Tacoma Septic Tank Services

in Tacoma, WA

105
Septic Tank Services are
in Tacoma

40
Septic Tank Services in Tacoma
are top rated

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Terry C.
"Banks came out and performed an inspection along with the pump-out of our 1500
septic tank. It is my first home that I owned with a septic system and
" (?) explained how my system was setup and pointed out the location of the tank and the drainfields. Very good experience overall.
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Ruth C.
"Our septic alarm was sounding on and off when we took showers. They determined that the septic tank was fine, and that the float needed to be replaced. They replaced that one float" and made all of the arrangements for the county inspection. We are very satisfied with their services.
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Rated by
Kevin P.
"Gentleman did recommend a variety of services which we were not familiar with, e.g., bacteria injections etc., which we declined. However, I think he had a tough job since we had not" cleaned out our septic tank for a very long time so he was patient and got the job done. Will use again to maintain and update our system.

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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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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)
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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.

John Knox of Knox Septic Sewer Service in Indianapolis, runs a hose into the septic tank to drain it before the new risers and lid are put into place. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Septic Tank, Wells & Pumps

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Angie's Answers

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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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Septic Tank Maintenance reviews in Tacoma

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I contacted
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on Wed, Oct 8th to schedule the septic service. The gentleman who answered the phone was extremely polite and took all of my information in a professional manner. After checking the schedule he offered service date options for the following two days. When I decided to schedule the service on the 9th, he provided a time window of 8:00a to 2:00p, informing me that it would most likely be later in the day as there were three scheduled service calls already on the route.
True to his word, the truck arrived around 1:30p to perform the service. The truck was very clean and well maintained. The service technician was polite and professional. The service was performed quickly, efficiently and professionally. The service technician inspected my tank and answered all my questions regarding frequency of service, the health of my septic system, and the use of enzymes to stimulate bacteria growth.
This is the second time I have used
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Service and I have been impressed both times by their responsive, professionalism and efficient, quality service. I highly recommend them for septic service.
- Robert R.
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Fast, efficient, reliable service with a friendly, professional attitude. Their equipment was clean and powerful. Price included all taxes and fees, making them the least expensive service in the area. I will be using
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- paul W.
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arrived on time and got the job done quickly - while doing things I am not sure the last guy did (emptied both of the 2 tanks, hosed the tanks down, and checked the flow from house both sink and toilet). He was nice, friendly, had a sense of humor, and took the time to explain things and answer the questions I had. Will refer friends and use them again.
- diana N.
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came out and told me that the septic tank was completely full, which it was. He then came back with another guy and a second truck to pump it out. He stated that it was so full that there could be solids in the lift station and that he would probably have to backflush the lateral lines. The pumping took about 3 hours and he wanted a check for $3800 to pump out the septic tank and flush the lateral lines. He also stated that he thought the pump lift station had solids in it and would have to be flushed also, which he never did. I watched to see what they were doing. The pump lift station is designed so that no solids get into the lift station where the water is pumped out. I had to go to work, so I gave him a check. They were gone within 5 minutes. I called him back and told him he had literally robbed me, since he never flushed the lateral lines and he had way way overcharged for the pump out. I verified this with other companies which do the same thing. This same thing happened on August 9, 2013 when I paid him $5000 to do virtually the same thing. I had so many things going on at that time, I did nothing about it though. I have since then found out what has to be done to flush the lateral lines and what the going rate for pumping a tank out is. I have stopped payment on the $3800 check and have no intention of paying him anything else. He already clipped me for $5000 in 2013 and should pump out the septic tank several more times for free considering what I have paid him. He is totally dishonest and a crook. When I spoke with him on the phone he could not deny that he did nothing to the lateral lines and told me he would come check again to make sure they were ok. I told him that was not the point. I had paid him for a service I did not need or receive and pointed out that he had gotten away with it last year, but he was not going to get away with it this time. I understand from one of my neighbor's who lives close by that he is the son of the man who owned the business. Whoever he is, he is a crook and robs people that he thinks will not know any better. You really should try and do something about him. I do not intend to let him have one more penny of my money for anything.
- Bruce L.
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The planning process was easy and professional. I had lots of questions along the way and no matter who I talked to when I called, they were able to answer my questions. They came out to drop everything off on Friday before the wedding. The two guys that came out were really polite and professional. They had to go pick something else up and came back with
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, the lady I had been working with on all the planning. She went over everything with me and made sure that we were all set. It was so kind of her to come out and meet me in person since we had done all the planning from far away over phone and email. We put everything back where it had been dropped off and they came back and picked it all up after we left. It was such a smooth and easy process.
- Emily M.
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While not the most sociable, neither when answering the phone to schedule service nor once on scene, Mr.
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was quite friendly once I initiated conversation. I am not much of a conversationalist either, but I did want to know about the tank and how it looked and the level, since we just bought the house the previous year and I was uncertain about how frequently it should be pumped. He answered my questions plus had a bit of friendly conversation, so I was happy in that respect. They did not make a mess or tear up the yard (granted there is no digging to gain access to our tank because of how it is set up and the high erosion of our sandy soil).
I feel like I was slightly overcharged, but I'm not concerned since we won't have to pump again until we go to sell the house in 4 years.
- Danyelle S.
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We had a septic tank emergency and I called
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Service at 830PM.
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answered the phone on the second ring and was happy to discuss options despite it being late in the evening.
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was very friendly and scheduled someone to come out the next morning at 9AM; that someone was
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is the man. He showed up early and was inspecting the situation for an hour and a half before I arrived. After assessing the situation, I was on the phone with
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to discuss options.
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was extremely helpful and made sure I completely understood the situation and options for repair.
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worked with me on a fair price to get the septic up and running again. After several hours in the
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hot heat,
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had a new pump in and the tank was operational.
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had me come outside several times to show me a few concerns and to explain exactly what he was doing.
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also went well above and beyond what I expected him to do, and proceeded to go down into the septic tank to clean out debris that was left in the tank by the company that did the install 8 years earlier. It was at this point that I realized how bad I wished I had
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Service install the septic system back in 2006. Let's be honest, this is the type of company you never want to have to call. It is a crappy job (pun intended), but this company takes great pride in their work and do not cut corners. Be prepared for a thorough discussion with
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on how the system works and what exactly is causing your issues, and be prepared for a top notch service man (
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) who will perform nothing less than A+ service.
Bottom line - call these guys, use these guys, and you will not be disappointed.
- Jackie S.

