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San Diego Septic Tank Cleaners

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A.C.E Plumbing
4.8
from 191 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 287 hires on Thumbtack
Eric R.
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I had a leaky cold water valve to my washing machine. Abraham came out on time as promised, told me what I needed to do in advance to prepare my building, and he changed both hot and cold valves and gave me a great price. I have my brand new washer/dryer coming tomorrow and I couldn't be more thrilled.

Handyman Services
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Logan J.
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Antonio did a great job repairing my drywall. Highly recommend.

The Builder Handyman
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret H.
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It was a pleasure having Fernando, The Builder Handyman, do work for us. He replaced a posi-temp cartridge in a shower/bath, replaced a faucet and drain in a laundry room tub, repaired a soft-close kitchen drawer and anchored a toilet tank to the commode. His price was very reasonable and he arrived exactly when he said he would; he is very easy to communicate with. We would definitely hire him again.

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Alef Plumbing
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Anastasia K.
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Igor responded quickly and provided quality service in water heater installation. Thank you!!!! I truly recommend and would hire again.

TNT Carpentry
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mitchell L.
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Ted was excellent. Responded very quickly to texts or phone calls. Scheduled Ted for a Friday at 4:30PM for a kitchen sink leak, but unfortunately we were having some crazy weather so we rescheduled the repairs for the following morning at around 8-9AM. He promptly showed up at 8:15AM and began working on the sink. By 9:15AM the job was completed and he had cleaned up the work area as well. Overall an excellent experience! Thanks!

T.N.T. Carpentry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lester B.
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Ted installed dishwasher and microwave and did a great job !

Priority home service
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Luis C.
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I had priority home service come out to fix some plumbing issues They showed up on time and gave a good diagnose and fixed my problems And reasonable prices

SD Drain King
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler B.
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I had a very slow draining sink. I received multiple quotes of $80+ to snake the drain. Rene responded quickly and showed up maybe an hour after I inquired. He could have easily charged me $80+ to snake the drain, but suggested trying a cheaper alternative first, which fixed the problem. Very happy customer!

WCT Construction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tony O.
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I have used Casey Thompson, WCT Construction, on a number of projects in two different houses. I tell Casey what I would like to have done, and he takes my ideas and improves them. Painting, plumbing, baseboards and crown molding, deck repair and gates, Casey has done it all in a timely manner, excellent price, and above all, quality work. I have recommended him to many people and will use him again!

Primary Plumbing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anton T.
Verified review

I needed a valve cartridge replaced that had seized. John promised to come out the next day at 9am. He was 5 minutes late, which is absolutely no problem. I mention this since he txt me to let me know and he was spot on time. He was courteous, did a quick job, cleaned up the work area, and charged a reasonable rate, and didn't charge me extra since it was on a Saturday. I would highly recommend him and I wouldn't hesitate to call him again in the future. I'm keeping his number on hand.

Elizabeth K.
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My family and I have used Iain on many occasions. His work has been nothing less than exceptional and done within the estimated time given to us upfront. We recommend him for jobs big and small. Thanks Iain! Elizabrth

Alanis Air
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lawney R.
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I was very please from the very beginning when they showed up at my house to do an estimate. They were very helpful and walked me through the whole process. Their workers were very professional and clean. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We handle all aspects of rental turnarounds and property services. We do landscape, pool service, painting, cleaning, plumbing, electrical and upgrade. We are the one-stop-shop for property owners. No job is too small! We are licensed and bonded with over 35 years of experience.

Argent Plumbing
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex N.
Verified review

I hired Shawn to run a new copper water line for our fridge ice maker. The water source and fridge are on opposite sides so he had to go in the walls, up through the attic, and back down another wall. He also cut out some cracked and corroded pipe and replaced it with abs. He cleaned up after himself. Price was reasonable. Availability was good. Will probably hire him again later to do some other part of our remodel

Len L.
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Steve Jara helped us several times in the past. He knows how to solve the problems. He is efficient and works in a tidy manner and he shows up quickly. He is an honest man and he solves the problem every time. I will always call Steve for drain and plumbing needs.

Suburban Group
5.0
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yoshiko C.
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Ernie's team did a great job on my mothers kitchen. The kitchen was in dire need of a "refresh". They demo'd the 30 year old 4x4 countertop and backsplash tile, repaired the drywall for the backsplash, installed new formica countertops, and installed new appliances , sink, and faucets. The kitchen looks fantastic and the price was reasonable! The workspace was cleaned everyday and they hauled away all the trash and boxes. I highly recommend The Suburban Group for your remodeling needs.

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We do all the necessary. We clean houses and offices. We do plumbing, gardening, dog walking, and many more.

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I have 25 years of experience in doing quality work at a reasonable price. I am doing all types of plumbing repair, remodeling and drain cleaning.

  • 18 years in business
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Honest repairs. Not all, but there are quite a few people out there who will take advantage of their client's lack of skills or knowledge pertaining to the task at hand in order to make a few more dollars. I'd rather get the job done honestly and at a fair price.

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I do work out, and I paint cabinets and uncovered piping, do drainage cleaning services, and all plumbing and electrical work.

  • 2 years in business
About

GR Air Duct Cleaning located in Solana Beach, CA is an air duct cleaning company dedicated to improving the state of your home. We provide services like HVAC maintenance and duct cleaning as well as dryer vent cleaning, air cleaners, odor elimination services, and more. We have the knowledge, and we are both licensed and certified, meaning that we have the tools and experience necessary to make sure that your HVAC is clean and safe. Here at GR Air Duct Cleaning our mission is to provide our customers with the absolute highest quality of work at the lowest prices available. Doing both commercial and residential jobs, we strive to satisfy every customer in every category, from air duct cleaning to dryer vent cleaning, odor elimination and more. Cleaning out your ducts can prevent harmful mold and dust particles from blowing out into the air around your home or business. Also GR Air Duct Cleaning also provides chimney sweeping services to remove the suit and debris that accumulates in your chimney. Removing these deposits dramatically reduces the risk of fires and keeps your home safe. We are proud to offer the best HVAC cleaning and odor elimination services in the Solana Beach area. Our cleaning experts are professional, and they will make sure that every last bit of debris is cleaned out of your vents. We offer discounts to propriety management companies and other bulk pricing contact for additional information.

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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