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Groundwater intrusion by heavy rains and high groundwater solved

Groundwater intrusion by heavy rains and high groundwater solved

  This homeowner did not want to divert water by digging rain drains and ditches. Super nice yard, didn’t want dug up. One option is to trench the water to off of the tanks and direct water downhill.  Frenchdrains work great for this too.  But in this case, the homeowner’s yard would have been destroyed to his house as that’s where the raindrains are, down hill. So we chose another alternative means to divert groundwater and rainwater off of his…

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Interesting business plan from competitor

Interesting business plan from competitor

This goes under the heading of: “I can’t make this stuff up” This story is unbelievable. Client purchases a home.  There is a deficiency marked on their septic system from competitor.  “Outlet Baffle is broken” Client calls my competitor who wrote up the deficiency and asks them to repair it. Competitor tells homeowner that they need to dig up the tank first.  (This is outrageous to me, for one, I know exactly where to dig.  It takes me all of…

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Leaking Septic Tanks

Leaking Septic Tanks

We found another leaking septic tank.  This septic tank was homemade with cinder blocks.  This homeowner had never had it back up into the house, so assumed everything was okay.  During a routine inspection we had to tell them the tank has never worked like a tank and needed replaced.  The sewage was leaking out the septic tank and going straight to ground water. Now I understand that there are those that would say, “well, if the sewage leaks out…

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World Famous Nick’s Tavern Amboy, Wa

World Famous Nick’s Tavern Amboy, Wa

My favorite tavern, in the world, Nicks was backing up yesterday. I was called at 6:30 am. I arrived about 10:00 am. I had another emergency I was working on at the time. The tanks were backed up. I had just pumped it out three months prior. What gives? I used my inspection mirror and verified that the outlet baffle had rotted off. Oy. I had to pump the tank, put a ladder in, and enter. There’s no other way…

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Plumber’s attempt at Septic Repair

Plumber’s attempt at Septic Repair

Be cautious about plumbers attempting septic repairs.  Always check qualifications.  Your local health department will have a list of those trained to diagnose and repair septic systems.  This plumber in this testimonial was not certified.  And wrote up an estimate of nearly $5,000.00 for repairs. Proof of this can be found on my facebook page.  www.facebook.com/firstcallseptic  The homeowner lives in Colorado, and the distance is daunting to when it comes up to these types of problems. To read the entire…

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Customer Testimonial on Facebook

Customer Testimonial on Facebook

Facebook First Call Septic Service  Have a look at our facebook page.  Please click like if you like what you see.  One of our customer’s posted a testimonial on the page. They were responding to a blog post that I put on there about their own home.  They were in a very bad situation about a competitor who caused them to nearly lose a house sale.  Please goto the facebook page and read about it.  It’s a real eye opener….

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Septic Tank leak repair

Septic Tank leak repair

Here I am inside a septic tank. I know, good times.  However, this homeowner was quoted $4,000.00 to replace a septic tank.  He was never given the option to repair the septic tank.  Now it’s easier and less messy to have it replaced.  But a homeowner needs to know all of his options.  He was really hurting for money due to our downed economy. When he went to the County permitting department to apply for a tank replacement permit, he…

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