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First time visitors; I thought the food was very good. The quantity and quality was very equitable. I do believe the facility could use a really good cleaning as there were cobwebs hanging from the light sconces and ceiling fans. The floor could have been swept more often. I hate going into a place of business and being ignored by the staff because they are more concerned about what’s on there phone. Overall, I’ll get my order to go next time, providing that I come back.
My husband and I have eaten there several times, the prices, food and service are excellent, much better in all three categories then Red Lobster
Absolutely delicious! Having lived in Panama as a kid, these are definitely authentic. This is a family-run establishment and the pride in the food shows. The fact that at 12:00 they had a rush on certain items and were out speaks volumes. Only in their 5th week of business, this is a place you definitely need to try for lunch. It's something different and delicious.
For the last year L.C.'s has had a coupon in krogers recipes and still as of today still does, we stopped going to domino's pizza just because of this, today not knowing we were turned down from getting free bread sticks and marinara sauce even tho we had an in date coupon with our two pizza order, one lady even said we don't give out free marinara sauce with them either as we use to, I told them you have just lost about 20 customers, because I use to get two every week and BD's partys at work I would get 8 to 15 pizza's only reason for us to leave domino's pizza was the free bread sticks and marinara sauce, see domino's gave us the pizza's cheaper but had to buy the bread sticks and marinara sauce, so sorry to say we'll be going back. thanks for the one year.
Excellent service and the outdoor porch area is great. The growler shop doesn't feel like a bar, just a nice place to get a draft of some really good, and different, beers.
The food at Marco's is excellent! We go there all the time,wouldn't' go anywhere else.Service is great.
I saw this place got a couple of bad reviews. We have eaten there twice and both times the pizza and service have been great. The kids like the little TVs in each booth and watch Disney Channel. Prices are average, but the pizzas are large and we always have some left.
My wife and I dined in the last week in Oct,2012, service was great, food was good, just that we were over charged on our bill and I didn't catch it til I had already paid with my debit card. So I pointed it out to our waiter and the night shift manager ask if it would be ok to give us a credit for the $3.25 the next time we came in, I said yes that's fine . I have been back there several times to pick up pizzas but had forgotten about the credit. I was in there yesterday afternoon to place my order and my wife reminded me about our credit there. So I told the young lady that took my order and she found the note from the manager but told me it could not be used with $10.99 special I had ordered, that it could only be used for a pizza at regular price. Now I know I'm old and not as sharp as I use to be, but that just isn't right cause if they had just refunded my $3.25 in Oct I could've used it yesterday and got the $10.99 special for $7.74. I know it's just $3.25 and its not a lot but its the principal of the matter and I will be going back there today to discuss this matter with the manager. If we can not correct this issue, we will not be eating at this restaurant any more.
Had a problem with the pizza I ordered, extremely greasy from the Warner Robins store on Russel Pkwy. This was not normal of Marcos, so I wrote customer service. Britney Duggan did write back apologizing and stating "The store owner of the location you visited has received a copy of your concern and should contact you soon." 3 people were CC'd on the email. That was the 20th of June 2012, I replied to all and sent a follow up on the 29th of June, no email was returned. Today is 8 July 2012, although we used to be a regular customer and ordered 3-4 times per month from Marcos, they have lost my business over this. This company must not understand they work for the customers, and should address issues accordingly. Contacting customer service was good, it was management that didn't follow up, very poor on their part, and for the owner to be on that email, and not respond, very disappointed. Will pass on to all my friends and co-workers.If you own/manage a business, let this be a learning experience, you always try to accommodate your customers, not ignore them.
The main problem at this location is attitude from the manager down. She always gives you the distinct impression that she is doing you a favor by allowing you to spend your money at her restaurant. That attitude filters all the way down the staff. Otherwise, the food is good.
If you're like most people, you don't give another thought to the water that goes down the drain after washing dishes, taking a shower, or flushing the toilet. But, if you are one of the many homeowners who rely on a septic tank to dispose of your wastewater, it would be smart to give your septic system some attention every so often.
There are four main parts to your septic system:
It's the homeowner's responsibility to make sure all four parts of your septic system are in working order. A failed septic system is costly to repair or replace, can lead to health hazards in your home and community, and may even lower property values in your neighborhood.
Every homeowner who uses a septic system needs to ensure it stays functional. There are three elements to maintaining the system:
Inspecting a Septic System
Inspections should be at least an annual task. Some systems may require more frequent inspections. A homeowner can perform these inspections on his or her own, but hiring a professional is recommended. Contractors who regularly work with these systems generally have a better idea of what to look for and can better identify problems.
To begin, locate your septic tank. If the entry point is buried and there is no map, start by looking at the direction of the outbound pipes in your basement. Follow the pipes' direction into your backyard to locate the tank. When you think you're close, insert a probe into the soil until you find the piping. Your inspector should come ready with an insulated probe to use.
You should only have to go through this process one time. Once you find the piping and the tank, sketch a map for future use. Doing so will not only benefit you and future contractors you hire, but also the next owner of the home.
When the tank is located, you or the contractor will have to dig to uncover the manhole cover to access the tank's interior. Next, test your household water systems to make sure the septic system is working properly. Flush the toilets, turn on the faucets, and run any appliances that use water, like the dishwasher or washing machine. If water drains noticeably slowly, there could be an issue in your septic system that needs immediate attention.
