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"We had an alarm on our pump-fed septic. First we called
Septic who we used previously for pump out. They couldn't find our records and" then didn't show up for the appointment. So we called
; we were getting worried that the alarm could be an emergency, but they assured us it wasn't likely which helped us not panic. They came out right away and did a full assessment of the health of the system and determined it was the floats that needed to be replaced. They explained the options and pros and cons, and gave their recommendation. They also explained that the final test of the alarm couldn't be done until the floats were repaired, and that would
whether the rest of the electrical system was working. We know little about septic systems, this being our first house with one, and the one technician, who has about 25 yrs experience, took the time to explain what they were checking, what the results meant, and what the work would involve. He also answered many of our general questions about how the system works, how to keep it running best, and how to run the pump manually in case of a future alarm. They had to come back with the floats we selected, and they installed them in about 15 minutes. They were very friendly and seemed quite competent. They applied the cost of the diagnostic service call to the repair price.

-Debbie H.

"Exceptional service from the prompt phone call return, the friendly phone interaction, and the execution of the job. The young man showed up promptly on the day" agreed upon, scouted the job, brought the backhoe and the two gentlemen finished the job quickly, and brought me out to inspect the tank and tested it prior to covering it back up. The price was very reasonable, and I will use them in the future, and recommend them to everyone.

-william 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.

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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.

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We used Angie's List to find a septic service because we are moving here from Texas. We had
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out to a older house we were in the process of buying. They inspected the septic tank and showed us the deterioration of the outlet. The senior guy gave us a description of the work that needed to be done and a price. While they were there we had them pump out the tank, since we knew we were going to go ahead with the sale. Since we didn't own the house yet we couldn't have them do the work, but we had him put it on the written inspection and the sellers used
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to make the repairs at a later date. The price was higher then what we were used to paying in Texas for pumping but is probably normal for here. The gentlemen who did the work showed up early, acted quickly and were very professional. I would recommend them to anyone.
- Bill G.

The service call went wrong in every way you can imagine. A service tech and his assistant showed up on the day we were told to inspect our gas hot water tank that was leaking. They called from the road and promptly arrived at our house as promised. After inspecting the tank, the service tech informed us that we would need a new tank. After reviewing our warranty paperwork and calling the local store where we had bought it, it was determined that we were entitled to a new gas hot water tank but responsible for the install of it. The service tech from
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then called his office and got an install price of $500 from "his boss" to which we agreed to. The tech was angry at that point because he said his boss was telling him to "rush the job" and he said he doesn't work like that. The tech and his assistant then left our house with our paperwork in hand and left for the local store to buy the new tank. They left approximately 10:30am and as of 12:10pm they still were not back. Approximately 12:30pm the service tech called my husband's cell phone from the local store to say they were doing the necessary paperwork and that their boss from
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wants them to stop what they're doing and to move onto a water softener install job. Meanwhile the water was completely shut off to our house and found this totally unacceptable and that is exactly what my husband expressed to the tech. The tech then asked my husband to call his boss at the office and state this. So my husband did in order to try and resolve the situation. The "boss" told my husband that we were making him
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money by making his guys fill out our paperwork at the store and totally put the blame on us for his tech and assistant being so long at our house. When my husband asked him why he was pushing his guys to drop us in the middle of doing our job, he completely denied ever telling his tech to go to the water softener job. He was rude and obnoxious and very unprofessional to the point that my husband felt he had to hang up on him. This boss never called our house to rectify the situation as a business owner. When the tech and assistant finally returned back to our house, the tech obviously was annoyed and said he's sorry but he has to install the new tank fast and get out of our house or he was going to get fired. Trying to sympathize with him and his poor job situation, we said get it installed and installed correctly because we are dealing with natural gas. He was able to get it installed but he was unhappy that one of the copper pipes had a very small water leak that he temporarily fixed with black electrical tape for the meantime. He promised, on his own time, to return the following night (Thursday, 10/8). He never called us as promised. But he did call and text my husband today, Saturday Oct. 10th saying he'd return if we pay him for materials he purchased not included in the $500 we already paid! Never did he state to us that we owed more money. His price from his boss was $500 and that's what we paid. My husband told him that we were unhappy with
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on Wednesday with what went down and now to ask for more money? We told him not to return. This is totally unacceptable. A price is a price. We also learned from his conversation that
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fired this service tech on Friday, two days after our job. This business seems very unprofessional and poorly run. Think twice before calling them.

