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  • Zinks Septic Solutions
    5.0
    We had a new septic system installed. We were completely impressed with everything: they were professional, responsive, and paid attention to each and every detail. Excellent work!
    Geral S.
  • Zinks Septic Solutions
    5.0
    Perfect. The complete system was serviced and all problems corrected and tested. The best service I have ever seen for this complicated system.
    Kevin K.
  • Chamberlain Septic & Sewer
    5.0
    Played phone tag a bit trying to get things scheduled, but did a great job. Didn't shop around on price so don't know how they compare.
    Carl R.
  • Chamberlain Septic & Sewer
    5.0
    I made an appointment for someone to take a look at it and let me know how to proceed. Dean came to the house early and indicated this was beyond his scope. He could obviously empty the tank but beyond that could not help me fix the problem. He left the house, and within 30 minutes had contacted an engineer who recommended filling it with cement (a recommendation I had already heard); he then put me in touch with a mason Guy Swingly who he has known for years. Gus came by within a few days of my call and just today filled the tank with cement. I now feel secure that my family room will stand for years to come. Dean went above and beyond to help me even though I would not be paying him for services. If ever I own a home with a septic system, Chamberlain will get my business. Very much appreciated!! Thank you Dean
    Susan W.
  • Chamberlain Septic & Sewer
    5.0
    It was a comical situation, I purchased a home and the realtor listed the house on public sewer, only to discover 9 years later, this was not true. Chamberlain sent out their guy to locate and pump the system based on drawings provided to the Health dept. The drawings submitted to the county were incorrect, and the man discovered we had TWO active septic systems on my property. Throughout the morning, the man was professional and very patient while we searched everywhere for the mysterious systems! I was extremely worried, at first, near tears, then finally relieved ... I highly recommend this contractor - A
    CHRISTINE S.
  • Chamberlain Septic & Sewer
    5.0
    We've used Chamberlain before to clean/drain our septic tank. Unfortunately, the previous owners of our house built a deck directly over the entrance to the septic tank. This only allowed for the hose to enter from the side of the deck instead of directly straight down into the opening. This also prevented the use of the sticks & shovels to really get in there. At the suggestion of Chamberlain from there last visit, I got my handyman to create a nicely made pull out "1 piece" of the deck section covering the entrance hole of the septic tank. During this visit Chamberlain was able to go straight down into the septic tank opening with the various size sticks, shovels, and hoses. The 2 fellas worked their tails off to make sure they got in there and got rid of all the waste! I saw some of the waste (toilet paper & wipes) shooting through the hose like a rocket from time to time. After about 90 minutes of going at it and being very thorough, the job was finally done like it should have been (straight down into the septic tank opening). These guys were just great and the $15.00 Angie's List coupon was honored
    Michael F.
  • Chamberlain Septic & Sewer
    5.0
    Called the company, stopped by the location and paid in advance. We agreed on a certain date, but they were unable to comply with the date they had previously committed to. They called to change the date only a couple days before trhey were supposed to show up. They showed up on the new date and serviced the tank as scheduled. I was not present, but my wife was. She was pleased with the work
    edward d.
  • Chamberlain Septic & Sewer
    5.0
    He was going to be late because their truck would not start.. but they called and made sure it was ok to be late! They did the job in an efficient manner and lived up to my expectations.
    Cathy B.
  • Chamberlain Septic & Sewer
    5.0
    Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. They will be my septic company for all my properties.
    T C.
  • Chamberlain Septic & Sewer
    5.0
    We made an appointment with Chamberlain to pump out our septic tank. This was the first time we did this since buying the house 6 years ago. Chamberlain was the company that pumped out for the previous owner when we bought the house, which was one of the reasons we went with them. We didn't have a drawing of the system and didn't know where the tank was located. The system was still working fine but we wanted to pump it out before winter. There was a 3-hour window for the appointment. I had another commitment at the end of that time and, naturally, the driver came just after I left the house. He attempted to locate the tank unsuccessfully and left before I returned. I called Chamberlain and they sent out another driver that afternoon. I showed the driver where the main drain exited the basement and he quickly located the tank. The driver was knowledgeable and the pumpout was uneventful. I appreciated him coming back to take care of us late in the day on Friday
    Brett F.

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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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