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Top 3 Signs You Should Clean Your Septic Tank Right Now

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Spoiler: most of the time there are no clear signs your septic tank requires maintenance. You’ll typically see the signs below when your tank is overdue for maintenance. They include:

  • Surfacing liquids over the top of the tank or over the drainfield area.
  • Backup/overflow out of a cleanout (PVC pipe between the house and the tank).*
  • Backup in the house.*

*Could be plumbing related.

We and the TCEQ recommend pumping on the following schedules in order to avoid messy, expensive issues.


Still not sure if your tank needs to be cleaned? If it’s been 3-5 years since your last maintenance, now is usually the time. At a minimum, we advise getting it checked to make sure everything is running as it should. We are happy to help!


For 80 years, Van Delden Wastewater Systems has withstood the test of time as the leading Wastewater System company, providing San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country with services you can count on now and in the future. 

Call us for any of your wastewater systems needs and let our professionals help you with your septic installation and maintenance requirements: 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or 830.249.4000 (Boerne).


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