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The Best Value in Grading, Excavation and Septic Tank Services
Serving Merced County, Stanislaus County, and San Joaquin County Since 1990

Modesto - Oakdale - Escalon - Ceres - Salida - Riverbank

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I’ve used this business twice and both times they have been excellent with their service. They are very promp on their time and very professional! I will definitely continue to use them !♥️

Rosie Lawrence Via Google Review

Will never use another company after dealing with A1 today. Our tech Phillip was AMAZING. He went above and beyond and was extremely polite and professional. They are lucky to have a worker like Phillip. I will recommend them to everybody. They definitely have mine and my families business from now on!

Brittany H., Turlock, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

They are always fast, courteous and do a fantastic job

Tara Gisler Via Google Review

Was cleaning septic tank. Got call to get at home before appointment time we loved it. Give sometips how to keep tank clean. Reasonable price. Very friendly and help person to get tank empty and everything clean no mess left.

Mandhir Singh Via Google Review

I just had A-1 Septic pump my septic tank. My property is on a deadend road, and has a narrow gate to the property. It can be difficult to maneuver in a large truck but the service person handled it like a PRO! I was impressed from start to finish. He was fast, efficient, and friendly. His customer service was above and beyond. I know I will need septic work done in the future and I will only call A-1 from here on out! FIVE STARS!!!

Laurie Daily Via Google Review

I used A-1 Septic in Modesto to repair my home's septic system. My home is in escrow and the relator sent over a technician from another company who told me he felt both the tank and the leach line system needed to be replaced, and then handed me a proposal asking me to pay his company $42,500 to hook up to the city sewer line in the street. I called A-1 Septic who sent an inspector. He said both my tank and the leach line system passed inspection, except for $1400 in minor repairs, which were later performed. I now anticipate receiving a completely passed inspection document from A-1 Septic. They were professional, communicated well, and I recommend them.

Gregory T., Modesto, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Max, Alex, and Phillip were great! They used their mini excavator to dig up my old redwood septic tank and pump it out. They were very careful not to harm it. They were happy to answer questions. The tank was under my lawn Max was careful to dig up the lawn so as they could replant the grass like you would sod. They were friendly and worked together like a team.

I am very satisfied with their work and would gladly use them again.

Phil Fluty Via Google Review

Septic drained. Too much rain this year w/no dry out from no sun. Phillip was such an informative and pleasant young man to work with...give him a raise.😁🤞seriously excellent service for your company. We would give him a top rating. …

Robert Hopcraft Via Google Review

On time, courteous, efficient, and worked quickly. Phillip and David were great!

Walt Debruyn Via Google Review

Excellent service! Very kind over the phone and Philip was amazing! Thank you so much Philip!

Amanda Brewer Via Google Review

Thank you to the A-1 Team for their excellent communication (Amanda & Gennessa), and promptness (Phillip). We set up our appointment with Amanda and Geneesa called the day before our appointment to confirm the time. Phillip arrived promptly after calling to say he was on his way. He worked quickly, professionally and shared information on often we should have our septic tank serviced. After Phillip left we called Amanda to set up a reoccurring appointment. We really appreciate the A-1 Team and will be sure to recommend them to our friends and family, thanks again Bob & Moe G-

Robert Giannini Via Google Review

A-1 emptied our septic tank. Phillip was the employee that performed the service, and he was exceptionally professional, friendly, on time and knowledgeable. He gave us many tips to maintain our tank correctly. We would definitely use A-1 again and recommend them to our friends!

Penny Chris Via Google Review

We will definitely use A-1 septic for any future septic system needs. They were the best price and were actually early to the appointment (with my permission) normally places give you a time frame of 12-4 and show up at 4, not this company. I am super happy with their service and their technicians were very nice.

Mariah E., CA, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Very efficient septic tank pumping. Phillip did an excellent job, and the septic guide that was left with us makes future service easy to schedule. I highly recommend this company.

Thomas Anderson Via Google Review

The service I received was septic tank drained. The gentleman that came out has been coming to our home for years. He is always friendly, helpful, and professional. I would definitely recommend him to others for any type of service this company provides.

Bonnie Edwards Via Google Review

First off, after making the appointment, they called to let us know they 15 min away. Phil showed up on time and began working immediately to help find the portals buried in the yard of the inherited home in Oakdale. He was very nice and I tried to help but I could tell he knew what he was doing. He went above and beyond to get our system cleaned and talked me through the process since this was my first time. Phil was professional, and courteous and very friendly. He repaired a broken handle on one of the caps to make it easier to remove next time. He also shared with me the other services that A1 does and I went ahead and scheduled them next week to install ground level access vaults so we never have to dig for the caps again. Thank you Phil and Daniel and stay classy my friends.

