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Residential Septic Services

Over three decades of water treatment, transportation, and construction expertise matters. Unlike other companies who are only “pumpers”, we provide the full spectrum of septic services to both residential and commercial properties throughout Southern California and we are awesome at what we do.


Professional & Friendly Septic services

Owning all our equipment allows us to cut out the middle man, giving you the advantage to get the lowest price without taking away quality personal service

Septic Tank Pumping

Cesspool Pumping

Seepage Pit Pumping

Septic Certifications

Septic Tank Locating

Hand Digging

Digging With Mini Backhoe

Snaking Drain Cleaning

Hyrdojetting Drain Cleaning

Riser & Manhole Installation

Repair, Replace or New Septic System


What Our Clients Say

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"I found this company online. I’m so glad I did. They were honest, helpful and did the work as promised. The team of 3 that worked at my home were outstanding, professional and pleasant to be around. As a sole home owner, I was very skeptical but Miguel was so helpful every single step of the way. Every call and text received a response. I’m grateful to have found them! "

TL Moreland Google Reviews

"Santiago was extremely professional and knowledgeable. I showed him my pit he seemed to know instantly there must be another one and found the lid to 2nd pit in less than 5 minutes. The pit I didn’t know about was completely full he pumped it and it feels great to know the I called the right company with the right guy at the right time. I’ll be a repeat customer and can’t say enough about Thor professionalism. "

Sarah Google Reviews

"Just want to say how much I appreciated the service provide by California Pumping & Sanitation. I have been dealing with many septic companies in the 20 plus years I have owned by home. And never had I encountered a company who arrived on time and provided me with fast efficient service. The service tech, Israel also shared some valuable information about my system that no other company had done before. I appreciated the fact that he wasn't pushing me do extra stuff to my system. I would definitely recommend this company for your septic tank needs. "

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    How Septic Systems Work

    SEptic overview

    What is Septic System?

    Septic Basics The idea that your home is on a septic system may be a scary one, but there is no need to panic. Septic systems are safe and most problems can be avoided with proper maintenance. It is important to be well informed and educated about your septic system and we hope you can find answers to your concerns here on our site. If you ever have any questions drop us a line anytime.


    What is a Septic Tank?

    Solid, watertight, buried tank made of concrete, plastic, fiberglass or metal. This tank has a way in (inlet), and a way out (outlet). Septic tanks should have one lid per compartment. Most tanks have (2) compartments. So, most residential tanks should have (2) lids about 5′ away from each other. A septic tank holds all the liquid waste from your home (toilets, sinks, kitchen, bathtubs, floor drains). The septic tank is the first step to the septic system. The septic tank serves the function of a filter, seperating solids from liquids. Although it is only “one” tank it is divided in two by a wall, called the baffle wall. All waste first enters the septic tank through the inlet tee into the primary chamber. All the heavy sludge and solids sink to the bottom of the tank while the grease and oil (from the kichen and bath soap) float to the top. The baffle wall will trap all the soilds and oils from entering the secondary, which in turn will make the secondary comparment mostly water. This water is refered to as effluent water. The secondary compartment of the tank is connected by a pipe to the next component of the septic system: THE DRAINFIELD.

    What is a Drainfield?

    A drainfield is just as it sounds: A field to drain water. A drain field is an area of soil in your lawn dedicated to the discharge of all the excess water that is used in your home. Since the septic tank is only a filter it is not designed to hold much water. All the excess water is drained into the soil by means of a drainfield. Common drainfields are: Leach Lines, Seepage Pits, Leach Beds, Subsurface drip irrigation fields, Infiltrator Chambers. The drain field will drain all the water into the soil naturally. You do not have to worry to empty it out or find it unless your system begins to overflow or puddle at the surface, or you’re having a pool built at which you should make sure you dont build over your septic system. Watch out for signs of system failure such as puddling or overflowing. Septic tanks should never overflow they should only be pumped as regular maintenance every 2 years. If a system is overflowing then this usually means the system is starting to fail. All septic systems will fail eventually and will need to be replaced. Average system lifespan is 20 years.

    What is a Leechline?

    Leach lines are another form of drainfield. They are constructed using 4″ perforated pipe which lays on a gravel bed 3′ wide. Lines can extend any length up to 100ft. Many times 100 feet of leach line is not enough to support the water usage in a home. In this case, various lines are installed. The lines are then connected together using a Distribution Box which allows the effluent water to be evenly distributed amongst many lines in one system. When a system has more than one line, the leach lines are refereed to as a leach field. An example of a leach line can be seen here. To maximize the life of a leach lines, it is important to regularly maintain your septic tank. Take a look at a leach line image above. The leach line is connected to the septic tank.

    What is a Seepage Pit?

    A seepage pit is no more than a drain. It is built the same way as a well. In fact, if you look into one it looks just like a well. Seepage pits typically are 5-7 ft in diameter, and depending on soil condition anywhere between 15-40 feet deep. The actual walls of the pit are only 4′ in diameter, and the surrounding area is filled with gravel. The gravel allows for better draining, and helps limit clogging due to excessive dirt contact with the walls. As seen above the pours in the pit allows the water to drain directly in the gravel, which then disperses and is filtered into the soil. With proper septic tank maintenance, pits can last up to 40-60 years. Typically, pits last about 15-20 years, but this is due to abuse and improper maintenance. Both compartments of the septic tanks must be pumped every 2-5 years to limit the amount of solids entering the seepage pit. This will ensure a long life for your septic system. Another good idea, is to add enzymes, or “Bacteria” which will break down the solids in the tank. The idea is to NOT let solids enter the pit, but it is normal to replace a seepage pit.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

     Septic systems are safe and most problems can be avoided with proper maintenance.  If you ever have any questions drop us a line anytime.

    A: Because of lack of maintenance and due to build up of sludge and deposits.

    A: Usually 2 to 4 feet underground and normally 5 feet from the house (varies).

    A: Typically between 15 – 20 years.

    They should only be pumped as regular maintenance every 2 years.

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    Home Septic Service

    Septic Tank PumpingSeptic Tank PumpingSeptic tanks vary in size depending on the size of the home. Owning all our equipment allows us to cut out the middle man, giving you the advantage to get the lowest price without taking away quality personal service.

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    Commercial Septic Service

    We understand the needs of businesses and want to work hand in hand with you to satisfy your service and construction needs.

    Whether you’re a food manufacturing company or a service car wash we offer services that can greatly improve your efficiency and maximize your profits. 

    Septic Engineering & Construction Services

    We are licensed, bonded and insured to install/replace all necessary parts to any septic system. We can repair/ replace/ install: Septic tanks, seepage pits, cesspools, leech lines, Advanced waste water systems, low nitrate systems and certified to install AdvanTex Treatment systems along with Nortvenco Singular Systems.

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