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Pontiac Septic Tank Cleaners

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Perfect Plumbing
from 16 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew D.
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Joe was hired to convert an electric tank hot water heater to a gas tankless unit. In record-breaking time he was able to achieve getting a hard to find unit and he had to immediately shipped in by his wholesaler. He worked on Sunday which is unusual in his industry to make the job happen in a very fast pace. I would recommend Joe to anyone that needs plumbing regardless of how small or large the job may be without reservation. He is also not afraid of a challenge or something that may cause other plumbers to have second thoughts.

Razor Rooter
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis M.
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We had a small plumbing leak that Jason had fixed in less then 20 minutes and while he was there he also fixed a small gas leak on the supply line to our furnace. I'm in my 60's and have dealt with the trades for over 40 years during my career and I just added Jason and Razor Rooter to the top of my list! Great service and great quality work. Exceptional conversationalist, very knowledgeable and a good family man. I'd give him more stars if you had them!

Great Lakes Decor, Inc.
from 4 reviews
    Ann T.
    Verified review

    Derrick answers messages promptly. He cleans up nicely after each room is done. He finished on schedule as promised. He did work for us twice, once in 2008 and again in 2010.

    TJ Dayney contracting
    from 3 reviews
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Jackie G.
    Verified review

    TJ at Omni Remodeling did a very professional job of painting my home. He was very flexible with me as I decided to add rooms, and was unsure of the color. He worked with me and was patient. He's efficient, fair and a very neat painter. Cleaned up everything, and made no mess whatsoever. I highly recommend this painter! Jackie

    Sewer Boss & Plumbing
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Sherry V.
    Verified review

    Very prompt, polite, communicative and courteous. Mr. Lane installed a dishwasher for me and moved my refrigerator for me as well. He is hard working and goes above and beyond the call. I will definitely utilize his services again and have referred him to my friends!

    Ophelia E.
    Verified review

    Clarence has replaced both a hot water tank and furnace for me quick and efficient

    Cleaning Services
    from 1 review

      We perform hardest working. We are a clean, professional team around. We have many discounts, affordable prices and well-mannered staff.

      • 29 years in business


      • 9 years in business

      We do great work our tile jobs are the best. We tiled uncle crackers floor and he was very pleased with our work.. he gave us more work around his home.


      To whom it may concern, I do very good work. There is nothing I can't do. I am good with my hands. I clean furnitures and windows, cut grass, wash cars, do water trials, plumbing, vacuum and clean floors. It's nothing I cannot do. Thank you.


      I specialize in maintenance needs of residential, commercial and construction properties. I do all types of interior and exterior repairs and cleaning jobs. I am not limited to organizing and decluttering the properties.


      I can do plumbing, electrical, painting and cleaning. I pay attention to detail, and I am neat and clean. I have a flexible schedule and work for reasonable prices.


      I do a very through inspection, I have the report to the client in a very timily maner and I make sure the client understands the report. The client is able to call me at any time with questions on how to do repairs even after the inspection is done. I am always there to answer any questions you may have, even if it is years later.


      We specialize in carpet cleaning, plumbing, drywall, repairs and installations throughout the home! For special projects, just ask Bill.


      Better for you, drains are all we do! Our rates are as follows: * drain cleaning (up to 100 ft) at $95 * new sump pump installation at $260 (includes free high-water alarm) * new garbage disposal installation at $195 Visit our website for more information. We offer you the following: * Better price — 25-40% savings over most plumbers * Better service — We specialize in drain maintenance and are more experienced at solving the toughest problems. * Better guarantee — 45 days. We stand behind our work with a longer guarantee than most (the industry standard is 30 days or less). We specialize in the nastiest aspect of plumbing and make it affordable to our customers. We provide professional service backed by 20 years of experience. Our customers love the fact that we are respectful to them as well as their property. It is our goal to leave the work space as clean or cleaner than when we arrived.


      Main Drain cleaning services. Water heater service & installation sinks, toilets, faucets, laundry tubs, bath tubs, re-piping in line camera, inspection and sewer line replacement.

      • 33 years in business



      My services include the following: housekeeping service, carpet cleaning, plumbing, handyman, heating and cooling, electrical work, and appliance repair.


      The following services are available: * lawn care * carpet cleaning * floor stripping and refinishing * small home repairs * basic cleaning All are done with detail and speed.

      • 23 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      Have been doing this type of work all my life.

      • 20 years in business

      At Jays Handyman Co., we do all home improvement jobs, landscaping, auto glass installation, moving, business/home cleanout, etc. Jays Handyman Co. has been successful because we are thorough, take our time to get the job right the first time, and are honest. Our main goal is customer 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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