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Indianapolis Sewer Cleaners

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Mark's A-1 Handyman Service
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Garrick C.
Verified review

Mark helped me with a roof repair on a box gutter on my home. After inspecting the problem area, he made some suggestions as to different options for effecting repairs. I decided on removing the box gutter, fixing the damaged section of the roof, and hanging an aluminum gutter instead of rebuilding the box gutter. The job was completed within budget, and from the carpentry repairs on the roof, itself, to running the sheet metal brake to repair the damaged section of sheet metal along the edge of the roof, Mark's work was top notch. Mark's years of experience in the building trades makes him a value resource for both planning and executing a job.

Zach Rotkin
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Isaac H.
Verified review

Zach was the perfect guy for the job for us. Our plumbing situation went from feeling like an impossible disaster to a simple clean up once he showed up. He is professional and knowledgeable but still able to walk us through why our sewer was backing up into our house calmly and clearly. He was totally up front about the potential scope of the problem and the steps he'd take to fix it. He quickly responded to all my questions and even patiently talked through options I was thinking through. A great guy all around and definitely somebody you want to have around when it's hitting the fan. Thanks Zach!

Sansewer and drains
3.5
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn C.
Verified review

Sandfords Sewer and Drains came out quickly and on time. Based on his professional advice we decided to delay the work a little longer as my current piece of equipment is holding up okay right now. I will definitely hire him in the future to install the new water heater!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Penny M.
Verified review

We hired Mr. Martin to install a new toilet in one of our bathrooms. After taking out the old one he found that he had to replace the main sewer lines and the flange. He and one of his employees did the job well. They did not leave any mess and we are very happy with their work.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Matt H.
Verified review

They did a great job of scoping my sewer line and were very reasonably priced.

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The waterlines, sewer repairs, excavating contractors in Indianapolis, IN for whom to find the ladder of success does not become the game of snakes and ladders, contact Suburban Contracting Water & Sewer!

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I give professional and quality work. My prices are reasonable and up front with no parts mark up..

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AAA Plumbing and Sewer services is Chicagoland area's excellent, full-service, air-conditioning, heating, plumbing, and rooter company. We do it all, from leaky faucets and toilets to trenchless sewer replacement, tankless water heaters, pipe replacements, and more. An AAA service team works hard to provide affordable, professional and reliable services for our residential and commercial customers.

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We do sewer and drain cleaning, plumbing repairs, remodeling property maintenance, roofing and concrete flooring.

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We offer sewer and drain cleaning; plumbing repairs; appliance installation; and concrete, roofing, flooring, sewer and water repairs.

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I'm 18. I have a few people whom I've been doing work for. I recently quit my job doing plumbing at Legend Service Co. I quit because I never had a day off and didn't make near enough for what I was doing, so I'm looking to use my knowledge to expand the business that I'm trying to build.

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I clean drains, big or small, at affordable prices. I also do plumbing, well pumps, other handyman, and some remodeling.

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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