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"They did a great job. I have a newer septic system that has a filter. It was clogged. They pumped the tank and cleaned the filter. My system is working fine now." They were very professional and courteous. When they dug out the grass to access the tank they made a perfect circle and carefully removed the sod. When they replaced it, you could hardly see where the grass had been removed! The lawn looked just like before the work was done - no mess! I was given tips on how to maintain the system. I also purchased a $50 treatment to prevent problems. This was optional. I definitely will use Reliable again.

-Lois A.

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"Easy to schedule, tried to do same day. When same day was not possible, only a small up-charge for a Saturday. Most other companies only laughed. The job went smooth," the owner came out. He did the
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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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Knox Septic Sewer Service employee Chad Pitcock mixes  quickcrete to stabilize the connection from the septic tank and the outlet line, which leads to the distribution box. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
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.

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Having received a rebate offer from the North Texas Council of
Governments, we decided to have an underground tornado shelter installed
at our home in Plano. We researched the different types of shelters
available, and settled on the concrete type. We were attracted to Texas
Tornado Storm Shelters in
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due to their sale price on a 6'x8'
shelter. Texas Tornado Storm Shelters is a division of
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of
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. When
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came out to do the measurements to make sure the
shelter would fit on our small lot, we discovered that it would not. We
then opted for the 5'x7' flat top shelter, and in hindsight we are glad
to have chosen this shelter even though it is more expensive than the
larger shelter due to the fact that it is installed deeper underground
and the top is basically flush with ground level. A permit is required
to install a shelter in Plano, and
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spent countless hours preparing
the papers which helped us obtain the necessary permit and
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approval.
After a couple of false starts due to a delivery problem and the
weather, we now have our shelter installed.
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is amazing with his
Bobcat machinery which has multiple attachments, including a high
powered
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hammer which was needed when he hit rock a few feet down.
The installation went smoothly, and we were all amazed at how the
shelter was shoehorned into our small area. There was no room for error,
and none was made.
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, the office manager was extremely helpful throughout the process
as well. I know that many other companies would have dropped our
project because it was too difficult and time consuming, but Texas
Tornado Storm Shelters stuck with us, and we couldn't be happier with
our shelter.
I am confident that they bring this same work ethic and professionalism to their
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business as well.


- Edward E.
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After having received a rebate offer from the North Texas Council of Governments, we decided to have an underground tornado shelter installed at our home in Plano. We researched the different types of shelters available, and settled on the concrete type. We were attracted to
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in
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due to their sale price on a 6'x8' shelter.
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is a division of Septic Solutions of
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. When
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came out to do the measurements to make sure the shelter would fit on our small lot, we discovered that it would not. We then opted for the 5'x7' flat top shelter, and in hindsight we are glad to have chosen this shelter even though it is more expensive than the larger shelter due to the fact that it is installed deeper underground and the top is basically flush with ground level. A permit is required to install a shelter in Plano, and
Oregon City Septic Tank Services Provider Name Locked
spent countless hours preparing the papers which helped us obtain the necessary permit and
Oregon City Septic Tank Services Provider Name Locked
approval.
After a couple of false starts due to a delivery problem and the weather, we now have our shelter installed.
Oregon City Septic Tank Services Provider Name Locked
is amazing with his Bobcat machinery which has multiple attachments, including a high powered
Oregon City Septic Tank Services Provider Name Locked
hammer which was needed when he hit rock a few feet down. The installation went smoothly, and we were all amazed at how the shelter was shoehorned into our small area. There was no room for error, and none was made.
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, the office manager was extremely helpful throughout the process as well. I know that many other companies would have dropped our project because it was too difficult and time consuming, but
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stuck with us, and we couldn't be happier with our shelter.
I am confident that they bring this same work ethic and professionalism to their Septic Solutions business as well.
- Edward E.
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Very prompt with scheduling service. Arrived in his sparkling clean truck, very professional and informative. Took about 30 minutes total to set up, pump out a very full tank, and clean up. Would recommend his service to anyone!
- Brianne G.
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Our property is difficult to find and there is no cell or phone service at the home. It was very important that the contractor communicate with us in advance so we could get them directions and instructions on how to get in touch with us the day of service. The contractor was great at staying in touch, arrive as expected and followed our directions to the property with no issues. The team was very knowledgeable, friendly and worked hard. The job was completed with no hassle and the site clean up was great. I would absolutely recommend them and use them in the future.
- Joseph C.
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was very friendly, helpful and trustworthy. He explained things thoroughly and I feel he gave me a fair price on the aerator. It was nice that he is certified to fill out the paperwork needed for my homeowners KY permit. I wouldn't hesitate to use them or refer others to them.
- Christy R.
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Arrived on time, explained how he would perform job and promptly proceeded with the job. Did a very thorough job in a quick and efficient manner. Price was best I was quoted, and there were no efforts to sell additional services or products, but questions about possible improvements and practices were completely answered.

