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Septic Tank Pump Out

Septic Tank Cleaning and Inspection


Every time you use your sink, garbage disposal, flush a toilet, take a shower, or run your washing machine, you add a small amount of water and waste to the septic tank. Sludge and other sediments slowly accumulate in the tank while the water enters the drainfield and leaches into the ground.

Over the course of 3-5 years these layers of sediment and sludge accumulate on the bottom and the sides and eventually fills the tank. Now it's time for a pump out, or septic tank cleaning.

If you ignore it your septic tank will eventually back up into your home and yard.

And it's not pretty!

Not to mention the health hazards you'll be facing.

So make sure you schedule regular tank pump outs with us or another septic company every 3-5 years to avoid a tank disaster.


How much does pumping cost?

Having your septic tank pumped is rather inexpensive as compared with the cost of the entire system

Honestly, it's a very small price to pay to keep your tank and system in good working order.

In the Orlando area, the average cost to pump out a septic tank is $329.

Some septic companies are cheaper, while others are more expensive.

No matter who you choose, make sure the company is going to do a visual inspection of your tank when it is empty.

This visual inspection is key to maintaining good tank health and ensuring you don't have a leak somewhere, or worse, tree roots growing into your septic tank.

What happens during a septic tank cleaning?

Once you schedule your pump out, we will arrive promptly at the scheduled appointment time unless we are running behind. In that case, we'll give you a call to let you know.

We will need to know where the tank is located if we haven't been to your home before.

Make sure that any pets are locked up and also ensure no children are playing around the area we will be working.

We will do our best to keep your landscape unharmed. We do run a hose from the truck to the tank and do our best to make sure it isn't running through any flower beds or garden areas.

Once we empty, or pump out the septic tank, we'll do a visual inspection inside to make sure everything is sound.

After the tank inspection, we'll replace the cover, bury the tank cover again and be on our way.

If there is any grass covering the opening to the tank, we cannot make any promises that it will survive the dig BUT we will do our best to keep the area around it from being damaged.

Septic tank inspection

The tank inspection is just as important as the pump out itself.

During the inspection, the technician will be looking for any signs of damage, roots, or material clogging the inlets or outlets of the tank.

A proper septic tank inspection done at every cleaning will keep your septic system in good working order year after year.

Not all septic companies in Orlando do proper inspections. This will eventually lead to system failure and a small fortune to replace the tank or system.

Service Locations
  • Orlando

Client Reviews

Gregg Alan

I have an aunt and uncle that live in Windermere FL, and they call me when they have a problem around the house, since I know so many people in business there. I got a call that their toilets and sinks were backed up and they were on a septic system. I worked for Veterans Septic back in the 1990's and they were out of business.  I was referred to A1 by the previous owner and Dave Smith and his crew did a wonderful Job!As it turned out they needed a total replacement (tank was cracked and the drain-field was long overdue.... He got a pump truck out right away and had a crew out there on Saturday to replace the tank and lay a new drain-field....that is what I call service. I highly recommend them, the were on time fairly priced and guaranteed their work!

Waylon Boston

A great company and the guy was nice and even scheduled it between 11:00 and 1:00 and was here on time and got the job done.

Elizabeth Asenova

Had a problem with my septic. I called for my septic to get pumped because it was backing up in my bathroom. When they came to pump my tank they was so honest all I need was a new filter because it was dirty and not flowing right I guess. So the guy came to my house and told me it doesn't need to be emptied it just needed a new filter. He saved me a lot of money because I would of paid for a new filter and a pumpout. Instead all I had to pay for was a new filter. He also showed me my septic was empty after he took the dirty filter out so it flowed correctly. A1 Septic Orlando is so honest I would recommend them to anyone.


Thank you a-1. I started having a bubbling sound from my 17 .shower when I flushed the toilet. I called a local septic company to empty my tank and was told that my entire drain field was bad. So I started the process of getting quotes to replace the system. That was until Tom from a1 showed up. He said based on the age of my home I should have a filter and that would cause the bubbling sound if it was dirty. Sure enough once Tom took the time to open the back of my tank he found a dirty filter. The total cost was $125. Much cheaper than the $4200-$6500 quotes I received from 3 other companies I'm just glad there are still honest companies out there. I will only use a1 from now on.

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