Septic Services

Septic tanks need regular service to remain functional. Homeowners who maintain their septic tanks with regular pumping and inspections can avoid costly repairs and may even be able to prolong the life of their septic system. 


Over time, septic tanks fill up. While liquid is sent to the drain field, waste solids sink to the bottom where they can collect and build up over time. When a septic tank becomes too full, sludge can begin to clog the drain field. Regularly scheduled periodic pumping can prevent this from happening. 

How often your septic tank needs to be pumped depends on many factors, including:

  • Tank size
  • Household size
  • Household water usage 

A large tank servicing a relatively small family may be able to go many years between pumpings. A small tank for a large family may need to be pumped more frequently. The best way to find out when your tank needs to be inspected is to work with a reputable septic tank pumping service like Sharpe’s Septic and Well.

At Sharpe Septic and Well, we help home and business owners in Columbia, South Carolina and surrounding areas to determine how often their septic tank needs to be pumped. When it’s time, we offer exceptional customer care and fast service. 

How can you tell when it’s time to pump your septic tank? By the time your tank is showing signs of a problem, a pumping is overdue. If you’re noticing signs such as foul smells, strange gurgling in your drain pipes, slow drains or standing water over the drain field, contact us right away.


Periodic septic tank inspections can help prevent problems and catch issues in their early stages to help avoid costly repairs. Having your septic tank inspected regularly can help you avoid nasty surprises.


During a regularly scheduled inspection, we look for invasive tree roots, cracks, leaks, clogs and corrosion. We provide inspection reports for homeowners selling their property, and can quote a price for repairs after performing a standard inspection. 

Septic tanks can have a relatively long lifespan, but the older your tank is, the more frequently it will need to be inspected. The EPA recommends that homeowners have their septic tank inspected every three years to ensure that it is performing efficiently and effectively.  


As the most trusted provider of residential, commercial and municipal septic and well drilling services in Columbia, South Carolina and surrounding areas, we provide essential services to homes and businesses with septic tanks. As a family-owned business, we’re proud to offer reliable, dependable septic and well services for property owners all around the Midlands.

Since 1966, we have continuously offered a fast response and the highest quality care to our customers. We’re always happy to answer your questions and investigate your concerns. We take pride in our work, and warranty all of our products. Contact us today to learn more.

They responded quickly and took care of our problem. They did know their job and were dedicated. Chris was great.Expect to pay dearly allthough! I felt no clear pricing guidline.I felt like tips were in order but the prices I got charged were very aggressive and made feel I was givin price according to desperation.

Mark C.