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Browse these sewer cleaners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New York.

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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben H.
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I had a really bad back up in by basement bathroom and of course began panicking. Jason contacted me and was at my house just a few hours later and got to work right away. From the second I met him outside, I felt like everything would be ok. From his calm demeanor, and knowledgeable questions I knew I was in the right hands. Jason worked for HOURS trying to unclog the persistent and stubborn clog but was only able to clear it up slightly all due to an idiot contractor I hired in the past. After more hours of working his butt off he kindly suggested I call a sewer specialist as this was too much for a plumber. I asked him how much I owed him and although I don't recall if he said "nothing" or half of the quoted, I gave him the full amount of his original quote because I KNOW he did his best. I will not be calling ANYONE else for future plumbing projects in my house

Service Guys
4.5
from 263 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 460 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Everything about off-site power cleaning greasy kitchen fan filters was clear and delivered as promised. That included an on-site warning that it would take more days than planned to clean the filters and so delivery had to be re-scheduled. I would definitely use this team again for anything else I needed.

  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen N.
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I used this company twice. The first job they replaced main sewer line and the second job they repaired my boiler. They do great work and clean up after themselves. Their prices are fair and they are very reliable! I will definitely recommend them to others.

  • 7 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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Joseph is super responsive with an emphasis put on customer service. He helped me with a dishwasher repair job that other installers refused to do. I was very satisfied with his work, communication, and availability. He is now my go to for anything having to do with my apartment!

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 163 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bhavna G.
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Hired Walter to check out a clogged toilet drain. Turned out it was a broken main sewer line which he was also able to repair. I liked how he is very systematic in his approach to identify the problem and his philosophy to only fix what is broken. Also explains and communicates well and works with you. Since he can do a lot of very different tasks, I am sure I will hire him in the future and can also recommend him to everybody.

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Dexworks Repairs and Services.
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lavern W.
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Dexter did a wonderful job and he didn't take my mother to the cleaners. We will use his services in the future.

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Celtic Piping and Heating
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron J.
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Ed came by the restaurant and SAVED THE DAY. I met several plumbers and they all tried to sneak unfair amounts of money to fix my water heater. Ed came and educated and fixed the problem within 24 hours and saved me nightmares of losing tons of money. Ed is reliable, honest, and I'd refer him to anyone who needs some honest work done. Thank you Ed!

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Ivan Almonte
5.0
from 91 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric A.
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Work: Plumbing/replacing kitchen faucet Ivan responded quickly to my request and made to Queens within the hour of contacting me as I needed this project to be completed right away. His work was outstanding and Ivan was very professional. I absolutely will hire him again! Thanks Ivan!

David Carota LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Gwain B.
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David did a great job cleaning up my property in spite of terrible weather conditions. Recommended

Florooter Sewer & Drain
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
CLaudeth F.
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Florooter Sewer did an excellent job. Herbert and his crew were professional. We had several items in this project. Snack 2 hair clogged sinks. Replace the trap on a kitchen sink, connect a gas stove and replace the faulty leaking shower body with a pressure shower body. One the shower, we didn't have extra tile. Herbert looked at the tile design, went to Home Depot and get a complimenting tile, brought it back to ask if this was ok. It was. He cleaned up after he finished. When installing the stove, the floor was slightly damaged, nothing major. He repair it. Have another job pending and I will definitely give Florooter a call.

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  • 38 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol C.
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Mr Roman has been one of the best contractors I've found on this app! After going through three plumbers he finally diagnosed the problem and completely fixed it so that the sewer ejector system is working and no more flooding problems. He did the work in a day, repaired any holes in the Sheetrock so that it looks brand new and cleaned up after his work. I hired him to solve some other problems that other plumbers had given up on and he tackled the jobs. I will consider him my go to call whenever I need help on my house from now on!

Mandell Plumbing and Heating
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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They really helped us when we needed it - sewer backup is no fun- they fixed the problem and did a great job.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cory W.
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Manny and a helper got here when he said he would and unclogged my sewer drain. Very professional and easy to work with. Would recommend

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R & J Plumbing
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Had my Main Sewer line backed up. Ron called up and was over within the hour. He was very helpful and went above and beyond. Would highly recommend for future plumbing needs.

EM Plumbing & Heating
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
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Edgar Martinez was a skilled professional, completed the plumbing repair of our kitchen sink pipe in a timely manner, and was very cordial. We highly recommend him.

Water flow
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy J.
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The sewer pipe that leads to my toilet started to leak a few months ago and I decided to call Cajeton after hearing about him from friends who said he does great work. So after speaking to him and telling him that I feared the pipe is going to break, due to a crack I discovered on the pipe. Cajeton came to my house immediately and assessed the problem. He was already prepared with equipment he needed to fix the pipe. After an hour or so my pipe was leaking no more! I must say I was impressed at how diligently And quickly he worked. Since fixing my pipe it has not leaked again. I would definitely use Cajeton for for any other plumbing issues that may come up again.

Nationwide Plumbers
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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One of the nice things (and there are many!) about dealing with Nationwide Plumbing Sewer & Drain Piping and Heating, is that from your original phone call, to installation, repair or maintenance, you are working with Krista, Plumber and Heating Expert. Other places will send "whomever" they have available "whenever" they want to. You don't want that situation for your precious home. Krista will skillfully advise you, give you options, and send the right person to do the repair or installation. Honest professionals with excellent integrity. Came by to look into a shower plumbing issue I was having on short notice. Arrived early and worked very efficiently. Communication was excellent throughout. Would highly recommend.

Tammy M.
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I have worked with United Sewer currently and on other communities that I have managed. Over the years they have never let me down, they have always commenced the project as scheduled. And moreover they are extremely responsive to all emergency calls. Would highly recommend them.

  • 35 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chamicqua T.
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Mr. Barnaby was very professional and friendly. He did a great job and we will definitely save his number and refer him to our friends.

Primary Water & Sewer

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    About

    Primary Water & Sewer is available to help you with all your indoor and outdoor plumbing needs.

    About

    We are your experienced heating, air-conditioning, sewer, and drain professionals in Edison. Exclusive Heating, Air Conditioning, Sewer & Drain Service LLC is a third-generation service company dedicated to upholding the family tradition of high-quality work and total customer satisfaction. We service and install heating, air-conditioning, and plumbing fixtures from a wide variety of manufacturers. From new fixture installation through seasonal maintenance and repair work, our experienced New Jersey heating, air-conditioning, sewer, and drain professionals are ready to help. We provide skilled heating, air-conditioning, sewer, and drain pros in Middlesex, Union, Somerset, Essex, and Morris counties.

    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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