How to Choose a Septic Tank Maintenance Company


Issues with your septic system can make your home uninhabitable in a matter of minutes. If your system gets backed up, it can make water and sewage overflow from your drains and toilets. To keep your system in good working condition, you should hire for a well-reputed septic company that has long years of experience in the installation and maintenance of septic tanks. Choosing an inexperienced service or one that relies on shortcuts can be disastrous and may even bring down your property’s market value.

Ask for referrals.

The best way to search for a skilled contractor is to ask for personal referrals from friends, relatives or neighbors. You can check rating and review websites for local contractors too. Your local authority or health department can hand you a list of names of companies in your locality.

Do your research.

When you have trimmed down your search to a few prospective companies, research each of them online. Know whether the company is licensed and registered with the state you’re in, and if they have liability as well as workman’s compensation insurance. Take a look around their website to learn about their experience and to be informed of the types of septic systems they typically work with. You also need to know whether they apply modern techniques and practices and use modern equipment. If you have any doubts or questions about your prospective company’s credentials, give them a call and get their license number so you can directly ask your state’s licensing authority about them. Read more about Septic Installation North Canton here.

Determine the specific services provided.

If you are in need of a new system installation, inquire about the aftercare that is usually provided. Depending on the size of the household that uses it, a septic tank must be emptied every three to five years. The tank and drainage field also require inspection and maintenance every now and then. Ask the company if the installation price already covers aftercare, and what their charges are for emergency work. Know what guarantees they offer on their work and how fast they can send a technician over during these emergencies.

Check for hidden charges.

If your septic tank was installed underground, some companies may charge you for digging. If there is a considerable distance between your septic tank and the closest spot where the contractor’s truck can be parked, you may also have to pay more for that.

Compare quotes from different contractors.

Get a quote not just from one contractor but from many, and compare them. Don’t choose the cheapest contractor though as you will probably get what you pay for. Comparisons are important because they’re your only way of knowing what you will actually get from every contractor on your list. Know more about North Canton septic repairs here.


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