This is possibly the single most important question you can ask a potential contractor. Septic contractors need to be licensed to work on septic systems due to their dangerous components and potential hazards. Without an actual license, you shouldn’t let a septic contractor work on your septic system. More than any other question, it is important that you ask whether the septic contractor is licensed.

Unfortunately, there is a myth that anyone with a backhoe can be a septic installer. Over the years, we have seen countless bad installations. Common failures include backed-up toilets, septic tank cave-ins, septic infused, and smelly backyards. This resulted in thousands of dollars of damage for the homeowner.

40 years. The length of time a contractor has been working in the area should be one of the factors you consider when hiring someone. Many contractors blow through the area like a strong Texas wind. You need to be assured the company you hire will stand by their work.

It depends. There are many factors that go into sizing a septic system. When designing and quoting your new septic system, we need to consider the size of the house/office, future expansion, soil makeup, lot size, etc… Give us a call for a free estimate and evaluation.

It depends. There are many factors that go into sizing a septic system. When designing and quoting your new septic system, we need to consider the size of the house/office, future expansion, soil makeup, lot size, etc… Give us a call for a free estimate and evaluation.

Depending on the issue you are experiencing, you might need anything from basic septic tank pumping to full excavation and replacement of your system. Before you hire a professional to work on your septic system, ask them to come to your property and analyze the problem. After a cause has been determined, find out what the contractor’s service includes and how they proceed if they find new issues along the way. Diagnosing and repairing septic systems is one of R&R Construction’s specialties. Call us today to help you fix your problem.

When it comes to septic tank pumping, many homeowners are unclear how often they should have their septic tank system serviced. While the dispute over how often you should pump your septic tank varies and is mostly dependent on the number of household occupants and the system’s load, the EPA recommends pumping and inspection at least every three years. Septic tank pumping should be done on a regular basis to keep the sensitive system running smoothly.

If you have a large party or event happening at your house, we recommend pumping your septic tank prior to the event. Nothing is worse than pumping a septic tank during the middle of your party. Or rent a portable toilet from RR Equipment Rental.

  • Bathtubs, showers, and sinks all drain at a snail’s pace.
  • Water and sewage are backing up into the house from toilets, drains, and sinks
  • The plumbing system is making gurgling noises.
  • Near the septic tank or drain field, there may be standing water or moist places.
  • Odors emanating from the septic tank or drain field.
  • Even in dry weather, bright green, spongy lush grass grows over the sewage tank or drain field.
  • Blooms of algae in nearby ponds or lakes.
  • Water wells with high levels of nitrates or coliform bacteria.

These can be signs of septic tank failure.

The following are some tips for keeping your septic tank clean and healthy:

  • Do not use your septic system as a waste disposal system
  • Strong and industrial-strength cleaners should be avoided
  • Do not use a garbage disposal system
  • Grease can clog lines – do not pour grease down the drain
  • Keep trees away from the septic tank and drain field
  • Avoid standing water on your septic system

A standard septic system is all buried underground.  A septic tank smells unpleasant only when an abnormal condition occurs.  Common reasons why a septic system smells, include: 

  • The septic tank is full and needs to be pumped
  • The leaching chambers and/or pipes are clogged
  • Tree roots growing into the septic system
  • The system was improperly installed or is undersized

These conditions can result in either the sewage backing up into toilets or seeping into the ground in and around the septic tank and drain field.  When the septic system is properly functioning and routine maintenance is performed there should be no abnormal smells.  

Most experts recommend that you have your septic tank tested and cleaned every three to five years. Many people put off calling the septic inspectors until something goes wrong. Inspectors will frequently recommend that you fix or replace your septic system at this stage, which can cost thousands of dollars.

We are a full-service septic company, which means we design, build, service, pump septic tanks, and septic repair.  We specialize in septic tank drain fields, commercial septic construction, and concrete tank manufacturing. Our septic services include septic tank pumping, septic tank cleaning, grease trap cleaning, septic tank risers, septic tank location services, and more.

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