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  • AAA Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter
    Jerry Biodo, from Mike's Plumbing arrived at 0900 on Sunday morning. He crawled under the house and checked how the water pipes were located to determine if they could be rerouted from the solar pipes. While he was under the house he also checked the septic lines and air conditioner lines. He went up on the roof next and checked where the water was coming from and if there was obvious damage to the roof. He counseled me to contact a Solar Company to have the solar unit removed and roof checked for water damage. As a temporary way to stop the leaking and still give me hot water he cut and capped the leaking pipes. He also checked but could not find a motor to the unit. He said he would be back to reroute the water lines to the water heater as soon as I get the solar units removed. It was a very hot day so I really appreciated Jerry's attitude and all the extra help and advice he gave me
    Nancy P S.
  • Quick Plumbing Services
    Everything was fine. They gave me a good tip and told me that I could use the city the next time for free if I have the same problem. That wasn't good for their business but that is what they told me.
    Wendy G.
    These guys did a great job. Showed up when they said they would. Did the work in a timely manner. Cleaned and repaired leach lines. Workers were courteous and kept me informed on the problems and what to expect. Fair pricing. I would definitely use these guys in the future and would recommend them to others for similar work
    Dave S.
    Excellent job done. They are prompt, very professional and performed work beyond expectations. Kurtis' excavation work was super clean and tidy. He definitely went above and beyond to put all the landscaping back. George was also so quick with a shovel and did a great job.
    Charlotte R.
  • Alpha Plumbing & Rooter Service
    The only problem we had and they fixed it and they were very conscientious about it, the driver hit back into a fence along our tennis court and then pulled a little bit and they came, rooter rooter came up and fixed it, so they were attentive to us and it was a difficult backing situation and I don't really blame them and they fixed it so in a way it's kind of a good sign because they were conscientious about it, they make a mistake they fixed it. They pump the septic tank pretty straight forward they pumped it out and drove away, he had to come back and do a second one
    They were right on time and not only did the work, but provided valuable suggestions to prolong the life of the septic system. I would definitely use them in the future for other septic system needs.
    Douglas H.
    It's hard to put a price on work that requires a man dangling head first into a 5' deep hole at the entrance to an effluent line coming from the septic tank! Not to mention working upside down!! However, the price for what we got overall was rather steep. I understood going into the job that we would definitely know the location of the "distribution boxes" and be able to clean them out if needed as well. In actuality, the technology that would have allowed them to find the boxes was on the end of the "hydro jet" and couldn't be used unless the hose carrying the hydro jets through the effluent line reached its destination: the distribution boxes. (I may not fully understand the capability of this piece of technology, but I know in our case it wasn't useful...though I had been assured earlier on the phone that they could tell me the location of the boxes for sure.) Subsequent work by yet another company informed us that, in fact, Quality Septic had hit a 90 degree angle in the effluent line and that was why their jets hadn't passed the area. It turned out that the "boxes" were another 25 feet or so from where they stopped. Had they dug out the line there to see what the snag was, delivered on locating the boxes, OR dug out the rest of the septic tank I would have felt better about the almost $600 for the job. Most of the money goes to emptying the truck of the waste and we WERE given a small discount (about $40, I think) based on not really having that much waste to dump since only the liquid half of our tank was pumped. However, the $250 for the "hydro jet" seemed about $50 -$100 too steep based on their inability to complete the task
    Ann L.
  • Live Oak Painting
    Another outfit claimed we needed a whole new septic system. Eric from Analy Septic came out, did an inspection, and said the eixisting system could be fixed for less than half the cost of a new system. The job was done quickly, and they worked around my schedule. Analy Septic is a local business with 3 generations working there. I met all three family members, and were impressed with their honesty, work ethic, and willingness to repair, rather than replace. They get my highest recommendation
    Giel W.
    We were advised by a plumber that, based on the symptoms we provided, our septic tank was likely full. So Ron came out to pump the tank. Before doing that, he spent a good amount of time sorting out where the tank was (it's buried) and what the layout of the system is. Then he inspected the tank and determined that it did not need to be pumped. He diagnosed the problem as a blockage in the main line and recommended an excellent plumber. Nice guy, honest, easy to work with. Will definitely use again when it's REALLY time to pump the tank
    Chris H.
  • Live Oak Painting
    We had gotten a bad estimate from another contractor who told us our entire system was shot and would have to be replaced. Al, the owner of Analy Septic, came out and looked at our situation. He said that he suspected roots in the area just next to the septic tank. He suggested that he have his men go in there to start with, and follow the line until they found the blockage. This is exactly what they did. As expected, there were roots in the lines immediately exiting the septic system to the leech lines so all they needed to do was clear these out and replaced with a new pipe. They added a tee outlet, checked the rest of the lines, and cleaned up the area, leaving it as it had been before. Not a sign of mess anywhere! We felt the price was very reasonable and close to the price others had quoted, with one exception from L. J. Construction that had been completely off. We were grateful Analy Septic did not take advantage of us but did only what needed to be done
    Dean D.

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Septic Tank Service FAQ

  1. What are the signs your septic tank is full?

    Answer: There are several signs that indicate your septic tank could be full. These include standing water over your septic tank, a strong odor coming from your yard, gurgling water, slow drains, or a sewage backup. While many of these signs could also be indicative of a clogged system, they should all be checked out by a professional ASAP to avoid costly damages. In the absence of any of these signs, it’s recommended that septic tanks be emptied every 3 to 5 years on average.

  2. How often should a septic tank be serviced?

    Answer: On average, septic tanks should be serviced every 3 to 5 years in the absence of any worrying signs that the tank is clogged or full. The size of your septic tank, the number of people living in your home, and your average water usage will all impact how often your septic tank needs to be serviced.

  3. What are the most common causes of septic tank failure?

    Answer: The most common cause of septic tank failure is improper maintenance. Failing to pump a septic tank on the appropriate schedule will cause septic tank failure and likely result in a costly septic tank repair or replacement. On average, septic tanks should be pumped every 3 to 5 years, but the size of your tank, the number of people in your home, and your average water usage may shorten or extend this timeframe.

  4. How much does it cost to pump a septic tank?

    Answer: The cost to pump a septic tank is $400 on average or about $0.30 per gallon. The size of your septic tank, as well as local labor costs, will impact the cost of pumping your septic tank. Most septic tanks are between 600 and 2,000 gallons in size, meaning the average cost range is between $180 to $600.

  5. How much does it cost to install a septic system?

    Answer: The cost to install a septic tank system is between $3,060 and $9,810, on average. The size of the septic tank you choose, the land you’re installing it on, the type of system you choose, and local labor costs will all influence the total cost of installing a septic system. Anaerobic septic tanks (those that don’t need oxygen) typically cost between $3,000 and $8,000. Aerobic systems, which utilize oxygen to activate bacteria and are popular on smaller properties, usually cost between $10,000 and $20,000.

  6. How long does a septic system last?

    Answer: When septic systems are well maintained, they can last up to 30 years or more. If a septic system isn’t properly maintained, such as when it isn’t pumped regularly, it may malfunction and require costly repairs or a premature replacement. In general, septic tank pumping is recommended every 3 to 5 years to ensure the septic system lasts as long as possible.

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