Septic Systems

Grease trap, pluming device used to intercept greases and solids in septic systems

Grease trap, pluming device used to intercept greases and solids

If your home is not served by a municipal sewer system, then chances are, you have a septic system. Septic systems are a common feature of many homes, particularly those located outside the city limits. Approximately one in four homes have a septic system rather than municipal sewer service.

A well-designed and maintained system can have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, but many factors can contribute to a need to repair, upgrade, or replace your septic system sooner than that. Eventually, every septic system needs to be replaced.

Infographic of contemporary septic systems. The image depicts a process that begins with a flushing toilet and flows to an underground system of containment and diffusion of sanitary waste.

Infographic of a contemporary septic tank system. The image depicts a process that begins with a flushing toilet and flows to an underground system of containment and diffusion of sanitary waste.

Conventional septic systems include a sewage tank and a drain field, both buried underground.The sewage tank captures effluent wastewater from your home, and is designed to allow solids to settle in the tank where it is broken-down by bacteria. The fluids exit the tank and are channeled to the drainfield which often has multiple trenches filled with gravel and perforated pipes or other components that allow the liquid to naturally filter into the surrounding soil.

Problems with Septic Systems

A number of issues can arise with a septic system, including septic tank failures, sewer line clogs or damage, or drainfield failure. In all cases, the septic system will need to be excavated in order to repair the problem. Often the first indication of a problem occurs when most of the drains in a home seem clogged and slow to drain, or there is a foul odor emanating from your drains or drainfield.

Mr Dirt specializes in new septic tank installations and repairs. We can assist with the entire process, including the soil report, site evaluation, system design and installation. We use the highest quality components so that your system will be easy to maintain and provide trouble-free for many years.

Give us a call to discuss how we can help you repair, upgrade, or replace your septic system. Contact Us Today!