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The average time period for pumping a septic tank is about one to four years between cleanings. Septic tank pumping frequency depends on the size of the tank, the waste-water volume, and the solids content based on the n... More »

According to HomeAdvisor, the average reported cost to clean or pump a septic tank is $437 as of 2014. The pricing ranges from a minimum of $200 to a maximum of $800. More »

Install septic tank risers and covers by uncovering the existing openings and cleaning the top of the tank. Install the adapter ring, and attach the risers to the tank so they are a few inches under the surface of the la... More »

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According to HomeAdvisor, the average reported cost to clean or pump a septic tank is $437 as of 2014. The pricing ranges from a minimum of $200 to a maximum of $800. More »