When you live in an area with a lot of septic system usage, you often can find smaller companies that pop up and attempt to take advantage of a blossoming client base. After all, anyone with a septic tank is going to need septic services at some point, right? If you don’t have a septic contractor you use on a regular basis, there are a few ways to weed out the opportunistic septic contractors and stick with the ones who are in this business for the long haul. Here are a few questions you can use to tell which is which:
- Are you licensed? Septic contractors need to be licensed to work on septic systems due to their dangerous components and potential hazards. Without an actual license, you shouldn’t let a septic contractor work on your septic system.
- How long have you been working in the area? Every area is a little bit different, and it helps to know how certain areas of the state where you live react to septic systems, especially in the drain field, since soil composition can play a big role in how things are filtered out. Additionally, experience in the area can speak to their overall experience.
- How often do your final bills exceed your estimates? While it’s true that sometimes unexpected challenges come up once the work has started, a good septic contractor should be able to hand out accurate quotes on a high-percentage basis.
- Who will be doing the work? Some septic contractors will subcontract out their septic work, which can feel like a bait-and-switch maneuver.
For questions about our head-honcho septic contractor, Sam, or our septic services, please give us a call today at Brandon Septic.