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Fredericksburg Plumbers

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

Tan the Handyman
4.7
from 515 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 682 hires on Thumbtack
B. J.
Verified review

I sent a text to thumbtack on April 7th at 12AM requesting Tony Tan to do my plumbing repair in my crawlspace, because he had such high reviews. Tony called me around 9AM on the same date and by that afternoon the plumbing was completed. He was courteous and very informative about the plumbing system in my old house. He also made me aware of water that had been sitting under the plastic moisture barrier in my crawlspace that I had not seen. All in all I give him an A+ and I will use him again soon.

Nick's Plumbing
4.8
from 262 reviews
  • 349 hires on Thumbtack
Tessa W.
Verified review

Nick was amazingly helpful when we had a clogged and leaking water main last week. He was able to come out the same morning I reached out to him, quickly fixed the problem, and then explained in detail how we could avoid it in the future—he even drew a diagram of our whole plumbing system so I could keep it for reference! I'm very thankful for his help and professionalism.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daryl C.
Verified review

Walter provided an appointment within 3 hours of needing a project completed. He explained several alternatives to the toilet and plumbing services needed. Very reasonable price!!

Renaissance Contractors
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Rashid N.
Verified review

Plain and simple, Tony does good work. His attention to detail and craftsmanship is second to none. He installed a difficult herring bone backsplash for us with ease. Individual glass tiles aren’t easy to cut but it was no problem for him. He also completely opened up a closet for us and installed a custom built in bench seats and cubby hole storage system. He also painted one of our rooms with a nice stripe pattern. He is very nice and his prices are great. There isn’t a job he can’t perform.

Home Town Plumbing, LLC
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine R.
Verified review

Tony was so prompt in answering my online request. He called right away and was out to my house in an hour. He solved the mystery of where the water in the kitchen ceiling was coming from - the attic! Not only did he fix the clogged condensate pipe from my AC unit, he created a back up system so the overflow pan will not flood my attic again. I'm very grateful for his expertise, his ingenuity and his response to a very urgent request. I will call Tony again when I have a plumbing problem.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus Y.
Verified review

Let me start by saying that I'm not one to typically call for help. I'm more of a do-it-yourself type of homeowner. But when it comes to systems as complex at HVAC, I simply could not find time, and did not have the experience necessary to fix my A/C unit in the middle of a hot week. That is when Robert and Friends quite literally came to my rescue. Robert was able to quickly and efficiently diagnose my HVAC systems issue and then provide me options to get my home cooled again. He holds himself with upmost confidence and professionalism which swayed my decision to use Robert and Friends Heating and Cooling LLC. Although I had initially searched around and tested my options with other HVAC repair services, I found that the punctuality of Robert and Friends as well as the professionalism and plethora of knowledge led me to stick with them. They were very reasonable with pricing and were eager to get my house cooled ASAP. I couldn't have asked for a better experience in my time without A/C. Thank you Robert and Friends!

Kevin HVAC Services
4.1
from 7 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas P.
Verified review

I have been knowing Mr Dortch for several years, and I have used him to do quite a few jobs for me. He has always done a great job and has been very professional with my clients and in his workmanship. Whenever I have had an issue with my systems, I have always called on Mr Dortch first. I recommend him very highly and I have found him to be an asset to the trade. Perdue, Perdue Home Services

Brownlee Plumbing
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dustin P.
Verified review

We use Jotis for all of our home and rental property plumbing. He is reliable, will make service calls at all hours, and is a super nice guy

Air Benders LLC.
2.8
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Vincent M.
Verified review

David installed a Trane System in our house less than a year ago and it is top of the line more importantly my daughter has allergies and ever since the new system with clean effects air cleaner my daughters allergies have decreased drastically. We are very happy with this system and because of the efficiency of this unit our utility bill has gone down by about 30-40% per month.

ECR Plumbing LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Deb D.
Verified review

ECR Plumbing responded quickly when my basement flooded due to my sump pump failing. They were able to fix the problem and install a battery back up system, at my request. All in time to stay ahead of Hurricane Florence!

SKS Contracting
1.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

Our services include: Homes Remodeling Electric and Plumbing Services Painting and Drywall Services Business, Homes and Commercial Adjustment Services

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We are a full-service HVAC/plumbing company that had been serving the Richmond area for 15 years. We pride ourselves on our quick response time as well as our customer satisfaction.

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We solve wet basements by controlling the flow of runoff on the outside of the house through corrective grading, burying drain pipes and upgrading gutters and spouts. We also correct wet yard problems and most rain-related problems.

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We have been in the septic business since 1967, and have installed thousands of septic systems, Conventional, Mound systems, Bay restoration tanks, PERC Tests, Deep systems up to 22'.

  • 15 years in business
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Eddie Guy has been doing septic systems, percolation tests, and now the new nitrogen-reducing septic systems for over 45 years. He knows the lay of the land in Mechanicsville County and can help to get your percolation tests to pass or your septic systems to last the length of the house.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Providing true service for customer satisfaction. Not afraid of hard work to job well done. was trained by well versed individuals in apprentiships. Learned from mistakes and learned more from responibilities layed out before me. Love what I do in serving others.

  • 29 years in business
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We are the largest Septic Contractors in the Northern Virginia area. We have been in business over 25 years. We have the most competitive prices. Family own give more personal services. All our work is guarantee.

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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