Nearby Septic System Repair in Ashburn

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ASeptiClean Inc
Mike came. He knew his stuff. He repaired the pump float quickly. And he charged less than the other guys who came and said they were too busy to fix the problem.
- Christopher C....
AStewarts Septic Service, LLC
Had to wait all day since my emergency followed a 3 day weekend. Technicians arrived and quickly diagnosed and fixed issue. They were courteous and professional, despite having worked a long day themselves. I have scheduled regular maintenance work with them for next month.
- Anne R....
AAble Sewer & Drain Cleaning
They're a good company. I had a drain problem. Mr. Garcia was very helpful. I wasn't in town. I called and he came to my rental property. It was a type of problem he doesn't fix. He referred me to someone else. He didn't charge me. He told me what the problem was. He was very punctual and easy to work with. The over the phone interaction was very positive. I will call them again when I need my septic tank drained. I was very lucky to find him.
- Kim D....
ATRIPLE R CONSTRUCTION CO
We noticed a leak in our septic field while mowing, and called Triple R out to assess the problem as they had installed the original system in 1978.  It took two trips to diagnose the problem, then they let me know what they thought was wrong, explaining in detail to me and also calling my husband on the phone.   This was in 100 deg. days and they worked very hard to ascertain the problem, give us an estimate and then fix the problem.  They also took care of the necessary permits and inspections with Prince William County.We were very happy with their performance, quality of work and professionalism and would definitely use them again.
- Patricia E....
FEARNSHAW BROTHERS INC
They fixed a leak in my septic system by  replacing the pipe with a rubber fitting.The repair failed when the rubber piece broke the same month that they fixed it. They would not return my phone calls or come back out to fix the problem. Since I was unable to get them to respond to my numerous emails and phone calls I called another company to fix their failure. The new company came out right away and charged my one tenth of what Earnshaw originally charged. I will never use Earnshaw again and do not recommend them.
- Roxsanne L....
A4FastPlumber, LLC
They came and gave me an estimate. I was pleased with the suggestions they made as I felt they were long term actual fixes that no one else had suggested. The price was about what I expected. I was called a week ahead of the start date and that's when they started. The work was finished in two days. They were very professional. The only thing I would do differently is make sure what would be done to the yard when they were done. I have a lot of lawn to repair.
- Ann T....
APoseidon Plumbing & Home Services
Repair was done well and Poseidon was very professional. Very good communication from the technician Jeff and the team was always on time. Repair was fairly urgent and they made the effort to accommodate us quickly. Definitely recommend.
- Amanda H....
ARegal, Inc.
The toilet was leaking water all over the bathroom floor. I called them and had somebody go to the house to wait for them and let them in and they fixed the toilet and reset the pressure in the water tank. They found that the whole house water filter were on whale water was clogged. They also found that the sewer pipe was backed up going into the septic tank. They replace the whole house water filter and thats the filter coming off the whale. Part of the problem with the water pressure was that the water was having a hard time getting into the house from the whale. They replaced that and they came back a couple days later and fixed the sewer backup going back up in the septic tank. They did all of this long distance which was amazing. I can't even tell you how pleased I was. It was a life saver and moving my mother home from rehabilitation and the rehabilitation people strongly suggested she go to a nursing home next stop because of family pressures we started to take her back home to her house.
- Christina S....
AStewarts Septic Service, LLC
It took a few phone calls to finally settle on a date to have the work done. We had to coordinate having the new tank lid dropped off on the same day I was having the tank pumped as there were two different crews involved. The first crew arrived at the time promised, carefully transported the new concrete lid into the back yard, removed the old lid and replaced it with the new one. I then mentioned a problem I was having with the control box staying closed, and they fixed it for me. The pump truck arrived a short time later. The technician was very professional. After cleaning the septic[ tank and removing his equipment, he put all the mulch which was surrounding the septic tank back into place. He also fixed a problem with the mechanism that turns the septic field. This was the first time that I was present while the tank was being cleaned, so I had several questions, and he answered them all. My neighbor had recommended Stewart's Septic Service to me, and I would definitely recommend them to others.
- Dianna D....
ABGE Home
I called them on a Monday because our septic line was backed up. (We had just moved into the house and found that the septic line was not working.) By that afternoon, James and Richard were working on it with a power drain auger. They discovered that the drain line was so clogged with roots that it would have to be excavated. They left to get the excavator and other equipment and they were back in about an hour. They dug, found the problem and fixed it. They worked late and we had a fully functional septic system by 7:30 that same Monday. Van Sant/BGE Home (They are different divisions of a larger comapny.) seems like a great company to do business with, but it is professionals like James and Richard who make it what it is.
- Mary B....
AASHLEY'S SEPTIC SVC
Ashley's did an outstanding job in repairing my septic issue. On Sunday afternoon all of a sudden my system stopped working. I called them and described the problem. In order to save money I asked them if they could come the next day and they said yes. Sure enough the next day Orion, one of the septic specialists, arrived, analyzed the problem and fixed it in a jiffy. It turned out to be a blocked sewer line which he easily fixed but when the toilets won't flush it is a crisis no matter how big or small the issue. Ashley's pumps my system and I don't let anyone else touch it. They are top flite in my book.
