Advanced Septic & Pumping

Septic Tank Installation, Repair, Pumping, and Cleaning

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Jefferson City Area
(573) 415-0953
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(573) 355-9023
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Septic Tank Pumping & Cleaning

Septic tanks require regular maintenance, much like your siding or roofing. However, septic tank cleaning needs to be much more regimented. You react when your roof leaks – if your septic system is leaking, there may be too much damage to repair a septic system at that point. Regular septic pumping and septic cleaning are necessary to keep your septic tank in good condition and your property a healthy environment.

Septic Tank Pumping and Cleaning

Your tank should be pumped when the total solid accumulation reaches between thirty and fifty percent – usually between every 3 and 5 years for residences (this really depends on how many residents live in your home and how large your tank is). Commercial properties should set up a consultation to discuss how often they will need to have a tank cleaned based on their business flow.

When you call Advanced Septic & Pumping for a cleaning and pumping appointment, you can expect us to arrive on time and get done quickly.

Keep Your System Healthy

  • Don’t flush any items except your wastewater and toilet paper. Sanitary products, paper towels, diapers and cigarette butts will clog your system and cause harm to it.
  • Don’t wash anything down your sink (garbage disposals are a no-no!) – your septic system wasn’t meant for food waste – especially grease and fat.
  • Reduce your water waste – repair leaks, install conservation fixtures.
  • Do pumping before large gatherings – it will prepare your system for the extra load.

And a few emergency tips – if you experience any slow drainage in your home, plumbing back ups, strange noises in your pipes or drains, unpleasant smells outside, or wet grass near your septic tank, call Advanced Septic & Pumping immediately to have your tank cleaned and thoroughly inspected.


Bio-clean is the one thing we do recommend adding to your tank. Bio-clean is not a regular additive. It is a bacteria and enzyme mix which is not poisonous and will not contaminate ground water or sewage water. The bacteria changes waste particles into water, carbon dioxide and mineral ash and is a great ecologically friendly way to maintain your tank. The bacteria which make up bio-clean are simply natural bacteria and enzymes that use septic waste as a food source and break it down into clean waste.


Contact us today and we will answer all of your questions about our septic services- provided in surrounding areas of Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks, and Columbia, MO.