Septic Tank Pumping & More
Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland & Surrounding Areas
Front Range Septic provides reliable grease trap cleaning and septic tank pumping in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, and throughout all of Northern Colorado. We guarantee a reasonable price to the homeowners and commercial businesses we serve, and we always stand by the quality of our cleaning, maintenance, pumping, and repair services.
Why Choose Us
Licensed Septic Professionals
Front Range Septic is a licensed septic system cleaner in Adams, Larimer, Weld and Morgan counties. We are also licensed and bonded with the State of Colorado to handle your grease trap cleaning needs.
Preventative maintenance pumping is more affordable and less of a hassle than cleaning up a sewer backup in your home or replacing a leach field. Call us today for septic pumping Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland & surrounding areas.
Your Time is Valuable
Tired of waiting hours for a technician? We will provide you with a reasonable service window and call en route if needed.
High Quality Service
Our technicians have years of experience in the field. We take the time to educate you on your septic system so you can take steps to prevent leach field failure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I pump my tank?
Every 3-4 years is recommended depending on how many are in the house. Pumping your tank prevents excess solids from building up in your tank. If the tank fills up with excess solids, the wastewater will not have enough time to settle and could pass solids into the leach field. It is just like changing the oil & filter on your vehicle. You are doing preventative maintenance.
Will an additive prevent me from pumping my tank?
There is no additive that you can put into a tank that will remove excess solids/sludge. You must pump the tank to remove it.
My tank is full; do I need to pump it?
The normal operating level of your tank is at the lower portion of your inbound & outbound pipes. If the liquid level is above these pipes, you need to be pumped.
Why does the septic tank need to be cleaned & pumped?
Regular cleaning of the tank is part of a complete maintenance program necessary to the life of your system. Solids must be removed from the tank before they become deposited in and clog the leach lines. You wouldn’t change the oil in your vehicle without changing the filter also. Your septic tank operates like an oil filter in your vehicle.
I’ve heard I shouldn’t use my garbage disposal. Why?
Food particles usually are not digested by the bacteria and accumulate as scum. If a large amount of water enters the tank, it can push the food particles into the leach field, causing clogging.
How much will it cost to pump my tank?
It depends on the size of your tank, but the average cost is between $300-500. This may seem expensive, but if you resided in town you would be paying a monthly sewer charge. It is more cost effective to maintain your system with proper cleaning than to replace it.
How do I find my septic?
If you have “as built” plans they should indicate where the tank and leach field is located. You can also check your yard for concrete, steel or plastic lids/manhole covers. You might try to contact your local Environmental Health Department. They may have records on file. Or you can contact us to help you locate them.
For more information on how to locate your septic system, check out our blog post How a Septic System Works.
How many lids should I have?
This question depends on the year your house was built. Typically, homes built after 1975 will have two or more lids. Call us and we can help you determine how many lids your system might have.
Can I plant trees on my leach field?
Check out our blog Landscaping Your Yard Around a Septic System to find out the best way to plant trees, shrubs, etc. around your septic system and leach field.
We don’t recommend any of the following:
-Do not plant trees or shrubs near leach field due to roots.
-Do not drive on your leach field.
-Do not build patios or place structures over your tank or leach field.