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Scranton Septic Cystem Repairers

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  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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Tom was very friendly and professional. He came to give me an estimate same day and his prices were very fair. I felt very comfortable having him in my home. They did an excellent job on the electrical projects I requested; installing two can lights in our family room and an outdoor outlet. They also completed an additional repair that my husband has been meaning to get to but just hadn't gotten to. I'd gladly recommend Tom Ahearn to my friends and family.

  • 19 years in business

We do appliance repair and removal. We service washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens and ranges. We also install water heaters.


Hey, at J&S Home Repair and Restoration, we do painting, Sheetrocking, framing, and some small additions/remodeling of bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms. We do all aspects of home repair including plumbing and electrical work. We also work on barns, sheds porches and decks. We also provide straightforward and affordable pricing.


I do all types of home repairing, painting, plumbing and heating. also do carpentry, electrical work, home inspection and drywall repair.


Septic Medic is one of the best known sanitation service providers with special emphasis on septic systems. The company provides complete range of services for septic systems, such as cleaning and maintenance. The clients are assured of an excellent service because of the personally owned business. Thus, the owners are always at hand to address any concern that the clients might have about the quality of services or parts used. The range of services include cleaning of septic systems, installation of new systems and complete maintenance and repairs of existing systems. The company believes in fast and dependable service that comes with a complete dedication to the job.

  • 24 years in business

I do all aspects of remodeling and home repairs including plumbing, roofing, painting (interior/exterior), landscaping, snow removing, siding and grass cutting. I am also doing electrical, masonry, window and doors services.


I handle cables, clean lines, do video inspections, thaw frozen sewer lines, replace pumps, locate septic tanks, and replace sewer lines.


I am a maintenance mechanic. I do most electric HVAC repair, as well as building and maintaining homes and property. I do almost anything including some plumbing, soldering, replacements, installs and addition.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

When finished, it looks professional, right down to the letter, and we are never called back except for additional work. We fully guarantee everything pertaining to the workmanship and even the materials that we install. we guarantee, and that's for life. Working with people, and making them happy.


We have been in the construction field for 33 years, and are licensed and insured. We do: * Door replacement * Window replacement * Garage door service and replacement * Tile and wood floors * Minor electrical and plumbing * Kitchens and baths * Just about anything to do with the home


I have over 30 years of industrial maintenance and home repair experience. I do painting, landscaping, masonry, plumbing, drywall, equipment operation, and roofing.


I am an expert in painting, drywall, carpentry, commercial cleaning, basic electrical, basic plumbing, window installation, plastering, sanding, and power washing services. I can pretty much cover almost anything. I am very reliable, honest and hardworking.


We do any home repairs or maintenance: plumbing, electrical work, HVAC, and any mechanical work. We can fix or replace, from fixing water leaks to replacing faucets and pipe work. We can also change receptacles and switches and run new circuits. No job is too big or small.


I am willing to do mostly anything in the building trades and outdoor power equipment repair. If in doubt, just ask.


I have extensive experience in all aspects of home maintenance and remodeling. I have experience in plumbing and electrical work. I have built decks, remodeled bathrooms and kitchens, laid floors, and replaced windows and doors. I have experience with boilers, furnaces, and hot-water heaters. I plaster and do masonry work as well. I have been in the trades for more than 25 years.


There is no job too big or small for me. I do everything right and at good rates. Let's make it right. I specialize in trimming, drywall repair, and other odds and ends. I work in a modular home factory so I'm familiar with all aspects of building. In-house design services are also available.


Licensed and insured, I have been in the business since 1990. I myself do all the work and do everything from a simple leaky faucet to room additions and every phase of work to be done on a home.


From repairs to renovations, any project you may be considering can go from an idea to exceeded expectations. You can get free estimates and suggestions from someone with over 15 years of experience.

  • 7 years in business

It's done right the first time.. Doing different things


Also widely diversified, We offer free estimates on all major Electrical/ Plumbing/Central air conditioning/ heating / Ventilation/ Minor to Major repairs with Integrity & Experience of 25 years referrals & cooperatives. Always backup manpower networks. We offer senior citizen discounts and $25.95 house calls. Limited time offer. We are available 24/7.


I do home repairs, handyman services, decks, and patios. I also do painting, drywall, flood damage, and fire damage. I provide free estimates. No job is too small.

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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