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Locating Your Septic Tank

close up on three septic tanks for domestic wastewater treatment

We often get calls from customers asking how to locate a septic tank on their property. For those homeowners who do not have a special riser that raises the lid of the septic tank above ground, it may be challenging to locate your septic tank. However, there are a few things that you can do to locate your septic system on your own. Being able to identify your system will save you money in the future.

The first thing you can do is contact the local health department for public records. Permits are needed to install a septic system, and these permits come with a diagram of the location of where the system is buried.

If the health department does not have a record of the permits, you can make a public records request.

You can contact the contractor who built your home, as he will have a diagram of where the septic tank is located.

If you do not find success through these means, you can try to locate the septic tank yourself on your property. You must first find the main sewer line. The main sewer line begins in the basement or crawl space and exits out the side of your home. From inside your basement or crawl space, measure the location where it leaves the house. Then, find this same location on the outside of the house. Using a thin metal probe, carefully probe the yard every few feet to follow the septic pipe across your yard. *Take care not to push hard if you feel any type of resistance. Probing too hard can puncture your septic line and cause significant issues. Most septic tanks are buried approximately three feet underground, and they are typically 10 – 20 feet from the home.

If you have been unsuccessful at locating your septic tank, please call Septic Service Pro. We have special equipment to locate your tank. While this will require your payment, you will know where your septic system is located for future needs.

Posted on behalf of Septic Service Pro

Posted on Behalf of Septic Service Pro

Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

Buford Office

6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 899-6457

Our Customer Reviews

Septic Service Pro


Based on 117 reviews

Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.


Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.


Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.


We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary


Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.


Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.


The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.


These guys were amazing. Jim and Mike came when they said they would, did the job, explained everything they did. Very courteous,and professional. I am a handicapped person and felt extremely comfortable with them at my home. Thank you!!!!!


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Septic Service Pro Cumming, GA

Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

(678) 899-6457

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6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

(678) 899-6457

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