The Need to Maintain Your Septic Tank
Understanding how septic tank cleaning works is more important than most people realize. It is only when you understand how it works that you can take steps to prevent a major septic tank problem.
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Understanding the Septic Tank Cleaning
In simple terms, the septic system consists of two parts – the tank and the leeching system. If you have a very complicated system, you may have dosing cambers, drop boxes, aerators or other attachments that are included.
The septic tank is a large box that is usually made from concrete but it may also be made from metal or plastic. The size will vary based on the size of the house and the regulations of the county. All the waste water from the home enters the tank from an inlet that opens into the middle section of it. This section consists of bacteria that break down the components of the waste water. This waste is then separated into three parts.
The organic solids settle at the bottom and that layer is called ‘sludge’. The middle layer is a relatively clear liquid which is called the effluent and the top layer consists of all the organic particles that are called the ‘scum’. By separating all the waste water and allowing it to accumulate in one place, it is easy to pump them out of the system. The leeching system is used to distribute the effluent water into the ground. This is good for the mud and ground in the surrounding areas.
Maintaining Your Tank
A septic system is continuously being put to work and there is a lot of waste water that goes into these systems. If they are not maintained properly, you will be looking at a huge bill to get them fixed or replaced. Just like a car, these systems need to be taken care of properly.
Septic tank pumping is very important because it cleans it out completely. This should be done every couple of years, with a maximum gap of three years. Cleaning out the tank will not only help it to run smoothly but it is also healthy for your family. If wastewater is not treated in a proper manner, it could contaminate the clean water in the area and lead to various problems in the community.
It is important to get a good septic tank service provider so that you do not need to worry about it at all.