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Santa Clara Sewer Contractors

Browse these sewer contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Clara.

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 316 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 438 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wa Y.
Verified review

I feel that we owe Kevin a review, not only a good review, but a GREAT review. We called him initially to help with our leaking sink, and later decided to ask him to fix all plumbing problems of our house since we were planning to rent it out. Kevin came twice, not only fixed our leaking sink, but also helped us cleaning black molds (Felt really sorry to have him doing that), re-installing our disposal and sewer pipes, and giving out suggestions how we could fix the garage faucet ourselves. He is prompt, always on time, and very experienced. Most importantly, he REALLY cares about helping you out. Just after his second visit to fix the kitchen faucet, we found our under the sink filtration system leaking and I left him a message. In the following days he called us three times to discuss about possible ways we can try out to fix that, and at the end he offered himself to come and take a look -for FREE! So he came the 3rd time, re-connected our filtration system, waited for half an hour to make sure it was fix, and in the mean time giving my husband general education of plumbing. Wow! Will definitely recommend.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 289 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
Ting P.
Verified review

Dave is more than outstanding. Not only is he professional, he can also think on this feet to resolve a very difficult door issues that we had for a long time. We live in a high end home and had 2 contractors work on the problem Each improved the situation slightly but the cause of the problem was never truly understood until Dave came along. One reputable door company even tried to sell me a new door. Initially, I was extremely wary of using someone from Thumbtack as there was no way to check credentials and bona fide references. Dave has certainly surprised us on the upside. He is cost conscious for his clients and does not recommend a more expensive solution if a cheaper one can be had. I watched Dave work the entire 2 hours he was here. He spent a great deal of time troubleshooting and then came up with a game plan that we both agreed would be ideal. He's a hard worker and an intelligent one at that. In the future, I will call on Dave to do maintenance work on our home without the slightest reservation. Ting P.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Philippe J.
Verified review

Arisel handled a small hardwood repair job in our kitchen. First I'm grateful that he offered his services. Many contractors only bid big jobs. Second he followed on his commitments to me, being on time and following up the next day with a touch up. I did not have to follow up. He was good to work with. Third I think he did an excellent job with the conditions he had to deal with. I recommend him.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 181 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
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Bertram.G. L.
Verified review

He bid $125 to clear the drain of a light well. Came within the half hour arranged arrival window. Swept clean the roof area. Found after the water initially drained that water backed up again. Determined that there was another clog underground near the sewer connection. Since there was no cleanout at the ground level and drain pipes were corroded (I had patched holes with plumbers putty and duct tape) He replaced the pipes for another $250 plus parts. This involved cutting away some cross beams to pull the pips out. Only minor complaint I noticed the next day that was that he didn't close tight the faucet to get water for testing the drain so there was a slow drip.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had our sewer pipe replace and the driveway repaved. Ronnie was a pleasure to work with from start to finish, helping us find a paving contractor to complete the project.

Michael's Handy Services.
4.7
from 155 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
Gaurav M.
Verified review

I am very happy with how the project turned out, Michael was on time and on budget. I love the fact that from start to finish he made sure of minor details everything turned out perfect. After he was done he also took the time to clean the site. Matter in fact he even took the boxes out which the product arrived in which was amazing ! I would definitely hire him again for any future projects and highly recommend him. It is hard to find a contractor which can do quality work on time and on budget. Thank you !!!!

Aqua Stat Plumbing
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Marilu I.
Verified review

I hired Oscar to take a video of the sewer line and all pipes connected. The equipment used appeared appropriate and has a sensor to check where the water is running. He ran the video from the sidewalk through the end of the pipe at around 65 feet. This showed some standing water by the foundation.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Connie V.
Verified review

Matthew Kelly is hardworking and honest. He strives to make the job go as well as possible. After other contractors said no or did not return my calls, he responded quickly on the weekend, and he completed the job in a timely manner. Matthew's operation is lean and responsive. He is pleasant to work with and has my recommendation.

