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Chicago Sewer Repair Professionals

Browse these sewer repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

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Drains Inc.
4.9
from 166 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth K.
Verified review

Excellent response time with someone actually picking up the phone and offering same day septic service! This was my third septic company I called and they were the first to answer their phone. Amazing isn't it how some companies defeat themselves before they even get started. Anyways I had a tech rep at my door within hours of my phone call. They were able to give me a quote, without charging me anything. They then offered me to get a second opinion, but I was very happy with them so far, I decided to go with them. We fixed my sewer and drain issues and that was that. The tech reps were very professional, knowledgeable, and personable. I recommend them and have their magnet on my refrigerator, guaranteed I will call only them. Thank you Keith and Tim.

ISA Euro Construction
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Shandrel S.
Verified review

Sal was amazing! He was very knowledgeable, determined to fix our issues, and very affordable. He took his time doing the job; and his work was impeccable. I would highly recommend Sal, and will continue to use him for any plumbing, flooring, upgrades, etc.

  • 3 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
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These guys are amazing, they are definitely going to be my go to plumbers for anything else I need done at my house! Not only did they get my sewer and drains rodded out as discussed but they helped fix a few other plumbing issues they really didn’t have to if they just wanted to get their job done and go home but instead they went the extra mile. Love working with people like this!

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 121 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry G.
Verified review

Tim Williams, owner of DuPage Home services has provided plumbing services to our home for the last 10 years. His service is always dependable and for the quality of the plumbing work, very affordable. He has come out at night and on the weekend to fix leaks and back ups whenever we needed him. I would recommend DuPage Home Services without reservation.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anand S.
Verified review

Bradley is a total professional! He is not only very talented, but is very passionate about his career! He went above and beyond his call of duty! He adjusted my shower head and tightened my shower door, because what he saw, bothered him...guess what? That was not what he was called to our place to repair. About the repairs (both toilets and two sinks), he explained all options to me (is always looking for the most cost-effective option). He and his assistant worked tirelessly for several hours to make the repairs. Great guy! I will recommend him to all of my friends.

Excellent plumbing inc.
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Rich L.
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Gino did an excellent job, he was professional and friendly and made sure I was satisfied with the results. I was impressed enough to schedule a follow-up job next week to do a preventative main sewer rodding.

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MC’s Service and Repair
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

Very satisfied with the job performed. MC’s SERVICE & REPAIR were quick to respond, and gave us a hassle free, HONEST quote. From start to finish, they were a pleasure to work with, and EXPLAINED the steps needed to make my repair. I definitely TRUST and appreciate their professionalism. They were knowledgeable and provided excellent service. Bottom line- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Chief’s Handyman Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashish S.
Verified review

I called Mathias to repair the doorbell and install a new ceiling fan. Great work, showed up on time, and completed the work when expected. Awesome job, Mathias! I highly recommend Mathias without reservation.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Gary S.
Verified review

I have an old multi-unit in Chicago that needed to have the sewer line rodded out. Brian responded to my posting on Thumbtack, was very professional and did a great job of solving the issue. Definitely seems like a very good guy with a great attitude.

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PLUMBER NEAR YOU
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian D.
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Great guy, came back when we had a further issue and repaired and replaced the product. Was totally honest and his work was good. I would hire again if I had plumbing and water work!

Rising Construction
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Regina W.
Verified review

I had a few projects that I needed repaired at my home this past week. The crew came to my house and had everything completed in a few hours. They were even able to fix my doorbell after another handyman told me it was not fixable. From painting to plumbing and electric, this crew does it all. Hire them, and you will not be disappointed. Regina Waldroup

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Gus's plumbing service
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Gus came out the same day that we spoke on the phone. He was punctual each day that he arrived and suggested the needed repairs rather than taking advantage of me and installing something I did not need! And the repairs cost almost half of what he originally quoted! I've already solicited his help with other projects

Wise Plumbing & Sewer Inc
4.2
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
Verified review

If you're looking for a fast, reliable, and most importantly quality plumbing company, Wise Plumbing & Sewer is a team you're looking for. I highly recommend.

  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen S.
Verified review

These plumbers where fast to do a sewer repair because I could not use my toilet or my main line so the plumber did the excavation outside in front to put a clean out station for a access point, and then Mark ford said I have to do Maintenance every 2yrs to rod my line with a 6inch cutter. The BEST PLUMBERS!!!!! Thanks you mark ford..

  • 23 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
Verified review

Had a problem with a leaky toilet..no success with DIY fix..called Do Right Rooter Plumbing & Sewer Experts. They were flexible and able to come out on such a short notice..they managed to get the problem fixed with a fair price. I will definitely use them again.

  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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I have been a regular customer for a couple of years and I've always been happy with their work. They rodded out my main sewer line, changed my toilet and sink in the bathroom. They also installed my kitchen sink. Very knowledgeable and polite staff. I would highly recommend them.

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steven S.
Verified review

It gives me peace of mind to know that D2O Construction is on-call to solve my building repair needs. So far they have provided quality drywall, plumbing, and other general repairs to my property. I will always make them my 1st choice when faced with a remodeling or repair need.

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Jackson Services LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeri H.
Verified review

Arrived on time, explained the needed repairs and cost.

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B&B Plumbing&sewer
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stan F.
Verified review

Met with Brian at agreed upon time. Very knowledgeable and professional at a fair price. I will definitely use B&B when plumbing services are needed in the future.

Hammell Homes
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
Verified review

I highly recommend using Hammell Homes for contractor work. Hammell Homes worked on a couple of projects in my building. Both projects were done with quality and at a fair price. I will definitely use Hammell Homes again for any housing repairs/projects in the future. Brian L.

Bauer Plumbing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ed B.
Verified review

Patrick did a great job updating 2 shower valves and rerouting sink plumbing for a kitchen remodel. He even updated some piping to code that was not part of the original work scope. He was very helpful in recommending the right valves and future maintenance. Patrick was also very careful with his tile cuts as that was are only access point. He made a perfect cut that is easy to patch without damaging any other surrounding tiles. Highly recommended and definitely will be my Go To plumber from now on. I even have him coming back for some addition work.

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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