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 » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

Septic tanks are normally pumped by a professional septic pumping service. A business directory such as Angie's List or your local yellow pages has listings. Prices depend on the size of your septic system and how far yo... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

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 »

Septic tanks do not require additives to work correctly, but with proper treatment, including regular pumping and protecting the drain field, a septic tank should last for many years. Most homeowners should have their ta... More »

Septic tank owners should have their tanks pumped approximately every three to five years to avoid clogs and other issues, recommends the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Septic tanks are als... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

A septic tank is the component of a septic sewage treatment system that holds waste water long enough to allow solids to settle out. Its capacity is measured in gallons. A 1,500-gallon septic tank will hold 1,500 gallons... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

Anaerobic systems and aerobic lagoon systems are the most common types of septic tank systems. Mechanical hybrid systems that combine aerobic and anaerobic functions are rarely used. Septic tanks are typically made of co... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing