Asked on Feb 27, 2012

septic system install

Donna McCrummenWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.comHandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLC


quick question. do most plumbers deal with septic systems or is it something that's more of a specialty?
7 answers
  • FloorNerd
    on Feb 27, 2012

    It depends is this inside or outside if your putting a tank in the ground then you need a company to do that if it's drain pipes flanges ect inside the home then a plumber can do that.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 27, 2012

    New installs are often done by excavator types...while routine care can be done plumber types

  • You need in NJ a license to design and install these systems. If your in Lakewood area and have a three bedroom, two and one half bath, expect to spend $80,000 for design, and install for your system. This is exactly why its very important that you pump every three years as suggested, and if your buying a home that it is pumped and checked with camera then load tested. Cost around $800 for this but look at the alternative if its not done correctly. I know of no plumbers that do this work. There are several engineers however that does this type of work. If you need a few names, contact me via email or call me on number on profile page area.

  • Depends on your the larger metro areas....septics are handled by specialists. Smaller markets, like where I grew up, plumbers do it all

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 2, 2012

    Chezwhich - I don't trust inspectors that install/repair. Call Bob He only does inspections - he does not repair or replace - therefore he is honest in his determination. I paid him $500 to inspect the system and then paid $30,000 for a brand new system installed by a very reputable company - the name escapes me at the moment but I can find it if you'd like me too. 4 bedroom 3 bath home. I hope this helps.

  • Did not know Rutan had a web site. I used him quite a bit when doing septic inspections. Good to know that he has one. I would recommend him highly.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 3, 2012

    He's a good guy. Let's invite him to HomeTalk.

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