Les Flanery Via Google Review

Thank you to the Team at A1 Septic. Phillip arrived promptly after a check-in call to say he was on his way. He represents what companies need but can not find these days. Dedication, hard working, polite, and conscientious. Could use 10 of him. Great company, great service, call them and you too will be most pleased!!

ddoss64 Via Google Review

I used A-1 Septic to repair my home's Septic system. My realtor sent a technician from another company who said the system would fail inspection. He then gave me a proposal asking me to pay $42,500 to hook up to the city sewer line in the street. I called A-1 Septic, which sent an inspector. He said both the tank and the leach line system would pass inspection after $1400 of minor repairs. He later completed the repairs and I anticipate I will receive my passing inspection report shortly. A-1 Septic was professional, communicated well, and I recommend them

Gregory Tesluk Via Google Review

Very happy with A-1’s service. Great communication, Showed up on time and had a very positive professional attitude. Defiantly an A-1 Business keep up the good work guys thanks again.

Augusta Lawn Care of Modesto Via Google Review

Great service, friendly, fast super easy to work with. Will definitely use them again in the future!

Teresa Olson Via Google Review

I called them for a blocked septic tank. They came first thing the next morning and showed me what had happened and how to clear it. Great fast service for a major problem for me..

C S Via Google Review

I've been a customer of A-1 Septic Service for approximately 5 years. I was extremely pleased with the prior owners, but even more pleased with the current owner, Daniel Antonov. His genuine concern for the customer(s) is evident in the exceptional, prompt service he provides and the staff he has working for him! His staff are also nothing short of amazing! My initial call was received by Janessa, in the office, who was very polite and happy to schedule an appointment. When it came time for my appointment, I received a courtesy call from Phillip stating he would arrive shortly. He was on time and early, which I appreciated! Phillip was very courteous, professional and helpful! He answered my many questions and provided information on how to properly maintain my systems in the future. He was very conscientious and went out of his way to ensure the area in which he was working was exactly as it was prior to the service. The service rates charged were more than reasonable and there were no hidden fees. The entire experience, from the customer service I received to the actual service of my septic systems and fees charged, was exceptional! I feel fortunate to have found A-1 Septic Service for my septic system needs and will continue to call upon them in the future! I will definitely refer my family and friends. Thank you, Daniel, Phillip and Janessa for all your hard work and efforts!

Robin R., Valley Home, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Great service. Friendly service on the phone and from Phillip when he was here. Very fast and professional.

Cass Hollis Via Google Review

Jim and Phillip came to pump our septic system did an amazing job kept everything clean afterwords made it look just like they found it. Very hard workers.

Ryan Carey Via Google Review

Great service and great experience. It was great talking to Phillip and he was very attentive and professional. He took the time to explain how the system works And answered all my questions which I really appreciated. I'm looking forward to adding the septic risers he recommended in the near future. I highly recommend A-1 for an A+ experience.

Fred Toste Via Google Review

I can’t say enough good things about A-1 Septic Services. I have a residential septic tank and there was an odor in my laundry room. I called 5 or 6 plumbers and septic service companies to help me and no one would. I was stressed and thought I no one would help me. A-1 was the first company to actually go into my crawl space, find the pipe that was leaking and repair the pipe. No more smell! I’m so grateful for Max and his willingness to help me and my family! Thank you so much!

Katie McElhaney Via Google Review

The two guys that arrived worked fast. Super professional. I asked them a couple questions about my septic tank, and they spent time talking with me about it. Very knowledgeable.

Tech Leathercraft Via Google Review

Great team !!!!!

Ownership, office staff and field installers all on the same page ready to make it right! They found a solution to a difficult task that made sense and everything was done perfectly. Would recommend these guys to anyone needing repair, service, install or even something as simple as a tank evacuation. I say that because they’ve done it all for me in the past. No matter who they send out to do which ever task needed, they’re always friendly and helpful . exactly what you would expect from a family run and operated business!

James Martin Via Google Review

We found this septic service online they were able to schedule us quickly. Janessa was very friendly and Thorough with everything that was to transpire. Our Service Man ( Phillip) a super HARD WORKER, was very knowledgeable and a very honest gentleman.We would highly recommend this business. We used a different Septic Business for years and will not go back, we were super happy with the quick great service A-1 Septic provided us with. Thank you Janessa and Phillip.

Marian I., Manteca, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Septic system pumping and inspection, as well as riser and lid installation.

Paul Wenger Via Google Review

They were on time, personable and efficient. Daniel explained what I had going on and explained my options. I would highly recommend him and his company.

