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Recent Septic Tank Service Reviews in Charlottesville

  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    CALL THESE GUYS FIRST! We have a drain in our basement that has overflowed for years. It's finicky and the problem comes and goes depending on the activity. We recently decided to fix it once and for all- we had THREE Rooter companies come out and all three provided different 'solutions'.
    Collean L.
  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    I cannot recommend this company highly enough. Jennifer (the admin person) got back to me quickly, and communicated very well. The guys - Jones and Jacinto - arrived when they were supposed to. They were very courteous and professional. Jones is incredibly knowledgeable. He went into great detail
    Paul d.
  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    Rooter Man did a great job pumping our septic tank. Very professional and efficient work on a tank that was near capacity. When finished our tank was in great shape. Reasonable price. We will hire them again. Recommended.
    Ruth O.
  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    We've had our septic tank drained 6 times over the past 30 years and this is the best company yet. The two crew members, Jahkondeh and Robert, were professional, competent, and pleasant. They are the first crew to properly dig and refill the large hole, extracting and replacing the sod carefully
    Ian L.
  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    Excellent service from those in the office and those who came to do the work. Would definitely use again and recommend to others.
    Jennifer S.
  • Michael & Son Charlottesville
    5.0
    Excellent. The technicians showed up on time as promised, were very professional, inspected our system, found no problems, then pumped out the tank as we had requested. Price was a little high compared with other local providers we contacted, but perhaps it was worth it for such a hassle free
    Kent L.
  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    My husband asked that I call a plumbing services to locate a D box on a job site. He told me companies not to call and just pick a good one. I searched the internet and chose Rooter Man by their ratings and location. My husband and I could not have been more pleased. From the kind customer service
    wendy l.
  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    Ben and Jacinto did an amazing job! They were professional, thorough, friendly, and very courteous. I have used other companies in the past, but Rooter Man is by far the best.
    Kenneth G.
  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    It was great Chris was exact on costs and will work with us until we can straighten our finances out. Money due in at different dates. We used Rootorman in 2017 when we had issues with our Septic Field. Always so kind, polite and professional. Highly recommended! Marcia Weimer
    Charles W.
  • RooterMan of Virginia
    5.0
    We had the septic tank at a rental property pumped and found it was full of diapers. Jahkondeh, our service technician, did a fabulous job cleaning up this problem and recommending solutions. As a result of this experience, we are planning to schedule maintenance on two more properties and will
    Cynthia H.

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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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