Everything You Need to Know About Septic Tanks

Septic tanks are essential components of many residential and commercial properties. These properties are generally not connected to a municipal sewer system. The YouTube video delves into the topic and provides information on septic tank services.

Understanding Your Septic Tank

Your septic tank comprises various components, such as the septic tank, a distribution box, and a drain field.

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The septic tank is a watertight underground container made from fiberglass, concrete, or plastic. The septic tank receives and stores wastewater from the property. It allows the waste to sink to the bottom and allows the liquids to flow out.

The septic tank’s purpose is to receive wastewater from the property through an inlet where it receives primary treatment. The solid material drops to the bottom and forms sludge, while lighter materials such as grease and oil float at the top. The liquid exits the tank and enters the drain field. Here, it receives further treatment before being absorbed into the soil.

Your septic tank requires proper maintenance to ensure its longevity and remains in working condition. Maintenance includes regular pumping, avoiding harsh chemical usage, water conservation, and regular inspections. Understanding your septic tank’s components and operation helps you plan a maintenance schedule. Finally, property owners should know the common signs of septic tank problems and where to find septic tank services.

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