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Norristown Septic Tank Professionals

Browse these septic tank services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Norristown.

Action Septic
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
B. F.
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Good people! I like when you know you can trust the person who you are dealing with!

C&M Mechanical
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew J.
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Mike Steiger and his staff did a outstanding job bringing out a new hot water tank and installing it at a great price for us. I recommend this guy to any one who need work done, I put his phone number away incase we need him again, thank you Mike

South Jersey Engineers LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy S.
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South Jersey ended up recommending someone to fix the issue and it was a great recommendation prompt reply from both professional and fixed the first time.

Mike J.
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Came to my house and found that the line from my septic tank to my distribution box was collapsed. He then proceeded to dig and found the d-box was partially blocked going to my drain field. Mr. Sheaffer cleared the blockage from my tank and also replaced the broken pipe. He was very prompt and professional. I will be using him in the future and have recommended Mr. Sheaffer to several of my friends.


Able Septic Service, a dependable septic company, services the New Jersey area. Our service technicians take pride in their years of experience and knowledge to better assist you at any time, day and night. We offer septic tank cleaning, septic system service, septic pump repairs, septic tank installation, and other septic services.


We offer the following: * pumping septic tanks, holding tanks, cesspools, and grease traps * installing and replacing sewer ejector pumps and sand mounf pumps * cleaning sewers and drains * jetting high-pressure pipes * inspecting video pipes We service and inspect Premier Tech Ecoflow Peat Moss Systems. "We know we're not politically correct. We're environmentally responsible."


Family owned and operated. We do septic clean outs, risers and small repairs

  • 26 years in business

We provide courteous, professional services for all your septic needs. We offer free estimates for any septic repairs or new septic installations. We carry bacteria treatments for our customers to help maintain their septic systems. We recommend that septic tanks are to be pumped out at least once a year depending on how many people reside in the home and how much water a homeowner uses on a daily basis. We offer repairs on some septic systems and new installations for all types of septic systems. Our services include sewage pump repair and installation, bacteria treatment, and field bed treatment. Our engineering services include perc digs, septic drawings, soil analysis for new septic system installations, septic inspections (certifications), and new septic tank or cesspool lids. We offer free estimates. We have emergency service nights or weekends. We have 28 years of experience and are a third-generation family-owned and -operated business. We are DEP licensed and NJ contractor licensed as well as a member of Better Business Bureau. "We can answer all your septic questions and give you all the answers you need."


We provide well pump and tank repair and replacement for residential, commercial and industrial customers in New Jersey (NJ) and Eastern Pennsylvania (PA) including Bucks County. Sump pumps, well location inspection and abandonment, emergency services, and constant pressure systems are some of the well-and-pump-related services that we offer. Ivyland Well & Pump Service is a local family-owned and operated company in the heart of Bucks County, PA. We are a third-generation drilling company with over 20 years of experience. Our well drillers are licensed and certified, and we are a member of the National Ground Water Association and the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association.

  • 26 years in business

We provide professional, courteous service for all our customers, whether you need us to clean your septic system or you just need information on when and how often you need to have it cleaned or what products that are available to aid in keeping their septic in working order. About Us - Member of the Better Business Bureau - State DEP licensed - N.J. State contractor license - Family owned and operated - Third-generation in the septic service field - Over 35 years in business - Honored member of The Cambridge Who's Who for Executive, - Professionals and Entrepreneurs - 2007 Readers Choice Award Best Of The Press Able Septic Service - 2004-N.J. Press Association 1st. Place Award Able Septic Service for Best Ad Campaign We clean septic tanks, cesspools, seepage pits, distribution boxes and effluent filters. We provide chemical treatments for old cesspools, slow draining field drains and field beds. We offer engineer services for new installations of individual sewage disposal system designs or repairs to the existing septic system. We have percolation test pits for soil boring results and analysis for new installations. We can help with cast iron manhole covers or concrete lids for septic tanks, cesspools, seepage pits and D-boxes as well as concrete risers for septic tanks, cesspools, seepage pits and D-boxes. We do septic system inspections (certifications). We also can help with well mark-outs for VA and FHA loans. Sewage pumps are repaired and installed. We cater to residential and commercial. We provide a 24-hour emergency service. All questions are answered. If we cannot help you, we will try to find someone who can. We offer free advice and free estimates.

  • 29 years in business

We offer great service at reasonable prices. We are available 7 days week.

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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