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Alabaster Septic Tank Cleaners

Browse these septic tank cleaning with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alabaster.

  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Charles G.
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He know what was wrong with my septic tank before he even got here. He fixed the problem super fast at a very good price

kc services
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Heather H.
Verified review

I think he did a wonderful job on cleaning my gutters and he was very responsive each time I texted him.

L. E. Marcus Construction
4.9
from 9 reviews
    Michael M.
    Verified review

    Work was great. Left the space clean. Great guality.

    Pro Services
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Anna H.
    Verified review

    We were having trouble with our field lines and Pro Service fixed our problem completely. Added new lines and new covers and clean out for out septic tank. They have also worked on our two HVAC units with success. If you are having problems around the house, give them a call! Plumbing, HVAC, electrical and more. I'm confident they can handle it.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Mackenzie W.
    Verified review

    Tyler came out and fixed my water leak. He told me exactly what was going on. Very reasonable with price and I will for sure use him again along with tell everyone about his good work. He is a very kind man and that really means a lot.

    Chris's General Contracting
    3.5
    from 8 reviews
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Kristy L.
    Verified review

    Chris was a lifesaver. I recently bought a foreclosed property that sprung several leaks once water service was restored. He was able to repair the leaks quickly despite some of the faucets being quite old. He was also able to install a replacement light fixture and all at a reasonable price. Sincerely Kristy Marks

    Expert Properties
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Blake H.
    Verified review

    Great to work with! Very prompt, clean, honest people to work with. They did an amazing job. I've used some other companies in the past and have never received the professional service I received from Owen @ Expert Properties. Highly recommend.

    • 20 years in business
    Steven B.
    Verified review

    Had PHI complete custom deck and pergola for us. The guys were clean cut and took great pride in not only making use happy with progress and completion of project but were great with our 4 dogs running around them all time. We plan on using them again in spring for bathroom remodel.

    About

    We offer the following services: * light maintenance * painting * small plumbing projects * stripping and refinishing floors * car waxing interior and exterior * pressure washing

    About

    We provide general maintenance, building repair, pest control, pressure washing, plumbing and overall care to residential and commercial buildings.

    About

    Our hands on, personal service and knowledge from years of experience is what sets us apart.

    About

    We are a family-owned and operated business focused on your needs. We have been serving the greater Birmingham area since 2004. We are fully licensed and bonded and is licensed in Jefferson County. Our services include: * Septic Tank Cleaning * Septic Pump Repairs * Septic System Service * Septic Tank * Septic Systems

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How often do you clean a septic tank?

    For homeowners with a septic system, it’s important to have a regular septic cleaning schedule. To protect ground and drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends residential septic cleaning every three years. Many septic system companies state that you can maintain a healthy system with regular septic cleanings every three to five years. In addition to cleaning, a septic tank inspection once a year will uncover problems and can save you thousands in cleanup and repair.

    When waste goes into your septic system, it separates into three parts. The solids (sludge) drop to the bottom, wastewater floats in the middle, and a layer of scum rises to the top. Regularly scheduled cleanings prevent the sludge in your septic tank from building up and clogging your tank, leading to an overflow. Pricing for a standard septic cleaning ranges between $200 and $500, with the national average cost at $315. It’s easier, more cost-effective, and better for your home health to keep your septic tank maintained.

    Who pumps septic tanks?

    Septic system professionals pump septic tanks. Pros in different states will have different licensing and certification regulations. Make sure the company you hire is licensed and certified, is a legitimate business, and has the appropriate insurance. Damage to your septic system could cost thousands of dollars in cleanup and repair, so it’s best to hire a qualified professional from the start.

    Using an industrial-strength vacuum hose connected to a tanker truck, the septic tank company will pump out the contents of your tank. First they break up the scum of the top layer, then mix the sludge (on the bottom) into the wastewater for removal. To get all the sludge and scum from the tank, pros may use a tool called a septage spoon that loosens stubborn waste from the sides of the tank. After the tank is hosed down and empty, it is inspected for any cracks or leaks that could lead to trouble in the future. The waste in the truck is then transported and disposed of at a waste management treatment center, a cesspool or an approved dumping site.

    When should you clean a septic system?

    Experts agree that you should clean your septic system every three to five years for optimal system health and safe water. You should also have it inspected every year to catch minor issues before they become major. If you think you may be overdue for a septic cleaning, here are signs that you should call a pro immediately.

    • You’re at capacity: If the bottom of the scum layer is within six inches of the bottom of the tank’s outlet or if the top of the sludge layer is within 12 inches of the outlet, your tank needs to be pumped, according to the EPA.
    • It stinks: If you can smell wastewater, call a pro right away to clean your tank, pipes and field.
    • Sewage backup: Raw sewage backing up into the pipes in your home is no fun. The pros can pump out your pipes, clean your tanks and clear any clogs, but it will be a complex and messy job.
    • Pooling water: Water collecting around your tank or drain field can be a sign you need to clean your septic system.
    • Super grass: If the grass above your septic system drain field suddenly gets vibrantly green and lush, the septic tank leak could be leaking sewage and fertilizing your lawn in unwanted ways. Call a pro to inspect it right away.

    How much is it to clean a septic tank?

    Nobody wants their septic tank to back up. Regular septic cleaning and pumping is important to keep your ground and drinking water protected from harmful bacteria. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends septic system cleaning every three years. The national average cost for a septic tank specialist is $315. Costs for septic cleaning may vary based on where you live, how large your septic tank is, and how long it has been since the last cleaning. If it’s been many years since you’ve had your tank cleaned, the process of breaking up and removing the solids may take longer and could cost more. Typical residential septic tanks range in size from 1,000 to 2,500 gallons. The price range for septic cleaning usually averages $200-$500, with varying by tank size. Repairs or replacement parts will also add to your cost. To keep your septic tank in good health between cleanings, only flush approved items such as toilet paper, and don’t rely on your garbage disposal for composting. Items that don’t break down easily (like lemon rinds or feminine hygiene products) can back up the septic system, leading to clogs and overflow. If you smell the unmistakable odor of sewage or can see sewage bubbling up above your drain field, call for a septic cleaning immediately.

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