Septic Maintenance Tips

  • Pumping (most important) – Routinely pumping your system is about 85% of the maintenance.
  • Discretion – Remember everything you put down the drains ends up in your tanks.
  • Inspection – every quarter
  • Treatment – depending on system type
  • Remember tanks accumulate waste and are not meant to treat waste.
  • Use a mild detergent when cleaning, bleach is not your friend.
  • You don’t want to overload your tanks, so unless it biodegradable do not put in down the drains.
  • We cannot separate septic waste from water. It ALL costs the same, so keep your water use reasonable.
  • If you smell something foul, this is a warning sign that the decomposition process is not working.
  • Health agencies recommend cleaning every two or three years to help maintain your system so system failure is avoided.
  • Remove any trees and shrubs planted over or near the system because roots will cause your system to fail.
  • Avoid driving over your system and your lines. It will break them.

Possible warning signs for backups, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sewage on the surface.
  • A distinctive odor.
  • Sinks and/or toilets that are slow to drain and/or bubbling. Do not ignore this problem!
Aerobic septic system owners are required by law to maintain a service contract by a licensed maintenance provider.

TNT Septic Pumping is licensed by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality. Our septic pumping trucks serve residential and commercial customers in Magnolia, Montgomery, Spring, Cypress, Tomball, Houston area, Conroe, Willis, Waller, Hockley, Katy, Ft. Bend, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Rosharon, Splendora, Needville, Fulshear, Simonton, Baytown, Highlands, Crosby, Mont Belvieu, Hempstead, Navasota, Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Chappell Hill, Sealy, and Brookshire.