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Grease down drains on Septic

Grease down drains on Septic

Just a friendly reminder to never put grease down your drains. Especially if you’re on septic. Believe me, there’s not enough water in your hot water heater to melt this grease. Not that you would want to anyways, the next step from here is the drainfield. Imagine what grease would do to dirt. Save your money, we would rather have normal, routine, septic pumping jobs than this. This really does create a lot more work. More work and harder the…

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What does it cost to pump a septic tank

What does it cost to pump a septic tank

Customer uses First Call Septic because our rates are clearly posted.  Visit the Rates Page for more details. Yesterday I received, what I call, “Tire Kicker Call”. You may wonder what that is. Person calls in checking prices, but has a million other questions about price. This usually happens when a customer has been burned by another in my field. Example: What if the tank has lids that need opened? What do you charge now? Or What if the lid…

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Latest customer testimonial via website: Memorial Day 2012

Latest customer testimonial via website: Memorial Day 2012

Dear Ronnie,   You were awsome today. Your willingness to respond on a holiday weekend was a life saver. We really appreciate your patience, politeness and understanding. The fact that you took the time to explain in detail to multiple people the workings of septic systems was cool. Your knowledge of not only your job but state and federal regulations shows your dedication to your work. I especially liked how you looked up county records and knew more about this…

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Happy Memorial Day 2012

Happy Memorial Day 2012

Happy Memorial Day. I have been knocking this idea around for a few days. I want to show my appreciation for those who serve. But didn’t want to do one of those cheesy Memorial Day Specials. I really want to make a difference in a Senior Veteran’s life. My way of saying thanks for their, and their family’s sacrifice. With that in mind. Please forward this post. Someone knows of a Senior Citizen Veteran, on septic, that needs serviced. First…

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Busy two weeks

Busy two weeks

It’s been a busy two weeks.  I have photos and stories to share.  I will try to get them on this weekend. I can’t believe how busy it’s been.  Considering it’s spring break and all.  Got a great workout yesterday, a homeowner has a septic tank that was 3.5 feet down.  Took an hour and 10 minutes to excavate by hand.  Good times.  I slept well last night. Thanks for reading,   Ronnie

Stinking Snow

Stinking Snow

Well, Snow destroyed the schedule again.  I had to reschedule my first job till Monday.  Thank goodness I have caring and understanding customer’s who have, or have had, kids.  Because Battle Ground Schools are running 2.5 hours late, preschool’s been cancelled.  My rescheduled customer today told me she totally understands. She was there too, and now I am doing my time.  She was so funny.  I just love my customers. Thanks for reading,   Ronnie

Septic tank cleaning

Septic tank cleaning

Below are two video’s of a septic tank that went 25 years before septic pumping maintenance.  When a tank is completely full of solids, and that’s about 200 cubic feet of NOT mud, it’s extremely difficult to remove.  And expensive.  A septic pumping should take about 20 minutes. A neglected system, such as this one, takes about 3 hours.  And a lot of back breaking work, and we have to add a lot of water.  Our trucks cannot haul solids…

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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

The restrooms are ready at the ape caves. The building next to my truck says Ape Headquarters.  It was a nice drive up Mt. St. Helens. Supposed to be partly cloudy today. Don’t forget flashlights and sweaters and jackets. Have a great and safe holiday, Thanks for reading. Ronnie