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Raleigh Sewer Cleaners

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LAB Plumbing
4.8
from 84 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

Just bought a house and within a month we had a bad clog in the pipes between the house and the sewer main... it was completely clogged - could not use any faucet or toilet without flooding the downstairs toilet (it made a huge mess downstairs which freaked my wife out). I called Rescue Router and LAB plumbing. Rescue Router came around noon, an uninterested and snotty 20 something. To snake the line (the clog was only 12-15 feet from the house) he quoted me close to $600. Ridiculous. When LAB arrived, I spoke with Leroy about the problem, he gave me a quote of $190. He was also very courteous and professional and set to work immediately and cleared the pipe in no time. Did a great job! Turns out we had been flushing paper towels which is a no-no. I have a few projects I'd like to do around the house, minor bathroom remodeling which he again gave me a very good quote on so I'll definitely use him again Don't bother with any of the larger companies - you will end up paying through the nose. LAB Plumbing will be my go to plumber from now on. Thanks!

Crocker's Services
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Susan P.
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I am so happy with the carpet cleaning job the Crockers did for me. They were professional, thorough and efficient when they cleaned my office carpet. I will definitely call them again when the carpet needs cleaning again.

Dom's Plumbing Service
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Treavesa B.
Verified review

Dom answered an emergency weekend call immediately and professionally. There was a sewer clog at one of our residential properties that had no outside clean-out for the sewer line. This was an extensive job. Dom completed the job successfully in time for the tenants to have a birthday party for their son. Dom offers exceptional service. If you need a courteous and professional plumber, Dom's Plumbing Service is the company to call.

Alan's Plumbing Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David Y.
Verified review

Alan did a great job for me. We renovated our bath. Alan relocated my water and sewer supplies and trimed out. On time , fairly priced and cleaned up afterwards. I will definetly use Alan again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan C.
Verified review

Residential sewer line replacement. After calling (GPI), they came prepared to diagnose the problem. Once that was done a very reasonable price was written up and the work began. They are fast, fair and do a great job. I would highly recommend them for any plumbing need.

H&A PLUMBING REPAIR
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Levertis W.
Verified review

I called Mr Hugo to unclog slow drains and my main sewer line. It had been clogged for over a year.. He was here on time, located my problem, diagnosed it and did the job in less than an hour. He didn't leave a mess or trash or unfinished work, put everything like it was before.. Very respectful and professional.. I was highly impressed. Will be hiring him for more work..

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We do commercial and residential power washing, cleaning, lawn service, small repairs, painting, plumbing, etc.

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.

What are plumbers and what do they do?

Plumbers are skilled professionals who are trained to install and maintain pipes and systems for drinking water, sewage and drainage. They usually have trained through four- to five-year training programs, which include apprenticeships, via trade schools and community colleges. Plumbers’ areas of expertise typically go beyond pipes to include mathematics, blueprint reading, plumbing codes and water distribution. They handle plumbing emergencies, such as broken pipes or clogged drains, and install and maintain everything from a new piping system to a replacement faucet. Plumbers also know how to install bathtubs and showers, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. Plumbers may work on residential or commercial sites, sometimes designing and laying out a pipe system during construction.

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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