The Water Specialist provides septic pumping services to the Triangle area of Central North Carolina. Septic pumping is a vital part of property management. Pumping the system allows us to confirm the system is working correctly and helps identify necessary repairs before they become a larger problem. Additionally, if the septic tank is not pumped regularly, the system can clog and overflow. The main factors that determine how often a septic systems needs to be pumped are: household size; total wastewater generated; volume of solids in wastewater; and septic tank size. However, in general, your septic systems should be pumped every 3-5 years.