All the waste that leaves your home goes through one pipe that will lead to the treatment of the wastewater. In urban areas, this pipe leads to the sewer main which collects the neighborhood’s waste. In rural areas, this pipe leads to your septic system.
Your Septic Equipment takes the place of the treatment facility and processes the waste on your property.
Septic systems are made up of two main components. The first is your septic tank. All the waste that left your home goes into your septic tank. Here, bacteria will begin to break down the solid waste. Partially filtered wastewater will leave the tank through a pipe that leads to the leach field.
The leach field is a more complicated part of Septic Installation. The way your leach field works will depend on your soil and property. If you soil absorbs the water too quickly, it won’t filter it enough to enter the groundwater. The leach field releases the wastewater slowly through perforated pipes. More pipes might be required if the soil can’t percolate the liquid at the right speed. You might even have to have a mound style installed to allow the water to filter through more soil before it reaches the water table.
Each part of the septic system needs to have regular inspection and maintenance done to keep it functioning properly. Septic Maintenance includes regular inspection, pumping of the septic tank, and avoiding harmful waste from entering the system. It’s important to make sure everything that leaves the home through the plumbing is safe for the septic system.
You should contact a local septic contractor if you notice any problems with your septic system. This can be water draining slowly or any smells coming up through the drains. Septic systems can last for years if you take the time to have them inspected regularly and pump your tank every three to five years.