When water started to backup into my tub, I called
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based upon Angie's rating and I sure wasn't disappointed. I called early this morning, explained my problem and was assured someone would be out today. I was told I would be called when Pat had a better idea of time of day. He called, explained he was leaving his location and was on his way and arrived as expected. When he arrived, I provided as much information as I could, some of the information I had and a short tour of the layout. He located my tank, found and opened the cover, took a look around and, based upon what he saw, diagnosed a line clog (and why) all within less than 30 minutes and no charge. As concerned as I was, I appreciate that he came out today as promised and appreciate the courtesy diagnosis. I'll happily be using
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for all my septic services.
- Michael R M.

I needed to obtain a cesspool company for the problem I was having in my house and went on Angie's List to see which companies were available.
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and Rooter Service were highly rated. I called and spoke to
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who was very nice and professional. She asked questions to determine the service that I may need. She was able to schedule the service the same day and gave me an estimated time range when someone will come. She said she would call to give me a heads up when they will be on their way. She was true to her word and when she called I was at an appointment which was just about to end. I told
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I should be home in 20 minutes and as I pulled into my driveway the
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trucks turned the corner. I met
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who were friendly and professional. I told them about my situation and they checked the cesspool and overflow and saw that they were full. At that time,
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discussed the services and price with me, it all made sense and was reasonable. I accepted and
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completed the job in a professional manner explaining things as they worked and answered my questions.
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lived up to their rating and is
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in my book.
- William M.

DO NOT HIRE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hired Mr.
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to fix a septic tank issue where he had replaced a pump in one of two holding tanks. After 2 weeks, the alarm on my septic rang out and, as I was out of town, relied upon Mr.
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to fix the problem. He stated that both my pumps needed to replaced as did the entire drain field to cost me over $6000,he had already replaced the one pump for over $1000. He demanded $800 upfront, which I had to have my neighbors give him because I was out of town, then demanded another $3600 because his suppliers would not give him credit (red flag). I hired another company to come out and pump out the tank that would hold me until I got back. When the qualified company came out and subsequently fixed the problem, the problem was that
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did not put in a high enough horsepower pump in the first place and the liquid was not getting to the other pumping station so it filled the tank and the alarm went off.
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put a 1hp versus the correct 2hp pump and that WAS the problem. My problem was created by Mr.
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which he was going to "fix" for over $6000. The other pump as well as the drainfield was inspected by the qualified technician and was found the be fine. I am currently trying to get my $800 back from Mr.
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because there is absolutely no evidence that he did anything at all but cannot find him now. If anyone knows how to reach him, please let me know. There is a law suit waiting for him. I cannot tell anyone reading this enough to STAY AWAY from him as in my opinion, and what I have been through, he is a con man waiting to figure out how to fraudulently separate you from your money. There should be a negative star(s) for people who are con artists and actively look to take advantage of people. DO NOT HIRE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Evelyn S.

The technician that responded went through the entire system fixing the circuitry issues at hand. He explained the issues in detail and answered all my questions completely. I don't think $85 for a service call is high at all... especially when they responded with in the hour since our system was in alarm and not pumping. No added prices for quick response.
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is now our septic service provider.
- josh W.

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repaired our drain field, that had been installed improperly years before. We have had numerous providers work on our septic system in the past, with limited success. He took the time to properly diagnose our problem and then promptly fixed it at a more than reasonable price. I highly recommend his service!
- Robin M.

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was awesome. Prompt and professional. Having never had my septic tank pumped before, I had no idea what to expect. I wasn't even entirely sure which cover accessed the tank.
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took care of everything. We weren't even home when he serviced our system. Afterwards, we talked on the phone and he answered all my questions. Very friendly and courteous. Definitely plan on having him take care of things again for us next year.
- Michael C.

Septic Tank Services in Princeton, NJ

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Burlington,Gloucester,Ocean,Mercer, Camden,
Mount Holly


PO BOX 188

ALL CLEAR Plumbing, Drains, Heating & AC of Mercer


Allied Mechanical

PO Box 2683

Aqua Clean Toilet Systems, llc

118 Magnolia Rd

BDP Excavating

19 Reese Ave


474 Elk Rd

Dierolf Supply Company

311 County Line Rd



Drains By Norton


Gold Medal Service

11 Cotters Ln
East Brunswick

Jay Bucks Plumbing

4173 Paul St


13 West 9th Ave

Karley Builders llc

114 Mill Rd

Level Line Construction LLC

871 County Rd 519

Longford Landscape

299 Whitehead Road

M&M Contracting

3248 St Vincent St

Masonry Concrete of America

1 Highway
North Brunswick

matteoli contracting, llc

324 West Freedley St

Moore Plumbing LLC

149 main street

RDLconstruction llc

621 andrea rd

Russo Corporation

1220 Kings Highway

Service Today

9349 Old Furnace Rd





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