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Hiring a Professional Septic Contractor

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandFebruary 7th, 2017

It can be a bit overwhelming to need a good septic contractor and not be sure where to find one. There are some steps involved that can make the process go much more smoothly, so you can be assured of selecting a reputable and experienced septic contractor.

First of all, don’t be afraid to ask your neighbors who have septic systems who they have dealt with in the past. There are also websites that provide a place for customers to rate home improvement and repair services, as well as comment when a septic contractor was not satisfactory. Calling property managers for a referral is another way.

Hiring a Professional Septic ContractorOnce you have a short list of septic contractors that are recommended and do not have any serious complaints against them, give them a call to arrange a septic system inspection. Some may offer this as a free service, while others will charge a modest fee. This will give you a feel for their professionalism. Were they on time for the appointment? How thorough was their inspection? Were they able to easily locate the septic system? Were they willing to show you their license and insurance information?

Before deciding on which septic contractor to use, be sure to verify his or her license number and confirm that it is active. Also confirm they have the appropriate amount of insurance and that the policy is in force. An insurance agent will be glad to provide you with a Certificate of Insurance naming you as the payee in the case of property damage.

Have all companies provide a written bid for the project that has a detailed breakdown of costs and the scope of the job so you can compare the septic contractors correctly. Be wary of a very low bid that is not detailed, as it may not include some costs they will hit you with later, such as permitting fees and subcontractor fees.

 

Looking for a septic contractor in Lakeland FL? Contact us at Southeastern Septic. Our owner, Shane Ray, has over 10 years of experience, and we are committed to providing quality service at affordable prices. Give us a call today!