- Mark T....
A4FastPlumber, LLC
Prompt, professional, and thorough.  No complaints.  They did not try to push any extra services (and they could have), just said that if we decide to do any further work they would apply what we paid for the inspection toward the "repair."  I say "repair" because there isn't any issue.  Unfortunately, the way the pipes leading to the street were put in by the original builders of our town home cause a little bit of water to sit in the pipe somewhere around our front door.  It's not causing any problems and the service person said it was not unusual and he didn't think it was worth the expense to "fix" it.  He just advised not to dump grease down the sink, which he says no one should do anyway and which we don't do, and we should continue to be just fine.
- Denise O....
AT.E. Crummitt Jr. Septic Service
Tom came out to look at the job and gave an estimate. We called him back the next day to set up a time. He arrived on time and with all of the equipment and materials needed to complete the job. He finished the job quickly and for the agreed price.
- Susan M....
ALOUDOUN SEPTIC TANK SVC
I contacted Loudoun Septic after another maintenance guy noticed a small backup in the basement bathtub.  They agreed to come out, pump the tank and look for any problems.  We had lived in the house for about 3 years, had a brand new build and were due for a pumping. They came out, pumped the tanks, snaked the lines and discovered that the filter pipe was not connected to the other tank.  This was done by another provider when the home was built 3 years ago.  Jesse was able to get several people out to help them that day.  They pumped out the tank, cleaned and repaired the filter and attached the pipe to the second tank.  This was all done while I was on a rare business trip and my wife was managing two sick children.  I can't thank them enough for their promptness, professionalism and competence in fixing a situation before it got really bad. I will definitely use them again and will recommend them to all my neighbors.  I couldn't have hoped for a better group of people to help with a bad situation.
- Chris M....
ASES Mid Atlantic, LLC
I first contacted Makenzie when we were having alarm issues on our not quite 2 year old clearstream system. She was very helpful in sending me a maintenance agreement and answering my questions. I did ask about the F review on this site and was referred to Michael. He quickly responded and cleared that up. Michael Thomas was dispatched to our house to see why we were getting alarms. Turned out tanks were taking on rain water. He explained to my husband what needed to be done and we did that. All seemed well until we found out the system had stopped working and was now taking on household waste water. Alarms again. Michael Thomas was sent out several times - we had the system pumped and it was just a mess for a couple weeks. Finally after several visits the system appears to be working and no more alarms. We signed a maintenance agreement with SES. I appreciate the quick responses, even responded while on vacation. As more and more houses are built with these alternative systems it is important to find people who know how to work on them. I think SES is a good resource. Fingers crossed no more alarms.
- Tracy B....
AStewarts Septic Service, LLC
Went better than expected. The distribution box was missing a flow adjuster which was creating a large wet area in the back yard. They fixed that and now the system works as designed and the back yard is dry again.
- Raymond T....
A4FastPlumber, LLC
At 6:45 a.m., having failed to receive a call from the first company I contacted at 5:00 a.m. requesting emergency service for a backed up toilet on my main floor, I called 4FastPlumbing and spoke with a representative who said he would put us on the list for the morning.  Elliott arrived at 11:00 a.m. ready to work.  He identified the source of the problem as being a clog in the sewage line between the house and the septic field.  This required some very dirty work on his part, but Elliott performed the work without complaint.  In fact, he was so good natured and pleasant in his demeanor, my husband was singing his praises when I phoned home to see what was going on.  This is the quality of customer service we hoped for, and Elliott delivered in excellent style with professionalism and enthusiasm.  We will definitely use this company again for our plumbing needs.
- Janice C....
AMy Plumber Heating Cooling & Electrical
Arrived on time, excellent performance and profession, however prices are VERY high and because of the required service charge in order to get an estimate for the repairs, there is little choice once they are here to not accept the service or throw away $80. $550 with a discount for less than 1 hour of work to fix both problems seems very high, even if the work is performed well.  The estimate I received for additional work is also high as I have had the opportunity to compare it with others since the service visit so likely will not use this provider again.
- Judith I....
C2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
I paid $879.50 to have this company repair my grinder and rejection pump. They refused to repair it stating these repairs are not included in the warranty agreement. I paid $50 extra to add my septic system to the list of repairs under the warranty. They have my money and will not do the repairs. I would my money refunded to me.
- Lucas G....
AA & A Septic Repair Service, LLC
Rich and his assistant were very professional. They diagnosed the problem the first day, picked up a new pump and valves and installed them the next morning. They explained everything as they went, including retiring, adding a shutoff valve, new backflow valve, and float switches on a new hanger. Neat work. Before finishing, they checked the pumping volume twice to make sure it met code. (Sorry I don’t have a better picture of them working, they were always down on their hands and knees looking down the tank.)
- Randall K....

