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The "Wizard of Ooze" Serving WNY since 1987
                        The “Wizard of Ooze” Serving WNY since 1987

Lakeshore Septic Services was founded in 1987 by the Rowell family in Irving, New York. Originally known as the “Wizard of Ooze”, we pride ourselves in providing a prompt, friendly and knowledgeable experience to our customers. We offer a wide range of services including Pumping, Installation, Repairs and more. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, our friendly staff would be happy to assist with your needs. Have a wonderful day!

 716-934-4754              716-549-3969            716-532-1100

How a Septic System Works

As you know each time you turn on a faucet, flush a toilet, or do a load of laundry, the water and waste travels out of the house and into the Septic Tank. Some of the waste sinks to the bottom and some of it floats. As more water goes into the Septic Tank, an equal amount gets pushed out to the Drainfield.

No Baffle in TankFrom the first Septic Tanks until 1992 there was no real baffle installed in the tank to hold back the sludge from getting close to the outlet end of the tank. On these old style tanks when the water enters the tank, it stirs up the sludge and can push it out into the drainfield blocking the flow of water entering the Drainfield lines.

Baffle in TankIn 1992, installation of the baffle made a great improvement at keeping the sludge away from the outlet therefore the stirring affect has been kept to a minimum. This does not mean sludge cannot find its way to the outlet. Only regular Septic Tank pumpouts help prevent sludge from getting into the drainfield.

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