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FAQ Answered: When Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

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There is a common misconception that you only pump your tank when it is “full.” This is only partially true. Let’s use an example to explain this. Your septic tank is 1,000 gallons with a normal liquid level of 1,000 gallons.   …Continue Reading

3 Frequently Asked Septic Pumping Questions

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Although many Hill Country homeowners use septic systems, they are still a mystery to most people. We get asked lots of questions about septic systems, but the three we hear most are about septic pumpings/cleanings. Why should my septic tank   …Continue Reading

Why Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

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Most people wait until they have a problem to pump out their septic tank, but this is not the right approach — by then, your system is usually past the point of no return. Don’t wait until it’s too late!   …Continue Reading

What to Expect During a Septic Tank Cleaning

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While your septic tank cleaning experience may vary between service providers, here are a few things that should happen during all septic tank cleanings. Tank access lids exposed – Tanks installed after the late 1980s have two compartments, and both   …Continue Reading

Is Your Septic System Ready for Football Season?

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Professional football is starting back up, which means it’s time for Sunday barbecues and game-watching. Although one day of extra usage on your septic system is nothing to panic about, there are a few things you can do to help   …Continue Reading

Why Septic Additives are a Waste of Money

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We live in a society of “quick fixes.” This outlook affects us in many ways, but something we see often that worries us is our customers’ belief that using septic additives means they won’t have to pump their septic tank.   …Continue Reading

How Much Will It Cost to Clean My Septic Tank?

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When we are scheduling a septic tank cleaning for a first-time customer one of the most common questions we hear is, “How much will this cost?” It is actually about the same or less than if you were paying monthly   …Continue Reading

How Do I Know What Size My Septic Tank Is?

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Septic tanks come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s easy to forget — or never learn — the size of the septic tank on your property. Because its size affects how often it should be pumped, however, it’s important   …Continue Reading

See Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs Pump a Septic Tank

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Septic tank cleaning is not an easy or pretty job — something host Mike Rowe discovered in a 2003 episode of Dirty Jobs, a show dedicated to praising the men and women who who earn an honest living doing the   …Continue Reading

Septic Tank Pumping vs. Cleaning: What’s the Difference?

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When it comes to septic tanks, the words “pumping” and “cleaning” are often used interchangeably, even though they mean slightly different things: pumping means removing liquid and some floating solids/sludge, while cleaning means removing all the water and compacted sludge   …Continue Reading

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