The Team You Can Always Rely On for Septic Pumping in Shoshone, ID, and All of Southern Idaho

Most homeowners and business owners don’t often think of their septic systems, especially when the system operates as expected. To keep your septic system working efficiently, our team at Sweet's Septic Tank & Backhoe Service performs septic pumping in Shoshone, ID, and all of southern Idaho.


Pumping a septic tank costs less and involves less hassle compared to the ordeal of replacing a septic system that fails prematurely because of neglect. Professional septic pumping services keep your property in compliance with local health codes and prevents contamination of your home, building, and property.


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    Main Benefits of Routine Pumping

    Septic cleaning keeps your septic system operating safely and efficiently. It reduces the risk of sewage backups, drain field failure, and tank corrosion. This small investment in septic system maintenance helps extend the lifespan of the system and lowers the chances of a tank, pipe, or drain field malfunction.

    Septic Pumping FAQs

    Septic pumping takes about one hour.


    Signs Your Septic Tank Needs to Be Pumped

    Septic tanks play an integral role in wastewater management. After prolonged use, septic tanks can accumulate scum and sludge, which can affect your plumbing system. While the frequency you need to pump your tank may vary depending on its design and size, you should always watch out for warning signs to avoid a malfunction. Here are common signs that indicate you need to call for septic tank cleaning:

    • Slow drainage

    • Foul odors

    • Sewer backup

    • Septic tank overflows

    • Pools of water in the yard

    • Pools of water in the yard

    • Gurgling sounds coming from the drains


    How the Septic Tank Pumping Process Works

    Our septic maintenance and pumping process starts by uncovering your tank to access and open the lid. Next, we insert a high-power hose connected to our vacuum truck to pump the contents of your tank out of the sewage tank. This helps remove the majority of waste inside your septic tank. We then use water to wash the walls and remove any residual waste left behind. Once the tank is emptied and cleaned, we'll inspect it to ensure it's in perfect working condition. When done, we'll close the compartments and rebury the tank.

    Beyond Just Septic Solutions

    Our crew arrives at the scheduled time and treats you and your property respectfully. We provide accurate and precise information and work hard to ensure your satisfaction. When you choose us for septic pumping, you’ll also benefit from our:


    Locally owned and operated, family-run septic pumping company


    Service throughout southern Idaho and beyond


    Free, no-obligation second opinions


    Licensed, bonded, and insured small business




    Trusted and recommended
    since 1942


    family-owned company

    with cousins, siblings, uncles, in-laws, and grandchildren on our current team


    Worry No More About Blocked Septic Systems

    Call Sweet's Septic Tank & Backhoe Service or fill out the form to schedule septic pumping services. We look forward to hearing from you. We also offer:

    • Septic Services

    • Septic Tank Installation and Replacement

    • Septic Tank Inspection