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, Arrived on time ,we had a brief discussion of what would be done and I provided him with plat of septic tank location. He located the" tank within 5-minutes dug down to both ends of tank to expose tank lids. He was very careful as to keep sod in tact when removed and covered the lawn with tarp to place dirt removed.
is very knowledgeable of his trade and educated me as well how septic tanks work. He didn't try to oversell me on something I really didn't need and was very truthful and discussed every aspect of the process with me as he worked. He did an excellent job and when he was done he filled in areas where he dug and replaced sod. I highly recommend

-Connie B.

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2 days ago and he said he would come out. He said I did not have to be home. He came out today, found the problem, repaired" it and called me to say it was complete. He was very nice and the cost was very, very reasonable. It is a no brainer.....he is a great merchant and I will definitely use him again!!!!

-maxine B.

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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 Hendersonville


I was glad when they arrived EARLY.
They were FRIENDLY (they took the time to answer all my questions).
They were HARD-WORKING (they did not hesitate to crawl under my house to see if all septic systems were operating correctly).
They were VERY knowledgeable (they knew about all different types of septic configurations).
They paid attention to DETAILS (they even inspected my septic sprinkler heads, noticed wrong kind were installed, replaced them with correct type and made cuts around the sprinklers in a pattern that minimized damage to my grass).
- Ramiro O.

This had to be the most misfit company I ever seen. After calling and telling them what I needed he tells me the parts I need and makes a day & time. This day comes and the older guy comes out and reviews all the same issues I had and then tells me he has to get the parts and will return.
ll me he has to return . After waiting again these 2 yoiung hot shots come and one starts patting his own back. Well the install of a water softner ended up taking 3 days and after the kid ends up melting down a part with his lack of skills tells me he has to return!
The day they return I was having my driveway blactopped., and they know this and drove into the driveway before I had a
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to place a can in front of the driveway. antoher thing is the intern is always on his cell phone, when I asked him he tells me he has to take the call., it's his girlfriend.
When the hots says he is finished he ends up leaving his trash near my furnace and I ended up trying to run the softner at 1p.m. instead of waiting till 1:a.m. Welll all u know heck ends up happining like water pouring out of the black hose that he didn't even bother to place in the drain out!
In turn they never finished the job and I even wrote to them on their website 2 times and have not heard a word.
Go figure?
don't use these fly by nights. Run for the hills.
- Robert D.

Went well. They originally came out for just a pump out service but advised us to change out the filters because one had broken. I was wondering if there was way to avoid the digging in the future because of damage to sod and plant beds and they advised that we could have hatches installed at the ground level to eliminate future digging.
The only reason they get a "B" for quality is when they installed the hatches they did not completely clean up the work area afterwards (excess dirt left in a pile).
- Damian K.

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and his companion arrived on time, the same day that I called. They went about the business without any complications.
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patiently answered my questions about the layout of the system, because we were considering having a fence installed in the back yard. He also answered my questions about what to avoid putting down our drains (grease and inorganic material that won't break down). The cost was in line with what others had indicated on this web site.
- William F.

They pulled the pump, checked the impeller, checked the overall system for operation, and determined that it was a piece of sludge or debris from a recent cleaning blocking the pump. They installed a pump block to keep the issue from happening again, and redid the pipe to fit the pump block. They did a great job, and I would recommend them to anyone.
- John M.

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is always on time...usually 15 minutes early. He's great to deal with and knows his sh*t, pun intended. The contract price ($200 I think) seems a bit high to me, but he checks the system quarterly...and it gets you out of the $50 annual city permit fee. I wouldn't want to do his job, so overall the price is fair and reasonable. Quality, knowledge, professionalism, and punctuality make it worth it. I've had a service contact with him since buying my house in 2010.
- Michael D.

When I first called
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after researching companies on the Internet,
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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.

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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
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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.

Septic Tank Services in Hendersonville, NC

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A Rooter King Inc

PO Box 6235

A&D Construction

26 Hogan Dr

Aaa Septic Tank Cleaning Service

11 Cureton Pl



All About Plumbing & Septic

90 Old Shoals Road

Allison Contractors, LLC

P.O. Box 2469

Appalachian Excavations

30 Westgate Parkway

Blevins Construction, Inc

319 Roaring Spout Ln

Blue Ridge Construction

PO Box 2565

Carolina Construction and paving

30 Old 19 23 Hwy

CLJ Maintenance Inc

PO Box 2013


18 Spring Hill Drive

Handy Home Helpers

112 Dollie Case Ln



Larry's Handyman Services

3042 Holly Hill Rd



M & M Plumbing Company

3441 Bevard Road

MB HAYNES Corporation

187 Deaverview Rd

Nemec Construction, LLC

PO Box 300

New Dream Renovations

10 Freno Dr

Pinnacle Grading Co Inc

11103 Pinnacle Mountain Rd

Price Well and Pump

914 Chambers Mountain Rd

Shipman's Handyman Svc

1195 Bee Tree Rd

Simpson Septic Tank SVC

540 S. Grove St

T's Construction and Property Preservation

111 N Mapleton Dr
East Flat Rock

Tanner Plumbing LLC.

72 Chelsea Nix Ln

Total Home Maintenance

501 Dennis St

Weaverville Plumbing

PO Box 483

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