Septic System Repair Near You

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Stewarts Septic Service, LLC
Recent Review: Had to wait all day since my emergency followed a 3 day weekend. Technicians arrived and quickly diagnosed and fixed issue. They were courteous and professional, despite having worked a long day themselves. I have scheduled regular maintenance work with them for next month.
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SeptiClean Inc
Recent Review: Mike came. He knew his stuff. He repaired the pump float quickly. And he charged less than the other guys who came and said they were too busy to fix the problem.
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Able Sewer & Drain Cleaning
Recent Review: Tim and Shawn were very polite and professional. They quickly found the problem and had it repaired quickly. Kristy, the owner of the company was very nice and accommodating over the phone to schedule our appointment. The men who came specialize in houses with well and septic. I could not have been happier! I would definitely recommend them to everyone!
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TRIPLE R CONSTRUCTION CO
Recent Review: We noticed a leak in our septic field while mowing, and called Triple R out to assess the problem as they had installed the original system in 1978.  It took two trips to diagnose the problem, then they let me know what they thought was wrong, explaining in detail to me and also calling my husband on the phone.   This was in 100 deg. days and they worked very hard to ascertain the problem, give us an estimate and then fix the problem.  They also took care of the necessary permits and inspections with Prince William County.We were very happy with their performance, quality of work and professionalism and would definitely use them again.
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EARNSHAW BROTHERS INC
Business Description: Earnshaw Bros., Inc. has been family owned and operated since 1960 serving the Southern Maryland area. We except all forms of payment and offer free estimates.
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4FastPlumber, LLC
Recent Review: They came and gave me an estimate. I was pleased with the suggestions they made as I felt they were long term actual fixes that no one else had suggested. The price was about what I expected. I was called a week ahead of the start date and that's when they started. The work was finished in two days. They were very professional. The only thing I would do differently is make sure what would be done to the yard when they were done. I have a lot of lawn to repair.
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Poseidon Plumbing & Home Services
Recent Review: Repair was done well and Poseidon was very professional. Very good communication from the technician Jeff and the team was always on time. Repair was fairly urgent and they made the effort to accommodate us quickly. Definitely recommend.
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Regal, Inc.
Recent Review: The toilet was leaking water all over the bathroom floor. I called them and had somebody go to the house to wait for them and let them in and they fixed the toilet and reset the pressure in the water tank. They found that the whole house water filter were on whale water was clogged. They also found that the sewer pipe was backed up going into the septic tank. They replace the whole house water filter and thats the filter coming off the whale. Part of the problem with the water pressure was that the water was having a hard time getting into the house from the whale. They replaced that and they came back a couple days later and fixed the sewer backup going back up in the septic tank. They did all of this long distance which was amazing. I can't even tell you how pleased I was. It was a life saver and moving my mother home from rehabilitation and the rehabilitation people strongly suggested she go to a nursing home next stop because of family pressures we started to take her back home to her house.
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Eugene Copsey Plumbing Septic & Well Svc
Recent Review: They are the best service in Tri County Area.
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BGE Home
Award 2019Super Service Award
Recent Review: I called them on a Monday because our septic line was backed up. (We had just moved into the house and found that the septic line was not working.) By that afternoon, James and Richard were working on it with a power drain auger. They discovered that the drain line was so clogged with roots that it would have to be excavated. They left to get the excavator and other equipment and they were back in about an hour. They dug, found the problem and fixed it. They worked late and we had a fully functional septic system by 7:30 that same Monday. Van Sant/BGE Home (They are different divisions of a larger comapny.) seems like a great company to do business with, but it is professionals like James and Richard who make it what it is.

