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Downey Plumbers

Browse these septic system contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Downey.

Top Pro
A & O Plumbing
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott E.
Verified review

Prompt with replies and showed up on time. Completed his work quickly. Also did a good job explaining the system and its components. He also gave some helpful ideas for me to implement. Would definitely hire again and recommend to others.

Top Service Plumbing Co. Inc
4.4
from 65 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Pete P.
Verified review

I had a drain that was clogged, Jesse was in the area. He came over, determined that the problem was worse than anticipated. He went above and beyond in keeping the cost to me down. He made it a priority to have my drain line cleared and explained very simply how a previous plumber had created my drainage problem and what it would it take to get it to work without problems in the future. I have already saved his number and gladly refer him. I am leary of service plumbers because of the nightmares that I have heard, Jesse was a dream to have do the work, was very honest and I highly recommend him. Pete - Mission Viejo

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Hector Porras
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kosta A.
Verified review

Hector made several electrical and plumbing repairs/installations at our home (inside and out), which included rewiring the recessed lights in the ceiling (which were flickering) and related drywall repair as well as repairing a leaking toilet. He also fixed a short in our bathroom light fixture, replaced a sprinkler valve and installed a new shut-off valve on an exterior copper pipe leading to the sprinkler valve. Additionally, Hector kindly offered to replace an electrical outlet and fix loose electrical outlet boxes for only the cost of parts. Hector is respectful and a mild-mannered professional. We have several other home improvement projects in mind and look forward to working with him again in the near future. Honest + Reasonable Prices + Quality Work = Highly Recommended!

Midwest Plumbing
4.4
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Emma S.
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Michael did a great job repairing two hose bibs at my house. Both were soldered into a wall, which made for little bit more work than originally anticipated. But he was able to make the repairs quickly, cleanly and efficiently. I was so impressed by his knowledge and skill that he'll be coming back in a week to install a water filtration system on my home.

GM PLUMBING SEPTIC & SEWÉR
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny Y.
Verified review

GM plumbing came out the first time on short notice to pump out my septic tank. I called that morning and he was out around mid day. He came out again the next day to put in a clean out access because my main drain was clogged. He is knowledgeable and professional. His prices were reasonable. The only thing is he/his crew arrived late both days. I would call GM Plumbing again.

Xpress Handymen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dr. Tuncer C.
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I have worked with Jeffrey Dunlap for over two years now. He has performed many tasks on my home in Bixby Knolls. Everything from landscape lighting, sprinkler systems and even rebuilt a two— story deck! I can go on and on but simply put, Jeff is the most honest man I have come across. He is also extremely hard working and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend choosing Jeffrey Dunlap as your next handyman!

simplyplumbing & rooter
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah H.
Verified review

Jason and his crew detected the leak into my 30 yr old underground jacuzzi from the intake valve from the house and after careful evaluation, provided me with several alternative solutions. One involved extensive cutting into the patio brickwork to replace the broken pipe or shut off that pipe to avoid further leaks, leaving the water hose for refilling the jacuzzi when needed. The latter proved to be the most efficient solution. Unfortunately, when completed, we discovered that shutting off that pipe also shut all water to the landscaping in the back yard. Jason then found an alternative method for water supply by going under the house on the opposite side, joining copper piping to the main supply, drilling through the foundation, adding plastic tubing under the yard to the sprinkler system and installing an easy turn off valve for that supply. The work was completed in reasonable time at a fair price from a company I would call again.

Richie's plumbing
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jason C.
Verified review

My home’s previous owner Mickey moused a lot of the plumbing. Richard was able to get what I needed done to work despite the complications. The best thing I can say is that I will use him again.

Larry Jack Of All Trades
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Larry was fantastic! He arrived on time, helped with purchasing the correct materials and completed the job in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend him, after working on our sprinkler system we haven't had a single problem.

  • 18 years in business
Ingrid S.
Verified review

Excellent job. Thank you.

Bay Rooter
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jorge B.
Verified review

The best pluming company as well as services I have ever encountered! Bay rooter worked on my whole pluming system in my condo, also installed a exelent water heater a company you can definitely trust!!!

senor septic
5.0
from 1 review
    James A.
    Verified review

    They know what they are doing and they help me fix my problem with my septic system..i recommend this company to anyone

    About

    I am in Montclair, CA. I have been in the water business for 19 years, sales of water filters, repair, service and plumbing. I specialize in all makes and models.

    About

    Mr. Rooter of West Covina serves you in Orange, Anaheim, or Pasadena and the surrounding areas. We are available to handle the complete plumbing needs of both residential and business customers throughout Orange County, California. We are proud to be associated with the trusted Mr. Rooter brand, offering a quick response and superior plumbing services along with respect for your home. We won't keep you waiting and we always cleanup after ourselves. We take pride in providing personal customer service that fits your needs with small business style responsiveness. Mr. Rooter of West Covina employs dedicated plumbing professionals who have experience with, and training for the plumbing and sewer setups commonly used in your region. This makes it much easier to quickly diagnose and repair your plumbing and sewer systems. We are ready to service everything from routine household plumbing services to complicated industrial installations. In case of a plumbing emergency, you can contact us anytime, 24/7. Best of all, Mr. Rooter does not charge overtime.

    • 25 years in business
    About

    Fire Safe Systems, Inc. is a full-service automatic fire sprinkler company dedicated to safeguarding your home or business against any and all types of fire hazards. We have been serving the greater Southern California area since 1993. We design, fabricate, install,, and service custom-built fire sprinkler systems for any type of residential or commercial environment. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Our CSLB license is number 745383. We hold both both C-16 (fire systems contractor) and C-36 (plumbing contractor) classifications.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I have many talents. I don't consider myself an expert tradesman but a master of patience and skill. It keeps me grounded and If we love what we do, it shouldn't be hard.

    About

    Do you need plumbing work? We do any and all plumbing. We also do line cleaning, main line k, sink line b, sink line sewer line or roof vents. We also do septic certification for home sellers and buyers. We are a licensed and bonded plumbing company that does any job. See more of a description below. No job is too big; no job is too small. Our plumbers have been in the industry for over 20 years. Military and senior discounts are offered. Call our office for your free estimates and scheduling needs today.

    About

    We service, repair, remodel, repipe, and provide a commercial service and tenant improvement. We offer free estimates and senior citizens' discount.

    About

    We are a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor who specializes in HVAC, tankless water heaters, decking and waterproofing, and home renovations.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    The Water Experts at FINA WATER SYSTEM’S Welcomes you! For over 15 years, we have led the water treatment industry in innovation and service. No other company compares. We’ll tailor a solution to meet your unique needs, and handle everything from installation to regular maintenance. Whether you’re a growing family with thirsty kids, building your retirement home, or need to remove contaminants from municipal or well water supplies, Fina water Systems has a solution that’s right for you.

    About

    Farris Septic provides septic tank certifications, pumping, installations, and repairs throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino and San Diego Counties in Southern California. We specialize in helping both real estate pros and homeowners close escrow with fast Septic Certs. We are also experts at installing business and residential sewer connections of all kinds.

    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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