Find a septic tank pumping service in San Francisco, CA

Find septic tank pumping services in San Francisco, CA

Find septic tank pumping services in San Francisco, CA

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Find septic tank pumping services in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 septic tank pumping services in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco septic tank pumping services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

4.9Exceptional(19)
Offers online services
28 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Mrs. Judy L. says, "Agreed to a price and charged correctly for a fine job. Very professional attitude. Judy P" Read more
Deleon Plumbing & Gas

Deleon Plumbing & Gas

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Melanie H. says, "Dany was quick to answer my request, giving me a call instead of just texting an answer. We spoke briefly about the problem and he manage to find the time to come on the same day! Was able to pay through paypal, which is event better during our times of social distancing. " Read more
I Rooter & Plumbing

I Rooter & Plumbing

5.0Exceptional(6)
7 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Welcome to I Rooter & Plumbing. We're available and ready to provide you with the plumbing industries leading professionals. Regardless the scope of your plumbing project our team is prepared. Call us today! Our experts will save you time & money by delivering plumbing services that are Expedient & Efficient with Superior Expertise. At I Rooter & Plumbing we maintain a high standard in delivering quality plumbing services to our customers. Our Plumbers are notably recognized as career professionals. We are consistent in attaining 100% customer satisfaction 100% of the time by diagnosing, servicing, repairing and installing Residential or Co...
WIN ENGINEERING

WIN ENGINEERING

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We work efficiently and fast but above all else safely. Everything is discussed with all clients to make sure so no problems will arise ongoing the job
209 Plumbing/Stanley Plumbing

209 Plumbing/Stanley Plumbing

5.0Exceptional(60)
10 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Lee T. says, "i was great and easy having richard work on my water heater and bathroom and kitchen faucets. AAAAA+++++ thanks lee" Read more

Your Septic System Repair, Maintenance, or Inspection questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does septic tank pumping cost?

Septic tank pumping costs $250 to $895, depending on the tank size and location. Pumping may cost as little as $250 for a 750-gallon tank, or as much as $895 for a 1,250-gallon tank.

Completely replacing a damaged septic system can cost up to $10,000, compared to the price for regular pumping. Proper maintenance can help a septic tank last for up to 50 years.

How often should a septic tank be pumped?

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends inspecting and pumping your septic system every 3 to 5 years. Septic pumping frequency depends on the number of residents, the amount of wastewater generated, the volume of solids, and septic tank size.

Professionals should also inspect the system every 3 years to look for leaks and layers of scum and sludge. The tank needs pumping when the bottom of the scum layer is within 6" of the bottom outlet tee, or the top sludge layer is within 12" of the outlet tee.

However, if you suspect your tank is full, don't wait until then to call a professional.

How long does it take to pump a septic tank?

Pumping a septic tank takes 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the tank size, volume of waste, and equipment used. During this time, the technician will:

  • Note the tank’s liquid level and make sure there’s no leaking
  • Lower a specialized vacuum hose into the tank
  • Pump the waste to their truck
  • Watch for backflow
  • Backflush the tank to rinse off any remaining sludge
  • Inspect the tank for any damage

Who pumps septic tanks?

Septic tank companies have the skills and equipment to pump and clean a septic tank safely and efficiently. Routine septic cleanings can help keep you flushing without issue.

If you have a clog, you may be unsure whether to call a plumber or a septic service. Call a septic service if there are numerous backed-up drains, a gurgling sound when you flush the toilet, or you have sewage odor or a soggy patch above the septic tank buried in your yard. Call a plumber if only one or two drains appear affected

How can I tell if my septic tank is full?

Your septic tank may be full if:

  • Your toilets are draining slowly or backing up.
  • There are foul odors in the home.
  • Your grass is greener than usual above the tank.
  • There's standing water in your yard.

How do I choose a septic tank pumping service?

Start by searching our list of professional septic tank pumping contractors, then:

  • Look for certified septic tank pumpers that have been in business for several years.
  • Check their online reviews at HomeGuide and Google.
  • Get estimates from several companies to compare.
  • Ask about hours of operation and same-day emergency services.
  • Make sure the company uses the latest equipment.
  • Ask about the warranty policy.

What questions should I ask septic tank contractors?

When looking for local septic tank pumping companies, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been working in this area?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Are there any other fees I can expect?
  • Will you hire any subcontractors for this job?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Will this job need any permits? If so, will you get them?
  • Do you offer a warranty for your labor?
  • Can I have a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for San Francisco septic tank pumping services

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Juan O.
Very professional. Replaced the water heater in no time. Very clean work
Innovation Plumbing and Rooter dba HBR CONSTRUCTION
Robert T.
Good job & thanks
I Rooter & Plumbing
Cliff K.
Stanley installed a water heater that was too big to go into the utilities closet. With a little extra work, it fits. He made a return trip no charge. Have his business card taped to my water heater just in case. What more do you need to know? Give him a call he's a good guy!
209 Plumbing/Stanley Plumbing
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