According to the US Census Bureau, about 25% of the US population relies on decentralized waste water treatment. Monticello Pump Service has been servicing septic systems of both residential and commercial customers in the area for over 45 years. We are very proud of our reputation for high quality service and reliability. We offer free over the phone diagnostic assistance with one of our experienced technicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About Septic Systems

Septic System Basics:

A conventional septic system consists of two main components, a septic tank and a drainfield (or septic field).  Wastewater flows from the house, through the sewer pipe and into the tank. Once in the tank, wastewater will naturally separate into three layers.

Septic Tank Floating Scum Layer:

Lighter waste (such as greases and oils) which are lighter than water will float to the top. This forms the floating scum layer.

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Septic Tank Sludge Layer:

Solid debris, heavier than water will sink to the bottom and form the sludge layer. The middle layer, which is actually partially clarified wastewater, overflows into the pump chamber and is pumped out into the drainfield. The scum and sludge left in the tank break down with the aid of bacteria naturally found in wastewater. The sludge and scum which cannot be broken down remain in the septic tank until the tank is pumped.

A septic tank should be pumped out every 3-5 years, depending on use.

Septic Tank Pumping Frequency:

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency recommends:

“The average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years.” Click here to download a PDF from the EPA for more information.

Effluent Pump used in septic systems.

Effluent Pump for septic systems

Sample of septic control box for home septic systems

Sample of septic control box for home septic systems

Sewage Pump Repair and Replacement

Sewage Pump Repair and Replacement Services

  • While we recommend having septic systems checked at least every five years, we understand that it slips the mind of many people until there’s a problem. Don’t worry if this has happened to you, give us a call. We’re ready to help right away
  • Control Panel Inspections, Repair and Replacement
  • Effluent Pump Repair and Replacement

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Septic Systems Repair Services

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