Find a septic tank system installer in New York, NY

Find septic tank system installers in New York, NY

Find septic tank system installers in New York, NY

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Find septic tank system installers in New York, NY

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Top 10 septic tank system installers in New York, NY

Homeowners agree: these New York septic tank system installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
J & E Professional Home Services

J & E Professional Home Services

5.0(2)
4 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Tresha C. says, "Got the job done quickly and would recommend for those looking for good service on a budget I will definitely be calling them back" Read more
Blue City Construction Corp

Blue City Construction Corp

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Blue City Construction Corp, founded in 2018 and based in Brooklyn, NY, is your go-to solution for all General Contractor Projects. With 25 years of experience, they offer a range of services from emergency assistance to preventive measures. They take pride in their quality work and exceptional customer service. Blue City Construction Corp not only solves your current problems but also helps prevent future ones, all at affordable rates.
Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical Piping & Heat

Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical Piping & Heat

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
Mary B. says, "Mr. Barnaby was a most helpful person as I was unsure of what I should do regarding my furnace and with winter upon us I was very worried. Mr. Barnaby calmed my fears and said he'd be at my home at 6pm! Mr. Barnaby arrived and almost immediatley diagnosed the problem! He explained a bit about how the furnace works and advised me of maintaining it. In just under an hour the furnace was up and running! He cleaned out the furnace which was in an awful state and he showed me how to do it! Mr. Barnaby is a most helpful, knowledgeable and kind man. I highly recommend Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical and have put them in my home/address book! A thousand thanks Mr. Barnaby!" Read more
Lopez Plumbing & Heating Mechanical LLC

Lopez Plumbing & Heating Mechanical LLC

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Welcome to Lopez Plumbing & Heating Mechanical, your trusted plumbing experts serving residential and commercial clients in New York City & Manhattan. With 25+ years of industry experience, we are dedicated to providing top-notch plumbing solutions that exceed your expectations. Our team of licensed and insured plumbers is committed to delivering reliable, efficient, and cost-effective services tailored to your specific needs. At Lopez Plumbing & Heating Mechanical, we offer a comprehensive range of plumbing services, including installations, repairs, and maintenance. Whether you need assistance with leaky faucets, clogged drains, water heate
Souza Felipe Plumbing Repair

Souza Felipe Plumbing Repair

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
works with pvc, pex, cast iron, copper plumbing developing and performing all the tasks assigned to me, with plumbing code acquired through experience
Agius Plumbing & Heating

Agius Plumbing & Heating

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
40+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
We treat all customers like family
Mike Facciponte Plumbing & Heating

Mike Facciponte Plumbing & Heating

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
Jane A. says, "Very responsive. Knowledgeable. Good service. Fair pricing." Read more
Switch And Fix

Switch And Fix

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Switch and Fix, founded in 2002, operates in Brooklyn, NY and surrounding areas. They prioritize reliability, communication, integrity, and quality work, all while maintaining a strong commitment to educating their customers about their services. As experts in their field, they strive to earn your business and ensure that your project is handled with utmost professionalism and skill.
East Coast Capital Realty LLC

East Coast Capital Realty LLC

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
We are a small bouitique firm that handles the full spectrum of the real estate industry from residential to commercial transactions, valuations, lending and tax grievance. Our real estate experience is unprecedented. We are at the top of the game and fair in our fee structures. Call us for a free consultation.
V&A Mechanical Services Inc

V&A Mechanical Services Inc

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
V&A Mechanical Services Inc, founded in 2017, is a locally owned and operated service provider in Brooklyn, NY and its surrounding areas. They hold a strong reputation for their honesty, integrity, and their attention to detail. With years of experience, they assure you of their expertise in plumbing and competitive pricing. Their goal is not only to satisfy their customers but also to build lasting relationships. They treat every home as if it were their own, ensuring a high quality of service.

Your Septic System Installation or Replacement questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do septic tank systems cost?

