The Ins and Outs of Septic Systems

A home with a septic system has one because it does not have access to the sewer lines that serve the public. That being said, if you are like many homeowners, you find the entire process of a septic system a bit of a mystery. Septic Check is here to help you understand this intricate system that your entire household relies on every day.

The Septic Tank

In order to collect the wastewater from your home, a large steel or concrete tank is buried in the ground, usually in your yard. Once the wastewater reaches that tank, it is separated into three layers. These are the scum layer, the middle layer, which is water, and the bottom layer which is comprised of sludge.

The Drain Fields

While the heavy materials sink to the bottom of the septic tank, the water is pushed out to the drain field. One purpose of the drainfield is to further purify the water. The drain field further filters the water so that those contaminants that are hazardous can be removed before the water is returned to the groundwater system.

Advantages of a Septic System

In addition to providing a homeowner with access to a clean and sanitary method of dealing with the wastewater that accumulates in a home, a septic system is typically thought of as being a more environmentally healthy method of doing so. In addition, having a septic system provides homeowners with more control of this aspect of their home.

Are Septic Systems Difficult to Maintain?

Septic systems can be a bit of mystery to homeowners that don’t know much about them, but the system itself is relatively easy to maintain. Signs that you need your septic tank emptied is pooling water in your lawn, odor, an overly healthy lawn, sewer backups and more. But, don’t worry, you can leave your septic tank maintenance up to the pros at Septic Check. We conduct routine maintenance to stay on top of your septic tank’s needs.

Septic Check is Here to Help

At Septic Check, our experience and expertise lie in keeping septic systems running smoothly while also protecting the integrity of the groundwater. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your septic system or any of its components. We are always happy to help!