A small septic tank system is ideal for spaces with minimal needs, such as a one-to-two-bedroom apartment or guest house. A small septic tank contains 750 or 1,000 gallons. We’ll cover everything that factors into your small septic system cost here.
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- C & C Septic & Portable ToiletGrover went way above my expectations of service. My tank had not been pumped in at least sixteen years and Mr. Hunt said it was the biggest tank that he had ever seen on a residential system. Would recommend him to anyone in the area.
- CHIEF DRAIN & PLUMBINGWe had a ruptured water pipe in an interior wall. Chief came out as soon as we called. We have never had a plumber out and I was nervous that we would have a BIG hole in our sheetrock where the wall would need to be cut out for access. Their representative located the approximate location of the leak, cut a 16" by 16" hole and viola - there was the leak centered in his cut-out! Don't know how he pinpointed it so accurately, but it sure made my drywall repair faster, easier and cleaner! Great job! Now I have a plumber I am confident to call again if needed
- Morton Septic Backhoe & DrillingWe had gotten their name from a contractor who had used them. We liked everything about them. They were very clean and picked up everything after themselves; they did not leave mounds of dirt around any place. We did not compare their price with anybody else but we thought they were pretty reasonable for what they did
- APOLLO-DOMENIC'S SEPTIC SVCGreat. They found my tank quickly and were able to pump it out within 45 minutes. They had to take out a couple fence boards to get to the tank, but put them back there they were. Guys were pleasant and informative as this is the first time I have had a septic tank cleaned out.
- PARRISH & SONS INCWe had a toilet back up and because we are on a septic system it ended up backing up into our bathtub. We called a plumber and when he got here and checked he said we needed to get our septic tank pumped before he could clean the clog. We called Parrish and they were able to get some one out within the hour. The serviceman was quick, professional, and got the job done quickly so we could get the plumber back on the same day and get the clog cleared. They installed our new septic tank back in 1995 and we have always used them for servicing. I never realized they would perform emergency servicing on the same day. I am very happy with Parrish and will continue to use them in the future. I would recommend them to anyone. They are the best
- AAA BACKHOEWe called and got an estimate that was unbelievably low. Day One: The next morning, the owner shows up before sunrise. He unloads a brand new tractor that he'd just bought and we then talked while it warmed up. Then his vacuum truck arrived (A-1 Septic Service is the same company) and the old tank was quickly emptied. The backhoe which was warming up then started digging and collapsing the old tank. The new trench lines continued out to the new tank location and a near perfect hole dung for the new tank. As he was completing the hole, a truck arrived with the new tank. It was lowered into the pit but didn't fit good enough so they lifted it back out and quickly touched up the hole. The tank fit well on the second try. The leach field was then opened and a couple feet of gravel back filled. All the plumbing was installed with drop, depth and codes carefully followed. Most of the day had passed by now but everything was ready for the County Inspector as she arrived! She verified all the measurements and completed all the permit data. As she handed over the permit, she said this guy is the best and I agreed. The tank and leach lines were all closed up as the sun was setting. The bill for the whole job was the estimated price. Day Two---There was no day two. The replacement of the landscaping (lawn) was pre-agreed to be my responsibility. The contracted job was 100% complete on Day One!
- PARRISH & SONS INCWe were very pleased with all aspects of D. A. Parrish & Sons work. They visited the job site twice so that they could provide an accurate (no charge) quote, and they also pulled a county permit. They arrived on time with the necessary heavy equipment, very competently performed the contracted tasks, and completed the job per the cost and schedule (1 day) quoted, which included an inspection by the county inspector. They even helped us take pictures of the job in progress! Later the same day, they sent me copies of the paid up invoice and the county permit for my records. They have the correct contractor's license for septic systems and carry both liability and workers compensation insurance. In the future, I would absolutely hire Parrish & Sons again and would recommend them to other folks
Last update on September 12, 2017
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- APOLLO DRAIN & ROOTER SERVICE2343 MICHIGAN AVE
Modesto, California 95358
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- RC PlumbingP.O. Box 2348
Stockton, California 95201
- RC Plumbing
- STEVE'S MOBILE SUNSCREENS INC1512 Sycamore Ave
Stockton, California 95205
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Septic Tank Service FAQ
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.