About Us


On an ordinary day in 1989, Nancy Smith’s late husband Doug Smith accidentally ran over a septic tank with his dump truck, breaking the lid. Dirt rained down into the tank, and Doug knew he needed to have it pumped out. Unfortunately, he soon discovered that septic tank pumpers don’t like to pump systems that have dirt in them. The dirt gets in the pumpers tank and is difficult to remove.

Doug called many vacuum truck operators trying to solve the problem. One man told him he was no longer in business but offered to sell him a vacuum truck. That sounded like a good idea to Doug and before long his septic service was open for business. The company’s name evolved and now, about 30 years after it’s unlikely beginning, is known as A-1 Smith’s Septic Service, Inc.

With over 30 years’ experience and a fleet of 18 trucks, A-1 Smith’s Septic Service are experts in septic tank maintenance. They can assist you with residential septic tank pumping for both conventional or aerobic systems, or commercial grease traps. Many people are looking for the best septic tank pumping service “near me”, well we serve many areas locally; the counties of: Houston, Madison, Grimes, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker, including the following communities; Madisonville, Bedias, Iola, Hilltop Lakes, Normangee, Dodge, Flynn, Leona, Midway, New Waverly, North Zulch, Riverside and Trinity. Please give us a call, we look forward to helping you with all your septic or grease trap needs.