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron D.
Verified review

Gleo is an excellent contractor. Our water heater installation ran into some complications and he fixed all of them. Couldn't have had a better experience, high recommended!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina E.
Verified review

I've literally communicated with or contacted at least five contractors over the past two months to complete this flooring job. Salinas was an answer to prayer! Whereas other sites or contractors told me to wait and/or never got back to me or took others jobs, Vyron responded promptly within an hour when I posted the job on Thumbtack. Vyron and Pablo did excellent work putting down a new subfloor and plywood, then installing an LVP (see photos) and a new toilet (not pictured). Vyron communicated about every step of repair and installation and about every purchase for the job. He takes pride in his work and left the work area clean. I'm so glad that the job is finished and that it was done well.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Penny S.
Verified review

Max was always on time, professional staff, followed up and responsive. Also want to say how great thumbtack was as a service to get bids and contractors

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him four stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lawrence L.
Verified review

Routine water heater swap - yeah right. What started out as thinking our water heater was broken, turned out to be a long overdue clogged sewer lateral. Worst case scenario. While I'm not that happy about the sewage overflow situation which could have been better mitigated (and we still need to beach the hell out of that room), the solutions and options offered by Ali were professional and spoke of his experience. To unclog the piping, snaking was attempted but failed, hydrojetting was attempted but failed (with a mess of sewage). Finally we got a camera down there to find a wall of something about 50 feet down from the mechanical room to a spot under the sidewalk. Digging 4 feet down, to find actually a pretty good condition clay lateral. Ali's man Valentino (a skilled gentleman), cut the clay and replaced it with a riser in order to install a cleanout for future maintenance. Once done, they hydrojetted for another hour to clear 7-8 months worth of waste. The camera was once again sent through to find that a portion of the clay lateral had shifted and created uneven surfaces including some penetration of tree roots. While most plumbers would probably recommending an immediate replacement, Ali recommended that since it wasn't fully collapsed, we should simply clear out the lateral as routine maintenance rather than spend all the money to replace the pipe. I appreciate his direct communication, no sales pitch, and brief coaching through the process. While I do have 10 yrs of construction experience, and his price was not the cheapest, he certainly delivered on time and without any sense of price gouging.

ABC Plumbing and Drain
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Farrokh A.
Verified review

Richard is very reliable and responsible. He trenched and replaced 200' of my main sewer line. He also ran gas line from here to there. He could do trench-less too. In and out very quickly. Inspection and all. He has a great crew. They get the job done without fuss. I would hire him again.

Kelly Walsh Construction
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Leah J.
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Kelly showed up on time, was very professional, and did an excellent job! I'm so glad I found him, after having bad experiences with other contractors. I highly recommend him.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel M.
Verified review

They were able to clear a blockage in my sewer main - they were very nice, professional, and fast!

BayProPropertySolutions
4.3
from 30 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas J.
Verified review

After interviewing several contractors for our kitchen and bath remodel we ended up going with Richard. Not only did he complete the job on time his work was above what we had expected and his experience was invaluable. I recommend Richard to all my family and friends

Kings camera and locate
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Manette G.
Verified review

Highly recommended pro. I had an emergency sewer blockage on a Friday night and Cory immediately responded and told me what to do. He came out early the next morning and cleared my sewer blockage, and took videos that exactly identified the problem and permanent repair. So relieved as this gave me my sewer function back for the short term, and gave me a long term fix. We were able to agree on the scope of work to permanently fix the problem based on the video evidence... less than one week later my sewer break is permanently repaired and warrantied for five years. Totally happy with this pro, and will use again for any other sewer or plumbing problems. Kudos for promptness, quality of work, thank you Cory, and to Thumbtack for connecting me to this pro.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Youcef B.
Verified review

You will find Johan a responsible responsive contractor. He is professional, punctual st a reasonable price. I highly recommend him for any remodeling work for small or large projects.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Juan C.
Verified review

Working with Steve Rodarte / D.B.R Solutions was a pleasant experience. His attention to detail and willingness to provide quality work is a thing of the past for most contractors,but not with D.B.R Solutions. I am looking forward to working with D.B.R Solutions on my future projects and would not hesitate recommending him to anyone else that is looking for Quality Workmanship!

Hauser Construction
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

Roy K. at Hauser Construction has done a number of renovation projects for me, covering all aspects of construction requirements, from plumbing, carpentry, electrical, heating and roofing. He is the consummate contractor and a great guy. Thank you Roy!

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.

What are plumbers and what do they do?

Plumbers are skilled professionals who are trained to install and maintain pipes and systems for drinking water, sewage and drainage. They usually have trained through four- to five-year training programs, which include apprenticeships, via trade schools and community colleges. Plumbers’ areas of expertise typically go beyond pipes to include mathematics, blueprint reading, plumbing codes and water distribution. They handle plumbing emergencies, such as broken pipes or clogged drains, and install and maintain everything from a new piping system to a replacement faucet. Plumbers also know how to install bathtubs and showers, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. Plumbers may work on residential or commercial sites, sometimes designing and laying out a pipe system during construction.

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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