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- A & B Septic ServiceKayla in the office was amazing. She tried to get us in as fast as possible. Jose was a pro when he showed up. He gave us all our options for repairs needed and let us know we still had a plug in the system. This company is amazing and I have recommended them to everyone I know that has a septic tank
- A & B Septic ServiceI've used this company twice - May 2017, and Sept 2022. I would not recommend using this company to repair your septic system unless either they installed it or you are very familiar with your own system. May 2017, high-level alarm on sand filter. Cause - burned out effluent pump. They replaced the pump and the next day I got another high-level alarm. When I disconnected the pump discharge to the drain field, I very abruptly discovered that the pump discharge was very pressurized! I called a competing septic company, and they came out and found that I had broken pipes and clogged laterals to/in my drain field. The clogged pump discharge was the reason the first pump burned out and would have caused the replacement pump to burn out if it had not been repaired. In Sept 2022, I had a septic tank high level alarm. The cause was bad wiring splices between the floats and the pump controller. I told them to replace the bottom two floats because I knew they were getting old. They replaced the two floats and the system still did not operate correctly. After a two-hour conference call with their home office and "experts" they came to the conclusion that either my pump controller was bad, or the underground wiring to the septic tank was bad. Cost of repairs $500-$1,500. I got a multimeter from my garage and tested the two floats they had replaced and discovered they had installed normally closed circuit floats in my system that required normally open circuit floats. They replaced the NC floats with NO floats and the system operated normally. If I had not been present and knowledgeable of my own septic system, in both cases I could have paid $500-$1,500 in unneeded repairs. A&B is probably good at installing and servicing their own septic systems, but if you want them to repair a system they did not install, I would recommend that you do your homework! To their credit, they did only bill me for the 1 hour that it should have taken to replace the floats vice the 3 hours they were actually here
- A AFFORDABLE SEPTIC SERVICE LLCWe sold our home and a septic inspection was needed. A Affordable did both the inspection and some minor follow up service that was needed. In both cases they actually arrived earlier than scheduled (having called for permission each time), and their service was first rate. After the repairs we discovered that their probing into the ground had punctured one of our underground sprinkler pipes, which they promptly fixed. Their communications are excellent. I highly recommend this service
- SPEEDY SEPTICWhen the crew understood how concerned I was about the entire condition of the septic system, they took the time to explain to me every detail of what needed to be done, what they were doing at the time, and how the system would work with the pump when the project was completed. Every crew member was professional, courteous and skilled at what looked to me to be a complicated (and icky) job. I received multiple phone calls to ensure I knew when they were coming and what was to be done. There were no surprises for me, and I can flush with confidence thanks to them knowing that my brand new tank and pump are installed 100% correctly. (It easily passed county inspection.) This was an excellent experience, and I would hire them again in a heartbeat
- CARL'S SEPTIC TANK CLEANINGTodd and crew did a great job. Came right out the same day that I called, pumped the tank and we were done.
- A & B Septic ServiceThey were helpful on the phone. They called before they came. He was honest and helpful and gave us all of our options.
- Ace Septic Service and Chemical ToiletsIt went real well. This is the first time we had the septic cleaned. He was very professional and he told us what we needed to do to keep our septic safe in future.
- A & B Septic ServiceWe had an overflowing septic tank that we had just had pumped by another service 4 months ago. Decided to give A and B a call because they cover all service areas, drain cleaning, septic pumping, and work on septic lines, distribution boxes and drain fields. We weren't sure of the problem and were afraid that a fix was going to be pricey. Called on a Thursday pm, we were placed on the schedule for Monday because we only had overfow into our yard, not backup into our house. We were notified ahead of time that they would be heading out within the hour. Took the access lid off the septic tank, found the distribution box (we were not sure if there was one, this house was built in 1951), dug it up and opened it, and found that there was no flow at the D box. They ran a motorized snake backward into the septic tank from the D box and cleared the blockage. Voila! Blockage cleared and problem solved! They were prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and fast. Liked them so much that I arranged for them to come out and install a concrete riser on our septic tank lid to improve ease of access in the future. Again, I received a scheduling call from the office the next day and a reminder call just before his arrival, the riser was placed and he fixed some cracks in the concrete distribution box at the same time to prevent root entry in the future. He replaced all the dirt and left the area neat and clean. I will never need to call anyone else
- CARL'S SEPTIC TANK CLEANINGGreat....we were running 15 minutes late. By the time we arrived he had the tank pumped out and the repair completed. Todd was professional and willing to answer questions.
- CARL'S SEPTIC TANK CLEANINGWe called Todd yesterday and he set an appointment for 10 AM this morning. At 9:05 AM we heard his truck and went out to greet him. We showed him where the septic tank was and he quickly uncovered the cleanout port (5 minutes). He opened the tank and set up to pump it to his truck. After pumping the tank he closed up the tank and replaced the sod that had been dug up. All told he was at our home less than an hour. Todd was friendly, courteous, and very professional. I highly recommend Carl's Septic Tank Cleaning service
Last update on October 6, 2022
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- A1 Plumbing, Inc1940 McGilchrist St SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
- Ace Septic Service and Chemical ToiletsPO Box 9177
Salem, Oregon 97305
- Budget Rooter Plumbing Service2050 Vista Ave SE Ste 120
Salem, Oregon 97302
- CARL'S SEPTIC TANK CLEANING6329 STAGELINE LN SE
Salem, Oregon 97317
- Jackson ConstructionPO Box 3912
Salem, Oregon 97302
- Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Newberg8030 Wheatland Rd N
Salem, Oregon 97303
- Oregon Cascade Plumbing & Heating1728 22nd St SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
- Otto's Backhoe2590 65th Ave SE
Salem, Oregon 97317
- Plumb Line Construction & Maintenance3949 Dakota RD SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
- Walton Excavating7680 Liberty Rd S
Salem, Oregon 97306
- A1 Plumbing, Inc
- Environmental Works LLC2634 SE Steele St
Portland, Oregon 97202
- Environmental Works LLC
- FORBES PLUMBING325 Orchard Dr
Dallas, Oregon 97338
- FORBES PLUMBING
- Homers Excavation24809 Larson Rd
Monroe, Oregon 97456
- Homers Excavation
- LOVETT IncPO Box 86280
Portland, Oregon 97286
- LOVETT Inc
- Molecular Inc - No-dig Sewer Repair157 McMillan Dr
Longview, Washington 98632
- Molecular Inc - No-dig Sewer Repair
- N Wilson Construction LLCPO box 627 Lyons Oregon 97358
Lyons, Oregon 97358
- N Wilson Construction LLC
- RAY'S SEPTIC TANK SVC149 41ST AVE SE
Albany, Oregon 97322
- Rescue Rooter / Jack Howk Portland12430 SE Capps Rd
Clackamas, Oregon 97015
- Rick Robinson Trucking & Excavating30899 Peterson Rd
Philomath, Oregon 97370
- Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services6990 S Anderson Rd
Aurora, Oregon 97002
- Royal Flush Environmental Services Inc1574 Coburg Rd # 519
Eugene, Oregon 97401
- RAY'S SEPTIC TANK SVC
- Stutzman Excavating2250 Three Lakes Rd SE
Albany, Oregon 97322
- Stutzman Excavating
- Water Sourcers92630 Hager Rd
Cheshire, Oregon 97419
- Water Sourcers
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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.