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Nick's Quick Fix

Nick's Quick Fix

5.0 (14)
Hello my name is Nicholas Marsh I am the owner of Nick's quick fix that I founded in 2014. I was lucky enough to be born here in the Bay Area and I'm very appreciative of the opportunities. I am union journeyman trained and certified and accredited . I have over 15 years experience Plumbing homes and businesses from San Francisco to San Jose. I love what I do and take satisfaction when a job is complete and the customer is smiling. My main goal is to have a good experience with the people I encounter every day. Life is too short not to be happy! ... View Profile
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Real Handyman Services

Real Handyman Services

5.0 (5)
Clean, respectful, productive, and efficient. Willing to work with customers to meet convinient arrangements any day and time of the week. We offer emergency and or planed services inside and out. We hold outstanding expertise and reputation through out California and beyond. We hope in carrying out our services to your home or place of work in the near future. Give us a call at 4087997361 for a free estimate. Thank you kindly and have a wonderful day. -Rudy Del Real (Owner & Operator) ... View Profile
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A-2-Z Bay Plumbing And Rooters

A-2-Z Bay Plumbing And Rooters

5.0 (3)
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Ciari Plumbing

Ciari Plumbing

5.0 (1)
Ciari Plumbing & Heating, Inc. prides itself on the motto on top of its San Jose headquarter location that states “Building Santa Clara since the 1800's”. Currently, Ciari Plumbing and Heating, Inc. services the Santa Clara and San Joaquin Counties by providing an experienced union workforce for the public works construction industry. 
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Plumbing The Bay

Plumbing The Bay

5.0 (1)
​We specialize in all phases of plumbing work. No job is too big or small, we do it all! We offer timely, affordable services in the entire Bay Area. Our team of technicians are some of the most experienced and skilled in the industry. That is something we take great pride in and it shows by our track record and current customer base. We work with some of the biggest property and facility management companies in US as well as with all of our individual local friends and customers.  ... View Profile
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On Time Plumbing

On Time Plumbing

5.0 (1)
Our company is a family business, we base our advice with the most highly-trained industry-certified master plumbers with 10 years of experience working for both commercial and residential clients We are a local operation that is appropriate bonded and insured company. Our goal is to serve you with reliable and professional service, and letting us to achieve our commitment with satisfied customers.
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Deleon Plumbing & Gas

Deleon Plumbing & Gas

5.0 (1)
I've been a plumber for 20 years. I've worked in commercial and residential. All work is done according to City code and made ready to pass inspection.  Small and big jobs from new construction, remodeling, repipes, sewer lines and service calls. Available in the Bay Area (San Francisco, San Jose, Livermore and all surrounding cities and  Sacramento/Modesto and all surrounding cities.
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Noble Plumbing

Noble Plumbing

5.0 (1)
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Jmb Plumbing & Construction Inc

Jmb Plumbing & Construction Inc

We are a comprehensive remodeling and construction company that offers everything from granite countertop installation to full design and build. We are a family-owned and operated company that has been providing outstanding service to satisfied commercial and residential customers in Silicon Valley for over 25 years, and we have many references available upon request to prove it.
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Septic Tank Pumping Services
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to pump a septic tank near me?

Septic tank pumping costs $250 to $750 on average, depending on the tank size and location. Pumping a 750-gallon tank for homes less than 1,500 square feet costs $250, while 1,000+ gallon tanks for homes 2,500 square feet and up cost $375 and up.


How often does a septic tank need to be pumped?

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends 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.

Signs a septic tank is full:

  • Toilets and drains running slowly
  • Foul odors in your home
  • Pooling water above your drain field
  • Sewer backup
  • Overly healthy lawn above your septic bed

How long does it take to pump a septic tank?

Pumping a home septic tank takes 20 to 60 minutes to empty on average, depending on the tank size, past maintenance, volume of waste, and the equipment used.


Why pump a septic tank?

Pumping a septic tank removed excess waste, particles, and residue. Pumping the tank prevents backups and clogs in the septic system and allows water and waste to continue flowing.


Who pumps septic tanks?

Septic service professionals and some plumbers pump septic tanks. Get cost estimates, contact septic pumping services, and book the job today on HomeGuide.


Where to find local septic tank pumping companies?

To find the local septic services, do the following:

  • Start your search on websites like HomeGuide and Google.
  • Get at least three price estimates to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate or contract in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions, hire the best septic tank pumping services near you.


What questions should you ask local septic tank companies?

When hiring a septic pumping service, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been pumping septic systems?
  • Will there be odors during and after the service?
  • How many septic systems have you pumped?
  • What services are included in the cost?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?