Preparing to Install a New Septic System
A Septic System is an underground wastewater treatment system that is used in areas that do not offer a centralized sewer system. There are three main parts that are responsible for the overall function and structure of septic systems; the tank, drainfield, and the soil absorption field. Septic systems are responsible for separating organic matter from floatable matter as well as removing solids from the wastewater.
How Septic Systems Work
* All of the water that is used throughout a home flows through one main drainage pipe that leads into the septic tank. The septic tank holds the water long enough for the solid matter to settle on the bottom of the tank and for the floatable matter to rise to the top of the water.
* Once the waste is separated, the water then flows out of the tank into the drainfield, leaving the waste matter behind. The drainfield is located in the ground’s unsaturated soil. Pre-treated wastewater is released through piping onto sponge-like surfaces that allow the wastewater to seep into the soil.
* The unsaturated soil accepts, treats, and then divides the wastewater as it begins to filter throughout the soil, separating it into groundwater. The wastewater then filters back into the soil, removing harmful bacteria and viruses while providing nutrients to the home’s yard.
Choosing Septic Systems
Whether choosing a new system for a new home or for replacing an old one, selecting the right septic tank has many factors to take into consideration. Listed below are a few tips to follow when choosing which system is best.
* First, look at the average amount of water the home consumes. Choosing a tank that will hold twice the amount of water that the home uses is one of the top factors to consider.
* Determine the brand and design that will be most beneficial for the home. Reading reviews and ratings online is a source for finding out what system will be the most effective in both price and functionality.
* Determine which area of the yard is best for the tank to be placed. Most septic systems are installed either in the back or front yard, depending on the amount of space available.
Having a properly installed and well-functioning Septic System is crucial for the home’s plumbing. Contact Texas Pride Septic today to ensure a quality system is part of your home. You can also connect with them on Twitter.