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Walnut Creek Sewer Contractors

Browse these sewer contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Walnut Creek.

  • 6 years in business
  • 419 hires on Thumbtack
John E.
Verified review

I hired their plumber Harrsion, he was very professional and knowledgeable. He fixed our drainage system and leak. I hired three plumber this year to fix my problem, none of them could not find problem. Harrsion solved very complex problem for our 4 story Complex. I don’t need any more plumber if I have Harrsion. He is the best.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 257 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 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bertram.G. L.
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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
  • 256 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.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 120 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
R. H.
Verified review

I contracted Ray about my clogged sewer problem. My toiletes kept backing up. He responded quickly, assessed my plumbing needs and generated a fair market value estimate. Turns out I had tree roots blocking my sewer line. After I did a pricing research for this type of work, I decided to use his service and I am happy to say that my toilets are working again. Thanks Ray!

  • 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 79 reviews
  • 94 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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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 117 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

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 82 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
Verified review

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.

HandyDad
4.3
from 62 reviews
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Steve W.
Verified review

BJ was immediately ready to go.....let's do it now; we bought the water heater and began the work in less than two hours. Were there problems? The existing plumbing turned out to have significant issues which meant replacing defective PVC pipe with copper, as well as cold water inlet valve which had failed. After soldering new valve in place, it was found to be defective and was replaced with another. I was curious why he'd purchased two valves......he replied "experience". The water heater from hell was finally subdued at 9:00 pm, cleaned up and financially settled for a nominal amount compared to what the big companies would charge. BJ will take on a project and will persevere until completed. Good experience - would use again.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing
4.3
from 52 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney S.
Verified review

Was extremely communicative, arrived on time, was respectful and knowledgeable, went above and beyond to explain what he was seeing and thinking in great detail. It felt more like an education from an expert friend rather than a consultation from a contractor. We will definitely be working with Mr. Rooter going forward!

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Erik V.
Verified review

We did some drainwork on the outside sewer main. Our experience was great. The job was well understood, well scoped and perfectly carried out. We secured a new patch on the drain opening and could not be happier. I was impressed about the solution to make the cover vandalism resistant by installing a hexbolt. Thank you!

RL brothers
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime M.
Verified review

They are always on time and do excellent work. They are my go to contractors for remodeling projects.

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara R.
Verified review

We were thoroughly satisfied with the concrete work done by Kris Fredrickson, Anderson Construction’s concrete contractor. Our new driveway and sidewalk look great. Kris listened to us and did his best to accommodate our wishes, going above and beyond. We would definitely hire him again and recommend him to others. And Mike Anderson stayed in constant communication w/us making sure that we were satisfied with how the project was proceeding.

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Garcia Property Care
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick B.
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Ivan Garcia Property Care did a fine job with the drywall repair we needed after kitchen demo and at a very reasonable price. I would hire him again.

Kings camera and locate
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 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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American Rooter
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna S.
Verified review

Marvin originally allowed a 2-hour block for the sewer clean-out, but got it done in one! A personable guy, he knows the business. He communicated clearly about other plumbing questions (the toilet flange did not need replacing), and told me what to watch out for. He inspired such confidence that I'm having him do a follow-up inspection as well.

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Julie K.
Verified review

Ulandis can do it all. We had him do some plumbing and electrical work this morning, and we have already booked him again. He is responsive, helpful, kind and capable. His can-do attitude is infectious. We are so pleased we found him on Thumbtack. You will not be disappointed if you work with him.

vgh general repairs
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy S.
Verified review

I had a small fence section that was started by another contractor and it was a disaster. Nothing was level, there were concrete pillars jutting out of the ground so I fired the contractor and started looking for another one. Victor answered my post on thumbtack and I had him come over the next day to give me a quote. He's quiet, confident and quickly understood what I was trying to do and went about explaining the corrective work that would need to done and in a few minutes listed of the material needed and why the previous contractors design was flawed and ugly. Not only did he finish the project but he corrected all the mistakes the previous contractor had made and I'm very happy with the end result. I hired him immediately to fix some rotten wooden planter boxes on the side of my house. It was a much bigger job than either of us expected but he finished it under 2 days and it looks great.

Right-Way Corrigon plumbing
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Liz M.
Verified review

Kasey worked on several projects and I highly recommend him. He was the only plumber who was able to change out an undermount sink from our existing island! And on two other projects, the city inspector mentioned how good of a job he did. If you want a quality job, reasonable rates, prompt service, call Kasey!!

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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