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Hi! Thank you ahead of time for doing this...I think its wonderful of you to share your knowledge to people!  My question is very simple...I would just like a simple estimation of the cost for this service. I know its only an estimation, but it would at least give me a small idea of the money we will need. We have lived at this rental for 3 years now, and have learned when the toilets and bathtubs bubble, its time for Rid X. I think we may be past that point now because when two things that require water are going, such as shower and wash machine, things are now overflowing and Rid X is in the tub from the overflow. So, just an idea of the cost for a septic tank pumping would be great! Thank you so much...and have a blessed day!!!

Hey Paula,
First, thank you for being so sweet, I believe in sharing and I love helping and teaching others like yourself.  But as a rental, unless you own it, you should not have to be the one to pay for this but not knowing what kind of arrangement you have I may not be correct.  Pending on the size of your tank, mine is 750 gallons and there are larger ones at 1000 gallons.  Expect to pay from $149 to $250 pending on how much sludge there is.  Some companies are now charging extra for sludge so question them on this up front so they don't hit you with an unexpected fee once they come out and do the work and have them give you an estimate first. They should also offer free estimates and inspection, if not call around until you find someone that will offer this and ask questions about how to keep it working at its best like never use antibacterial soaps or put grease down your kitchen sink and use toilet paper that is approved for septic tanks, it does make a difference.  Rid X helps but I have also been told that I doesn't and I have done lots of research on it and I have not found anything that proves it doesn't help! I used Septic Helper for years and paid big bucks for it and I did get over 15 years between pump outs but what do I know, LOL!  
I hope this helps and good luck!

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