- James S.
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did a great job for us once again! When we first moved into our house in 2012, they replaced the 3 distribution boxes in our septic system. Then, about 18 months later in 2014, we called them to pump the tank since it had been 18 months since they last came out.
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is knowledgeable, responsive and his crew does a great job. They make owning a home with a septic system easy. We highly recommend
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- Rajesh U.
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came out and dug up the septic tank cover and pointed out the good (and bad) things that he found. He also went the extra step and dug up a small section of the leach field in very cold winter weather to check that it was working properly.
He sent me a written report in an Email showing what he found and the recommended corrective actions.
I highly recommend
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and
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to perform any septic inspection work if you are purchasing a home that uses a septic system.
- Paul H.

All Septic Tank Services in Oregon City, OR

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911 Restoration of Vancouver

4530 Vancouver Ave Cocoa, FL 32926

A TO Z EXCAVATION

1410 SE 88TH ST
Portland

AAA Septic Service

20810 NE 269th St

Action Drain And Rooter Service

3690 Kashmir Way SE
Salem

Alpha Environmental Services Inc

11080 SW Allen Blvd.
Beaverton

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

American Plumbing Services LP

5905 N Interstate Ave
Portland

American Sani-Can

PO Box 20265
Portland

BELL CONSTRUCTION INC

PO Box 694
Forest Grove

Byers Septic Tank Service

PO Box 549
Oregon City

CENTERSTONE CORP

PO Box 641
Canby

CLINKSCALES PORTABLE TOILETS LLC

840 EXPLORER AVE
Molalla

COFFMAN EXCAVATION LLC

13014 CLACKAMAS RIVER DR
Oregon City

CRESTWELL CONSTRUCTION

23302 S ENGSTROM RD P.O.Box 517
Colton

EK ENGINEERING

105 West Main Street, Suite 101.

Elite Plumbing Incorporated

6023 SE Nehalem St
Portland

Enviroclear

5731 NE 109th Ave
Portland

FORBES PLUMBING

325 Orchard Dr
Dallas

GOODMAN SANITATION INC

931 NE HARLOW PL
Troutdale

GROAT BROTHERS

608 W SCOTT AVE

Grumpy's Drains

14428 NE Failing St.
Portland

GruntWorks

8630 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Beaverton

GTM Construction Inc

17735 Mardee Ave
Lake Oswego

Hollenbach & Hurd Incorporated

3430A SW 209th Ave
Beaverton

Hps Pipe & Supply

598 Baseline St
Cornelius

JDM Electric

PO Box 1628
Hillsboro

Lakeside Custom Homes

170 Lakeview Dr

Lanphere Construction & Development

13625 SW Farmington Road
Beaverton

LOVETT Inc

PO Box 86280
Portland

M P Plumbing Co

15330 SE 82nd Dr
Clackamas

Mr Rooter Plumbing of Portland/Vancouver

Locally Serving Portland & Vancouver Area
Portland & Vancouver

New Line Construction

6317 Nicklaus Loop N
Salem

NORTHWEST PLUMBING & DRAIN SERVICE INC

16630 SW WRIGHT ST
Beaverton

NW Home Services LLC

6941 SE BIXEL WAY
Milwaukie

NW Renovations

PO Box 186
Sherwood

Oregon Wastewater Services Inc.

P.O. Box 65
Oregon City

PDX Excavation & Sewer LLC

2050 New Burnside Rd
Gresham

Permit-It.com

PO Box 998

Portland Plumber

121 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland

Portland Plumbing Plus

6819 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland

PRO-PUMP SANITATION SOLUTIONS

30245 E WOODARD RD
Troutdale

Ranieri Plumbing

2229 NE Burnside St.
Gresham

Rescue Rooter

12430 SE Capps Rd
Clackamas

RIVER CITY ENVIRONMENTAL INC

5410 NE 105th ave
Portland

Roto-Rooter Group Inc - Wilsonville

25599 SW 95th Ave
Wilsonville

Royal Flush Environmental Services Inc

1574 Coburg Rd # 519
Eugene

SEPCO INC

Boring

Service Group Construction

10411 NE Fourth Plain,

SPEEDY SEPTIC

PO BOX 1260
Boring

Ted Mcbee Boring & Excavating Inc

11428 NE Schuyler St
Portland

TED RIEHL EXCAVATING & INC

15858 S REDLAND RD
Oregon City

Ted Rudiger Excavation Inc

10448 SE 147th Avenue
Happy Valley

Terry Rinkes Tractor Work

PO Box 546
Beavercreek

Terry Vandegrift

7820 SE SKY VISTA DR
Amity

The Excavators LLC

21975 SW Riggs Rd
Beaverton

The SHIR Corporation

9411 NE HWY 99 Ste. 1

Titan Plumbing & Mechanical LLC

PO Box 1803
Clackamas

Tri County Construction

1363 SW Borland Rd
West Linn

Tualatin Valley Concrete

8950 SW Locust St
Portland

Underground Solutions LLC

33541 Watson Rd
Scappoose

West Side Drain

PO Box 1050
Gaston

Younger Contracting

PO Box 2044
Oregon City

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