Septic Tank Pumping

septic pump truck

For residential homes or commercial buildings disconnected from a city sewer system, septic systems are necessary to properly siphon waste from all outgoing drains. Texas Waste Co. recommends that your septic system be inspected regularly and that your septic tank pumped (cleaned out) at least once every two to three years or as needed according to usage.

Maintenance & Septic Tank Pumping

If toilet flushing or shower draining is slower than normal, or you notice water discoloration, your septic tank may require maintenance. Failure to properly monitor and schedule septic tank pumping can decrease the systems efficacy and pose a number of serious problems, including:

  • Solid waste buildup
  • Septic system backup
  • Flooded drain field
  • Rupture

There are four main components to your septic system that you should be aware of:

Septic Tank

The underground septic tank is the primary component of a septic system and is generally made of plastic, concrete or fiberglass. The tank acts as a receptacle for solid and liquid waste material that exits your home and must be pumped every couple years to remove waste buildup.

Connective Piping

Pipes deliver waste from your home safely into the watertight septic tank. A specially engineered outlet allows liquid waste to exit the tank and pass through another set of pipes which lead to a drain field. Leftover solid waste is stored until septic tank pumping is scheduled.

Drain Field

Multiple pipes transport water waste to a drain field, where wastewater is treated to remove bacteria and other harmful elements.


In the final stage of the septic pumping process, surrounding soil absorbs treated wastewater. As the wastewater filters through the soil, any remaining contaminants are removed.

Waste Removal

Texas Waste Co., is available by appointment or emergency to provide your local plumber or septic service provider with pumping trucks to vacuum waste from the septic tank. Waste is stored within the truck’s mobile reservoir and transported for proper disposal. We are accustomed to working with:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Aerobic Systems & Conventional Systems
  • Low Pressure dosing systems
  • Nut Shell Systems
  • Oilfield Septic Pumping
  • Holding tanks