Roxbury

M F REYNOLDS INC

125 E ALBION ST
Medford

Melrose Plumbing & Heating

897 Main St.
Melrose

Midurski Bros. Landscaping Inc.

118 Cushing Street
Stoughton

Miller Environmental

608 Spring Street
East Bridgewater

MURPHY GENERAL CONTRACTING INC

25 E Belcher Rd
Foxboro

MV Plumbing

Everett

Naturescape

5 Prospect Rd
Plympton

NPM Inc

400 B Lake Ave
Worchester

NVP Plumbing & Heating

197 Neponset Valley Pkwy.
Hyde Park

OC Plumbing and Heating

8 Old Colony Rd
Burlington

Paul G Jenner Associates Inc

31 Riley Ave
East Weymouth

Peabody Emergency Plumbing

121 Lynn St
Peabody

Peabody Sewer and Drain

8 Rita Rd
Peabody

Penn Street Plumbing

85 Penn St
Quincy

Plymouth Septic Service

128 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth

POWELL CONSTRUCTION CO

1485 OCEAN ST
Marshfield

Presidential Way Plumbing

120 Presidential Way
Woburn

RAPID FLOW DRAIN CLEANING

PO BOX 499
Revere

RAPID ROOTER

3 Surrey Cir
Woburn

Saugus Sewer Service

160 Broadway.
Saugus

SB Plumbing Experts

544 Dorchester Ave
Boston

seacoast site & septic

231 bedford st
Middleboro

Servpro Industries Inc

P.O. Box 44
Bedford

Sherman Inspection, Inc.

97 Stanley Street
North Attleboro

Sherwood Sewer and Drain

20 Sherwood St
Roslindale

SILVA'S EXCAVATING

1 SILVA LN
East Bridgewater

Simard Construction

PO BOX 436
North Reading

SMITH EXCAVATING & SEPTIC SVC

43 MATTAKEESETT ST
Pembroke

Stone Street Plumbing

55 Stone St
Walpole

Stoneham Plumbing

29 Landers Rd
Stoneham

Stonley Sewer and Drain

76 Stonley Rd
Jamaica Plain

Stoughton Plumbing and Heating

757 Pleasant St.
Stoughton

Sunset Hill Design

67 Mountain Road

SW Plumbing Heating and Cooling

35 Royden Rd
South Weymouth

TCD Contracting Inc

1009 Chandler St
Tewksbury

THE THRONE DEPOT

10 GREEN ST
Woburn

Tileston St Plumbing

21 Tileston St
Everett

TROOPER SIDING, INC.

1 Juna Way
Franklin

Us General, Inc.

430 School St.
Mansfield

WR Sewer and Drain

743 W Roxbury Pkwy
West Roxbury

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