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"Two men arrived on time. Both were polite and professional. Completed the job of pumping out the septic tank as well as cleaning the septic filter. They were" helpful and explained the process giving us a better understanding of how our septic system operates. Will definitely request this company next time the septic needs pumping.

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my septic tank cover. A previous septic tank servicer came and told me my septic tank" lid was buried approximately 3 feet under ground and would need a riser installed to bring the septic tank cover to ground level. Judge came out and found the septic tank lid buried about 3 inches in a nearby flower bed! I thought I would have to spend about $3000 for excavation services but Judge saved me that money by finding the cover. He then sent out two technicians who provided exemplary service. They emptied the septic tank and found a problem in my lift pump and fixed it. Judge and his technicians were professional, prompt and knowledgable. Thank you
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-Angela Z.

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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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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 Cleaning reviews in Lake Hopatcong

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He came about 45 minutes early which was great and went right to work.
He drained and cleaned the septic tank and filter, when he finished he showed me what was done.
He was professional and did a great job.

- DEBRA M.
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was very punctual on getting back to me with potential times to complete the job. This is the second time I have called
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for a job and he once again did a great job on the sump installation. I am a 'detail' guy and
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always takes the time to answer all my questions.
- BRIAN L.
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did a terrific job of uncovering and pumping my septic. He has his own backhoe, so he was able to uncover it in less than half an hour.
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takes great pride in his work, and you can tell that he's done this hundreds of times before.
I was very impressed, watching him, as he even put a tarp down to hold the dirt, and didn't just make a giant dirt pile, which is great if you have a lawn, flowers, or plants around your septic. When he was finished he even marked my septic lid with a small metal marker that can be seen on the topsoil, so now I don't need my map and tape measure to find it.

In the future I would only use this company.
Last time I had my septic pumped, a well known plumbing company charged me thousands and didn't have a backhoe, but had two guys dig it up by hand, and it took them five hours, which they charged me for. They also had to come over twice to fix it.
- Karen B.
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I called on Friday and they were able to come on Monday to pump out our septic tank. We have owned our home for a little over a year and found out that the previous owners didn't have the septic tank pumped out. They came, pumped and cleaned out the septic system. They estimated that it hadn't been pumped in about 10 years because of the thickness. They recommended that we have it pumped every two to three years to be safe. They noticed that the septic system cap was cracked and pointed it out. They told us about a couple of companies that sell these. I appreciated all of their recommendations. I'll definitely use them again.
- BETH & BRAD D.
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After another service came out and couldn't identify exactly where the lid was in the first 30 minutes of looking and after digging one small hole which reached the tank but not necessarily the lid, they gave up and didn't want to continue.
Milty's called mid-day to come out but had to go dump their tank and said they would be back that day. They actually showed up the next afternoon, but then got everything handled.

- Brook B.
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) are great to work with. I was concerned because the work was contracted as Time and Materials, but at the end of the day I felt like I got my money's worth and then some ... when they were working, the backhoe almost never stopped. They under ran the estimate by about 2K even though I added some work, so that was good news.
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offered several suggestions as the work progressed to save money or improve the outcome. He is very good on the backhoe and there is little if any wasted motion. They were on time everyday, worked full days, Have first class equipment, were pleasant to work with, are honest and professional. I have more excavation to do next year and won't hesitate to give them the work.
- Mel P.
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professional, they were thorough and did exactly what they said they would and then stepped up and added a few extra touches that were much appreciated! I absolutely would refer this company to anyone needing septic work!
- Patty P.
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Excellent. I am a real stickler for professionalism and with the MBCs I got everything that I expected and then some. I truly did not mind paying
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when the job was completed, within an hour or so, because it was done so well!
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, the receptionist scheduled my appointment very promptly and was extremely pleasant to deal with.
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, the driver showed up (on time) and was a joy to deal with even though it was 95 degrees and humid as heck outside. :(
Since I am the female home owner, he explained a lot about septic tanks (and mine in particular) that I was not even aware of. He did such a good job of not only cleaning out my smelly tank , but also rinsing off the hose and his tools PRIOR to him removing them from inside of the tank. I was quite impressed by that because the last business that I had at my residence was HORRIBLE and very unprofessional. They literally made a mess of my yard plus they cracked the tank lid and then replaced it with an inferior one!
I plan on hiring this business next time I need someone and I have already saved their number in my phone. EXCELLENT!!!!
- Georgiann A.

