Septic Tank Installation
Buildings that are not connected to a central sewage system usually have an onsite sewage facility called a septic tank. Some specifications must be followed when installing a septic tank for your building. These specifications are provided by governmental agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Getting a professional septic tank installation contractor like us will ensure that you follow all existing regulations. We will build a septic system that will function seamlessly by following all standard procedures and specifications. We also offer inspection and repair services, which means you don’t have to go looking for another septic tank contractor for maintenance. We offer a full-service package.
Septic Tank Specifications
A septic tank must have certain specifications for it to fully serve its purpose. There are construction standards, and there are environmental standards that must be followed to achieve this. Septic tanks can be made out of concrete, plastic, or fiberglass and are usually constructed in pairs. They are built to accommodate between 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of wastewater with one chamber connected to an inlet water pipe, and the other chamber is connected to a septic drain field. The first chamber of the septic tank accommodates the wastes, and the biodegradable wastes settle while the liquid will flow into the second chamber where escaped biodegradable wastes further settle in the second chamber.
How A Septic Tank System Works
A septic tank has many systems that make it function optimally. Wastes are transported by water flow through installed pipes from the building into the septic tank. It goes into the first chamber, then into the second chamber after biodegradable wastes must have settled in the first chamber. The job of the first changer is to retain the waste while anaerobic bacteria break down the solid wastes and settles at the bottom. This same process goes on in the second chamber, and when it is full, the remaining wastewater flows into a drain field that is specially constructed with aggregates such as gravel, which later flows into the soil sterile after passing through processes that will ensure it doesn’t harm the soil.
What Next After A Successful Septic Tank Installation
After installing a septic tank successfully, there have to be conscious efforts to maintain the septic tank for it to function optimally. You can maintain your septic tank by conducting inspections every 2 to 3 years to ensure all its systems are still functional and not impeded by non-biodegradable wastes. Apart from inspections, you should also ensure you use your septic tank responsibly. Using a water-efficient water closet system and faucets will ensure you do not fill your septic tank with more water than required. You should also refrain from disposing of solid wastes in your septic tank. This may lead to blockage of the pipes and may affect your septic tank system. It is important to regularly maintain your septic tank so as not to go against government regulations on the environment.