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Forest Grove Septic Tank Cleaners

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from 94 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley W.
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Keenie was great! He came over on short notice on a Sunday no less and did an awesome job getting my sink & sump pump repaired. His fees were extremely reasonable and he's super nice guy :)

Ranieri Plumbing Inc
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
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Great communication and speedy service! David Jr. came out to bid my project. Doing some remodeling and wasn't sure if I should replace all the pipes in the house or if that wasn't necessary. Decided just to get a new water heater installed (to replace the 20 year old one.) He said" This is a flooded basement waiting to happen!" I made the decision and his team was over the next day. Very happy customer. :)

Loving's Handyman Services
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Christine C.
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I had a hole in my ceiling where the plumber had to cut out pieces to access the pipes. Tory fitted the ceiling with a new patch of drywall and textured it. It looks good and he was a pleasure to work with, very open and honest.


The services we provide include the following: * General construction * Maintenance * Repair * Painting * Demolition * Pressure washing * Move-in and move-out cleaning * Janitorial * Moving service, etc. Go green, environmental and sustainable. We offer free estimates.


At Speedy Septic, we pride ourselves on our customer service. In fact, we have won multiple major customer service awards from Home Advisor in the past year. Our fast service, friendly staff, and competitive pricing set us above the rest.


I have been offering cleaning services and building maintenance to my surrounding areas for 15 years now. I do window cleaning, trashing, and wiping of high access areas of all high touch areas that generally come in contact with hands or splatter points. I vacuum, dust, dry mop, wet mop, and prep for paint. I do masking, wall sanding, and drywall hanging. I wipe and vacuum dust from joint compound. I do sanding, vacuuming up dust, painting, flooring removal and installing, carpet removal and installing, general and commercial plumbing, deck and fence building and removal, and electrical fixtures, outlets, and switches. I do landscaping, gardening, gutters, roofing install and tear down, chimney replacements, and new application.


We opened our doors nearly twenty years ago, and since then, we have worked hard to earn a reputation for the highest-quality plumbing services, as well as quick and responsive customer service. We handle a variety of services including 24/7 emergency plumbing, excavations, free estimates, clogged drains, leaking pipes, frozen pipes, video inspections, environmentally safe drain cleaning, high-velocity hydro jetting, and much more. Visit our website today, or give us a call for more information.


Richard is dedicated to finding the most up to date information and keeping the customers informed about what they can do to save money in the future


Speedy Septic Service offers septic tank pumping, repair, installation and maintenance services covering the Portland Metro area. Services offered: * septic tank Portland * septic tank install Portland * septic tank repair Portland * septic tank pumping Portland * septic tank maintenance Portland


Root Busters Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is a full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company serving Vancouver, Washington. Our plumbers and master plumbers have the most experience in the industry. In addition to our plumbing service, we also install water heaters, service garbage disposals, and dish washing machines. If you need finish work done on new construction, we are here to help you. Visit our website or contact us today for more information.


Winter, spring, summer or fall, your home calls out to be cleaned. Whether it's light or deep cleaning, COM Cleaning Solutions can make your house stay fresh all year round.

  • 10 years in business

We are a local, full service septic provider that maintains, installs, inspects and repairs all kinds of septic systems. We believe in setting a higher standard for our customers, employees & community as a whole by offering comprehensive services that also educate the system owner and ultimately that better protect our environment. Every tank we pump gets a free 28 point system check up and we have more DEQ certified technicians & inspectors than any other septic provider in Oregon to ensure your system is working properly. Call us today to schedule service, or just ask any questions you may have about your system - we are always happy to talk septic!


Clog Pro has proudly provided the Portland Oregon area with the highest-quality plumbing and trenchless sewer line repair services since they opened their doors in 1994. When we opened our doors years ago, it was our goal to earn a reputation for solid workmanship and responsive customer service. Nearly 20 years later, we are proud of the spot we have earned in the community, and we hope to serve for another twenty years. Visit our website today, or give us a call for more information.


I can do trimming, fences and backyard work. I know how to fix some broken pipes, plant different kinds of plants as maples, flowers, mowing the grass and blowing the leaves. I'll try to keep all around your house clean.


We take great pride in what we do. We understand that this is your home, not just another job. We are uniformed, clean, and professional. Reviews don't lie and neither do awards. Thank you, Grumpy

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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