Areas we serve: Orlando | Apopka

Septic Tank Removal

Septic System Excavation and Removal


There are 2 main reasons for septic tank removal.

  1. City sewer is becoming more commonplace in rural areas. Because of this, homeowners are opting for the hands-off solution of city sewer instead of owning a septic system.
  2. An old septic tank needs to be replaced with a new one

No matter the reason, A-1 Septic in Orlando is an expert in the subject.

We can safely and quickly remove an old septic tank from your property while minimizing any damage to nearby landscaping.


Septic tank removal cost

Removing a septic tank from your property can be a little on the pricey side depending on the size of the tank and if the tank is full or not.

To remove the septic tank, it will need to be pumped first. This will cost a few hundred dollars.

Once the tank is empty, it can be dug up and removed from the ground.

The average cost for removing the empty septic tank is between $3,000 and $4,000.

The removal process

Removing a septic tank isn't a simple task so plan on a day or two of work on your property.

After we empty the septic tank, we have to dig around it to expose the inlet and outlet lines. Inlet lines will be capped as well as the exit lines to the drainfield if it isn't being removed as well.

Once the lines are capped, the septic tank is pulled from the ground and placed on a truck to be hauled away.

Dirt will be brought in to fill the hole where the septic tank was then tamped down to reduce the amount of settling over time.

If you would like us to seed the area after removal, we can do so, just let us know.

Disposing a septic tank

There are strict rules and guidelines for septic tank installation, and removal.

Once we remove the septic tank we follow Florida state regulations for proper disposal.

Concrete septic tanks are usually crushed, as well as metal tanks. Plastic tanks are disposed of differently.

If you would like to know more about your old septic tank's impact on the environment, just ask.

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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