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Syracuse Septic Cystem Repairers

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

Top Tier home improvement
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Charlie S.
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Plumbing can be tricky so I was not surprised when it took a couple tries to fix the problem. The important thing is it was fixed. I would definitely hire again.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christeen E.
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VIP Contracting offers a fair price for professional work. I have had VIP contracting do a number of repairs for me around my house. Some bigger jobs and some smaller ones. Regardless of the job size I always receive the same level of attention and professionalism. My concerns are always addressed and the owner is always helpful is helping to balance the work I need and my budget. I always feel that I am getting the best work at a fair price. Thank you, VIP Contracting!

Dan the Handy Man
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Janis W.
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Dan was very accommodating and even went shopping with me so that I could choose the new fixtures for my bath. He installed everything in one day and cleaned up thoroughly afterwards. Our tub looked great and ready to use. I recommend Dan for any project you might have planned.

Broadwell Excavting
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lindsay H.
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I had an issue with my septic tank and had hired a company that was closer to me to come fix it. Much to my surprise the morning they were suppose to come out I received a call that they were not going to make it, so I called Sean Broadwell. Within minutes he was at my house doing the work! He kept me updated the entire day and even took pictures throughout the job to show me what they did and where the issues lied. He was VERY thorough and went above and beyond to make sure it was done right. Hands down I would recommend him to anyone. Outstanding job!!! I am absolutely amazed and so very grateful for all of his hard work!

  • 11 years in business

We do it right or we do not do it.


I do all my work as if I am doing it for God Himself, no exceptions!


quality and affordability - personal service - written estimates/work orders- fully insured - 20 plus years experience - Better Business A plus rated- erosion control and lead certifications


Fast and friendly quality service at bargain prices. I do not cut any corners with any job. I am NEVER done with a job till the customer is totally satisfied.


I do all types of small home repairs inside and outside of home. I am very reasonably priced. I am also very dependable.

  • 3 years in business

I do small home repair (appliances, electrical, plumbing, etc.). I have very affordable pricing. Call anytime.


I have been self-employed, offering home remodeling and repair services to the greater Fayetteville area since 2001. I pride myself on good communication and attention to detail.

  • 7 years in business

General home repairs including basic residential plumbing and electrical. Siding and Paint New Installations Including: Custom Cabinets / Kitchens and Baths Built-ins/Shelving and Storage Decks Porches Sheds / Workshops Small additions (Less than 500sqft.) Project Design and Consulting Pressure Washing Siding, Decks, Driveways, Sidewalks Property Maintenance/Clean Outs


We specialize in landscaping, hardscaping, general home repair, carpentry, plumbing, minor electrical work, roofing, masonry and more.

  • 29 years in business

We deliver affordable and trusted service options to both residential homes and commercial businesses. Our licensed and insured septic contractors and technicians are experienced and skilled to take on all jobs, big and small. Reliability, honesty, and fast service are all hallmarks of our company.


I have had the highest levels of training and safety


I provide handyman services. I do painting (interior/exterior), electrical work, plumbing, and any other type of home repair.


My work stands out because I have passion for what I do. I am not satisified until each job is completed 110%.

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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