Residential & Commercial Septic Cleaning, Maintenance & Repairs | Certified Septic Inspections | Drain Cleaning
Locally Owned and Operated in Portland, Indiana

Residential and Commercial Septic Tank Pumping Drain Cleaning Services Along with Lutes and Sons Septic Pump Truck Septic Tank Pump Replacement
  • Routine Septic Tank Pumping

Normally septic tanks are to be cleaned every three to five years (sometimes even more often), depending on usage, age, size and other factors.  Lutes and Sons Septic Services will locate, clean and inspect your septic tank during your routine cleaning/pumping.  We will check for leaks, inspect the inlet and outlet baffles and determine if there are any problems you should be aware of.  If you do not know where your main access lid is located, we can locate it for you.  We can dig open lids as well.

  • Septic System Maintenance & Repairs

Inlet and outlet baffles need cleaned routinely throughout the life-cycle of a septic system to ensure it is in the most efficient working condition, we offer this service to our customers that would rather not do this themselves. Drain-fields can get clogged due to neglect so we offer drain-field restoration services as well as inspections to diagnose issues with septic systems. We can also replace pumps, replace baffles, replace/repair deteriorated distribution boxes and install risers and lids for ease of access to tanks.

  • Drain Cleaning

Have a clogged or backed up drain? Our Drain Cleaning services are for virtually any drain outside your home or business; over time drains can clog and run slower as greases, soaps, fats, etc build up on the inner walls of the pipes causing a backup. Roots can be another natural cause of backed-up or slow running drains that we can help fix/repair. We have all the tools necessary to clear your drain blockage and get them working again.

  • Certified Septic Inspections

Lutes and Sons Septic Services is State Certified to Inspect Septic Systems (Certified through(IOWPA Indiana On-site Wastewater Professionals Association). Failing systems are expensive to repair or replace therefore when buying or selling a property that is served by an on-site sewage system, knowing the condition of the system is critical for negotiation and often required by lending institutions for mortgage loans. We will inspect the tank and provide detailed documentation of the condition of the system to the client.

  • Flood Water Removal

In the event of a flooded basement due to sump pump failure, excessive rain, backed-up drains or a sewage backup, Lutes and Sons Septic Service can pump out and remove the waste-water. 24 Hour Emergency Service is available for situations like this.

24 Hour Emergency Service

We've all heard the horror stories of raw sewage backed up in a basement and more likely of a flooded basement due to excessive rain water and a faulty sump-pump. We just hope and pray that it never happens to us, but in reality it does happen, that's why we offer 24 Hour Emergency Services.

In the event of a septic tank back-up or flooded areas of your home Lutes and Sons Septic Services offers 24 Hour Emergency Services upon request by calling 260-726-9777. Once in contact and agreement, we will be on site as soon as possible.

When applicable, we can also help coordinate with your Home Owners Insurance Policy claims for your reimbursement of service costs from your insurance policy.

Lutes and Sons Septic Services is familiar with all environmental guidelines. We work closely with the local health departments and comply with all regulations regarding proper disposal of all septage and wastewater we collect.

The cost associated with properly disposing of the waste we pump out is built into the cost of your service fee from us. Once we have a full tank or are ready to unload we will bring it to the disposal plant to properly dispose of the sludge and scum.

Septic systems need to be monitored to ensure that they work properly throughout their service lives.

By scheduling routine septic tank pumpings you not only can extend the life of your septic system, but you can also prevent costly backups. If not properly maintained, a septic system can and will fail potentially costing thousands of dollars in repairs and/or replacement.

After your first service from Lutes and Sons Septic Services we will determine the frequency of pumping you need then when the time comes, a reminder card for service needed will be sent out to you.

The key reason to maintain your septic system is to save money! Failing septic systems are expensive to repair or replace and poor maintenance is often the culprit. Plus, in the event of a backup, no one enjoys THAT smell!

Your system will need pumping generally every 3 to 5 years depending on how many people live in the house and the size of the system. An unusable septic system or one in disrepair will also lower your property value and could pose a legal liability.


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*The bulk of this information is credited to EPA documentation on