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Delray Beach Septic Tank Cleaners

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On the Way Rooter
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Albert J.
Verified review

Eli responded to my request promptly by phone, gave me a quote and told me that he would be at my house to replace my hot water heater shortly. He arrived as promised, replaced my leaking hot water tank with a new one, and explained every question I had competently and courteously. The price quoted was as promised, plus some extras that I requested after he arrived. Eli had the lowest quote and the most rapid response of any of the contractors that I contacted. I would recommend him to anyone for his excellent service in every area.

Milan and Son Plumbing
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ethling H.
Verified review

Leaky faucet and toilet issue. Great work from James today fixing the problem in my sink and toilet. He identified the issue and was able to fix it quickly. Very positive experience and I'll definitely be calling them for future work as well as recommending them to others. Milan was very helpful over the phone in coordinating the appointment ASAP. Thanks again.

Hi-Tech Plumbing

New To Thumbtack

    About

    What separates us from our competitors is our personalized service and customer relationships. When you place the initial phone call you are always greeted by our friendly & courteous staff who will answer all your questions and accommodate your needs. We even make sure to give you a courtesy call prior to your service appointment to make sure you know the tech is on the way. You can expect our technicians to be true expert advisors, uniformed and always sure to wear their booties to maintain you worry free of dirty feet. Once work is completed, the technicians make sure the area is cleaned up and our office staff immediately issues a follows up call while the tech is still at your home to make sure you are content & satisfied with everything. We’re specialists in the service and installation of plumbing systems for both residential and commercial properties and we are up to date with the latest technology on green- energy efficient, money savings products for both your home or business.

    About

    United Septic and Grease Services is a team of expert septic technicians who are highly trained and provide the best in septic tank repairs, septic cleaning, and commercial grease trap services. We are a national full-service company with over 30 years of combined experience. Our services of septic tank repairs provide family owned and operated emergency cleaning and removal, grease trap services, septic services, lift stations and grinder pumps, parking lot drains, drain fields, sewer and drain cleaning, real estate inspections, and HRS certifications.

    About

    We pump out septic tanks, install septic systems, replace drain fields, install drain lines to sewer, and do septic tank certification. We offer free estimates, septic tank abandonment, install new lids on septic tank, and dirt removal from septic tank.

    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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