Septic Tank Services in Lake Hopatcong, NJ

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911 CARTING INC

189 HOMESTEAD RD
Hillsborough

911 SEPTIC PUMPING & REPAIR, INC

189 HOMESTEAD RD
Hillsborough

A Procaccini & Sons

30 Wakemore St

A ROYAL FLUSH

350 HOWARD BLVD
Mount Arlington

A1 Hydro

530 South 4th Avenue

AAA ALL DRAINS SEPTIC CLEANING

114 STATE ROUTE 15 S
Wharton

AARON EXCAVATING SVC

60 VENETIAN DR
Lake Hopatcong

ACCURATE WASTE SYSTEMS INC

226 PROSPECT POINT RD
Lake Hopatcong

Advanced Cesspool

72 Wading River Rd

ADVANCED TANK SERVICES CO

286 HOUSES CORNER RD
Sparta

Advantage Sitework

335 Parkertown Dr
Little Egg Harbor Township

Alan Hughes Construction Co

1 Osborne Ter
Wayne

Alfonza Mechanical Contracting

419 15th Avenue
Newark

All American Plumbing Service

49 Barn Owl Dr
Hackettstown

ALL COUNTY SEPTIC SVC

99 MAPLE GRANGE RD
Sussex

Applied Service Corp

38 Old Beaver Run Rd
Lafayette

ARMSTRONG EXCAVATING LLC

45 CLOVE AVE
Sussex

B G COSTON & SONS LLC

3190 Route 94
Franklin

Baby Bear Construction LLC

18 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown

Brick Plant Rd 24/7 Plumbing Co

1 Brick Plant Rd Apt B
East Brunswick

Cella Septic Co.

1132 Commonwealth Blvd
Toms River

Central Jersey Contractors

1225 Route 206
Bedminster

Clarke Road Plumbing Contractors

981 Clarke Rd
North Brunswick

Clarkson Ave Sewers

630 Clarkson Ave
Elizabeth

Classic Septic Inspections

127 Highland Ave
Midland Park

Clinton Ave Sewers Co

221 Clinton Ave
Plainfield

Costa Construction & Son LLC

PO Box 1281
Andover

Danny's Septic

4704 Dolphin Dr

DAVID ZUIDEMA INC

90 MIDLAND AVE
Midland Park

DeMartini Construction

6 Monroe Street
Waldwick

Diamante General Construction Inc

62 Miller Rd.
Cranbury

Direct Drainage Inc.

375 N Dunton Ave

DirtWorx Excavating, LLC

30 Union Turnpike
Branchville

East Meadow Plumbing Construction Co

350 Newbridge Road. East Meadow, NY, 11554

Eco Logic Environmental

PO Box 1024
Sparta

Elite Cleaning Service

161 Hope Rd
Blairstown

HOCK EXCAVATING LLC

149 STATE ROUTE 31
Hampton

HOLMES INSPECTION SERVICE

PO BOX 667
Andover

Island Sewers

154 W Buchanan St

iT Contracting Inc

14-21 Astoria Blvd

Level Line Construction LLC

871 County Rd 519
Frenchtown

Limitless Construction

82 Bald Eagle
Hackettstown

Nanak Development

43 Ellen Circle
Old Bridge

New Jersey Septic System

637 STATE ROUTE 15 S
Lake Hopatcong

OIL TANK SERVICES INC

505 E 1st Ave
Roselle

OMNI CONSTRUCTION SVC

6 MCCARTHY CT
South Plainfield

Optimal Electrical & Maintenance

P.O. Box 6743
Bridgewater

Public Sewer Service

12 Fairfield Crescent
Caldwell

Python Drain Cleaning

1547 Stuyvesant Ave # A
Union

Qualified Tank Services

321 Spicer Ave
South Plainfield

R. Cowell Septic Services

47 STILLWATER RD
Blairstown

Rayco and sons

Po box 2272

Real Pro Home Inspection LLC

929 Victor Street
Bridgewater

Safety First Home Inspection LLC

23 Ozone Avenue
Cedar Grove

Sciacca Contracting

551 Guthiel Place
Lyndhurst

Septic Experts, LLC

30A Old Clove Road
Sussex

Sherlock Home Inspectors

799 Franklin Ave
Franklin Lakes

Valley Stream Sewer Co

129 Rockaway Ave

VALUE HOME IMPROVEMENT

1309 Division Ave
Plainfield

VLS Builders, Inc.

74 Madison Gardens
Old Bridge

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