Introduction and Care of Your Septic System

Introduction and Care of Your Septic System

A septic tank is a sewage treatment tank that is self-contained, usually built on land that has no access to or prefers not to use a sewer owned by the government. The system’s effectiveness is measured by how well a trained , professional technician designs it, its scale, and how well it is maintained. Learn more by visiting C Mac Septic Service.

Via a collection of water layers in a tank and a drain field that continues to philtre clarified water, septic systems handle and dispose of household waste water. On your house, the clarified waste water persists, making an economical, self-contained, municipal sewage system a septic system. There are no costly sewage pipes, there is a small effect on the environment, and all the water is handled and used on-site. A septic system’s adequate, regular care and maintenance directly affects the system’s performance and life span. The better you look after it, the better it takes care of you!

A septic system has two main components, namely the tank and the drain area. Usually, the tank is a fibreglass or concrete waterproof box with an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. In the tank, the waste water forms three layers, solids falling to the bottom, oil and grease floating to the top, and then the partly clarified water forms a middle layer. The sludge and scum that forms is not easily broken down and should be drained out every 3-5 years by a specialist. For your personal schedule, contact a licenced professional.

The drain field consists of trenches buried 1-3 feet below the surface, packed with gravel or sand. Through perforated plumbing, the clarified water from the tank flows from the tank to the drain area. By draining or leaching through the sand and gravel, the water is further processed, then, eventually, the soil.

There are many competent service providers who can help you ensure the effective and lawful operation of your system. Your local regulatory authority can require that all septic system owners maintain a valid service agreement at all times with a licenced provider. Regulatory agencies can also request periodic inspections of these systems, as well as reports submitted to the local authority after the completion of the inspections or repairs.

Spend time educating yourself on the do’s and don’ts of a septic device with your service provider. Many providers agree that the best maintenance plan they can provide and are able to teach best practises to the client septic system is to educate their clients. Many service providers, from the Essential (minimum requirements) to the Premier plans, have various levels of service agreements available to their customers. Assess carefully what you can afford and what is recommended by your service provider. Ensure that there is an emergency services contingency in the service agreement.