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Pumping your septic tank is one of the most important things you can do to keep your system functioning properly, yet, it’s one of the things that most homeowners don’t do. Why fix it if it ain’t broke? Well, because it will break if you don’t pump it, and when it breaks, there’s usually no fixing it….most systems require complete replacement!

The tank’s job is to trap the solids so only the liquids flow on to the drainfield. But, if the tank is too full with solids, those solids will start to flow out to the drainfield too! Most septic tanks should be pumped every 3-5 years on average. This is for maintenance and the longevity of your septic system. Frequency is dependent upon the size of the tank and the number of occupants using the system. For example: a family of 6 on a 1000-gallon tank will need to pump out the tank more frequently than a family of 3 on a 1000-gallon tank.

Want to know more about cleaning your septic tank? Our FAQ page will answer many of your questions. https://www.vdwws.com/faqs/frequently-asked-questions/

Want to find out about scheduling? Give us a call right now. Don’t wait until it’s too late!


For 86+ 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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