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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
quickly with no issues. Was polite, courteous and professional. It does not seem like $300 is a great price for 30 minutes work, but it is competitive with the
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-Michael P.

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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 Maintenance reviews in Manville

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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
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due to their sale price on a 6'x8'
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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
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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
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our shelter.
I am confident that they bring this same work ethic and professionalism to their
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- 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
Manville Septic Tank Services Provider Name Locked
spent countless hours preparing the papers which helped us obtain the necessary permit and
Manville 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.
Manville Septic Tank Services Provider Name Locked
is amazing with his Bobcat machinery which has multiple attachments, including a high powered
Manville 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 Manville, RI

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Affordable Septic And Excavating LLC

65 Sauga Ave
North Kingstown

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AmeriSpec Home Inspections

25 Thomas St.
Barrington

ARMANDO RICCI & SONS INC

289 BORDEN AVE
Johnston

D A PLANTE INC.

P O BOX 7576
Cumberland

Dennis Diffley Drain Services

2650 Warwick Ave
Warwick

ECHO Septic Services LLC

PO Box 129
Chepachet

Five Star Plumbing & Heating

PO Box 114406
North Providence

Foster Electric, Inc.

14D Stafford Road
Tiverton

G&G Plumbing

44 Cross Park Ave.
North Kingstown

Gem Plumbing & Heating

1 Wellington Rd
Lincoln

Guaranteed Rooter

PO Box 185
West Kingston

Jaswell's Water Well Systems

PO Box 377
Greenville

JJL Electric LLC

26 Forest St
Providence

Marshall Environmental Inc

10 Dawn Ln
Warwick

MICHAEL PERRI & SONS INC

537 SANDY LN
Warwick

Mosquito Squad of Southern Rhode Island

2829 East Main Road
Portsmouth

NLD Construction

960 Round Top Rd
Harrisville

PHD PLUMBING & HEATING INC

2113 GRAND ARMY HWY

Rhino Rooter

11 Cushing Ave

Ricci Drain-Laying Co. Inc

19 Lily St
Providence

Rooterman of Rhode Island

2211 Hartford Av
Johnston

Septic Preservation RI, Inc.

319A West Beach Road
Charlestown

South Road Industry Inc.

98 Rodman St.
Peace Dale

Stephen A. Almeida Plumbing Co.

P.O. Box 1
Portsmouth

Swansea Construction

105 Buffington St

United Sewer & Drain

431 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket

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