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"Overall they work was good; the techs did a good job with the pump out and they were courteous and professional. Our only complaint was they scheduled our service" window from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. and were supposed to contact us 30 minutes prior to arrival. At 1:00 PM we had not yet heard from anyone. When I called, I was informed that their truck broke down and they would not be able to get to our house for approx 2 to 3 hours. We completely understand that unexpected things occur, however were disappointed that we did not receive a call from them to inform us of the delay. I did express this and they gave me an additional discount for our inconvenience which we did appreciate.

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Follow these five tips in order to maintain your septic system. (Image courtesy of FloHawks Plumbing)

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.

Cleaning a septic system needs to be done every couple of years.

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.

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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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 Walden

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They showed up at about 8am the hole for the new septic tank was dug the day before it was there by 11am leveled and connected and they were done by 12 noon. The tank was inspected on 01/12/2015 and ok'ed by inspector and they were back by 1230the same day and covered the tank they did an exelant job.
- Gary D.
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Excellent. The technicians were very friendly and explained the system and how it works. They also showed us we have more sprinklers than we could actually see. I would definitely recommend them. We did contract with them for maintenance quarterly.
- Theresa B.
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They came out after hours and on short notice.
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could sense we were in an emergency situation with family coming in and came out right away and resolved the issue. I would highly recommend
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- Suzanne R.
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We had just bought the home and knew nothing about our septic system when
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came out. He took extra time to explain it all to us. He was wonderful. Plus, he was on time, professional and did a great job! A+++
- Kelly H.
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Came out to our house multiple times to a**** whether the ground was dry enough....very conscientious about damaging the yard. Great communication - called and texted with me to ensure I knew what was going on. Gave us great suggestions on ways we could try and handle a field line issue without doing any major repairs. If these suggestions don't do the trick, we will call Reliable to come out and help us fix the problem.
- Amy J.
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I called
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call me and we scheduled my service around noon on the 29th.
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already had a job scheduled for the morning. He called me when he left for my
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- Carolyn C.
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Great. Everything and more you could ask for in a plumbing contractor. Fast, efficient, on time, qualified and fairly priced. Every plumbing project since has been done by
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- Tina L.
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I did not know what type of septic system I had or where the drain field was located. I was ignorant of septic systems and did not ask the previous owner at the time of sale and did not get a septic inspection (my real estate agent never mentioned that I should get an inspection). I accept full responsibility for my ignorance. The septic tank pumping service employee I used recommended
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process to try to extend the life of the system. I ASSUMED that
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had knowledge of septic systems in this area. Unfortunately for me he was not helpful in the least. My "drain field" is a septic PIT and is located under the cement driveway where he would have been unable to insert the machine probe. The area where he was probing is where the drain pipe from the tank to the pit is partially located -- 20 feet of the curved pipe is also under the driveway. I learned this later from the septic tank pumping service employee who referred
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in the first place. This employee told me he had pumped the tank many times for the previous owners and was aware of the drainage problems. Interesting that he would recommend
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when he know the particulars about my septic system. I believe the reason he did not use his machine on the second visit was because he knew his process would not be of any help to me. I am still angry at him and at myself for not asking for a complete refund of $1,000.00. Only person I have ever met that makes $1,000 per hour! Buyers beware.
- Kyle G.

All Septic Tank Services in Walden, NY

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105th St Plumbing and Heating

237 W 105th Street
New York

8th Ave Plumbing and Heating

907 8th AVE
New York

A & L Recycling and Cesspool

3840 Review Ave
Long Island City

A & T Landscaping

599 Rock Cut Rd
Walden

A Procaccini & Sons

30 Wakemore St

A1 Hydro

530 South 4th Avenue
Mt. Vernon

A1 SEPTIC

901 RT 52
Walden

ABCO MAINTENANCE INC

834 morrow st
Staten Island

Above Grade Home Inspections Inc

25 Glenwood Dr
Wallkill

AC&S Excavating Contractors

10 Trinity Pass
Pound Ridge

ACTIVE PLUMBING & HEATING CORP

1060 RUTLAND RD
Brooklyn

Advanced Cesspool

72 Wading River Rd
Center Moriches

ADVANCED TANK SERVICES CO

286 HOUSES CORNER RD

Advantage Sitework

335 Parkertown Dr

All About Plumbing and Heating

247 Orrs Mills Road
Salisbury Mills

ALL COUNTY SEPTIC SVC

99 MAPLE GRANGE RD

Allied Excavating

71 Waterbury Road
Warwick

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Baby Bear Construction LLC

18 Macculloch Avenue

BDP Excavating

19 Reese Ave

Clarkson Ave Sewers

630 Clarkson Ave

Clinton Ave Sewers Co

221 Clinton Ave

Clinton Plumbing and Heating

181 Clinton St
New York

Curley Plumbing & Heating Inc

4949 Express Dr N
Ronkonkoma

D4G LLC Plumbing and Heating

177 Sands Street
Brooklyn

DeMarco Plumbing and Heating

765 South St
Newburgh

Direct Drainage Inc.

375 N Dunton Ave
East Patchogue

DirtWorx Excavating, LLC

30 Union Turnpike

Division Plumbing and Heating

47 Division St
New York

East 12th St Plumbing and Heating

511 E 12th St
New York

EDWARD C MOMBERT INC

39 HAMBLETONIAN RD
Sugar Loaf

Emil Norsic & Son Inc

PO Box 5047
Southampton

EVERGREEN CUSTOM CESSPOOL

913 Bay Shore Ave
West Islip

Guarino & Sons Contracting

13A Ridge Ave
Suffern

Herbert Plumbing and Heating

1 Herbert Ave.
Port Washington

Herring Sanitation Service Inc

1072 Route 9
Fishkill

Hewlett Plumbing and Heating

1747 Peninsula Blvd.
Mount Vernon

Hicksville Road Plumbing and Heating

3 Hicksville RD
Massapequa

Island Sewers

154 W. Buchanan Street
Staten Island

iT Contracting Inc

14-21 Astoria Blvd
Astoria

Johnny on the Spot, Inc.

3168 Bordentown Ave

Mr Rooter of Poughkeepsie

75 West Rd
Pleasant Valley

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island

4949 Express Drive North
Ronkonkoma

Nanak Development

43 Ellen Circle

RAQUE Home Improvement & Supply

3937 59th St.
Woodside

Rayco and sons

Po box 2272

ROE BROTHERS INC

65 MAPLE AVE
Florida

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