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Virginia Beach Sewer Cleaners

Browse these sewer cleaners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Virginia Beach.

  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa T.
Verified review

The guys came on time and worked quickly to fix my problem. I had roots growing in to my main line running to the sewer. The previous company that fixed the problem 4 years ago removed my toilet from the base and snaked in that way. The gentlemen from Ron's plumbing managed to do it without removing anything. They were considerate and understanding that I was worried about pricing as a single homeowner. I'd recommend them to anyone!

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Du It All Services, LLC
from 57 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabriel C.
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Doug was very professional and did a great job! The foreign object my wife flushed down the toilet by mistake was recovered before going into the sewer drain which could have been a bigger problem later. Thanks again Doug.

Master Repair Services
from 59 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Matt K.
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Even though my washer repair would have been more expensive than a new unit Ray took his time and did a thorough assessment and advised me of all my options. Appreciated his time and effort.

Cavalier Enterprises
from 34 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Frank R.
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I called Don with a 4 day turn around for completion of a flooring job for the entire condo. He and his team showed up and completed the job on schedule. He delivers. His crew was professional, tidy and left the job site cleaner than when they got there. I will use his services again with three more remodel projects when the time is right, and I highly recommend him and his team for their high standards and customer service. Frank C Reffel

City Wide Services
from 21 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kitty P.
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My stepson decided to use paper towels as toilet paper and the sewer backed up. I had worked on it myself for 3 hours the previous day. I posted to Thumbtack, and had a response within minutes. I received a quote and they were there in 30 minutes. The sewer was unclogged about 25 minutes later. They were both nice, kind, and answered my barrage of questions honestly. Will definitely use again, and again.

  • 31 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara Y.
Verified review

Within an hour of when we called A-1 Sewer & Drain Plumbing, a technician, Justin Kelty, was on the way to make the repair of a leaky faucet in our bathroom. He was extremely professional and give a clear explanation of the problem and how it was to be fixed. We have used this company before and have always been extremely pleased. They definitely deserve a 5 star rating.

S&S Lawn Maintenance
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
Verified review

I needed my gutters cleaned and James came out. He was polite and thorough. He did an excellent job cleaning the gutters and he came out quickly! I reached out to Thumbtack on Saturday and on Sunday he was out to do the job. Excellent job all around. I will rehire him for gutters and other work as well.

Rogue Contracting
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John R.
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Fast, on budget AND they did some extra work which they did not charge us any more to do. The place was left cleaner when they left, than when they started. Very satisfied.

Mamba Drain Inspections
from 1 review
    Faye P.
    Verified review

    Tysheem just performed two drain inspections for me and I highly recommend his services!!  His hi tech equipment is amazing👍 I now have peace about keeping my rental built in the 60s on a slab knowing the sewer lines only have one weak spot to be repaired and I won't have to have all the floors busted up to replace all the cast iron underneath the slab floors😊. It also helped me in negotiating a price on a house I plan to buy knowing I will need to have to replace the entire sewer lines.  Thank you Tysheem👌 Best wishes for a successful business, one that is greatly needed‼️ Faye Pruitt He's on time, reasonable and will save you time and money


    A-1 Plumbers offers 24-hour emergency plumbing and drain services, including clogged drains, water heaters, gas lines, leak detection, plumbing repairs, large or small water jetting, and much more. We are a true full-service plumbing company! We have an A+ rating with the BBB, with over 103,000 regular customers. We have been serving South Hampton Roads since April 12,1987. These include Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, and Williamsburg.


    We offer plumbing repair, including faucets, drain lines, water lines, and sewer-line service backups. We have quality workmanship and honest price with guarantee.


    A-1 Sewer, Drain Plumbing and Heating is a full-service residential and commercial plumbing company which will fix the problem right the first time in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Newport News.


    We provide excellent service at an affordable price and 24-hour service When we arrive at a customers home who is more than happy to see us and upon completion of the job knowing the customer is satisfied


    I am certified in commercial and residential cleaning OSHA training certified I've been doing construction and landscaping since a young age it's second nature to me I've had schooling in journeyman electrical wiring and can do almost any job at an affordable reasonable price I love the work I do because it's what I have always done I take pride in any and all jobs I do no matter how small or large I am a very open, honest, and friendly person who will do my best to assist u in any manner possible


    I like providing fast & expert service for customers that have been takin for a ride by other contractors in my trade

    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.

    What are plumbers and what do they do?

    Plumbers are skilled professionals who are trained to install and maintain pipes and systems for drinking water, sewage and drainage. They usually have trained through four- to five-year training programs, which include apprenticeships, via trade schools and community colleges. Plumbers’ areas of expertise typically go beyond pipes to include mathematics, blueprint reading, plumbing codes and water distribution. They handle plumbing emergencies, such as broken pipes or clogged drains, and install and maintain everything from a new piping system to a replacement faucet. Plumbers also know how to install bathtubs and showers, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. Plumbers may work on residential or commercial sites, sometimes designing and laying out a pipe system during construction.

    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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