All Septic Tank Services in Tacoma, WA

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A Advanced Septic

11603 Canyon Rd E
Puyallup

A C Septic Services

1613 5th Street
Marysville

A&H Septic Systems

5431 Preston Fall City Rd SE
Fall City

A-Bell Excavating Inc

Po Box 731902
Puyallup

Abba Excavating, LLC

PO Box 675
Wauna

AFORDABLE SEPTIC SERVICES

108255 22ND AVE E
Tacoma

AL & ART'S SEPTIC SERVICE

4612 FOSTER PL NE
Tacoma

AL & ART'S SEPTIC SVC

PO BOX 24360
Federal Way

ALL CLIMATE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

17527 NE 67TH COURT
Redmond

Allied Plumbing and Pumps

246 W Manson hwy #124
Chelan

Allied Waterproofing & Drainage, Inc.

4231 S. 3rd Avenue
Everett

America's Pride Home Services

23201 126th Ave E
Graham

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AQUA TEST INC

28620 MAPLE VALLEY BLACK DIAMOND RD SE
Maple Valley

Backflo Pro's Inc

855 Trosper Rd SW
Olympia

BAY SHORE CONSTRUCTION LLC

2103 HARRISON AVE NW
Olympia

Ben Davis Trucking & Excavating

2 Bridlewood Cir
Kirkland

Black Wire Electric

PO Box 4894
South Colby

Bob Oates Plumbing,Sewer,Rooter LLC

600 W Nickerson St.
Seattle

Brent Nuckols Construction Inc

20811 Kaster Rd NW
Poulsbo

Brent's Septic

1237 52nd St. NE
Auburn

Burlando Home Improvement

13526 SE 340th St
Auburn

Chardonnay Homes

923 187th Ave. E.
Lake Tapps

Chris's Plumbing

4214 N 22nd St
Tacoma

Clean N Rooter

PO Box 709
Seabeck

Clean Septic Pumping LLC

16 Lakeside Club SW
Lakewood

Dirt Works Unlimited

115 S. Bunnell St
Glenwood

Doc's Excavation and services LLC

225 137th st sw
Everett

DrainTech Northwest, L.L.C.

