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Saint Charles Plumbers

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We are a family owned company with each of us giving 100% toward customer education and satisfaction. We have over 30 years of experience in our trade and always put the customer first. With the state of the economy now, we are constantly trying to find ways to make our service affordable to people. I like knowing that our company is not your ordinary company, we are not just here for the buck and never mislead our customer's. I feel that our customer's are much more educated than our competitior's in that we take the time to explain our services and am always free to answer any questions or give advice free of charge.


We are a general contracting company that specializes in customer satisfaction. We have 12 years in concrete and over 7 years in HVAC, electrical and plumbing.


Request for the best. We clean any residential drain any time! Our basic residential cabling is $75 (flat rate) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our after-hour rate is $125. The benefits of choosing Drain Medics LLC for your clogged drain needs include: * Flexible scheduling/same-day service - We offer extended service hours for our customers' convenience. Appointments can be made anytime, and in case of drain emergencies, you can reach an experienced dispatcher who will be on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can get you in direct contact with a technician at anytime. * Punctuality is important to us - We promise to be on time for your service appointment. * Secure pricing - We are proud to offer set pricing for our plumbing and drain cleaning services. Before any services even start, the customer will receive an accurate quote of how much the service will cost. * We respect our customers, their homes, and their property - We make sure that every one of our technicians treat your home as if it were their own. * Staff in appropriate uniforms - Every one of our technicians takes pride in their appearance and will show up to your scheduled service appointment dressed appropriately. * Fully equipped fleet of vehicles - Every technician will arrive fully prepared for each task. Each one of their work vehicles will be fully loaded with the tools, parts, and equipment they will need to complete the job. We're so confident you'll be pleased with our fast, friendly and professional plumber services, we know you'll become a customer for life. We offer upfront pricing. We provide: * Sewer cable service - $75 * Extra line only - $25 * Roof charge - $25 * Camera inspection - $125 * Camera and locate - $175 * Line locate - $125 * Septic pumping - $225 for 1,000 gallons * Drain field leak test - $100 * Gas jetter service - $150

Q & A

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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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