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Mac’s Plumbing Llc

Mac’s Plumbing Llc

4.9 (10)
I like to be on time and take care of the issue at a timely manner so that the customer can move on and take care of other important things. There’s nothing more satisfying to me than seeing a smiling customer when I’m walking out that door. 
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C&C Mechanical Plumbing

C&C Mechanical Plumbing

5.0 (5)
Family owned and operated. We have been servicing Maryland for 35 years. We do it right the first time. Come join the thousands of customers that have hired C&C and let us take care of rest. Quality and do it to last. That's the name of the game. We are on face book we can help with any needs. 
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Kevin's Plumbing & DrainCleaning

Kevin's Plumbing & DrainCleaning

4.8 (4)
We are a small company family owned and operated and we have great prices because of that reason. But don't let it fool you we do great work and have professional and licensed plumbers. Give us a call we do it all home improvement work as well. Kevin's Plumbing has references if needed and also has pictures of work that has been done. Will be your neighbor Hood plumber just give us a call 443 478-0515
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S&R DRAIN CLEANING LLC

S&R DRAIN CLEANING LLC

4.5 (2)
We do not sell them nothing that they do not need if another plumber comes out and can't get the clogged out S for Rodney if Rodney can open it no one can we lay down tarps clean up after ourselves we explain the job to the customer as we are working on it Before & After we give senior  we are family owned and operated we take pride in our work most our work is word-of-mouth and my husband is 1 of the best drain cleaners out there
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24/7 Grease Trap & Plumbing

24/7 Grease Trap & Plumbing

5.0 (1)
3 REASONS TO WORK WITH 24/7 GREASE TRAP & PLUMBING INC 24/7 Grease Trap & Plumbing Inc has been in business for more than a decade. In that time, our specialists have learned a thing or two about residential and commercial plumbing. Here are three ways we separate ourselves from the competition in Manassas, VA and the Washington Metro Area: We provide comprehensive plumbing services for restaurants. Need to have your grease trap cleaned? Is your heavy-duty kitchen sink clogged? We can help. We offer package deals for Manassas, VA and Washington Metro Area residents. You’ll receive septic pump-out and hydro jetting se ... View Profile
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Waste And Water Plumbing

Waste And Water Plumbing

5.0 (1)
We work with the customers
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Greystone Contractors/ Limitless Plunbing & Drain Llc.

Greystone Contractors/ Limitless Plunbing & Drain Llc.

We are a medium size outfit, so our customers get our utmost attention. Pay attention to deatil. We belive quality should not be an option but a standard we strive for. Fair pricing. Unbeatable service and everything under one roof mechanically. Warranty is the same as the big outfits. We have been in the trades for 20 years and the business as since 2002.. We have done work with DC water,and many big outfits in DC, MD, VA. Areas .. almost all the malls, many churches, schools, condos, the list goes on. Residential, Commercial, Municipal, institutional, road work and utilities, trenchless sewer-water-gas lines. New, Renovations,  Service ... View Profile
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O’Meara Restorations

O’Meara Restorations

We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty, integrity, and treats your home as if it were our own. We offer a variety of general contractor services that are customizable to each individual project. We charge at $75 trip charge, which is waived with any service. Some services we provide are Water Heater Installation, Water Heater Repair and Commercial Plumbing. Other services include:  Leak RepairDrain ReplacementDrain CleaningCommercial Sewer Installation You will find us to be competitively priced, paying close attention to the details of each project that we are involved with. We look forward to building lasting r ... View Profile
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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?