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Simple Septic Tank Maintenance Tips

Lora Davis

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Contrary to what most people believe, septic tank maintenance is much easier and affordable. You only need to make sure that the company doing the initial septic tank installation does a fine job so the rest will not be difficult. The lifespan and functionality of your septic system will depend on what plans you make with the septic installation company when it comes to matters to do with septic maintenance.

Avoiding serious backups, odors, noises wet spots and early destruction of your septic tank system is not rocket science; you only need to follow a few guidelines and you will be home and dry. The most important thing is to make sure that you have a clear septic maintenance regime that will also prevent the unnecessary contamination of ground water system so you can also avoid possibilities of doing costly septic tank replacement.

In most septic tank systems, the waste that comes from toilets, basins, showers, baths, basins and floor drains will go through a complicated maze of pipes onward to the cesspit or septic tank. Most septic tanks are normally made of concrete or there are newer designs that are made of resin and they come with perforations within the tank or somewhere downstream on the field lines or drains. Once the solids have entered the chamber they will automatically go to the lower section where bacteria and other enzymes usually eat up the waste into water and gas.

If there are any oils, grease or fats they will be moved towards the top of the chamber where they create a scum that will be broken down more slowly. There are restrictors that stop this mucky layer from leaving the tank and going to clog up the drain field. There are entry points to the tank that are have access covers otherwise called clean outlines. The septic maintenance company will always remove any undigested solids through the access covers and this is also what the septic service company uses when they want to perform a visual inspection as part of regular septic maintenance.

While there are many designs of septic tanks some of which have different pretreatment designs, one of the most trusted ways of doing septic maintenance is the introduction of bacteria and enzymes into the system; they digest waste into a form that is easily manageable so it can be moved toward the drain field for disposal. The introduction of simple bacteria into the septic tank will make sure that you have a functional septic system that will be trouble free for many years to come. You only need to be careful to ensure that your lifestyle doesn’t destroy these bacteria; many household cleaning products such as detergents, bath cleaners, bleaches and other antibacterial products are most detrimental to septic tank maintenance.

About the author: This article is penned by Lora Davis for Allgood Septic Service who are a septic tanks installation and septic tank replacement company that is providing services like pumping, drain field installation and repair to people of Statham, GA.


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