Northern Colorado Septic System Cleaning Services

Foul odor? Slow draining water? Our experts will quickly and carefully take care of your septic system problems.


Let The Lion Team Fix It

When it comes to something like a septic system, even the most dedicated DIY homeowners don’t want to deal with the mess and smell. That’s why our professional septic system cleaners in Fort Collins and the surrounding area are here to take care of the problem for you. Whether you’re smelling something foul or you’ve noticed water pooling close to your septic tank, rest assured that we’ll get your septic situation set straight as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Sewage backup isn’t just repulsive; it can pose a major health threat to you and your family. Take charge of the situation by contacting a friendly Lion Septic representative at (970)-829-8222. To learn more, keep reading below.

Why Choose Team Lion For Septic System Cleaning?

  • We maintain dialogue to keep our customers updated
  • Respectful to your property with a focus on keeping it clean
  • Avoid costly issues with your septic system down the road
  • Discounts for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities
  • Cost estimate approvals prior to starting our job
  NAWT - OnSite Treatment Tank Pumping and Cleaning Code of Practice  


At all times, the service expert’s personal safety, as well as protection of the environment and the customer’s property, shall receive the highest priority.   Generally, the tanks should not be entered as they are a hazardous environment. If entry is required, appropriate confined space entry procedures consistent with OSHA requirements should be employed.  

Accessing Tanks

Tanks shall ONLY be pumped from/through the manhole/access port of each tank or tank compartment.   Tanks shall NOT be pumped from/through the observation port.   If the customer insists upon the tank being cleaned through any opening other than the access manhole, the customer shall be required to sign a waiver acknowledging the fact that he has been informed of the proper procedure and the reasons associated with that procedure.   No liquids or solids are to be discharged into/through the outlet pipe.  

Tank Cleaning

The liquid, solid, and semi-solid material in a treatment tank is removed by a vacuum or centrifugal pump fitted with a hose which delivers the material to a truck-mounted, sealed tank.   Cleaning procedures should include agitating all solids, but only after lowering the liquid level to 12 inches below the outlet. This is necessary to insure no solids are allowed to escape the treatment tank. Agitation methods vary, and may include alternate pumping and back flushing, forcing air into the tank, or mechanical stirring.   When back flushing or injecting air, care shall be taken NOT to fill/refill the tank to a level greater than 12” below the elevation of the outlet pipe.   Tanks shall be deemed to be clean when all organic solids are removed and the total average liquid depth remaining in the tank is between 1” and 3”.   When using equipment that is specifically designed and operated to remove the material from the treatment tank, separate the solids and the liquids, and return the liquids to the tank, the following additional conditions must be met. The liquid discharged to the treatment tank must have a TSS (Total Suspended Solids) of 400 ppm or less, and the volume of returned liquid must be less than the volume of the treatment tank (measured to the invert of the overflow pipe) so as not to have liquid overflow into the absorption area.  

Standard Services

Every pump-out shall include a visual inspection of the interior of the tank. The inspection shall include a determination regarding the presence of baffles and their condition as well as the physical condition of the treatment tank.   Observations of any unusual conditions such as high or low liquid level, run-back from the absorption area, defective or broken components, missing or broken observation port(s), lush vegetation, and/or sewage overflows should be reported to the customer.   During system maintenance it is advisable to observe sewage flows from the building into the tank. Corrective action for obstructions should be recommended.   Any unsatisfactory conditions should be noted on the sales slip or receipt. Future maintenance frequency should be communicated to the customer at the time of service.  


NAWT has no position on the use of chemical or bacterial additives for treatment tanks as the research on this is inconclusive.  

Local, State, and Federal Laws and Regulations

At all times, and in all phases of operations, pumper businesses and equipment operators shall comply with all laws and regulations regarding the activities associated with onsite wastewater system maintenance and disposal of materials removed therefrom.  


Where the municipality requires documentation of pump-out and tank and site conditions, the pumper shall not be prevented by the customer from complying with municipal requirements. A copy of the report sent to the municipality shall also be provided to the customer.  


While NAWT has adopted this Code of Practice as a recommended standard it accepts no responsibility for the actions of any individual with regard to this standard. It is the responsibility of the contractor to give ethical and professional services to its customers and the responsibility of the customer to assure quality control.

We're Dedicated To Excellence

When you have a septic system cleaning job in Fort Collins, CO, turn to Lion Septic. Our locally owned and operated business is accredited by the BBB and proud to serve the residents of the Front Range of Colorado. We're dedicated to excellence and ready to go the extra mile to provide personalized services. As a result of our focus on our customers, we're able to maintain high ratings. We were awarded the Best of HomeAdvisor Award and the Elite Service Award.

We've earned a reputation for:
  • Offering a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Working meticulously
  • Staying current with new technologies

We charge fair and reasonable prices because we want our services to be flexible. Furthermore, we offer discounts to seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. Since we understand the importance of getting regular cleanings for your septic system, we're flexible with our availability. Our skills allow us to complete jobs efficiently.

Septic System Cleaning Options

Every customer has unique needs. That's why we maintain open lines of communication at all times. At Lion Septic, we're also highly experienced with all makes and models of septic systems in Fort Collins. The goal is to offer comprehensive services. Before starting your project, we'll have you approve a cost estimate and answer all of your questions.

Friendly service experts will:

  • Use the proper tools for the job
  • Focus on the details
  • Respect your property
  • Make sure everything is cleaned up

Our customers can have the peace of mind that we're always looking out for their best interests. By giving your job our full attention, we can ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. We'll alert you to any issues that we uncover while we're cleaning your system so that you can get them addressed. Regardless of the size or age of your septic system, we'll make sure that everything is flowing freely. Not sure if you need a septic cleaning or not? Here are some signs that you might need to have your tank cleaned out.

Signs You Need Your Septic Cleaned
  • Foul odors coming from your drains or septic tank
  • Slow draining water from your bathroom and kitchen drains
  • Sewage backup that enters your home from your drains
  • Water pools in your yard that are close to your spetic tank

Having sewage backup in your home can be dangerous and affect your health. If you notice any of these signs, call Lion Septic for septic cleaning service.

Hassle-Free Septic System Cleaning In Fort Collins and Beyond

The inner-workings of your home might not be visible at the ground level, but your home’s septic system works hard to make sure that waste is properly disposed of. Unfortunately, this system requires maintenance and cleaning — a job that most homeowners simply don’t want to tackle. That’s why our septic system cleaning professionals at Lion Septic are here to do it for you.

Ready to get started? Don’t deal with a sewage backup for more than a brief moment. Contact our experienced and courteous Fort Collins septic cleaning service experts today!

Fort Collins' Septic Cleaning Professionals

Lion Septic aims to create lasting relationships with Fort Collins customers by exceeding their expectations. If you hire us, all of your concerns will be addressed. Our service experts are highly trained and will make sure that everything is spotless when they're done.

A clogged septic system can cause a variety of problems, some of which are expensive and difficult to fix. Our septic system cleaning services can help you avoid major issues in your Fort Collins home. To learn more, give us a call today.

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