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Septic Tank Pumping, Cleaning & Maintenance

septic tank pumping north floridaFirst, think of your septic tank as an air filter in your home. Without routine maintenance, cleaning and replacement it will make your air conditioner work harder and possibly fail. Septic tanks should be pumped every 3 to 5 years (depending on usage). After several years of septic build-up, it will cause sludge on the bottom of the tank and floating scum. The build-up of sludge and scum can reduce the effectiveness of the septic tank. It will also cause wastewater to pass through the septic tank too fast and the solids can plug the pipes of the absorption field. If you do not get your septic tank pumped routinely, effluent will surface or sewage can back up into your home.

A & B Construction provides services for all of your septic tank needs!
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Septic System Pumping & Cleaning

A & B Construction pumps out all septic tanks completely, leaving only 1" to 2" on the bottom. Proper septic tank maintenance includes pumping your tank regularly (3-5 years depending on usage). If your tank hasn't been pumped in over 5 years, the solids may be very thick, taking longer to pump.

Call us to schedule an appointment or about emergency septic pumping!
(386) 497-2311

How often your septic tank needs pumped depends on:

  • Number of people living in the house (view chart below)
  • Amount of wastewater generated
  • Volume of solids in wastewater

Estimated Septic Tank Pump Out Chart
Tank Size
(gallons)
Number of People in Household
1 2 4 8 8
900 11 yrs 5 yrs 2 yrs 1 yr <1 yr
1,000 12 yrs 6 yrs 3 yrs 2 yrs 1 yr
1,250 16 yrs 8 yrs 3 yrs 2 yrs 1 yr
1,500 19 yrs 9 yrs 4 yrs 3 yrs 2 yrs
Source: Adapted from "Estimated Septic Tank Pumping Frequency," by Karen Mancl, 1984. Journal of Environmental Engineering. Volume 110.

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Septic Tank Maintenance

A routine maintenance inspection by one of our highly-skilled septic tank inspection specialists will help keep your septic tank system in proper operating condition. We have the training and experience to spot small problems before they become big problems.

Remember your septic system is a large filter and all filtration systems require routine maintenance. Septic systems that are not regularly maintained will not work right and eventually fail. Septic tank maintenance includes:

  • Unclogging sewer lines (pipes)
  • Septic Tank Pumping
  • Cleaning the Outlet Filter

With proper operation and routine maintenance your septic system will function better and last longer. The replacement cost of a failed septic system can be very costly! Call us today at (386) 497-2311 to schedule a maintenance appointment.

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We Serve

A & B Construction currently provides services to the following counties:
  • Alachua
  • Baker
  • Bradford
  • Clay
  • Columbia
  • Dixie
  • Gainesville
  • Gilchrist
  • Hamilton
  • Lafayette
  • Levy
  • Madison
  • Suwannee
  • Taylor
  • Union