Septic System Components

July 03 2022

Septic System Components

Even though you can call a septic company to come to check out your problems with your septic system, it’s also important to educate yourself about it as well. It’s always good to know what you’re dealing with, so even if a problem arises, you may be able to solve it yourself without calling for help. It’s also a great advantage to be able to decipher the signs of something bad that’s about to happen, so you can help prevent any disasters. Learning the different components of your septic system is a great start to getting to know your septic system.

Basic Parts of a Septic System

  • Main Drain Line – This is where everything meets and starts. Your drain line connects your sinks, showers, toilets, and any other drain in your household.  This is why it’s very important to pay attention to what you send down your drains. Unwanted items can cause blockages in your main drain line and cause backups to occur for every other drain line in the house as well.
  • Septic Tank – This is where all the magic happens. The essential capability of the septic tank is to collect the wastewater from your home for a while until the solid waste settles out to form a slime-like substance, with any oil or grease drifting to the top as scum. The slime and scum are kept from leaving the tank and entering the drain field or leach field region by the design of the septic tank. Compartments and a unique T-shape outlet in the tank are utilized for this reason. Furthermore, screens are likewise suggested for use for the purpose of lessening the number of solids reaching the drain field. Have your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years, or whenever it is necessary. To prevent any issues from forming with your septic tank, have a plumber from Septic Blue come regularly for maintenance and inspection to make sure everything is running smoothly.
  • Drain Field – After the wastewater exits the septic tank, it enters the drain field, where it is further broken down by aerobic bacteria. If the drain field of your septic system has been occupied with a lot of fluid, it can flood and make sewage stream up to the surface. This can likewise bring about backups all through your home in sinks, toilets, and other drainpipes. When this occurs, all treatment of wastewater stops until the system can be replaced or fixed. If your system fails, you may need a new septic tank installation or a replacement of a certain part of the septic system.
  • The Soil – After the wastewater enters the soil in your drain field, it’s treated by bacteria to remove harmful viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. It’s a natural method that is critical to the decomposing of wastewater. Since it plays such a big role in the septic system, the type of soil used in the drain field is important as well. To make sure the soil in your drain field is suitable for the treatment of wastewater, ask someone from your septic company the next time they stop by.

Septic Blue is a great, reliable company that values the satisfaction of its customers. Any type of job we do is done with care and is given our utmost attention. From repairing a broken pipe to septic tank installation, we have a variety of different services we can assist with. Call today for your own personal septic services.