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Septic Services

MIDLAND: 989-832-5134

Serving Midland County
and Surrounding Areas

COLEMAN 989-465-9162

Septic Cleaning

Serving Midland County and Surrounding Areas


Don't wait until you have problems! Have your tank pumped on a regular maintenance schedule to keep it healthy. Septic maintenance is much cheaper than replacing the entire thing!

*DISCLAIMER- The pricing displayed is general for most tanks and pumping situations. All pricing is subject to change depending on job conditions and location. The actual cost may have to be determined on site or over the phone.

  • 500-750 gallons - $285
  • 1,000 gallons - $335
  • 1,250 gallons - $360
  • 1,500 gallons - $410
  • 2,000 gallons - $600
  • 2,500 gallons - $650
*Prices are approximate. Please call for estimate.

Septic Tank Cleaning Frequency Chart:

There are two ways to determined the size of your septic tank.
  1. Find records left by the original tank installer, a previous septic cleaning service that pumped the tank, or the previous owner. You can also contact your county’s health department or septic/sewage department and request the records for your septic system.
  2. Look inside your home for clues. The size of the septic tank often depends on the number of bedrooms in the home and the home’s square footage.
    • 1-2 bedrooms = 750 gallons
    • 3 bedrooms = 1,000 gallons
    • 4 bedrooms = 1,250 gallons
    • 5 bedrooms = 1,500 gallons

Porta-John Rental

Now owned and operated by GUIETT'S PORT-A-JOHN RENTAL AND SERVICE!


Pricing may vary depending on location, number of units ordered, and duration of rental. If you are out of our service area, please call for pricing.

**DISCLAIMER- The pricing displayed is general for most Porta-John rental situations. All pricing is subject to change depending on job conditions and location. The actual cost may have to be determined on site or over the phone.

  • Regular unit - $95/month or $85/weekend
  • Handicap unit - $140/month or $120/weekend
  • 4-sink unit - $140/month or $120/weekend
  • Additional cleanings - $40/month or $40/weekend
A weekend Porta-John rental is Friday-Sunday and is picked up on Monday.

Reservation Request or call 989-423-8702

About Us

Kevin and Sue Burns - Owners / Operators




In 1978, Kevin Burns began working at Coleman Community Schools. Around 1983, he saw the need and opportunity for septic tank pumping services in the area and proceeded to buy his first pumping truck in 1983.

From 1983 until 1989, he was working at the school full time, while also farming and pumping tanks. His days started early at 6:00 AM and went late into the night to around 11:00 PM.

Eventually, his hard work and determination allowed him to quit his job at the school and dedicate all his time to pumping septic tanks. In time, he incorporated Porta-Johns into the business by purchasing just 4 of them to start.

Today, Kevin Burns Septic & Porta-Johns, has 190 Porta-Johns, 2 pumping trucks and 2 Porta-John trucks.

Kevin has always been a hard worker and has gone the extra mile for all his customers and still does to this day.

Check Us Out In The News


Routine septic maintenance saves big money


Associated Links

We are members of and associated with the following:


Michigan Septic Tank Association

NFIB - National Federation of Independent Business

Serving Midland County

And Surrounding Areas

Contact Us


Midland: 989-832-5134
Coleman: 989-465-9162
Porta-Johns: 989-423-8702

3408 West Burns Road
Coleman, MI 48618

Fax: 989-465-9048

General FAQ'S

Looking for answers? Most questions can be answered here.


Septic Maintenance

It is typically applied to farmland in the summer. In the winter, when the ground is frozen, the sewage is taken to the city wastewater treatment plant.
We recommend that a typical 1000 gallon tank, in a home with three to four people, be pumped every two to three years. Service frequency varies depending on number of people and size of tank. Please see our frequency chart for more information.
Common signs that your tank needs maintenance are: Gurgling sounds from drains, toilets backing up, slow toilet flushing, or shower and washing machine doesn't drain. If you have smelly water seeping up through your lawn it's a sign that your septic field is damaged beyond repair. It could indicate that you need a new septic field.
During the process of septic maintenance, there is a necessary procedure of removing sod and soil to gain access to the septic tank. The sod and soil will be carefully removed and placed on tarps protecting the rest of the lawn. When finished, all the soil and sod will be replaced to their original locations.
We can provide our services outside Midland County but cost will be a factor. Please call us in this situation.
When performing septic services, we will avoid driving on the customer's lawn at all costs. We pride ourselves in being as non-invasive as possible. Once we're finished we do our best to make it look like we were never there in the first place.
We like being there for our customers when they need us. We realize that emergencies and required maintenance can happen at inopportune times. Kevin Burns Septic will do its absolute best to be there when you need us most. Additionally, there is no extra charge for these occasions.
Since 1982, Kevin Burns Septic has been servicing Midland County and the surrounding areas. Thank you to all our loyal customers!
No, but we work closely with several qualified and experienced excavators in the area. Please call us so we can make the proper recommendation for your needs.

Porta-John Rental

Yes, we provide many commercial businesses with Porta-Johns. Please call us to determine what will best fit your business needs!
Yes, we provide Porta-John rentals for all sorts of recreational needs. Whether you have an event, or construction project, we will gladly provide one to you. If your location isn't within our reach then we'll recommend someone in your area.
For monthly rentals, Porta-Johns are cleaned during the week. If an additional cleaning is requested then there is a charge for it. For a weekend rental, cleaning is not scheduled unless requested. If a weekend rental cleaning is requested then there is a charge for it also.

MIDLAND: 989-832-5134

Serving Midland County and Surrounding Areas

COLEMAN 989-465-9162