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Perfect Plumbing
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Corina C.
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We hired perfect plumbing to do the plumbing on both of our bathrooms while we were getting them redone. We had a tankless water system installed, a steamer in our walk in shower, a jacuzzi tub in our master bedroom as well as all new plumbing and shower heads. Joe was very knowledgeable, professional, and dependable. Because we also were getting new tile and flooring installed at the same time, Perfect Plumbing had to work along with this other company. Certain things needed to be complete on their end in order for Joe to do what he needed to do. Unfortunately, this other company wasn't as prompt and dependable as Joe and his company was. Therefore Joe ended up making trips to our home to complete some work and was unable to do it on that day. Never once did he complain or get upset. His ability to be flexible and patient was very appreciated. Much of the things that I enjoy most about my bathroom, were all things that Joe suggested to us. Like all things, nicer things cost money but in my opinion are well worth it. This was the last time I had planned to remodel my bathrooms so I wanted to spend the money to do them the right way the first time. If you are looking for a plumber and you hire Perfect Plumbing, you will not be disappointed. I was completely happy from start to finish.

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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Britton M.
Verified review

They did a great job and were very knowledgeable about the septic system in a house I am planning to purchase. They don’t sell or install septic systems so I was 100% sure they were giving me an honest inspection and I would be pressured into purchasing anything. Great guys! I would hubby recommend them.

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I am a small business owner who grew up in the ann arbor area.I am a albion college grad. And appreciate the the need for consistent service to all my customers. I believe hard work and loyal service will be appreciated in the long run. Fast , prompt, excellent, work is all I do.

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We are a family-owned and operated septic tank company serving Monroe and Lenawee Counties. We pump both residential and commercial tanks, repair lids, pump-n-haul contracts, licensed and insured. Our phones are always answered! No flush? Call us!

About

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.

About

Our company specializes in all plumbing, drain cleaning, hydronic, (steam and hot water boiler systems), and excavation. We are a third-generation, family-owned company known for honesty, integrity, and non-commission technicians. Everything we do is geared towards making an unpleasant plumbing experience as comfortable as possible for our clients. Our hundreds of ratings and reports speak for themselves. We would be thrilled to take care of your plumbing needs.

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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