Find a septic tank system installer in Houston, TX

Find septic tank system installers in Houston, TX

Find septic tank system installers in Houston, TX

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Top 10 septic tank system installers in Houston, TX

Homeowners agree: these Houston septic tank system installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
C&R Services

C&R Services

5.0(1)
8 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Larry L. says, "Robert gave me a thorough explanation of what needed to be done to hang the ceiling fan. He patiently answered every question I had during the process and though he had to do some unexpected work, he honored the quoted price. The finished job was clean and resulted in a project I'm very happy with. I'll definitely hire them again for other projects." Read more
G.Kelso Plumbing

G.Kelso Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
10 I have 30 yrs in Plumbing remodeling gas water and sewerline piping installation old homes and new homes as will commercial properties Plumbing. Pleasing customers with good customer service and be alert on solving customer needs properly with then the Plumbing code and inspection
E & A Fixtures Installation Service

E & A Fixtures Installation Service

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
In this company, we offer 100% guarantee on our services. We offer kind and friendly services to our customers. E & A Fixtures Installation Services has also experience with commercial and residential projects.
Action Plumbing And Remodeling

Action Plumbing And Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Everything starts and ends with you, my customer. My goal is to leave every customer happy and in a better position than when they decided to have work done to their home. With construction being my only work all my life, my goal is to leave you happy.
Longs Plumbing

Longs Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
We are Younge men, who love to work hard and help people who are in need. For the best price.
Professional Toilet Maintenance Aldine TX

Professional Toilet Maintenance Aldine TX

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Nothing is more annoying than a running toilet. It's bad for your toilet as well as your water costs. Call 911 Water Heater Aldine, TX right now to get everything fixed. To ensure the greatest results for you, we have the best equipment and the best personnel. If you have a leaking toilet, our crew will take care of it. All Days 6 am : 8 pm
3 Coast Contracting Inc

3 Coast Contracting Inc

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Providing the people of Houston, TX, with the finest emergency Contracting services possible is our goal and mission at 3 Coast Plumbing. Since we were founded in 2007, we have striven to provide the fastest, highest-quality service possible. Our team members are on call 24/7, and will quickly help resolve your plumbing issues. 3 Coast Contracting Inc has more than a decade of service and has full-service, licensed, and skilled professional plumbers ready to provide the best and most affordable residential and commercial services in the Greater Houston Texas area! We offer the following: Residential Services: * Fast Service * Emergency Repai...

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.

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