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showed up an hour early. He went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to helping me dig out the remaining parts of my system. Once" we got everything uncovered he found my pump tank lid was caved in that area was flooded. Although he doesn't do repairs himself he repositioned his truck on a hill to maximize space and pumped out the excess water for me too. He recommended a great repair guy who was able to come out the following day and get me all fixed up. In the end, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing their tank pumped. His rates are great, he's very personable and shows up on time (an hour early in my case)

-Beth S.

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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 New Caney

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No problems except that he was very late arriving. He was professional, answered all of my questions and offered advice to keep it in good shape.
- Susan E.
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Had a bad smelling, wet patch on my leeching fields during Christmas week. Talked with 6 highly rated contractors, Pat
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was one of the only three who came out immediately. He was one of the only two (of the six), to recommend a solution other than total field replacement.
Pat gave me a schedule of procedures, costs and likelihood of success. I went with vacuuming the pipes, replacing the connectors, installing ports, and adding chemicals (he estimated a 70%
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of success). Had a scare from a heavy rain the week after he finished, but I added 6 more gallons of chemicals (through the ports he'd put in), that I'd puchased on my own (Amazon), and the fields drained and stayed drained.
Problem solved with a tiny amount of DIY, for a fraction of the cost of replacement.
Pat also had by far the best price for replacing the fields, if I'd gone with that option.
- Matthew K.
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tank is well removed from the road (125 ft) and down a hill (about 20 ft). Truck showed up on time. No problem with the distance or slope.....BOOM...cleaned.
will use again.
- Tom F.
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Quick, Efficient, Affordable, Friendly and cleaned up after themselves. Cannot say enough about these guys. Save yourelf about a $100 before you call a franchise and the Tech even cleaned up after himself.
- drew S.
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Everyone was great on time. Price as quoted. Professional and friendly. Very pleasant experience for a dirty (septic tank) job!
- ELIZABETH L.
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did a great job! They showed up on time (15 minutes early actually) and got right to work. They even gave me some helpful tips on how I can care for the system until my next service. The only problem I had was a broken down truck on the original service date but they contacted me promptly and rescheduled the service. Excellent job over all.
- David C.
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was great. I called and he called me back the same day. He was ready
to do the cabling service right away and get the tank pumped within a
day. I cannot say enough good things about how conscientious and honest
he was about the work that needed to be done. He gave excellent feedback
on all of the issues with the system with my house. The quote he
provided was exactly what he charged. He is bonded and insured, even
though the information here says otherwise. He is an owner/operator who
obviously keeps a close eye on his operation, and he's doing the work himself. He worked on the system
before I bought the house and had records and a great memory of past
issues. I am renting the house out (from many states away) and cannot say enough how I feel confident that he did a great job.
- Julie A.
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Very professional. Extremely fast response. Same day service provided.
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came to the house and he is great.
- Carolina F.

All Septic Tank Services in New Caney, TX

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911 Restoration of Houston

6212 Evergreen Street
Houston

A VAC SEPTIC SERVICE

223 DEEN DR
Huffman

A-Dependable Plumbing

421 CR 3997
Cleveland

ABC Restoration Inc

1106 Carby St
Houston

ABRACADABRA SEPTIC PUMPING

P.O. Box 496
Waller

Ace Rock and Soil

12247 FM 1097 West
Willis

Ace Septic & Plumbing Co

20240 Old Sorters Rd
Porter

Aero-Septic Maintenance Inc

PO Box 1410
Tomball

AES Septic, LLC

8215 FM 1488 Road, Suite 5
Magnolia

AK Utilities

310 Morton St
Richmond

All American Septic

8514 Pines Place Dr
Humble

All Coast Home Inspections

9230 lee ln
Manvel

All Septics LLC

15710 Coe Loop
Magnolia

Allgood Plumbing Company

1806 Surry Oaks
New Caney

Allied Septic Service

20665 Idle Glen Roadway
New Caney

Allspann Construction Services

119 Magnolia Blvd
Magnolia

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AmeriTex Construction Co

500 Smith Ln
Cleveland

B & B Rooter

26858 morgan cemetery rd
Cleveland

B & C Plumbing

22780 Cypresswood Dr
Spring

Battle Plumbing Company

741 w 1462 s
Rosharon

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

701 E Plano Pkwy
Plano

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

5200 Mitchelldale Dr
Houston

BEST JET

Houston

Big D Services Plumbing and Remodeling

902 Spring Heights Dr
Spring

BUBBA'S HARDWARE

22780 CYPRESSWOOD DR
Spring

C&C Plumbing

13338 Scamp Dr
Cypress

Elite Excavation & Bulkheads

20735 Squaw Valley Trl
Crosby

FULL HOUSE HOME INSPECTIONS

5002 CARMONA LN
Pearland

Greg's Septic

1826 havner ln
Houston

Hendrix Plumbing

7215 Lazy Summer Ct
Magnolia

J&D Total Home Care

21730 Park Brook Dr
Katy

J&G Plumbing

17326 Edsall Drive

Mr Rooter of Houston

PO Box 131643
Spring

Pleasant Plumbing

6319 West Creek Dr
Pearland

Plumbing Systems of Conroe

18272 walding rd
Montgomery

Pride Plumbing

3442 Morningside St
Porter

Reliable Septic Services. LLC

90 S. Arrow Canyon
Spring

Reliable Vacuum Services LLC

594 Sawdust Road Ste 314
Spring

Ricky Bonds Septic Systems & Water Wells

23421 Hargrave Road
Hockley

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

3403 N Sam Houston Pkwy W
Houston

Sepco Septic Service

80 Westbrook circle
Waller

ServiceMaster Restoration by Century

32014 Tamina Dr
Magnolia

SOUTH TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL

P.O. Box 496
Waller

SUNCOAST PLUMBING INC

1204 MISSOURI ST
South Houston

Texas Pride Septic Inc

PO Box 9063
Spring

The Lindsay Co

16536 Mueschke Rd
Cypress

TNT Septic Pumping Inc

P.O. BOX 1080
Tomball

Two Sons Environmental

23569 FM 1314 Rd
Porter

Winston Plumbing

21719 Rotherham Dr.
Spring

Zander Homes

P.O. Box 3453
Humble

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