Daryl Clark Via Google Review

On time ! Honest answers. Didn't leave a mess or damage with the truck. In and out in a timely manner. Great $$$

deadcwgl82 Via Google Review

We have been using A1 septic for many years and our experience has always been a pleasant one. The new owner took the time to answer my questions and actually explain what was going on in my aged septic system. NOTE TO SELF: BABY WIPES ARE NOT SEPTIC SAFE!!!!!!! All work was completed just as promised and workers respected my Covid fears by wearing PPE'S I received 4 quotes from other Plumbing companies however A1 septic was the only one who came out immediately. VERY REASONABLY priced $$

They made me feel like they genuinely appreciated my business. I'm sure I will be using A1 for many years to come. They are the BESTEST!!!!!

Teresa B., Modesto, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

They were on time, very friendly and very reasonably priced. Awesome service!

Sean Wakefield Via Google Review

Phil was professional, courteous and knowledgeable.

Duke Leffler Via Google Review

The driver was very friendly and did the job fast and left my property clean.

Bernon Danley Via Google Review

Got here on time, was very friendly and informing us about our septic tank and what we can do for a better septic tank experience. I would definitely recommend this company for septic tank waste removal. Thank you very much.

Alma Mendoza Via Google Review

Phil was very helpful. He tried to help out with our problem. I would have gave a tip but wasn't sure if it was aloud. I was also wondering if Phil was single. I know that's not very business like. But I found him to be very attractive. I loved his attitude. Very nice. He saw me at my worst but was hoping he could see me in a better light.

Elizabeth Kelly, Modesto CA.

Liz Kelly Via Google Review

This company is really good and honest. Daniel A is really professional on his work. Was able to fixed the problem in an hour. I highly recommend this company.

Arturo Romanos Via Google Review

From the phone call to the technician everything was what you would hope for. Phil was quick and incredibly knowledgeable

Wes Busler Via Google Review

These guy's did a great job. They even put my dog fencing back together that was in there path to access my septic tank. I'm impressed with there service and respect for my dog's and property.

Steve McClaran Via Google Review

Looks like the new owner of A-1 Septic is making things right. Thank you for contacting us on our previous encounter. You made it right and that is what matters. We will call A-1 Septic again.

Joseph A., Modesto, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Sewer pump out service. Prompt service, friendly driver

L Wall Via Google Review

From the first phone call the end of the servicing of our septic service Daniel, Cheyanne, Phil, and the two technicians (whose names escape me right now) all provided fast and friendly service, with excellent communication and punctuality.

I would recommend calling them for your plumbing and septic needs.

Chris Bryan Via Google Review

Very friendly and on time. This company is under new ownership and is doing a great job. I will use them again!

Dale Skiles Via Google Review

I couldn’t say anything better! They came in and got everything done quickly and professionally. All the employees were very kind and seemed to be very educated in the field. I would definitely recommend them for any job you need done! Prices were great for the amazing quality of service.

Janessa Travao Via Google Review

Professional and prompt service. I called A-1 for an emergency and the excellent customer service was refreshing!

Rogelio A., Morada, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Very Friendly and Professional.

After they were finished with the Service we had a Question about the tank and a lid that we were replacing. The Owner himself gave us a call back and came out the next morning to look at a concern we had. They were very helpful and promp.

Honest and good work is hard to find these days and A-1 actually provided that service. Thank you !!!!!

Wayne Heffington Via Google Review

Thank you for your help and prompt service. Ladies in the office were knowlegable and friendly. Guys came out and pumped it and suggested new leech line. Got a great quote and had it done quick. I would use them again.

Robert D., Oakdale, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Awesome prompt service, they came out and pumped out multiple septic tanks for our company already before we demo them and tie the sewer lines to the city main. The drivers are always super nice and make sure they clean up after themselves. We will definitely be doing further business with this company.

Daniel Antonov Via Google Review

Great customer service, pricing was good compared. On time and very friendly. Would reccomend over others in the area.

Dianna P., SAN PEDRO, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Very great service they have great customer service great pricing and the lady in the office was easy to work with and very helpful overall great company


cristian orozco Via Google Review

These folks are the real deal. Helpful, and honest. People that gripe about changing prices; myriad of variables can change the price on what they do.

David L., Modesto, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I wouldn't use anyone else. The employee is so nice, clean, and knowledgeable

Heather Mcgregor Via Google Review

Very professional. Great customer service they go over and beyond i e ould reccomend A-1 Septic service to everyone and they have a beautiful truck.thank you A-1 Septic service

Bets C., Modesto, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

If you need any backhoe work or septic work, This IS the place to go to. They were very competent and very professional. They showed up when they said they would, did the job right and finished with my greatest satisfaction. I would definitely hire this company if I ever needed them again!!! Prices were competitive and Billing was easy too. I highly recommend AAA Backhoe!!!!

Susan M., Modesto, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

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