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Septic Systems 101Whether you are new to homeownership, or a seasoned veteran, many of you may be new to septic systems. While you know all the water used in your home has to go somewhere, you may not be familiar with exactly how your new system works. Our professional team ensures that all of our customers are comfortable with their systems and understand the ins-and-outs of septic tanks.

  • Septic Systems — Most septic systems are made up of two essential components: the tank and the drain field. Your tank works to separate water and oils, grease and solids. The water exits to the drain field while the solids form a sludge at the bottom of the tank, and the grease floats to the top. Once in the drain field, the water is filtered through a series of pipes and soils to be treated and remove any harmful bacteria that may exist.
  • A Deeper Look — No matter the material your septic tank is made from, they all have one thing in common: they all prevent solids and sludge from entering the drain field. Some homes may have more than one septic system, each with its own tank buried in the yard. You can locate your tank by looking for manhole covers in your yard or calling our professional team to find it for you.
  • Shallow, Yet Important — The drain field is a shallow system of pipes that further filters the water exiting your home. This element of your septic system also allows soil to treat the water for any harmful bacteria before releasing it to groundwater. If you notice spongy green grass along your drain field, it is a sign of a broken or faulty pipe and that the system is in need of repairs.

At Marion Pumper, our primary goal is making sure that your septic system and all its components work like they should-at all times. Whether you are concerned about septic odors, in need of maintenance or another septic service, rest easy knowing our team will provide the friendliest service around. Call us today for all your septic system needs!