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We are a full-service water well drilling, pump sales and service company. We also sell and install water treatment systems. We will either sell the equipment to the do-it-yourself type of person at a savings to them, or we will sell the equipment and install it for the customer. We work in the residential market 99% of the time. We exceed the standard quality that is required by code in drilling a well due to the fact that the code is minimal. It doesn't protect the consumer from caving, sediment or mineral issues. In order to have a high-quality well, we need to construct a well with more materials and better materials the majority of the time. If you are a consumer who wants to have a better system than the status quo, please contact us. We will look forward to working with you and giving you a quote on a particular item that you want to purchase and install yourself or a complete system installed by us. Please visit our website for more information.

  • 44 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Master Craftsman, for the owner who is determined to acquire the absolute Finest. Jobs speak for themselves. From the Heathman Hotel to , Gene Bradshaw's villa in NW Portland. Our customer's never balk at prices, only gleam with satisfaction.

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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.

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We offer residential and light commercial plumbing including backflow testing, water testing, engineering and systems. We handle all plumbing aspects. We also have parts retail department. We service, as well as install new and remodel plumbing systems. We also do trucking. We are hauling rock, sand, soil and debris locally for construction of roads, arenas, and landscaping. We also offer fire suppression systems and engineering services. We are family owned and managed since 1938! We warrant all our workmanship and parts! We are licensed, insured and bonded.

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We are a 24-hour service plumbers for the greater portland metro. We provide top notch customer service and want all of our customers to be satisfied with each job.

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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

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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

  • 28 years in business
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Blue Whale Sprinkler Service is located in Beaverton, Oregon, and has been serving the Greater Portland Metropolitan area (with a variety of irrigation services) for more than 20 years. We specialize in sprinkler systems installation and repair, drip systems, winterization and spring activation, and backflow testing. Among other things, we also offer system upgrades, rain sensors, weather-based controllers, and high-efficiency spray heads to reduce water consumption. Our landscape contractor's board licensed in Oregon: business #7031.

  • 10 years in business
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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!

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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