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Acme’s Local Septic Service Experts

A A Septic Tank & Drain Service in Acme, PA, was founded in 1980. After 25 years in business, our former owner retired, and the business was purchased and under new ownership. As an entrepreneur his entire life, our owner was involved in a different type of industry and decided it was time for a new challenge and purchased A A Septic Tank Service in 2005. At this point, he started training with the previous owner on all of our septic services, participated in classes conducted by the D.E.P., and obtained his Septic Haulers license.

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Our Company Today

Over the years, our company has grown to offer a wide range of septic services, including dye testing, camera inspections, septic maintenance, portable toilet rentals, and more. No matter which type of septic tank service you need, you can count on our professionals at A A Septic Tank & Drain Service to get the job done.

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Front from left to right: Betsy Halvorsen, Assistant CEM; Kim Halvorsen, CEM

Back from left to right: Darlene Cook, Office Manager; Jim Miller, Technician; Justin Brown, Technician; Terry Trout, Technician 

Emergency Services

When the unthinkable happens to your septic tank, don’t wait until the next business day to get help. Our technicians are available seven days a week to bring you reliable septic services and repairs when you need them the most. No matter how big or small the job, our team will be equipped and prepared to help you. 

Schedule an Appointment

Whether you face a septic backup or the time has come for pumping, our dependable technicians provide a variety of septic services to meet your needs. Call A A Septic Tank & Drain Service today to schedule your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Why should I have my septic tank pumped?

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A: Sludge and scum will build up over time and will back up into the house or, even worse, go into the drain field, which will destroy it and cost you thousands of dollars in repair costs.

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Q: What is the function of the septic tank?

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A: The septic tank is like a mini sewage plant. The purpose of the septic tank is to separate the water from the solids, which allows the water to flow to the drain field. And, just like in a large city sewage plant, the sludge and scum have to be removed from time to time.

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Q: Should I install a riser to have easy access to my septic tank?

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A: Yes, this will ensure easy accessibility to your tank without having to dig up your ground.

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Q: Why should I have my septic tank pumped every two to three years?

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A: Most newer septic systems (30 years old or less) have all household waste put in them. This includes waste from toilets, washers, sinks, and showers—all the soap, cleaners, and medicines kill off bacteria and bacteria are what separates the water from the solids.

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Q: I have a sand mound. How often do I get it pumped?

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A: More often. The sand mound works the same way as a regular septic tank, but it has an additional tank called the dosing tank. The dosing tank has a pump to pump the water into the sand mound. If the sludge and scum get into the dosing tank, the pump will pump it into the sand mound, destroying the sand mound. This could cost you $15,000 to $20,000 to replace! Consequently, your septic tank and dosing tank should be inspected often and pumped if necessary.

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Q: I’ve never had a problem. Why not wait?

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A: Maintenance of your septic system could save you thousands of dollars in repair bills. I also will answer a question with a question: Why do you change the oil in your car or truck instead of waiting until you have a problem? The answer is the same: You do it to save thousands of dollars in repairs.

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Q: I hope I get city sewage.

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A: Did you know septic systems are the most economical way to dispose of human waste? For example, if you pump your septic tank every two years, on average it will cost you $215 to $370 depending on the size of your tank. With a septic system, as you supply your septic system, the water passes through the drain field and disperses properly.  With city sewage, there are frontage and tap-in costs that are charged to you to start with and there is a monthly fee that you also have to pay. Also, when you use a city sewage system, you’re robbing your area of the water supply.