Septic Services

Professional Septic Services For Your Home

A malfunctioning septic system or one in disrepair will lower your property value, and potentially can pose a costly legal liability. It's why property owners turn to us to maintain their systems. Performing regularly scheduled maintenance is a bargain compared to the cost of repairing or replacing a malfunctioning system. The frequency of septic pumping required for each system depends on several factors.

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Household wastewater contains disease causing bacteria and viruses with high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. If a septic system is well-maintained and working properly, it will remove most of these pollutants. Insufficiently treated sewage from septic systems can cause groundwater contamination, which can spread disease in humans and animals. Improperly treated sewage poses contamination risks of nearby surface water as well as people who encounter it. Its potential effects include various infectious diseases, from eye and ear infections to acute gastrointestinal illness and hepatitis. This is why regular septic cleaning is so crucial.

Our professional septic services teams works hard to keep your septic system safe and functional.

How Do Septic Systems Work?

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas that don't have access to municipal sewer treatment facilities. They use proven technology to treat wastewater from household bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a leach field, or soil absorption field. However, a growing number of systems today are required to be much more complicated, including pump systems and additional filtration.

The conventional septic tank digests organic matter and separates floating matter (e.g., oils and grease) and solids from the wastewater. Soil-based systems discharge the liquid (known as effluent) from the septic tank into a series of perforated pipes buried in a leach field, leaching chambers, or other special units designed to slowly release the effluent into the soil or surface water.

Alternative systems use pumps or gravity to help septic tank effluent trickle through sand, organic matter (e.g., peat and sawdust), constructed wetlands, or other media to remove or neutralize pollutants like disease-causing pathogens, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other contaminants. Some alternative systems are designed to evaporate wastewater or disinfect it before it is discharged to the soil or surface waters.

Protect Your Property & The Environment

More than four billion gallons of wastewater are dispersed below the ground’s surface every day. Ground water contaminated by poorly or untreated household wastewater poses dangers to drinking water and to the environment. Malfunctioning septic systems release bacteria, viruses, and chemicals toxic to local waterways. When these pollutants are improperly released into the ground, they eventually enter streams, rivers, and lakes, harming local ecosystems by killing native plants, fish, and shellfish.

You can identify a failing septic system by the following indicators:

  • Wastewater backing up into household drains
  • Bright green, spongy grass on the drain field, even during dry weather.
  • Pooling water or muddy soil around your septic system or in your basement.
  • A strong odor around the septic tank and drain field.
Our septic system experts can diagnose any septic problem and offer professional, affordable solutions.

Contact Us Today For Septic Cleaning in Crawford County, Erie, Titusville & Meadville, PA

If you require septic system maintenance like septic pumping or drain cleaning, then give us a call today. Mansfield Sanitation services property in Erie, Meadville, Titusville, and all of Crawford County, PA. Our professional team are punctual, efficient, and ready to provide you with the highest level of customer service. We look forward to adding you to our ever-growing list of loyal customers.