Brighton, MI Septic System Services | Repairs, Fields & Tank Cleaning

Septic Services Michigan


Universal Septic Services offers solutions to all septic system needs in Brighton, MI. Our septic services include septic tank locating and cleaning, drain field inspection and installation, as well as septic field installation and repairs.

Our professionals at Universal Septic Services, LLC are available to answer your questions 7 days a week. Do you need your septic inspected? Fill out the form or give us a call today to set up an onsite consultation with a Livingston County, MI septic specialist.  

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Don’t hesitate to ask us something. Email us directly or call us at (517) 579-7627. We are septic specialist and can help you with any type of septic system services. 


We have a specialist standing by 7 days a week. Drop us an email or give us a call. We are here to help you. No one available to answer your call? Don't worry we work in the field, but can call you back within the same day. 


Septic Systems and How they Work

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment frameworks, frequently used in rural areas without centralized drain systems. They make use of a mix of nature and tested technology to deal with wastewater from house pipes created by restrooms, cooking area drains, as well as washing.

A normal septic tank contains a septic tank and a drainfield, or dirt absorption field.

The sewage-disposal tank absorbs organic matter as well as separates floatable matter (e.g., oils and grease) as well as solids from the wastewater. Soil-based systems discharge the liquid (referred to as effluent) from the septic tank into a collection of perforated pipelines hidden in a leach field, chambers, or other special units made to slowly launch the effluent right into the dirt.

Alternate systems utilize pumps or gravity to assist septic system effluent drip through sand, raw material (e.g., peat as well as sawdust), built marshes, or other media to remove or counteract toxins like disease-causing pathogens, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other contaminants. Some alternative systems are designed to vaporize wastewater or disinfect it before it is released to the soil.

Here is Precisely How a Septic System Works

  1. All water runs out of your house from one main drainage pipe into a septic tank.
  2. The septic tank is a buried, water-tight container usually made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. Its job is to hold the wastewater long enough to allow solids to settle down to the bottom forming sludge, while the oil and grease floats to the top as scum.
    Compartments and a T-shaped outlet prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and traveling into the drainfield area.
  3. The liquid wastewater (effluent) then exits the tank into the drainfield.
  4. The drainfield is a shallow, covered, excavation made in unsaturated soil. Pretreated wastewater is discharged through piping onto porous surfaces that allow wastewater to filter though the soil. The soil accepts, treats, and disperses wastewater as it percolates through the soil, ultimately discharging to groundwater.
    If the drainfield is overloaded with too much liquid, it can flood, causing sewage to flow to the ground surface or create backups in toilets and sinks.
  5. Finally, the wastewater percolates into the soil, naturally removing harmful coliform bacteria, viruses and nutrients. Coliform bacteria is a group of bacteria predominantly inhabiting the intestines of humans or other warm-blooded animals. It is an indicator of human fecal contamination.

How are Septic Systems and Tanks in Brighton, MI?

Brighton, MI is home to a variety of different size septic tanks and systems. Many of the septic systems in and around Brighton have two tanks. It is not always necessary to clean the second tank, but it is very important to know if it does need to be cleaned. The amount of solids that are moved from the first tank to the second tank depends largely on how many people live in the house and the how the system is being used on a day to day basis. If too much solids begin to build up in the second tank they will begin to push out to the drain field, starting to cause damage. At the same time, there is no need to clean a tank that does not need cleaning. Below you will find some services we offer in Brighton, MI.

Offering the Following Septic System Service in Brighton, MI

Septic Tank Cleaning

Avoid problems by having your septic tank regularly cleaned and serviced.

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Finish Grading

We are a full service septic company from start to finish. Once the job is complete we finish grade.

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Perc Test

Know before you buy. We test your property to make sure your field is set up for proper drain. 

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Drain Field Installation

Full service septic system installation. One of our specialties in drain field installation. 

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Septic Inspections

Is your system failing you? Are you not sure? Call for a free onsite evaluation. 

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Drain Field Restoration

Problems with your septic system can be restored on some occasions. 

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Maintenance Check-up

Many times you don't recall when your tank was cleaned. We can provide maintenance to help.

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Risers are perfect to keep you lawn looking fresh. No digging needed to get into the tank.  

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