Septic System Maintenance FAQs

How often do I need to have septic system maintenance, or septic tank pumping?

It is recommended that you have your septic system maintenance and pumped at least every two to three years or as needed according to usage and number of individuals dependent on the system. A small household with one to two residents may only need the septic tank to be pumped once every five to seven years while a larger household might require yearly septic pumping.

Understanding how much waste your residence or commercial building regularly produces is critical to maintaining the health and efficacy of the system. We recommend having professional inspections done to examine sludge levels and determine how often pumping should occur.

Does Texas Waste Co. offer traditional septic maintenance contracts?

No. Traditional maintenance contracts require that a service provider possess a state license to inspect your septic system. Texas Waste Co. does not perform inspections and therefore, does not employ licensed inspectors. However, we do provide septic tank pumping and disposal services for plumbers or septic service companies that do not own pumper trucks.

Why are my sprinkler heads losing pressure?

Loss of pressure in sprinkler heads can mean that your septic system has an unhealthy buildup of sludge that has clogged the spray heads and effluent pump. Without action, this could eventually burn out the effluent pump. A broken pipe or spray head could also be the culprit for pressure loss.

Can I save money by pumping only one tank?

It may seem like a cost effective alternative to pumping all tanks but in the long run, only pumping one tank will cause expensive problems for the septic system as a whole. In order to maintain a healthy and efficient septic system, all tanks must be regularly pumped.

Is it mandatory to install an aerobic septic system?

No. Site and soil conditions will determine which type of septic system is best for your residence or commercial building. Conventional septic systems are best suited for sandy soil that possesses no signs of a seasonal water table or restrictive horizon. Aerobic septic systems are installed when soils are heavy or clay-like and a seasonal water table is present.

Can Texas Waste Co. repair my septic system?

Our experts will work closely with your local plumber or septic service provider to supply pump trucks and properly dispose of waste. This enables a safe environment for plumbers or septic service providers to make timely repairs.