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Raleigh Septic Cystem Repairers

Browse these septic system repair contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Raleigh.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

Mr. Medlin quickly identified and repaired various plumbing issues in our house for the price he quoted. One part needed to be ordered so we will be having him back. We are very glad to have connected with him through Thumbtack!

Victory Septic Solutions
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
George L.
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They came out the next day to pump our septic system. The gentleman who came out explained what he did, answered all of our questions and was very professional. i could have asked for anything better.

Childress Plumbing
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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Prompt service with excellent communication. Knowing that freezing weather is fast approaching I used Thumbtack for the first time to find someone to winterize my system. He responded immediately would have made it the same day had I not been at work. Today he came on his own and did an excellent job. I will be calling on him in the Spring to restart the system and for any other plumbing needs I might have.

Wall Excavation

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We offer the following services: * Septic installation and repair * Land clearing * Demolition * Trash hauling * Any type of excavation work with a backhoe, trackhoe, trenchers, and dump truck

    About

    We are a full service company offering septic system installation, pumping, repair, maintenance and inspection for real estate closing. We service Wake, Franklin, Johnston, Durham, Chatham, Orange and the surrounding counties.

    About

    Welcome to Carolina Septic Repair. We are located in Durham, NC which means we can service the entire triangle, as well as some of the Piedmont Triad area. We pride ourselves in providing free estimates, fast service, quality work, and fair prices. Let us give a free estimate on repairing your Septic Tank, Pump System, Drain field or general Backhoe or Bobcat service. We have over 25 years experience in the Triangle area. We cover Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Roxboro, Oxford, Henderson, Hillsborough, Mebane, Burlington, Apex, Garner , Wake Forest, Danville, VA., South Boston, and etc. Please visit us at our website.

    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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