When it comes time for service, picking the best Septic Service Provider is of utmost importance. Here are some do's and don'ts to help you avoid mistakes:
Price vs. Service
If you're like most people, every dollar counts. You want to be sure that you aren't wasting money unnecessarily. But, you also want the best service for the price you're paying. Choosing a company just because they are cheaper over the phone can result in bad service, unfinished jobs, damage to your property, or illegally-disposed waste. In this industry, you get what you pay for. Make sure to choose a company that provides the best service, and that will go above and beyond to do the job for you.
Choosing a well-established company with a long history and good reputation will help make sure the job is done well the first time. A new company may not have the experience necessary to complete the job correctly, and they may not be able to help answer any of your questions. Research the company's history and ask around to find out about their reputation.
Large vs. Small Businesses
Local, Family-Owned and Operated small businesses are likely to provide superior service to their larger counterparts. Chances are, these small businesses are more inept to serving you and focusing on fixing any problems you have. Choosing small businesses also helps support your local economy, as they employ local technicians and purchase other products and services in your area.
The Three "R's"
The three "R's" are: Ratings, Reviews and Recommendations. Browse online and research the company. On Google and Facebook, look at their Ratings and Reviews. Ask your family, friends and neighbors for their recommendations. Doing this will help you avoid picking the wrong company.
Call your local Environmental Health Department to get a list of Licensed Wastewater Haulers in your area. Make sure the company you are hiring is licensed to haul wastewater in your area to avoid dealing with lawsuits or other headaches.
Make sure the waste removed from your septic system is properly treated and disposed. A quality company will dispose of the waste in a legal and ethical manner, as required by the County and State.