Once you've determined that the system is in good order, it's time to measure the sludge and scum levels. Sludge collects at the bottom of the tank and is comprised of solid wastes. Scum floats to the top of the tank and is comprised of fats and oils. Both enter the tank through the inlet tee baffle, or the pipe that directs outbound water from the home to the tank. On the opposite side of the tank is the outlet tee baffle, which directs treated water to a second compartment in the tank for further treatment, or to the drain field. This baffle is the marker to measure scum and sludge against.
Scum levels should be at least 3 inches above the bottom of the outlet tee baffle. Sludge levels should be no more than 1 foot below the bottom of the baffle. If either of these are closer to the bottom of the baffle than they should be, it's time to have the tank pumped.
Next, take a look at the drain field, tank walls, and pipes. Any cracks in the walls or pipes need to be addressed right away to prevent septic system failure. The drain field should not have any odd or foul smells, and the grass shouldn't be soggy or full of puddles. Uncommonly green grass is also a sign that the drain field isn't functioning properly.
Pumping is usually necessary every three to five years, but it ultimately depends on the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the types of appliances that are used. For example, a family of six with a 1,000-gallon tank might pump every 1.5 years, but a family of three with the same size tank might pump closer to every four years. Additionally, garbage disposals fill up the septic tank more quickly and result in the need to pump more often.
A professional should always pump the tank. They will have the right equipment and expertise to know how to safely and effectively remove the sludge and scum from the tank. Additionally, the fumes that are emitted from the tank are noxious and can be dangerous if inhaled.
Always be present for the pumping process. Though the contractor will have the right education and experience to do this task properly, it's important that you oversee the project. The maintenance of your septic system is ultimately your responsibility, not the contractor's. When observing the contractor's work, make sure:
Septic System Failure Prevention
While inspections are usually an annual task and pumping occurs two or three times per decade, prevention is something that must always be kept in mind.
Never flush or pour chemicals down the drain. This includes, but is not limited to:
Introducing these substances to your septic system can cause damage to the tank or piping and contaminate the groundwater in your area.
Don't flush garbage down the toilet, including:
Practice water conservation to prevent flooding your system. Though your tank can handle many gallons of water, too much water at one time can overwork the system and cause solid waste to enter the drain field. Some tips for water conservation include:
Preventing septic system failure also involves keeping the drain field clear. Never drive or park over the drain field, and don't allow livestock to walk over it. Heavy equipment should also be kept away from this area.
In general, a septic system is safe and easy to maintain, especially if you regularly inspect and pump it. However, there may come a time when you run into a problem that needs to be addressed quickly and correctly.
Clogs or backups are usually caused by improper or too-infrequent pumping. Your tank is completely full, and solid waste is being forced through the outlet tee baffle and clogging it. Some signs that you have a clog include:
To address this problem, call a professional to clean out your tank right away.
Broken Lines or Pipes
Broken elements of your septic system need to be addressed as soon as they are spotted. A number of factors can cause baffles, lines, and pipes to break or crack, including:
Using a special camera, a contractor should be able to locate the crack or leak and replace the part.
To prevent pipe damage, call 811 before you begin any project that would require you to dig. A professional can detect which areas you need to stay away from. Remember, there could be more than just your septic system beneath your land - wires and cables may also run through your property.
Prevent damage due to tree roots by periodically having a professional take a look at the trees nearby and assess their risk. Don't attempt to remedy the issue yourself using chemicals like copper sulfate or by cutting down the tree. A professional will know how to solve the problem for the long term and should be knowledgeable of any local environmental regulations regarding chemicals.
When a septic system is working properly and is adequately maintained, harmful bacteria will be removed and won't affect the groundwater, people living in the home, or neighbors. However, a septic system failure comes with health risks that are best to avoid as much as possible.
Illnesses Caused by Failed Septic Systems
Nitrates normally get filtered out before wastewater reaches the drain field. However, if they are still mixed in with the water exiting the septic tank and make their way into drinking water, they can lead to an illness that affects infants. Methemoglobinemia, more commonly referred to as "blue baby syndrome," reduces infants' ability to move oxygen through their blood.
Other diseases that are associated with failed septic systems include:
Water Pollution Caused by Failed Septic Systems
If your septic system is near a body of water, there is a chance that harmful bacteria and viruses from a failed septic system could spread farther than your property using the local waterways. Nutrients in the wastewater can cause algae to grow much faster than normal, blocking necessary sunlight from shining into the water to support other plant and animal life. Additionally, these plants will reduce oxygen levels in the water, leaving the environment less habitable for some animal life.
Too much algae and other plant life can also reduce the ability for people to use a body of water for recreational purposes. What's more, the bacteria and viruses included in the wastewater can also cause disease in the people swimming, boating, or fishing in the water. Fish and shellfish can also become contaminated, making them harmful to eat.
Your septic system is highly important to your home, and as such, it's vital to find a good company to help you with maintenance. Before hiring anyone, do some research into the company. Look online for reviews and testimonials. Also, ask your friends, family, or colleagues who have septic systems who they work with and why.
Program Benefits and Costs
Every contractor will offer different products and programs, even though they'll generally be able to accomplish the same tasks. Be sure to read the fine print and determine what services the company includes in their different programs.
These programs will also vary in cost between different contractors. In 2016, septic tank pumping and cleaning cost anywhere from $200 to $900, with most people spending about $375. Compare and contrast pricing as well as services covered by the program you choose.