Septic systems are mostly reliable, performing their quiet work around the clock. Failure of a septic system is not only unpleasant, it is unhealthy and potentially dangerous. A homeowner can look for a few danger signals that septic system repair is needed. 

Common Septic System Repair Problems

Backups

A backup in a septic system occurs when a slow or clogged system forces sewer water (blackwater) back up through pipes into sinks, tubs and toilets. The blackwater is foul-smelling and unhealthy. 

A telltale warning sign of future backups is a gurgling sound in sinks or toilets. Angie's List provides some quick tips on simple maintenance you can do to keep your septic system clean, green and healthy. 

Clogs

An errant toy flushed down a toilet by an experimenting toddler; feminine hygiene products, hair, kitchen scraps — all can cause clogs that prevent or slow wastewater from entering the septic system. 

More subtle trouble can go down the drain, too. Avoid trying to flush or pour any of these clog-inducers down your toilet or sinks:

  • Oil
  • Grease
  • Cotton
  • Diapers
  • Gauze
  • Cigarette butts 
  • Paint, varnish, or garage chemicals

Clogs can be sudden or build up over time. Unfortunately, many people never notice a kitchen clog progressively slowing down a kitchen drain, for example, until the sink just stops draining completely. 

Tree Roots

Leaky or sweating pipes will attract tree roots, which can grow and enter septic pipes. These roots follow the moisture, growing along the pipe until the fill or burst it further. Professional septic system repair involves using cutting blades on a rotating auger to clear the roots. 

Sometimes, septic system repair services can run a new, flexible pipe inside the existing pipe, ignoring damage and holes created by the tree roots. 

Damaged Lines

If you have dug around in your back yard and accidentally hit a pipe, you may be the cause of a damaged septic system line. Third party vendors — contractors installing a swing set, landscaping services digging flower beds, or television cable installers — may also inadvertently break your septic system's pipes. 

Many homeowners fail to realize leach field pipes extend far beyond the settling tank, so damage to pipes can happen many yards away from your home.

The only complete solution for this sort of damage is to dig out and replace the damaged pipes. 

Unpleasant Odors

Odors of raw sewage permeating your living space are clear signs of septic system problems. The pipes beneath your sink are designed to keep a little water in the P-trap, preventing sewer gases from entering. Similarly, your toilet has a reservoir of water in the bowl for the same reason. 

When sewer gases enter your home, your septic system has a clog preventing sewer gases from moving out to your settling tank or beyond, to your septic field. 

Alarms

Many septic systems feature alarms, from blinking lights to noisy buzzers, to alert you that something is not right. If your septic system's alarms go off regularly or intermittently, you have a problem that needs quick action by professionals. 

Solutions to Septic System Problems

A fast solution to some septic system malfunctions is to have the settling tank pumped of waste. As Angie's List has recommended, getting the system cleaned every few years is a smart investment, saving expensive emergency service calls. 

A plumber equipped with a power auger can eliminate tree roots. When searching for a plumber or specialty service, verify some basics:

  • State license
  • Liability and workers compensation insurance
  • Familiarity with septic systems similar to yours
  • Testimonials or customer reviews 
  • A contracting company that uses its own crews, rather than day laborers