Pagosa Springs Septic Services

Affordable Septic System Cleaning, Inspecting, and Pumping

When your septic system needs repair, inspection, or even a routine pumping, Mountain Septic is available to help. Make sure to check out the areas we serve! Make sure you check out the rest of our septic services as well!

We offer a variety of septic services for commercial and residential properties, including:

  • Cesspool pumping
  • Septic inspections
  • Septic line video scoping
  • Septic pumping
  • Septic tank locating


Contact us online or give us a call at (970) 238-7884 to schedule your Pagosa Springs septic services.

How Often Do Septic Tanks Need to Be Serviced?

Septic tanks need frequent service to keep them running properly and efficiently. However, the exact timeframe varies based on the size of your tank and your water usage habits, among other things. Some systems may need pumping as often as once a year. Generally, however, you should have your septic system inspected and pumped every three to five years.

Why Do Septic Tanks Need to Be Pumped?

Pumping is a necessary component of routine septic tank maintenance. Contact our expert Pagosa Springs septic services to aid you with your tank and when it reaches capacity, it will require assistance to pump.

Septic tanks operate as filters to separate solid matter from liquids. When wastewater enters the tank, solids float to the top. Over time, however, bacteria break down the solids, thus causing them to settle on the bottom of the tank in a layer of sludge. A middle layer, resting between the sludge and scum, is transferred outside through baffles that block the scum layer.

When tanks are not routinely pumped, sludge and scum layers can accumulate and render the baffles ineffective. When this happens, solids are typically forced into the drain field. This leads to a host of additional problems, including:

  • Foul sewer odors
  • Premature system failure
  • Sewage backup

After a sludge layer builds up, the septic tank will require cleaning to restore its full capacity and function.

Contact Mountain Septic to schedule your septic cleaning, inspection, or pumping in Pagosa Springs.


  • We'll Keep You Informed

    We pride ourselves on our 5-star communication throughout the entire process. We believe clear communication is the key to a successful transaction.

  • Exceed All Expectations

    Our job doesn’t end once we leave. We will provide you with a detailed analysis of the work we completed along with a map of where your septic is located. We will also provide you with a custom maintenance schedule to keep your system optimized for performance.

  • Customer Satisfaction

    We place our reputation above all else. We will diagnose what services you need, perform the task you hired us to do and clean up after ourselves once the job is done.

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