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Orlando Septic Tank Cleaners

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Clear Flow Environmental
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Cosme G.
Verified review

Pros: Customer Focused, Licensed Expert, Accessible and Reliable A month into purchasing our first home in Orlando, we discovered the septic tank needed replacement. After reviewing several estimates from other septic companies, we decided to use Clear Flow Environmental because of their competitive fair pricing. From the start, Clear Flow provided us with great customer service and focus. The entire process took approximately a month, mainly because of the delay from Orange County in issuing the permit. The staff at Clear Flow was extremely helpful in the systematic process of obtaining the permit. Once the permit was approved, the team efficiently started work on our septic and within four days the job was complete. Whenever, I contacted them with a question, they were prompt in returning my call. The installation was flawless and without any interruption to our daily life. Our only issue, in the entire process, was a miscommunication between the requirements of the city and our initial expectation of the job. Our home has a separate in law unit, and at the start we contracted for only one septic pump to support the entire system. Orange County requested two pumps be installed and it would lead to a setback to our budget. This demand had to ultimately be accomplished, Clear Flow moved ahead and fulfilled with the city’s request. Clear Flow, being a customer focused company and aware of the misunderstanding diligently worked with us to reach a fair solution to both parties. In my opinion, it’s difficult to find good companies that are willing to deal fairly and honestly. I typically don’t write reviews, but I had to share my experience with Clear Flow Environmental. I am extremely grateful of their service and glad to have found a reputable company. I highly recommend and will definitely use their services in the future.

Southern Septic Services
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Julia B.
Verified review

Mr. Soltysiak had said he'd be at our home on Friday. He could not make it, but promised he'd be here for sure on Saturday. He and a worker showed up Saturday morning. They pumped out the septic tank, showed us some problems, fixed some problems and left us with a product to keep the system working properly. He did the work for the price quoted. His co-worker even brought our garbage cans up from the road ! I thought that was the sweetest thing! We would recommend Mr. Soltysiak (A-1 Gibson Septic) and will use him again. (Hopefully not too soon though.)

  • 10 years in business
Tim J.
Verified review

Called Safari Septic at 7:30 am on a Saturday with gurgling toilets at our home and showers that were not draining. Tom came out the same day and assessed our problem and found a blockage in the line going to the septic tank from the house. He fixed it and charged a very reasonable price as well as gave us an overview on our septic system. He is extremely professional and will use again when the need arrises. We finally found our septic company! A+

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Rob's Septic Tanks Inc.

New To Thumbtack

    About

    From general plumbing services and pumping grease traps to septic tank installation, repair, and pump-outs, Rob's Septic Tanks, Inc. is ready to solve all of the drainage issues of the Central, FL area. All of our jobs are supervised by family employees or the owner to ensure you that you are always getting the highest-quality drainage services. While our regular hours are 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday, we also offer 24/7 emergency service.

    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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