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in the office was very polite and helpful. We discussed" my needs and wants and she scheduled a time and date for the work to be done. Technician was very professional and efficient in his work. He explained everything he was doing and was easy to talk with. He answered all my questions. He cleaned up area when he was finished.

-Chris E.

informed me that our septic tank had a leak. I received a $1500. estimate for repairs which I realized later was actually an authorization" to complete the work. I was notified that this leak would be reported to the health department. I was also told that if I did not have the repairs completed the health department would force us to fix it. I was not convinced of the leak based on the demonstration given when they sprayed water into the tank. I did not schedule any work to be performed and was surprised to have a truck at my door the next morning. I refused their attempt to repair it before I could have another company inspect it. We did not follow thru with the sale of the home and checked the tank for several months. It was not leaking. In May 2015 we had another septic company come out and they also found no leak in the tank and it was full. The tank pumping report that
submitted to the health dept. in August 2012 had no indication that there was a leak in the tank. The drain field was inspected by the health department and we sold the home.

-Marie S.

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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.


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 Cleaning reviews in Gastonia


Very responsive and knowledgable. Were diligent in finding the pump chamber as it took a bit of time and didn't try to take advantage. Pricing very reasonable! Nice to have a local company with great customer service who actually cares about their customers.
- Robert M.

The service was outstanding. We had called another provided when we moved in to empty the system and they came out but could not locate the tank. They looked in the crawlspace to see where the lines came out and left the crawlspace door open and just gave up without any attempt to locate the tank. I called
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and they came out immediately where on time and called to let me know when they would be here prior to arriving. They too had difficulty but did some searching and located the tank. They also got into the crawlspace but closed the door properly. The two gentlemen where very professional and courtesy and although you only have to do this service every 4-years I would not use any other company and highly recommend them.
Thank you.
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- Debbie L.

Since I am on Angie's list, I got a 10% discount (original price is 300 - 30 = 270).
I was told that they would be here between 8 and 12 and I received a call at 7:30 to let me know they were on there way.
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, the owner, showed up first and he actually was working with his crew. He is very courteous and professional. It took about an hour from start to finish.
I would most definitely use
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again and would recommend them to everyone.
- Dedria J.

. From start to finish
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and his crew were very accommodative and professional. They took care of the engineering, permits and inspections and were flexible with scheduling. The job was completed in just four days without much disruption. They took special care not to damage our sprinkler system and other landscaping. The area was raked and seeded upon completion. Replacing a septic system is one of those necessary repairs that we have always dreaded. But
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and his team made the process as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend
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- James D.

They had someone there the same day I called and actually arrived early! They went above and beyond to help me out and were a joy to work with. I liked them a lot and they did a great job.
- Raymond H.

After arrival the provider and I had a brief conversation pertaining to my situation. He then had his helper obtain a metal probing rod and shelve. With the rod his helper proved the area to confirm the line for one septic tank. He then removed a small amount of dirt so that he was correct and I could see. I proceeded to ask other questions which were answered somewhat. To finish, I asked what would the cost be to perform the job. I was provided a verbal quote which I can't remember. I also if he would provide a bid, but I have not received one.
- JL S.

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was with
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. He was on time. He was very professional about his job. He talked to us and explained his services to us. He also had help that was respectful also. They both did a great job.
- Brad W.

Called Sunday because we had sewage coming up a hole in our floor probably from a blocked sewer line. Said they could come the next day (Monday) between 1-3. Quoted me a price and everything. Called at 2:15 and they said they had no record of my call and insisted I had called someone else. When I quoted their prices back to them, they agreed those were accurate. They said sorry we can come at 5pm instead. Called at 5:30 and they are closed and not answering their emergency line. Left a message and did not hear back. So, instead of calling someone else, I waited over a day with sewage in my basement and not able to use any bathroom functions in my house. Have to spend another night elsewhere.
- Ashley E.

Septic Tank Services in Gastonia, NC

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911 Restoration

4419 Tangle Drive

A 24/7 Plumbing and Mechanical

Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.

A Plush Drain Cleaning

107 Meagan dr
King's Mountain



A-1 Contracting

2805 Florida Ave.

A.C.E. Contracting Services, LLC

1121 West Charlotte Ave
Mount Holly

AAA City Plumbing INC

5362 South Hampton Rd

All About The Pipes Plumbing Inc

4913 Chastain Ave

Amped Electrical Inc

4904 Alexis Dr
Indian Trail

Ander Walker Plumbing, Inc.

319 Elam Ave

Andrew Roby General Contractor Inc

2000 West Morehead St

Breault Plumbing

3931 Back Creek Church Rd

Bumgarner Septic Tank & Grading

1190 Dudley Shoals Rd
Granite Falls

Carolina Mold Experts


CBL Builders LLC

2515 Stanley Lucia Rd.
Mt. Holly

DMR Reconstruction

6405-A West Marshville Blvd

Drain Pro

410 Mount Holly Hntrsvlle Rd

Flush Septic & Pumping

9314 Heritage Lane
Indian Trail

Harmon Environmental

615 Bruce Thomas Rd

Honeycutts Grading and Landscaping

7845 Fisher Rd
Mount Pleasant

John Phillips Construction

9073 Highway 221 South

L & L Environmental Services LLC

3304 Robinson Circle

McCoy Plumbing

10000 Community House Rd



Pinnacle Grading Co Inc

11103 Pinnacle Mountain Rd

Plumbers Charlotte

6420 Rea Road, Suite A1331

Plumbing Connection

827 Wren Road

R&R Plumbing

7204 Stinson Hartis Rd
Indian Trail

Rapid Plumbing Solutions

320 whitesides rd

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

1700 Orr Industrial Ct


PO BOX 5407

Shore Side Services Electrical

136 Fairburn Drive

TMS Property Solutions

1516 Mecklenburg Hwy

Tyson Services Inc

PO Box 2164
Indian Trail

Water Doctor

PO Box 55 Mount Pleasant, NC 28124

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