How do I know what size my tank is?

Septic tanks are sold in a variety of shapes and sizes. The size of tank depends on the number of bedrooms and the square footage.   If you do not have accurate records from the installation, we can give you a good estimate of the size over the phone, or measure your tank.

Where is my septic tank?

Your septic tank is typically buried near your house.  It’s connected to your indoor plumbing by a sewer pipe.  The pipe can be found in your foundation or crawl space and is usually 3 to 4 inches in diameter.
By carefully removing the end cap, you can determine the direction of the pipe that leads out to your yard.  With the information you’ve gathered, you can estimate the location of the tank and probe carefully with a shovel or iron digging rod to locate the four corners of the tank lid and its probable depth.

What is a septic tank?

A septic tank is a large container, usually buried near your home.  It receives all the wastewater you produce. Heavier solids settle to the bottom, while grease and lighter solids float to the top.
Healthy bacteria break down these materials and allow effluent water to leave the tank and get dispersed through the leach field.  If your water has sludge present, the system is in a shutdown or failure mode.
Septic systems (“OSSF” or On-Site Sewage Facilities) in Texas are licensed and regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).