What is your septic tank? A watertight container that holds the solids in wastewater. It’s a safe, reliable way to dispose of human waste and prevents it from going into our oceans or streams. There are three common types: anaerobic (without oxygen), aerobic (with oxygen) and facultative/mixed type which can function as either depending on what bacteria live there naturally! We’ll look at these varieties more closely now …
The septic system is a crucial part of your home, and with proper upkeep can provide you with thousands upon thousand gallons in useable water. Just be sure to keep these 10 tips in mind for good working order!
One of the most important things you can do to keep your septic system working well is to be mindful about how much water it takes. The more efficiently we use household resources, like water, the less strain there will be on a given area’s infrastructure – including our own home or cottage systems!
10 Tips for Keeping Your Septic System in Good Working Order
You can put up a septic tank in your home or business if you know how to do it properly and with the right materials. Before you get started, check with the local authorities first regarding regulations for where you live so that there are no problems later on due to improper installation or construction methods. You need
to get the necessary permits to build a septic tank, and you need to check what methods are allowed in your area.
If you have an older system that still works for your needs but which is nearing its end of life, there may be ways to extend its lifespan beyond that point. This can depend on the type of system you have, and while some things like adding bio-degradable filters or keeping out grit may help in some cases, it’s always best practice to replace when needed as there can be other issues with overworked systems where parts start leaking when they’re pushed past their limits.
The most important thing about how to choose a septic tank pump is making sure it has the right capacity for the job.
Some people think that just because a pump is bigger than the one they have it will automatically be better; this isn’t the case, however. The power of the pump has to match your individual needs.
One thing I don’t recommend is having someone with little or no experience in septic tank installation do it for you. It’s best if you know what you’re doing so that everything can go smoothly and without major issues down the road. Professionals handle these things all the time and may charge you more but in the long run it’s worth paying extra to avoid headaches later on.
When you’re building your septic system, it’s a good idea to include the lines that will deliver and return waste water to and from your home. Adding this piping after can be more expensive because of the labor cost involved, so it’s better if you plan ahead.
If you have a malfunctioning pump or one whose float switch has stuck open (or shut), then you need to get on top of the problem right away in order to prevent further damage or wear-and-tear on other parts like the motor. It’s worth being prepared for these types of issues by having another pump available so that repairs can be made as soon as possible.
Once you’ve put up your tank, make sure it is level; otherwise, it won’t sit securely on the ground and will likely tip over. The weight of the water in the tank can cause an un-leveled platform to have a weak foundation and collapse over time. If you’ve just put up a septic system for your home or business, then make sure you get it level before anything else.
Others think that because they use less water than average that everything is ok down below. However, if everyone thought this way, we’d quickly reach limits as to how much waste our environment can handle safely and efficiently without having too great of an impact on local ecosystems. As such, paying attention to water consumption and being mindful about how much goes down drains is key.
The septic system is a vital component of your home, and with proper upkeep can provide you with thousands upon thousand gallons in useable water. Just be sure to keep these 10 tips in mind for good working order! If you need help maintaining the health of your septic system or want more information on how we inspect them, contact our team today! You can also read about some common symptoms that might indicate problems coming up soon by clicking here.