As simple as residential and commercial septic systems appear to be, there’s a lot going on that must work properly in order for the overall system to do its job. This is important to remember when you’re hiring a septic services company. The septic industry isn’t regulated like the legal, medical and some other industries. That means anyone with a vehicle and some equipment can offer to clean your septic tank or make repairs to your system. Quality Septic Inc. of Plant City, FL, would like to share some questions you should ask and get answers to before you hire a septic company.
1. Are they qualified to do the work you need done?
Not all septic companies are qualified to maintain and repair every part and component of a modern septic system. Some providers only pump out septic tanks; others may just do installations but aren’t experienced in maintenance services. Make sure the company you’re considering is experienced in the work you’re hiring them for.
2. Are they accredited?
A septic company should be ready to show you that they’re licensed to do business in your area. They also should carry full liability insurance, which protects you in the event of accidental damage during the work. Finally, see if the company is registered with the local Better Business Bureau.
3. Are they affordable and honest?
It’s always a good idea to get a second opinion on septic system work. This will give you a clue if the first company is trying to take advantage of you with a sky-high price. It will also alert you to a company attempting to get you to pay for far more work than is actually needed.
4. Do they have local experience?
You want to work with a septic service company that’s experienced in the area where you live. Soil and land issues can vary greatly from region to region, and these are two key elements that come into play with many septic repair and installation projects. Hiring a local company also allows you to ask around and check local references.
5. Are they quick to respond and reliable?
If your septic system is backing up in your drains or raw sewage is building up over your drain field, immediate action is required. These types of back-up issues can pose a serious risk to you, your family, your pets and the environment.
You want a septic provider who responds fast to emergencies, not one who tells you they can get there sometime next week. A few more helpful tips for hiring the right septic services company
• Ask for a few of their customers’ contact info and speak with these people.
• Talk with a representative from the company and decide if you would feel comfortable doing business with that person.
• Listen to the rep. Do you understand what he or she is saying, or is it a bunch of slick-talking jargon that goes right past you?
• Check out the company’s website to learn about their scope of services before you even pick up the phone.
Call an experienced, qualified team for your septic system needs
Quality Septic has been in business since 1994. We’re fully insured and licensed to do business in the greater Plant City region of Florida. Call a septic company with a well-known reputation for experience, honesty and fast response times.
Reach us today at (813) 754-9891 or get in touch with our handy contact form.