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Lake Forest Sewer Contractors

Browse these sewer contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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Drains Inc.
4.9
from 168 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 228 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sanaa M.
Verified review

After dealing with other sewer contractors fumbling around in the dark, when Tim Roberts came to our rescue we were quite impressed by is knowledge, his skill, his professionalism & above all his integrity. He had the right answers to resolve the situation. We are now waiting for his estimate regardless we would hire him in a heartbeat our search has ended! Thanks Tim and thanks to Thumbtack for the referral!!!

ISA Euro Construction
4.7
from 138 reviews
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
Charlie C.
Verified review

I found ISA to be one of those rare businesses where you actually receive what you pay for. Their jobs were to tile two bath rooms and a family room, hang 10 interior doors, install extensive back splash and replace two bathroom vanities. One rare quality we found with ISA is their punctuality. A customer will find appointments kept and punctuality maintained ... a trait definitely not belonging to a good number of contractors today. We found Salvo and Kemmel (spelling) personal and friendly to be with during the arduous turmoil of home remodeling. Perhaps the best accolade a customer can provide to any business is "yes, I would hire them again"!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt C.
Verified review

Bradley was able to pinpoint location of a leak in a vent that was causing sewer odors in an apartment that 3 other plumbers weren't able to find. He was also able to fix the leak with some creative work to keep damage to the floor at a minimum. Very reasonable price too. Bradley's definitely my new plumber.

Excellent plumbing inc.
4.8
from 93 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Rich L.
Verified review

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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Chief’s Handyman Services
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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Mathias is one of the most talented up and coming handyman/contractors I have ever hired to work in my home. His endless engery, dedication , discipline and work ethic , From start to finish is outstanding .

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 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.

Plugged Pipes LLC
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony J.
Verified review

Amazing! Arrived on time as promised, was quickly able to diagnose the problem with roots in my main sewer line. Very thorough - didn't stop after hitting first set of roots, kept going to make sure entire line was clean and had us flush toilets to test. Gave us recommendations and was honest about when service would be needed next. Has discounts for a variety of people, so make sure to answer his questions! Strongly recommend for drain service. We will remember for next service!

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maureen L.
Verified review

Had three toilets replaced in my dad's 1997 condo. The price was very reasonable and the service was excellent. Will definitely hire for future plumbing projects!

Wise Plumbing & Sewer Inc
4.2
from 55 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Spencer E.
Verified review

Wise Plumbing and Sewer are the best! We called them over for a quote, and as they arrived the pipe burst. Paul and his team jumped right into action with a great price. His team worked hard and long hours to get the problem fixed. What could have been days without water and more issues turned into 1 day without water and minimal issues. I highly recommend Wise Plumbing. I would hire them again in a flash. Thank you Wise Plumbing for all you did for us.

Ludwig Family Plumbing
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne P.
Verified review

Chris came out to diagnosis our plumbing problem right away. He then ordered the part and returned to fix it when he said he would. That's the key words...'returned to fix it when he said he would.' Too often contractors make promises and then don't deliver. Chris was not only timely he was always friendly and easy to work with. We will definitely hire Chris again for future plumbing issues.

Drain Brothers
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan L.
Verified review

Arrived on time for the quote. Extremely reasonably priced. Was on time for the job, and stayed on track, finished up when he said he would. Cleaned up their mess too. Very personable. Will hire him again for all my plumbing needs! Thanks Brandon and Danny!

Meyer Enterprises
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kraig B.
Verified review

Geoff and his team were prompt and performed outstanding work. I would recommend these contractors for any job. The work completed was flawless and finished in one day to accommodate a project that was scheduled to start the next day. Great work!!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam P.
Verified review

We initially contracted with Tom to remodel two bathrooms and install tile floor throughout our downstairs family room, hall and son's downstairs bedroom. Tom was doing such a great job so we began to trust his work the more we saw getting done. We then also asked him to remove wood paneling, install drywall, paint our entire lower level, add can lighting and install solid core doors throughout our house. We are thrilled with the finished product. He works faster alone then other contractors do with entire crews! Great work at a reasonable price.

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Gottfried Sewer Rodding
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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Good professional contractor. Does what he says for the price he says. Knows what he is doing.

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B&B Plumbing&sewer
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stan F.
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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew F.
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I inquired about installing a kitchen faucet and a handle set for the entry door. He installed everything perfectly and was very friendly. I only have a photo of the handle set, which I included with this review. Everything was cleaned up and he explained how the faucet works, too, because we got a Moen sensor faucet. I would recommend his services!

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I Do Stuff
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve Z.
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Steve has been absolutely wonderful! Reasonable and reliable with high quality workmanship. I am in the real estate business and deal with various contractors, and I highly recommend his services above many others!

Menorah North Shore Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Al M.
Verified review

I wanted to express our satisfaction with all the work your team did at our house last week. Given the amount of work that needed completion, I was more than pleasantly surprised at how quickly and professionally it was performed. Your crew was prompt, courteous and extremely hard-working. I have not had such a positive experience with contractors over the years. Needless to say, we will recommend you to our friends and neighbors, as well as call you for future work. Once again, thanks for the great job.

  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn R.
Verified review

They were very responsive and quickly fixed the floor drain in our basement and added a larger clean out access to the sewer line. We've had no issues since.

Superior Sewer and Drainage
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maria C.
Verified review

Frank came out and rooted my sewer when I had a back up

  • 42 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jim A.
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Had an emergency plumbing problem and I contacted this plumbing company. They were here and they performed the work that needed to be performed and they were very pleasant and very good prices. I would use them again

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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