Conventional septic tank systems cost $3,500 to $8,500 to install the systems people are most familiar with. These conventional systems are primarily gravity fed and use anaerobic bacteria to break down solid waste in the tank.

The system consists of a septic tank, a drainfield, and 3 feet of native soil beneath the drainfield. A septic tank is a large, underground container that treats wastewater from rural homes that are not connected to a municipal sewer system. A drainfield, also called a leach field, is the area of land where the wastewater is dispersed and treated. The drainfield is made up of a series of perforated pipes buried in the ground and surrounded by gravel or sand which filter the wastewater.

How does a septic tank system work?

A traditional septic tank system works by collecting waste in the septic tank, then letting gravity separate the waste into scum, sludge, and effluent.

  • Scum is lightweight waste like grease, oil, and fats that float to the top.
  • Sludge are heavy solids like bones and soil that settle on the tank's bottom.
  • Effluent is the clear liquid wastewater left after the scum floats and the sludge settles.

Bacteria in the tank breaks down the solid waste on the bottom, while the effluent liquids travel out of the tank into the drainfield.

What is an alternative septic system?

An alternative septic system is designed to deal with homesites with limited space or poor soil, when a drainfield is not a viable option. The most common alternative septic systems include:

  • Chambered system – Uses a series of buried plastic chambers to treat wastewater.
  • Constructed wetland system – Uses plants to absorb nutrients in the wastewater and help filter out the solids.
  • Drip distribution system – Uses a series of drip emitters to evenly disperse the treated effluent wastewater from the septic tank to the leach field.
  • Evapotranspiration system – Uses a drainfield lined with watertight material. As the effluent enters the drainfield, it evaporates into the air, never reaching the groundwater.

Choosing the right system depends on where you live, the condition of your soil, and your budget.

How do you maintain a septic tank system?

Septic tank maintenance is easy and inexpensive and comes down to these 4 essentials:

  • Inspect and pump regularly – Schedule professional pumping services every 3 to 5 years.
  • Use water efficiently – The less water you use, the less water enters the septic system. Reduce water usage by taking shorter showers and washing clothes only when you have a full load.
  • Properly dispose of waste – Everything you flush down the toilet or pour down the sink eventually ends up in your septic system. Avoid flushing anything but toilet paper and don't pour chemicals or grease down the drain.
  • Protect your drainfield – Do not park or drive over your drainfield to prevent damaging the system. Plant trees far away to keep roots from growing into the septic.

How many years does a septic tank last?

A concrete septic tank can last for 20 to 30 years with proper maintenance, depending on the tank material. Concrete tanks are the most expensive but the longest lasting tanks available. Other factors that can impact the lifespan of a septic tank include the quality of the tank, the soil conditions, and the usage.

Heavily used septic systems tend will likely need repairs or replacement sooner than rarely used systems. A septic tank in a household of 1 or 2 people will almost always last longer than one used by a large family.

What questions should I ask a septic tank installer?

Before you contract with a septic tank installer near you, ask these important questions:

  • Is your company licensed, bonded, and insured for septic work?
  • Are you a member of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA)?
  • How many years have you been installing septic systems?
  • Does your estimate include permits, inspections, and site prep?
  • What type of tank do you recommend for my property and soil conditions?
  • What size tank do you recommend for my household?
  • What guarantee do you offer on your labor?

How do I choose a septic tank installer?

HomeGuide has a great list of septic tank installers near you to choose from. When making your final list of installers to contact, don't forget to:

  • Get estimates from 3 or more septic companies with years of septic system installation experience in your area.
  • Select from septic companies that are members NOWRA.
  • Check out the recent company reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Request everything in writing, including a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty information before starting the project.
  • Confirm that the installer has the right permits and follows all local municipality laws and building codes.

Reviews for New York septic tank system installers

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
John R.
My Office was filled with clutter that I thought would take days to get rid of. THE J & E Team took care of the job in a matter of hours. Can’t thank these guys enough.
J & E Professional Home Services
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