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Septic Tanks (cleaning, maintenance and risers)

Maintenance and Cleanliness:

As far as maintenance goes for septic tanks, it’s just like when the trash fills up inside your home. You empty it. So when your septic tank has filled up, it’s time to empty it as well. Depending on how many people live in your house, and how big your septic tank is, the average amount of time before pumping your septic tank is approximately once every three years. If you have five or more people in your house, depending on the size of your septic tank you might way to pump your septic tank every two years instead. 

All of the water that comes out of all parts of your house(dishwasher, shower, washing machine, bathrooms) go to the same place, your septic tank. Flushing some things down the toilet just does not work with septic systems and can cause faster build-up or even bigger issues that are a hassle to deal with. Many packages say their product is flushable. However, there is a wide range of things that should not be flushed. Some examples include baby wipes, baby diapers, tampons, tampon applicators, dental floss, q-tips, cigarette butts, grease, etc. 


Septic tanks are buried at a range from one to five feet deep. Saving money and time on septic tanks is key, so getting one installed is a great tool. It brings the lid of your tank to ground level for a hassle-free inspection. You can open the top to see whether or not your septic tank is full or in need of being pumped. Saving you money on the costly find and digging charges. 

There are two different sizes for risers. We have 18-inch and 24-inch risers with a plethora of lids to choose from. 

18 inch material-$25.00 a foot

24 inch material-$25.00 a foot

Cement lid-$25.00

Green plastic Fralo lid-$80.00 

Tank Adaptor-$75.00 (Sometimes one is needed to make a round lid fit a square hole). 


What our Clients are Saying

Tom is awesome and did great work and is very informative ! He even was very helpful later to us even after the time of his service and helped us with info about our water iron buster filter that went bad and got stuck in regen cycle when we were frantic that it filled our septic tank was full again after a month because of back up from drain in basement to our house From faulty transformer on our iron filter.

~ Steve Ra

I would highly recommend choosing Walt Steuer Pumping! Excellent service, very dependable, honest and high integrity! Tom is a great guy!

~ Alex Mitchell

Great service and truly cares about the customer. The honesty and customer oriented focus starting with our first phone call to the service call was a great relief as a first time homeowner. Wouldn't call anyone else for future needs.

~ Tyler Bartosh

First let me say, if everyone ran their business like Tom does, there would be A LOT more successful businesses in the world! Tom is courteous, honest and extremely knowledgeable. He came out and pumped our tank and fixed a backup issue when he said he would and was very reasonable. He knows his business and is very personable. He will address all of your concerns and talk to you like a human being and believe it or not, he takes ALL calls! So you will be dealing directly with the owner of the company. He understands the importance of "word of mouth" and goes above and beyond any service expected.

~ Scott Bendickson

This guy was great! After assuming that my septic was full to the brim and needed pumping, he came out and gave me an education on how the system works and that I DID NOT need it pumped and probably wouldn't for a few years. I was so relieved- for many reasons: first that his company responded to my call before the others and second- it didn't cost me $450 (like the other guy who was entirely too anxious to do). Thanks Walt Steuer pumping, you forever have my business and my recommendation.

~ Stacy F

Tom was on time and prepared for most anything. He honestly explained and educated me as to how my system works. He told me although my tank looked full to me and needed pumping that it did not need pumping as that is the was it's supposed to look. He also offered me a plan to maintain my system and help avoid problems and/or prolong it's life. Refreshing honesty, customer focused and priced fairly.

~ David Bayse

Honest and Hardworking! Great Price and courteous of my time! Tom called me prior to meeting me at my location so that I wouldn't be waiting around for him and worked quickly so that I could make it back to work on a tight schedule! I definitely Recommend Highly!

~ Isaac Knorr

Called on Friday as my lines were backing up in the house ... I expected to discover a huge problem when he arrived, and he could have told me that anyway as I wouldn't have known better. However, he took the time to show me that the filter was clogged and that the tank itself and the lines out to the tank were fine. I appreciate the honesty, and that he took the time to explain to me what was going on, how the system works, and what I should do to keep it running smoothly. Thanks!!!

~ Brian Soloman

Simply AMAZING service. First off I called them on a Saturday morning to check prices. The phone rang several times then went to voicemail. I opted to keep checking other companies and hung up. Literally seconds later the phone rang in my hand. They called me back! I arranged to have them come out and pump the system but only if they thought it needed it. The day arrived and I had to work. After digging around a bit and examining the system they called and said, "Hey you're good for at least another two to three years." I was also shocked at how affordable the inspection was. Can you even bring a truck out for that much I wondered??? Anyway I would recommend this company to anyone. Thank you!

~ Jason & Heather

Fantastic, honest team. Reasonable prices. Quick turn over times. You guys are great. Telling everyone about you.

~ Jason LaVanture

My wife and I are just finishing the paper work for our first home, wanting to know more about septic tanks i call the closest pumping service (Steuer Pumping).
Tom picked up the phone and had so much information about what go's into a septic tank (no pun intended).

I'm very glad i called, i will definitely be using Steuer Pumping in the future.

~ Andrew Dunlop

I recently moved into my house and I had never lived in a house with a septic tank. As a result, I did a lot of reading about septic tank care and asked a lot of people. As I did my research, I felt as though I was receiving a lot of conflicting information. As a result, I decided to have my septic tank pumped to make sure everything was OK.

I called Walter Steuer, as well as several other companies. I decided to go with Steuer because they were very polite and willing to answer any questions that I had.

Upon arrival at my home, Tom began to get set up in order to pump my tank. After about 10 minutes...

~ A Google User