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Most homes are connected to a public sewer system, but some of them have their own water treatment facilities called septic systems. These systems control and filter household waste and separate wastewater from solid waste. Over time, this solid waste builds up inside the tank, and therefore, the tank needs to be pumped regularly. A functional home depends on regular septic tank pumping, so pumping your tank every year is ideal for most homeowners to make sure it's properly working and isn't going to give you any sewer issues in the long run. In this article, we will talk about some of the basics of the maintenance and the costs of septic tank pumping. 


The Price of Septic Tank Pumping

Septic tank pumping typically costs $400, but to be realistic, depending on certain factors, it can cost anywhere from $225 to $650. As you calculate the total cost of septic tank pumping, keep the following things in mind:

  • Gallons of waste: Naturally, the cost of pumping will increase with the amount of waste that has accumulated in your tank.
  • Tank size: Septic tanks come in various sizes and can range from 750 to 1,500 gallons.
  • Location: The location of your home is influential on many services, including septic tank pumping.

Other Variables

Besides the three variables we have talked about, the frequency of pumping, how well it is maintained, and the items you flush or drain into the system might affect the estimate for pumping your septic tank.


Of course, you should expect fewer surprises and less waste if you pump your septic tank more frequently. So, getting it inspected every year to see if everything is intact and depending on it, getting it pumped will impact the cost of pumping.


Every household is different; a house with a similar location and size as yours might need more frequent pumping because if two people reside in your home, five people might be residing there.


Locations have a large impact on the price of the pumping, too. If you are living in an area with high living expenses, septic tank pumping costs will also be higher. This difference particularly strikes between rural and urban areas.


Of course, compared to a septic tank that has been ignored for years, one that is well-maintained is less likely to need major repairs aside from the pumping cost.

Tank Dimensions

The largest factor in the cost of the service is largely determined by the size of your septic tank. Pumping larger tanks costs more since they hold more waste.

750-gallon capacity tanks usually cost about $175–$300. 1,000-gallon capacity tanks usually cost about $225–$400. 1,250-gallon capacity tanks usually cost about $275–$500. 1,500-gallon capacity tanks usually cost about $345–$600. 1,750-gallon capacity tanks usually cost about $400–$700.

Advice From Us

Regular pumping and septic cleaning are essential for your and your loved ones' wellbeing. If not, ignoring the issue will not only have a negative financial impact but also have major negative health implications. Regular maintenance usually costs a few hundred dollars, but if you put it off, septic tank installation and repair costs are much higher. Fortunately, professionals of New Era Plumbing & Septic offer a variety of plumbing and septic services. We are a septic company with the aim of catching any minor issues with the septic tank in the early phases. Contact us now to find out more!


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