2614 - 147th Street Court East
Tacoma

Economy Septic & Construction Inc.

19626 Denmark St SW
Rochester

Economy Septic Svc

PO Box 731292
Puyallup

Ed Heuss Co LLC

5420 Kitsap Way
Bremerton

Evergreen Sanitation Inc

2910 Hartford Rd
Lake Stevens

FloHawks

10412 John Bananola Way East
Puyallup

FloHawks

18808 SE 257th
Kent

FloHawks

8625 Martin Way E
Olympia

Forrest & Forrest Construction Services

9353 Skylark Ct
Joint Base Lewis Mcchord

Fox Plumbing & Heating

7501 2nd Ave S
Seattle

FRANK MORRONE'S SEWER & DRAIN

5018 N 9TH ST
Tacoma

Frontier Septic

PO Box 1392
Enumclaw

G & N Septic Tank Service

505 F St SE
Auburn

Green Tech Excavation

9812 Coral Dr. SW
Lakewood

Harbor's Edge Excavation & Trucking

7470 Alpenridge Pl SE
Port Orchard

Harkness Construction

2045 McHugh Ave
Enumclaw

HEMLEY'S SEPTIC TANK CLEANING

9303 54TH AVE NW
Gig Harbor

Hil Septic

PO Box 7217
Kent

HILL CUSTOM HOMES

6869 KIMBALL DR
Gig Harbor

Honeydew Construction LLC

4015 South K Street
Tacoma

Hull Electric and Servicellc

17106 17th Ave Ct E
Spanaway

Hunt's Plumbing And Heating

6225 4th St NE
Tacoma

I Need a Plumber Now

19612 70th ave s
Kent

Integrity Septic Pumping

38213 117th Ave E
Eatonville

J and K Plumbing, Inc

34127 183rd Ave SE
Auburn

Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing

903 N. 128th St.
Seattle

John's Plumbing & Pumps, Inc

225 93rd Ave SE
Olympia

Lateral Concepts, LLC

4136 Wirth Drive

LDL Enviro Services / Affordable Septic

5111 85th Ave East Suite 2
Tuiallup

Lilly's Septic System

21233 SE 271st St
Maple Valley

M & J Handyman Services, LLC

P.O. Box 1311
Rochester

MAC'S SEPTIC SERVICE INC

813 SHAW RD E
Puyallup

McGinnis Electric LLC

PO Box 1283
North Bend

MCLENDON HARDWARE INC

440 RAINIER AVE SO
Renton

MCNEL SEPTIC SERVICE

28109 305TH AVE SE
Ravensdale

Miller Bay Water Co

7939 Beachwood Ave NE
Poulsbo

Mr. Rooter

9315 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood

My Plumber

6897 Gateway Ct

NW SEWER & DRAIN

P.O. BOX 55573
Seattle

O'Neill Plumbing

6056 California Ave SW
Seattle

Ocean Rooter Services, LLC

P.O. Box 1044
Spanaway

Preferred Water Systems & Pumps

PO Box 201/178 Bunker Creek Rd.
Adna

Pro-Vac

6622 112th St E
Puyallup

PTI Construction

4509 74th ave ct w

PUGET SOUND PLUMBING & HEATING

11803 Des Moines Memorial Dr
Seattle

Rescue Rooter Seattle - 9226

175A Roy Rd SW
Pacific

Robison Plumbing Service Inc

191 Dora Ave
Bremerton

Scottco Plumbing

6335 Augusta Place N.
Tacoma

Seattle Pipeworks

30701 229th Place SE
Black Diamond

Sewer Friendly, LLC

23930 Highway 99
Edmonds

Simply Leak Detection

1837 Clovercrest St
Enumclaw

South Sound Septic and Sewer

630 Monterey Lane
Fircrest

Spartan Services, Inc

760 107th St S
Tacoma

STUTH COMPANY INC

PO BOX 950
Maple Valley

THRIFT WAY PLUMBING

PO Box 23295
Federal Way

tmh excavation

PO Box 2037
Allyn

Vortex Plumbing, Inc.

9620 S. 242nd Ct.
Kent

Watson Contracting LLC

PO Box 862
Monroe

WeHoneyDo.com Service Companies

10035 Main St
Bothell

WILKIN'S PLUMBING INC

PO Box 26034
Federal Way

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