Septic Services in Pasco, Pinellas & Hillsborough County Since 1986

Septic Tank Pumping


Routine septic system pumping is the key to maintaining a healthy system. There is no way to avoid sludge build up, but regular servicing helps keep it at a manageable level. Your septic system must be cleaned properly and pumped on a regular basis to ensure that your system remains at a healthy liquid balance.

Regular servicing and septic pumping will help to identify potential problems that a lack of care could foster.  Besides drain field issues, a host of other problems can arise if your septic system isn’t cared for properly. Our technicians are trained to spot warning signs, in some cases, the home owner would not see.

Pumping Your Septic Tank Regularly
If the build up of solids in the tank becomes too high and solids move to the drainfield, this could clog and strain the system to the point where a new drainfield will be needed. Routine pumping costs, over the extended lifetime of your system, are far less than replacement costs.
Septic Pumping / Septic Draining is suggested Every 2-3 Years or when the total depth of sludge and scum exceeds one-third of the liquid depth of the tank.
Your onsite waste treatment system represents a significant investment which you should protect. Proper operation, regular preventative maintenance and pumping with Jerry Mills Discount Pumping, will increase the effectiveness of your system as well as extend its lifespan. Although many homeowners would like to overlook their septic tank maintenance, it is far too important to neglect – That’s where we come in.
Discount Pumping has provided both home owners and business owners in the Tampa Bay area with reliable, cost-effective septic system maintenance and solutions that make sense. Our Professional, Prompt and Reliable approach provides Hassle Free service to our long list of satisfied customers.

The “ABC’s” of Septic Maintenance

Maintaining your septic system can be very simple, here are 3 easy ways to maintain your waste system.

A. Regular Septic Pumping Service

Several factors should be considered when deciding how often your septic tank needs to be serviced. You must take into account the age of the system, the number of occupants in your home, the use of a garbage disposal and the amount of laundry being done in the home.
Every system is different. What is right for your system may not be right for your neighbor’s. Speak with your Discount Pumping technician or call our customer service team to discuss the appropriate frequency of septic service for you.

B. Bacterial Additive Products
Bacteria must be present in the septic tank in order to break down and digest the organic solids. Households today use a wide range of anti-bacterial soaps, detergents and cleaning fluids. While these ordinary household products do a great job killing unwanted bacteria in your home, they also kill beneficial bacteria that your system needs in order to function properly.
To ensure consistent periodic introduction of bacteria into your system, we suggest using our bacterial additive. One simple application, every other month, will likely be sufficient to help your system function at its best. The septic additives we offer also keep the pipes in your home clean, destroy household plumbing odors and reduces odor in trash cans.

C. Filters
If your septic system was installed with a filter, it should be cleaned at every septic service. We recommend that you install a septic tank filter if you do not have one. It is an important tool that will protect your leach field by acting as a strainer, keeping the hair, grit, grime, and larger particles not yet broken down in your tank from getting out into your leach field lines.

What Causes Septic Systems to Stop Working

These are some of the main reasons for system failure:

  • Lack of septic system maintenance, IE, Pumping, Filters, Additives
  • Missing outlet baffle, Poor Filters, and Lack of Bacterial Products
  • Improper septic tank and septic system construction

Most of the above issues can be caught in time other than original construction problems, that may need more than just maintenance and may likely require repair or replacement. In most cases maintenance, due to lack knowledge will cause premature failure which allows solids to carry over into the drainage area blocking up the laterals.

The other common cause is usually due to the outlet baffle being gone allowing for a good portion of the solids to go directly to the laterals causing the same issue. Understanding that solid carry over is the likely the cause of premature system failure and knowing that a filter installed w/a maintenance plan along with scheduled pump outs can help increase the life of a system that the question should be. 
At Jerry Mills Pumping we offer regular maintenance and servicing which includes inspections, filters, bacteria treatments, the works. All little time well spent now, will ease future headaches.