Septic Tanks

A septic system uses a tank and a drain field to dispose of sewage. This waste water treatment system is commonly found in rural areas or on large tracts of land where access to a sewer hook-up is unavailable or not feasible.

A septic tank is manufactured from reinforced, impermeable concrete and buried underground. Untreated waste from a home or business is stored here while bacteria feed on it, serving as a biological treatment process. The “treated” waste water flows through a series of perforated pipes called a drain field. Because this drain field of pipes acts like a sieve, the treated water is then dispersed from the septic tank to the soil.

The very design of a septic system requires proper maintenance. Even the best ones can fail or cause a problem, which will result in sewage back-ups. If sewage pools aboveground or near the surface or backs up into a building, humans and animals can get sick and nearby bodies of water can become polluted. Further, these situations require expensive septic tank repairs or replacement and disrupt your septic system.

When a septic system is properly installed and maintained, you prevent costly emergencies and harm to the environment.


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Customer Understands and agrees to hold harmless John’s Sanitation Septic Tank Service & Johns Sanitation, Inc. For any and all damages that may arise out of the probing & digging up and pumping of a septic system.

John’s Sanitation will not be responsible for or held liable for any damages incurred to sidewalks, driveways, Sprinkler systems, lawns, bushes or shrubs, irrigation systems, gas, electrical or phone lines. Ect. We recommend you call Miss Dig and have them come to your home before we attempt any probing or digging in your yard trying to locate your septic tank.