Septic Tank Cleaning Services in ALBUQUERQUE & Santa Fe, NM

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Many homes and businesses employ a septic system to take care of their wastewater needs. If you're a homeowner or business owner who wants to install a septic system in your home or business, needs repairs on a backed up septic system, or needs an inspection on a septic system, our septic system professionals can help. AAA Pumping has over 30 years' experience with septic system inspections.

What Is a Septic Tank?

A septic tank, part of the septic system, is a container buried in the ground that filters the wastewater from your home. It can be made of three materials: concrete, plastic, or fiberglass. Some septic tanks have a single chamber, whereas others have two chambers.

How a Septic Tank Works

septic blueprint in Albuquerque, NM
A septic system is made of various parts. A pipe that connects from the home or business to the septic tank carries all wastewater from sinks, toilets, bathtubs, washers, and more to the septic tank.
The septic tank receives the wastewater and separates it into two parts: scum and sludge. The sludge is the solids in the wastewater that settle to the bottom, and the scum is the layer that comes to the top of the tank. Some of the solids in the septic tank are broken down. Many of these solids decompose. However, the sludge that remains must be manually cleaned out.
The septic tank has a T-shaped outlet, which helps keep the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and contaminating the drain field. Many septic tanks also have lidded risers, which allows for septic tank inspection and pumping.
The wastewater exits the septic tank through the outlet pipe in the rear chamber and drains into the field where the soil will continue to treat it. There are various types of drain fields, including chamber systems. The drain field soil takes care of harmful bacteria, nutrients, and more.

Septic Tank System Services

Like any system or appliance, a septic tank isn't flawless. AAA Pumping Service can help with preventative septic care maintenance, as well as septic tank repair.


If you're investing in a septic system for your home or business, our experts can efficiently install all the necessary parts for you, including the septic tank.


A septic tank retains solids at the bottom known as sludge. It is very important to pump out these solids and clean the septic tank for maximum performance. We recommend pumping your septic tank a minimum of every 2 years. Our experienced professionals can perform a clean, efficient septic tank pumping for your system.


If you are buying or selling a home with a septic system, it is required that it be pumped and inspected by a NAWT certified inspector. You can count on AAA Pumping for this service. We can also inspect your septic tank at any time, not just when you are moving, to ensure that it is running smoothly.
For your convenience, we've included links to the inspection forms for the state of New Mexico and Bernalillo County below.
For all your septic tank services in Albuquerque, NM, call AAA Pumping today at 505-345-3965!

House diagram of septic usage