Septic Tank Pumping Phoenix

Proper maintenance is the KEY to the longevity of your system!

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Septic tank pumping is a service that is required by all septic system owners and is the single, most important thing that you can do to keep your system working properly and extend the life of the disposal field.

Proper pumping service includes the 3-E’s:

  • Exposing the lid(s) to the septic tank
  • Extracting all of the waste from the septic tank (scum, sludge, solid materials and water)
  • Examination of the baffles and lids to make sure the system is in good-working condition.

Septic tank pumping is the service where the lids to the septic tank are exposed and all of the scum, water and sludge are removed from the septic tank. This means the tank is completely pumped out. There is NO reason to EVER just have your septic “liquids” pumped out. 

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Priority Pumping Services Throughout The East Valley

Priority Pumping provides septic tank, ADEQ inspections, grease trap, interceptor and sewer line services to all of the great cities in and surrounding Phoenix Arizona's East Valley.

We pump septic tanks for residential and commercial customers. You can expect a thorough cleaning with each septic pumping service from Priority Pumping.

We make it so easy! Flat-rate fees for septic tank inspections for home sales based upon the tank size! Same day reports complete with step by step photos.

We offer septic system repairs including: baffle repairs, root removal, septic tank risers, filter installation, inlet and outlet lines, d-box and more!

Priority Pumping grease trap pumping and maintenance service is the best around. Simple service agreements and thorough pumping, every time! We prove it with photos and keep you legit with inspectors.

Pumping out that interceptor is the best thing you can do to maintain a properly functioning facility. Grease interceptors, car wash traps, lint traps for laundromats, sand traps and more.

Our hydro jetting machine is mounted right on to our truck for quick and easy use while pumping commercial interceptors and grease traps. Clean lines equal less back up issues and fines from inspectors.

Are you having constant backup issues at your home or business? Have you snaked the drain again and again and still having problems? Think you may have roots in your sewer lines? This service is for you!

Tree roots taking up residency inside of your sewer lines? Did you discover old orangeburg pipe that needs to be replaced? We can replace any outside sewer line running to either septic or a city sewer connection.

Priority Pumping has a well-informed septic system installation team that can help you through every step – soil testing, permitting, installation for new and existing residential & commercial properties, septic system abandonment and sewer connections. 

Helping Both Commercial And Residential Clients

What are the 3 E's of septic tank pumping?
Expose, Extract and Examine

Exposing The Lids

The lids to the septic tank must be removed for a proper maintenance cleaning. This means exposing the 18"-24" man-hole lids in the top of the septic tank.

Exposing the Lids

Pumping a septic tank through a 3"-6" riser pipe over the baffles is NOT the proper way to clean a tank. In fact, pumping a septic tank this way will result in a premature leach field or disposal field failure.

Extracting All Waste

A proper septic tank pumping service includes extracting all of the waste in the septic tank - all scum, water, sludge and other solid materials.

Extracting All Waste

There is no reason to ever just pump out the "liquids" in a septic tank. That service is a scam and waste of your money. We ALWAYS clean your tank the right way. Improper cleaning is the #1 reason for leach field failures and replacements.

Examine The Tank

A septic tank should be examined during every septic tank pumping service. The lids must be removed in order to see the inner-workings of the tank.

Examine The Tank

What do we look for? We check the inlet and outlet baffles inside of the tank. They are important! We also check for cracks, root invasions and clean the effluent filter with every service, if present.

For an average family of four, it is recommended that you pump your septic tank every 2-3 years. Like changing the oil in your car, pumping your septic tank is a required maintenance which is necessary even though there are no apparent problems. 

How do you know if it’s time to pump your septic tank? When a septic system starts to back up or is no longer draining properly, you can’t remember the last time you pumped out your septic tank or it’s been more than 3 years since your last service… odds are, it’s time to do it again!

Don’t let your septic tank back up on you at the most inopportune time, like late at night, Sunday afternoon or even Christmas Day! Pump your septic tank before you have any issues.  More often than not, when a septic tank is backing up into the home, there is likely to be more issues than just a full tank.  Waiting for a problem to arise with your septic tank can damage the septic system, clog the disposal field or cause a septic backup into your home costing you excess time and money. This is even more true with older septic systems! Priority Pumping wants to make your routine septic pumping and cleaning as hassle-free as possible. Once you are a customer with us, we’ll even send you an email reminder when your system is due for service again! Just another way we take care of our customers.

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Inspection Port - Not A Pumping Port

If you want your septic system to last a long time, PLEASE don’t pump your septic tank through the inspection port! 

When you pump through an inspection or clean out port, you are only sucking out water and light solids. 

Always pump the septic tank through the lid openings directly on top of the septic tank or through the riser lid from a riser extension.

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What should I expect with my
septic tank pumping service?

  • We will ask for your address and major cross-street area
  • We will ask if you know the location of your septic tank
  • In conjunction with this question, we will ask if you need us to expose the septic tank lids or if they are accessible at ground level. If you can see the lid (usually green, see photo) at ground level, we will not have to dig. If you cannot, we will have to dig to expose them.
  • If you have a septic tank, mid 1990’s+, you will have two lids that will need to be exposed as you will have a two-compartment septic tank. 
  • If your tank is older, you will have a one-compartment tank and will need to expose the one lid, usually in the center.
  • 1960-1970’s tanks can sometimes have a “coffin or quarter” lid. This means that the end of the septic tank must be lifted to get into the septic tank to properly pump and clean the tank. 
  • We will ask if you know the capacity of the septic tank (how many gallons). If you do not have this information, don’t worry. We can research the County Installation Records. If there are no records available for your home, don’t fret! We can help you estimate the size based upon the bedroom count and year of your home.
  • We will also ask if you know the last time the septic tank has been pumped out. Septic tanks should be pumped out every 2-3 years. If it’s been more than 5 years, please know that additional charges may be applicable if the waste is super thick inside of the tank and it takes more than an hour to clean out.
  • If you are flushable wipes user or flush items other than human waste and toilet paper, additional charges can also occur if the buildup of these materials are high. These items are extremely hard to get out of the septic tank and may take longer to properly clean.

Why Choose Priority?

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The Priority Pumping team is a professional crew of expertly trained septic and wastewater technicians. Each member of our team is certified and licensed to do the job right, the first time! 

Plus, we’re a just a bunch of great people focused on sharing our knowledge about the industry. We are a local, woman-owned company living the small business, American dream! We support local and we hope you will too! 

A Real Person Answers the Phone!

You don’t have to leave a message with us and wait very long for a call back! Our office staff is always around to take your call. You won’t be tossed around here. Everyone knows their stuff at Priority!


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Our field guys are the best in the industry! They are great men with a plethora of knowledge, ready to serve you when you need us!

They love their job!


We've Worked Hard To Build Our Local 5-Star Reputation!

Dedicated to our industry, we have built a great reputation in our field. We communicate well, we show up on time, we have great equipment and our staff is phenomenal! 


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