Mother Lode Septic, Inc. is proudly family owned and operated. Each member of our immediate family works for the company and plays a part in the daily operation of the business.
Mike and Nick are the friendly father & son service team. They are expert problem solvers with years of experience in septic maintenance.
Feel free to call 209-533-1950 to reach Beth and our office team with any questions; you will receive knowledgeable service with a smile!
Mother Lode Septic, Inc. is a family team of septic experts serving the Mother Lode communities. Every member of our immediate family works for our company and for our community. We are committed to friendly service, hard work, and integrity. We are proud that this philosophy has earned our family company a great reputation and subsequently, a loyal client base.
Rest assured that you will enjoy the same courteous, personal service that we have perfected over the course of our 29 years of company ownership.
Mother Lode Septic, Inc. is a proud member of NAWT (National Association of Wastewater Transporters) and COWA (California Onsite Wastewater Association).
"5 star service!!! Called to have tank pumped Friday and they came out on Tuesday. Nick was great, fast and very reasonably priced. Nick answered all our questions and gave us tips for keeping our septic tank healthy and working good. Will be recommending his business to everyone we know. Thank you Motherlode Septic!!"
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"Excellent experience all around. Fast, friendly, competent service. From the very pleasant office staff, to the technician who pumped the tank. We are very pleased with how professional and pleasant it was from start to finish. We would highly recommend Mother Lode Septic Services." Jauneen from Sonora
"40+ years in business and it shows! They showed up on time and did a great job! Very professional. Nick, the owner is very personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommended." Nathan from Tuolumne
"I now see why this company has such positive reviews. They have good communication every step of the way and man that showed up to pump our tank was personable and professional. Highly recommend.." puplover
"Highly recommend. The guy was out to my house within 2 hours of calling in, even though I didn't have an appointment. He was very nice, quick to work, and had lots of good advice as to how I can avoid septic problems in the future. Fair pricing for excellent service." Annie from Copperopolis
"I have been a client of Mother Lode Septic Service for going on twenty years now and have always been impressed with their dedication to fairness, professionalism and service. I recommend their services very highly!!!" Myrna from Sonora
"More than satisfied with Motherlode Septic, absolutely recommended! Called to set up an appointment to have my septic tank pumped and was told Nick could come by that very morning. He showed up and pumped my tank in the middle of an extreme downpour of rain and hail. Nick was courteous and helpful with suggestions about my system, I will be using him in the future. A+!" Austin from Angels Camp
“I had a great experience. Beth was very helpful and professional on the phone. Nick was on time, and he did a great job. He showed me what he was doing, answered all of my questions, and he went above and beyond by fixing an issue the previous owner of my current home left me. He was great about social distancing but still providing great customer service. On top of that, the pricing was reasonable. They are a well run family owned business that I will be using again!” Beth from San Francisco
“Had my septic tank cleaned out by the owner Nick. Straightforward job. He got there early, did a great job and gave me some great advice and input. Very nice guy. Would recommend.” Gary from Sunnyvale
“Excellent service. Family owned business. Extremely friendly and helpful. They were in and out very quickly. Super efficient.” Greg from Dublin
“I dug out my tank myself to save money. Then I called and made an appointment. They showed up on time and sucked my tank out. $360. Very honest and professional. I will use them again.” Jason from Tuolumne
“I had an emergency septic problem today and within an hour kick was at our house on top of it! Then he suggested having an electrician come look at our pump, breaker, and unit (I'm no electrician so the terms may be a little different). I agreed and before nick left he contacted a local electrician who was also out within an hour or 2. "Slim" was his name and he did an excellent job as well. Then nick came back after slim finished and closed up. Great pricing, stand up guy, and excellent work. We've had him help us twice in the past and we receive the same quality of service every time. Can't say enough good things about this guy.” J.M. from Sonora
“Big shout out to MOTHERLODE SEPTIC. Nick and Mike came out in an hour after they were called and pumped out our septic tank. Fast, clean, efficient, reasonable, friendly, professional! You guys rock! Highly recommended!!” Kathy P.
“Nick was great and did a great job. Quick and very professional. Glad we had him out.” Matt from San Diego
“Very satisfied with Motherlode's service. Second time have called on them. They prompt, courteous and have done repairs and maintenance to our system with no issues or problems. Will definitely always use for future use.” J.B. from Fallon
"First, the call in to schedule was right away and easy. They came out as planned with a friendly call before arrival. Assessed the area and got right to it. Dug down to 2nd lid, that I had no idea existed and explained many things along the way. These guys educated me on the entire system and did a fantastic job. Didn't even charge me for the extra digging. The only thing was, their jokes were a bit sh***y. An absolute pleasure to work with.” Ryan from Livermore
"I just wanted to say thank you for sending the very informative pamphlet on septic maintenance, as well as accommodating us this last weekend with emptying our septic tank on a SATURDAY. My husband and I really appreciated your service... I only wish I knew of your company earlier. However, now I do, and will call on you for future services. If anyone asks me for a septic company, Mother Lode is who I will refer." Judy from Twain Harte
"For the great services you have provided to me at my new house...without your help I would not have gotten all the problems and questions resolved...you have all been very kind." Nick from Jamestown
"We're over the moon satisfied with Mother Lode Septic. They do the work professionally, honestly, with good nature and for a reasonable price. Highly recommend to everyone in Tuolumne County - that when you have septic issues - this should be your one and only call." Michelle from Sonora
”Mother Lode Septic, I trust them to do the the work and inspect our septic system. I think some companies find extra problems that do not really exist. Personnel is pleasant and knowledgeable." Sue from Jamestown
"Very polite and professional. Showed up when they were scheduled and made quick work of the job. Reasonable cost for pumping tank and replacing a broken lid. Will use them again." Kimberly from Tuolumne
"Mother Lode Septic is wonderful. They are honest, timely, and very well informed. Absolutely as good as it gets." Erin from Sonora
When you have a septic system, you are the owner of the sewer treatment plant on your property. It is very important that you know where it is and develop a maintenance plan.
The #1 thing to know about your septic system is "Where is it?" The septic tank is the heart of the septic system. Tanks should be opened, checked, and pumped at least every 3-5 years to ensure that roots are not gaining a foothold and that the inlet/outlet lines are functioning properly.
Did you know that as solids build up, they filter through from the solid side into the effluent side of the septic tank? They then fill the tank with sludgy solids which will eventually filter through into the leach lines. When this occurs, the system will continue to work for a period of time; however when large amounts of sludge solids are passed out to the field, they will cause pre-mature system failure.
Q: How often should my septic tank be pumped?
A: On average, a septic tank should be pumped every 3-5 years, depending on the condition of the septic system and the volume of usage.
Q: I have a running toilet in my house, does this affect my septic system?
A: YES! Running toilets are notorious culprits for causing septic system problems. Check your toilet(s) regularly for leaks.
Helpful link: http://www.epa.gov/