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and his companion arrived on time, the same day that I called. They went about the business without any complications.
" patiently answered my questions about the layout of the system, because we were considering having a fence installed in the back yard. He also answered my questions about what to avoid putting down our drains (grease and inorganic material that won't break down). The cost was in line with what others had indicated on this web site.

-William F.

"They pulled the pump, checked the impeller, checked the overall system for operation, and determined that it was a piece of sludge or debris from a recent cleaning" blocking the pump. They installed a pump block to keep the issue from happening again, and redid the pipe to fit the pump block. They did a great job, and I would recommend them to anyone.

-John M.

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How To Maintain a Septic System

A contractor 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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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.


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.



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 Schertz


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is always on time...usually 15 minutes early. He's great to deal with and knows his sh*t, pun intended. The contract price ($200 I think) seems a bit high to me, but he checks the system quarterly...and it gets you out of the $50 annual city permit fee. I wouldn't want to do his job, so overall the price is fair and reasonable. Quality, knowledge, professionalism, and punctuality make it worth it. I've had a service contact with him since buying my house in 2010.
- Michael D.

When I first called
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after researching companies on the Internet,
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in the office was very polite and helpful. We discussed my needs and wants and she scheduled a time and date for the work to be done. Technician was very professional and efficient in his work. He explained everything he was doing and was easy to talk with. He answered all my questions. He cleaned up area when he was finished.
- Chris E.

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informed me that our septic tank had a leak. I received a $1500. estimate for repairs which I realized later was actually an authorization to complete the work. I was notified that this leak would be reported to the health department. I was also told that if I did not have the repairs completed the health department would force us to fix it. I was not convinced of the leak based on the demonstration given when they sprayed water into the tank. I did not schedule any work to be performed and was surprised to have a truck at my door the next morning. I refused their attempt to repair it before I could have another company inspect it. We did not follow thru with the sale of the home and checked the tank for several months. It was not leaking. In May 2015 we had another septic company come out and they also found no leak in the tank and it was full. The tank pumping report that
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submitted to the health dept. in August 2012 had no indication that there was a leak in the tank. The drain field was inspected by the health department and we sold the home.
- Marie S.

Very responsive and knowledgable. Were diligent in finding the pump chamber as it took a bit of time and didn't try to take advantage. Pricing very reasonable! Nice to have a local company with great customer service who actually cares about their customers.
- Robert M.

The service was outstanding. We had called another provided when we moved in to empty the system and they came out but could not locate the tank. They looked in the crawlspace to see where the lines came out and left the crawlspace door open and just gave up without any attempt to locate the tank. I called
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and they came out immediately where on time and called to let me know when they would be here prior to arriving. They too had difficulty but did some searching and located the tank. They also got into the crawlspace but closed the door properly. The two gentlemen where very professional and courtesy and although you only have to do this service every 4-years I would not use any other company and highly recommend them.
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- Debbie L.

Since I am on Angie's list, I got a 10% discount (original price is 300 - 30 = 270).
I was told that they would be here between 8 and 12 and I received a call at 7:30 to let me know they were on there way.
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, the owner, showed up first and he actually was working with his crew. He is very courteous and professional. It took about an hour from start to finish.
I would most definitely use
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again and would recommend them to everyone.
- Dedria J.

. From start to finish
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and his crew were very accommodative and professional. They took care of the engineering, permits and inspections and were flexible with scheduling. The job was completed in just four days without much disruption. They took special care not to damage our sprinkler system and other landscaping. The area was raked and seeded upon completion. Replacing a septic system is one of those necessary repairs that we have always dreaded. But
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and his team made the process as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend
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- James D.

They had someone there the same day I called and actually arrived early! They went above and beyond to help me out and were a joy to work with. I liked them a lot and they did a great job.
- Raymond H.

Septic Tank Services in Schertz, TX

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A-Tex Pluming & Utilities

215 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio

Adams Home Inspection

403 Shropshire

Aerobic Services of South Texas

15188 FM 306
Canyon Lake

AK Utilities

310 Morton St

Bang Air Inc.

P.O. Box 170

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

701 E Plano Pkwy

Black's Construction

P.O. Box 24

Champion Plumbing & Air

3450 Dove Park Ln
San Antonio

Clean Rite Septic Service

12250 Highway 181
San Antonio

Creative Craftsman Inc.

7322 W. Military Drive
San Antonio


New Braunfels

Heath Septic Services

3562 Still Meadow Rd

Hill Country Septic & Construction

1621 Lavaca
Canyon Lake

JB Wastewater

PO Box 1350

Jesse-James Contracting & Remodeling

3822 Deerfield Dr
San Antonio

KaPa Design

Perrin Beitel 11312
San Antonio

M E Plumbing

925 S. Austin St

Mcadoos Pool Service

New Braunfels

MJ Central Texas Septic LLC

28009 Wooded Acres
San Antonio

Nite Construction

8640 S FM 2790


San Antonio

Pronto Rooter Inc

6645 Poss Rd
San Antonio

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

3603 Metro Pkwy
San Antonio

Rw Septic Service

PO Box 2068

Sanchez septic services

18883 Lagloria Rd

Seguin Inspection Service

111 W Donegan St

Texas soil resources

17520 jackel road
Von Ormy

Timber Construction LLC

191 Cardinal Dr
New Braunfels

Uno Construction Inc

10784 FM 2790 West

ZN Plumbing

205 W Byrd Blvd
Universal City

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