Find a septic tank pumping service in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Find septic tank pumping services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Find septic tank pumping services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Find septic tank pumping services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Top 10 septic tank pumping services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Homeowners agree: these Fort Lauderdale septic tank pumping services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Top Choice Plumbing & Inspections, Inc.

Top Choice Plumbing & Inspections, Inc.

61+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
David S. says, "We called the plumbing company out the prices was amazing Paul and Stricker completed the job in a timely fashion and cleaned up as if nothing was ever done thank you guys" Read more


New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
My service stand out on a need to know bases meaning.I greet the customer when I first arrive then I get some insight on what’s wrong.Then I proceed with doing my assessment to repair the problem. I enjoy seeing the out come of the work I do cause I’m very passionate about providing the best service at a affordable price.
Anthony Nemnom

Anthony Nemnom

10 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Christian F. says, "Thorough inspection and recommendation of parts needing replacements. Clean removal of old kitchen faucet and installation of new. I will most definitely recommend to friends and family if the need of a good plumber arises. Thank you!" Read more
Fla Upkeep

Fla Upkeep

13+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ken M. says, "Cheap price negotiable " Read more


7 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cindy C. says, "Chris was terrific! His price was fair, he showed up on time. He completed the job in under a half hour, and saved me a ton of money. I had another plumber come in the day before, he broke the existing cartridge and told me it couldn't be fixed. He wanted $950 to replace valves, cartridge, and trim kit. Chris came in a got the job done with no problems. He knows his stuff. Hire him, you won't be sorry." 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 Fort Lauderdale septic tank pumping services

Recent success stories from people in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Stricker D.
It’s how they take their time to listen to you to solve the problem like they were living in the house and giving you an affordable price.
Top Choice Plumbing & Inspections, Inc.
Gaetan L.
Anthony does a good job, he is fair and honest. I will hire him again if I have another problem with my plumbing.
Anthony Nemnom
Punctuality Lowest priced Neat Quick service. Best tree service I ever hired
Fla Upkeep
Susan S.
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