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A.C.E Plumbing
from 191 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 287 hires on Thumbtack
Gary C.
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Abraham followed through all phases of this plumbing project with no suprises. The price was very fare with no add-on. From replacing and installing new drainage pipes under the house to installing new toilets in the house. He went shopping with me to home depot and help me pick out the right one, and explained why, then delivered it for me and took away the old one. He even finished one day early. I definitely will be using ACE plumbing again when needed

  • 13 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Pete P.
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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

from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jem M.
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Shaun, from Go With The Flow Plumbing has done many jobs for me including installing water heaters, toilets, water filtration systems, and fixed many problems likes leaks. He is quite professional and takes pride in his work and well as his fair pricing.

Septic Pumping Service Inc.
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Richard H.
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Good communication, courteous workmen and modern equipment. Also, the best quote. Can't beat that.

Jack G.
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I hired Superjets Sewer and Drain Cleaning recently to help me solve a sewer odor problem in a shopping center. I"m a plumbing consultant and was hired by the owners to solve this sewer odors mystery. Ater troubleshooting this problem for two days and not finding any sewer leaks, I hired Superjets to smoke test the sewer system. They arrived to the job on time and after a short time setting up their equipment they were smoke testing the entire sewer system. They found three sewer leaks within a short time, and saved me days of trial and error troubleshooting. I highly recommend Superjets for your sewer and drain cleaning needs.


We pump septic tanks and have certifications. We dig and locate. We do all the work, so you don't have to! If you have a septic and cleaning is needed, then call us.


Septic pumping install new tanks septic certifications clean and pump septic systems senior discount

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

The quality of my work.


We provide septic tanks, septic installation, septic systems, septic repair and service, leech lines, trenching, underground conduit installation, septic certifications, septic seepage pits, and backhoe service and rental.


We have developed a low-cost, low-impact, energy-efficient, non-polluting and low-carbon manufacturing facility for fabricating an innovative structural insulated panel or SIP that is structurally superior, has higher quality, is higher performing and engineered and built with precision. Our homes attain the highest level of fire resistance and lowest level of sound transmission, which are super insulated (“R” 62 +/-) and non-toxic and they are water, mold and vermin proof. Structurally Superior Systems manufactures structurally superior insulated panels or SSIP single panel / multi-panel floor, wall and roof sections and a panelized, component and modular building system. We incorporate many renewable, recycled and sustainable materials in our manufacturing and construction process, utilizing “green” technologies and products. Homes and structures utilizing our structurally superior insulated panels or SSIP, building system and home/building site construction process will be built in less time than conventional construction methods, even in the most extreme and severe weather conditions, at a cost considerably lower than current new construction. More homes due to lower cost. We service single residents or SROs, farm workers, low, low-middle and middle income single families . We do multifamily, handicap accessible structures for persons with disabilities, senior and assisted living, student housing, replacement housing for disaster recovery and prevention, commercial, industrial, retail, classrooms, aquaculture and agriculture buildings and structures. All on-site construction is performed in California by a licensed California general contractor and owner of a contractor’s school for construction law.

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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