Your septic system requires a regular pumping. A basic formula for pumping is: 5 or more people in the home pump every year; 3-4 people every 2 years; 2 people every 3 years; and 1 person every 4 years. Usage can affect this formula. If you have a system that has had problems in the past, it might need to be pumped more often. Confer with the experts at East Mountain Pumping and Septic Systems, Inc.

Reason for Pumping
Inorganic or inert solid materials and the byproducts of bacterial digestion sink to the bottom of the tank to form sludge. Organic solid material and paper products float to the top to form scum. These materials can plug the tank and overflow into the leaching system. The sludge needs to be pumped out on a regular schedule in order to maintain a healthy leaching system.

Hours of Service
Monday – Friday,

8:30am – 5pm (Summer hours March-November)

8:30am- 4PM  (Winter hours December-February)

Electronic Locator
We can electronically locate your septic tank using a device which once flushed will send out a signal that will pinpoint your septic tank using the receiver. Typically we can locate your tank without the use of this device, but in some cases it is quite useful.

Exposing Covers and adding risers and lids
For an additional fee we will dig to expose the septic cover at the time of cleaning, or reschedule if more time is needed. Homeowners save money by exposing the tank lid themselves. If both lids are exposed, a more thorough cleaning can be done.

*Lids and risers for all tank access lids are now required by Bernalillo County.  Lids brought to the surface and not covered with landscaping or any other materials help mark the location of the tank. This allows for both sides of the tank to be serviced and visually inspected each time it is pumped. Bringing the lids to the surface, and having them accessible is also a requirement when selling your home. You can learn more at the Bernalillo County website and it’s Waste Water Ordinance (page 30 line 26)

Septic Tank Cleaning
We thoroughly clean each septic tank. This includes pumping the tank completely. This ensures the solids at the bottom of the tank are completely removed. We operate large capacity pump trucks with modern vacuum equipment.



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Certified Inspectors

East Mountain Pumping and Septic Systems, Inc. has certifed Bernalillo County & State of New Mexico septic inspectors.

Who Needs This Service?

Realtors and homebuyers contract the inspection services of East Mountain Pumping and Septic Systems, Inc. to assist them in making an informed decision regarding a property’s septic system.

Whats Involved?

Inspection Sludge Judge A thorough inspection includes locating, digging and removing the covers on the septic tank, installing lids and risers, assessing the integrity of the baffles, assessing the sludge and scum levels in the tank and checking the general integrity of the tank. We also check for any visual signs of the tank having overflowed in the past.

The inspection continues with a site inspection of the drainfield. The general integrity of the area is checked and the inspection looks for signs of water surfacing or having done so in the past.

The inspection report is an assessment of the condition of the septic system as of that date and is not a guarantee.

Benefits of an Inspection

  • Provides the homebuyer with a detailed report of the location and condition of the system components at the time of the inspection.
  • The data collected assists the homebuyer with their purchasing decision.

Maintenance Agreements

East Mountain Pumping offers 2 year maintenance service agreements for aerobic/advanced treatment systems. Bernalillo County requires that aerobic/advanced treatment systems have a maintenance contract/provider to routinely inspect your system.
Maintenance agreement inspections are $125 per visit. Pumping charges are extra.
The inspections are generally conducted every 6 months to ensure proper working condition of all components.  All components are inspected during a “maintenance inspection” to verify that they are all performing correctly, and all accessible filters are cleaned.  The system will also be measured to gauge depth of sludge levels and when pumping is recommended.

Our service technicians are highly trained to service most types of aerobic/advanced treatment systems We strive to maintain quality service at the time of each of our routine inspections. East Mountain Pumping  is dedicated to helping and teaching our customers be the owners of a well maintained septic system.

*Expenses associated with repairs, new filters and pumping (when required)  are not covered under the guidelines of the service agreement ~ additional service calls outside the regular inspection months will be accessed a service call fee*

We electronically file all necessary reports with Bernalillo county after each inspection for your convenience, as well as send electronic copies for your records.

Please call for more information, or if you would like to schedule a maintenance inspection.  505-281-3513