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Yesterday we had our Septic Tank pumped. I was expecting a $200-$300 bill but got a whole lot more. Our house is 25 years old. We bought it 5 years ago. When I purchased it part of the deal was I wanted the tank pumped and a septic system inspection done. The inspection was a waste as all they did was diagram how the system was laid out and noted that there were no visible problems from above ground. We were not there when the pump out was done (mistake) and it now appears if anything was done it was not much.
Yesterday when they opened up our tank it was full right to the top with solids. I should note that we were not having problems we were just having it pumped because it was time. They cleaned out the tank and based on what they found it’s likely they tank has never been properly cleaned and definitely not in the last 10 years. The whole bottom was nothing but baby wipes which did not come from us.
Anyway they want to repair/change the rear baffle Tee and reset in concrete. Along with that they want to Hydro jet the field lines and do an oxidation treatment. Cost for the additional services would be $3065. My first question is does that price seem reasonable? My second question is about Hydro Jetting the field lines. In theory it seems to me like that could also cause problems as it may push waste into my drain fields? Is Hydro Jetting the way to go for field lines that may or may not be blocked? Most everything I find on the Internet is by companies that provide the service so its hard to get a good feel. This may all be legit. I was just curious of anyone had any experiences with this?