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septic tank pumpingWhen scheduling a septic tank pumping procedure for the first time, one of the most commonly asked questions by homeowners is: How much will it cost? Well, firstly, the cost is about the same as if you were paying municipal sewer fees, but septic cleaning prices vary due to several factors.

  • The type of system you have: Standard, aerobic, low-pressure dosing, etc. Each involves slightly different pumping methods.
  • The number of tanks: Low-pressure dosing and aerobic systems always have more capacity, but a standard system can also have multiple tanks.
  • Digging: If the lids are buried, you may be asked to dig them up, or the contractor can do it, in which case, find out if there’s an extra charge for digging.
  • Dumping fee: A septic tank pumping price might or might not include a dumping fee to empty the waste that was removed. Check with your provider.

There are other factors that determine the cost of septic tank pumping, as well, but the ones above are the most common. Unlike other routine procedures, such as changing the oil in your car, your septic system doesn’t need cleaning that often. It’s recommended every 3 to 5 years. However, like your car, skipping preventative maintenance can cause expensive damage in the long run.

At Lee Kirk & Sons Septic in Lakeland, Florida, we can take care of all your waste removal needs with our wide range of residential septic services. You’ll never have to deal with a failed system! Call today for a free estimate!