Find a septic tank pumping service in New York, NY

Find septic tank pumping services in New York, NY

Find septic tank pumping services in New York, NY

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Find septic tank pumping services in New York, NY

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Top 10 septic tank pumping services in New York, NY

Homeowners agree: these New York septic tank pumping services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Blue City Construction Corp

Blue City Construction Corp

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Blue City Construction Corp, founded in 2018 and based in Brooklyn, NY, is your go-to solution for all General Contractor Projects. With 25 years of experience, they offer a range of services from emergency assistance to preventive measures. They take pride in their quality work and exceptional customer service. Blue City Construction Corp not only solves your current problems but also helps prevent future ones, all at affordable rates.
Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical Piping & Heat

Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical Piping & Heat

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
Mary B. says, "Mr. Barnaby was a most helpful person as I was unsure of what I should do regarding my furnace and with winter upon us I was very worried. Mr. Barnaby calmed my fears and said he'd be at my home at 6pm! Mr. Barnaby arrived and almost immediatley diagnosed the problem! He explained a bit about how the furnace works and advised me of maintaining it. In just under an hour the furnace was up and running! He cleaned out the furnace which was in an awful state and he showed me how to do it! Mr. Barnaby is a most helpful, knowledgeable and kind man. I highly recommend Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical and have put them in my home/address book! A thousand thanks Mr. Barnaby!" Read more
J & E Professional Home Services

J & E Professional Home Services

5.0(2)
4 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Tresha C. says, "Got the job done quickly and would recommend for those looking for good service on a budget I will definitely be calling them back" Read more
Comfort Plumbing & Heating

Comfort Plumbing & Heating

4.9Exceptional(13)
14 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Linda S. says, "He was very polite and knowledgeable. Took care of our problem quickly and neatly for a very reasonable price." Read more
Berry’s Home Improvements & Handyman Services, LLC

Berry’s Home Improvements & Handyman Services, LLC

5.0(4)
7 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Mike L. says, "Responded quickly to our request for unclogging a drain line. Arrived on time and worked quickly and efficiently. Solved our problem and maintained his original estimate. Would definitely use him again. " 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 New York septic tank pumping services

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
John R.
My Office was filled with clutter that I thought would take days to get rid of. THE J & E Team took care of the job in a matter of hours. Can’t thank these guys enough.
J & E Professional Home Services
Mike E.
Flori returned all contact messages promptly. He came earlier than promised on Christmas Day Dec 25th. He answered all questions while attempting to fix the problem. He is charges were very fare. I highly recommend him for plumbing services
Comfort Plumbing & Heating
Bill T.
Very good, would recommend anytime. Would hire again
Berry’s Home Improvements & Handyman Services, LLC
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