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Baltimore Septic Tank Professionals

Browse these septic tank services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Baltimore.

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  • 36 years in business
  • 573 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana W.
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I had a small job, needed an old hot water tank and a few odd ends of furniture removed. The job was done fast and easy. No complaints.

Nick's Plumbing
4.8
from 262 reviews
  • 349 hires on Thumbtack
Helena E.
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Nick is a really nice guy, was prompt, communicated well and did a great job replacing our hot water tank. We look forward to hiring him again.

24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC
3.9
from 245 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 416 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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I needed a new water heater (fast!) and was considering going tankless. The people at 24/7 took all the time I needed to go over my options and help me figure out what the best choice for my home was. I ended up going with a highly rated and efficient tank system since the water in my area is quite hard so the added cost of installing a water softener to keep a tankless system running well throughout its intended lifespan pushed that option over my desired budget. The two man team that came to my house were quick and clean! It took less than 4 hours from the time they arrived to my hot water being back on (and I'm including the time it took for the tank to heat up after they installed it). Everything they moved was put back carefully (and correctly!) and the area looks cleaner than when they arrived. They installed, tested, and checked their work. They also attended to little details, like making sure to rinse out any grit and grime from aerators in sink faucets after we turned the water back on and flushed the lines. Great job overall. Would definitely hire them again.

Ben C Marshall Co
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna M.
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Mr. Marshall does commercial and residential jobs. I have utilized Mr. Marshall’s services for many projects including plumbing, carpentry, and heat pump problems. In my kitchen he has installed a dishwasher, stove, new sink and faucet, a water filter system, a vinyl floor and also painted and caulked the walls. He also replaced two water damaged doors with new handmade cabinet doors that matched the existing doors perfectly. In my bathroom he installed a new vanity, faucet, toilet, medicine cabinet, custom shelving, a shower rod, and done repairs to the tub and shower faucet. Other jobs he has done for me include installing a central vac which I love, replaced and relocated my water heater to a more suitable location in my home, completed a beautiful tile job in my entry way and deck repair. Mr. Marshall is skilled with his work and is a problem solver. He has been able to complete difficult jobs that other contractors weren’t willing or able to complete for me and also for friends who I referred him to. He is skilled at dealing with inspectors, permitting and is able to cut through the red tape involved in dealing with county organizations. As a single woman I trust him to do the work I need fairly and correctly and I have referred him to several friends who have also become repeat customers. He has done basement waterproofing, well/septic repairs, and ran gas lines for friends of mine. I highly recommend his services

  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jaci S.
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Very thorough. I would definitely recommend.

Mike J.
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Came to my house and found that the line from my septic tank to my distribution box was collapsed. He then proceeded to dig and found the d-box was partially blocked going to my drain field. Mr. Sheaffer cleared the blockage from my tank and also replaced the broken pipe. He was very prompt and professional. I will be using him in the future and have recommended Mr. Sheaffer to several of my friends.

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Septic Savers, located in Frederick Co. Maryland, is a full-service septic contractor from installation to emergency repair. We currently have Porta Pots for daily and monthly rental. Our company has many years of experience and is ready to take on your business. Call us today.

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Freestate Septic provides septic systems installation and maintenance services with multiple home discounts, yearly cleaning and free estimates in Davidsonville, MD.

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When you need quality service from a septic company with more than 25 years of experience, you can count on the professionals at Green's Septic & Excavation LLC. Call us today!

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We offer installation and repair of all types of septic systems in Middletown, DE area. We install eco-friendly septic systems. We are fully licensed and insured, with over 25 years of experience. Services: * septic tank repair * septic system service * septic inspection * septic tank installation

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We, Enviro-Clean Septic, are a family-owned business known for providing prompt and dependable service. We provide septic tank services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. We are available 24/7 for any septic-tank-related emergencies. Call us first.

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We do residential and commercial septic tanks and systems pumping, cleaning, and installations and repairs of septic systems. We also do commercial grease tank cleaning, septic inspections for refinancing and resale. We are state certified. Emergency service is available.

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Fogles Septic Clean Inc. provides a variety of services, such as water and sewer hookups, septic installation, water purification and more. Please call today.

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We offer plumbing for residential and commercial services. We do septic systems, installations and repairs. We provide 24-hour emergency services. We are family owned and operated.

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PO Box 199 Mount Airy, MD 21771 for mailing Mon-Fri 4 am for commercial and residential Mon- Fri 7am Chief Septic is a local septic pumping and septic repair company. We offer septic system cleaning, grease trap and grease trap interceptors, residential septic cleaning, septic system service, septic system repairs, septic system cleaning, grease trap repair, and grease trap maintenance.

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We specialize in septic systems. We provide septic tank and grease trap pumping, drain line high-pressure jet cleaning, video camera drain line inspection, septic system repair, septic system installation, septic pump service, and septic certification. Our employees are trained in all phases of septic systems. We have modern equipment with rubber tracks to protect your property, if excavation work is required. All services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • 29 years in business
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We offer great service at reasonable prices. We are available 7 days week.

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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