Find a septic tank pumping service in San Jose, CA

Find septic tank pumping services in San Jose, CA

Find septic tank pumping services in San Jose, CA

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Find septic tank pumping services in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 septic tank pumping services in San Jose, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Jose septic tank pumping services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Deleon Plumbing & Gas

Deleon Plumbing & Gas

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, 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
J Drains Rooter Service

J Drains Rooter Service

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Mike T. says, "J Drains did a good job sourcing and replacing our somewhat unusual propane water heater in the same day! Very capable service." Read more
A-2-Z Bay Plumbing And Rooters

A-2-Z Bay Plumbing And Rooters

5.0(3)
7 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Carlos R. says, "Fast response, good work & excellent service" Read more
209 Plumbing/Stanley Plumbing

209 Plumbing/Stanley Plumbing

5.0Exceptional(60)
9 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Jose, 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
Chandler Plumbing

Chandler Plumbing

5.0Exceptional(270)
2 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
John T. says, "Repiped my entire home in one weekend. This was a huge job. They were clean, kind, and knew exactly what they were doing. They didn’t waste any time and we’re extremely hard working. I shopped around and Chandlers was the best quote for the best quality. They offer a lifetime warranty on labor. I highly recommend this company. " Read more
AAA Boulder And Plumbers

AAA Boulder And Plumbers

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
I’m Tony and reasonable and quick to respond please call me 6508343126 and I located in San Jose California so please don’t hesitate to call me anytime night and day 24-7 January-December
Innovation Plumbing

Innovation Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
I Have 10 years of experience in the PLUMBING branch and construction in general. I have worked on home projects that start until they are finished. in the Los Altos, Atherton and Palo Alto area. I have also worked in Smart House
Nick's Quick Fix

Nick's Quick Fix

5.0Exceptional(14)
14 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Robert P. says, "He was honest and did a great job. He also ofered suggestions regarding the existing problems. Great job!" Read more
JPC Rooter & Plumbing

JPC Rooter & Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
JPC Rooter & Plumbing, founded in 2007, serves the Hayward, CA area and its surroundings. They pride themselves on their reliability, excellent communication, integrity, and high-quality work. With a focus on customer education and satisfaction, they use their extensive industry expertise to deliver top-notch services. No job is too big or too small for them - each project is important and deserves their best effort. Trust JPC Rooter & Plumbing to take care of your needs with honesty and dedication.
Chase Rooter & Plumbing Inc.

Chase Rooter & Plumbing Inc.

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
We are Punctual, afordible, 20 years of trade knowledge, No Surprises, flat rates that customers are notified about upfront, Stellar presence on Yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/chase-rooter-and-plumbing-danville-2

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 Jose septic tank pumping services

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Carlos R.
Fast response, excellent work & service provided
A-2-Z Bay Plumbing and Rooters
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
Chanel D.
They were able to fix my water heater over the holidays during an emergency situation. We are extremely grateful for their availability and also how affordable it was. We will be using them again.
Chandler Plumbing
Ken C.
Nick was on time , professional, knowledgeable and went the extra mile to resolve our plumbing issues
Nick's quick fix
Dan D.
On time very professional did a great job I would consider hiring him again not a problem he did a good job he did some plumbing work for me and he did some other odd jobs for me and he was in and out real quick and was clean about it and I would recommend them to anybody
On time handyman
Jane G.
His company was able to do a pretty major construction job at my house in a very timely manner. They were professional and honest and very nice to work with. They did a beautiful job on my house which included new windows, doors, painting, roof work, retexturing walls and plumbing/ electrical work. They really can do it all
URBAN COWBOY CONSTRUCTION&PLUMBING
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