Importance Of Regular Septic System Maintenance

 

The septic system does the job of taking the wastewater from homes and offices and transfers it into a septic tank where it is acted upon by bacteria and from there into the drainfield. Because most of the contents of the pipes and tanks within the system consist of toxic solid and liquid wastes, it is most important that the whole system works efficiently.

What Happens When A Septic System Malfunctions?

When one or more than one components of the septic system do not work as efficiently as they should, the toxic waste can escape into the atmosphere doing a whole lot of untold damage to the residents of the home, the neighbors and the environment.

Breathing in the toxic fumes that result from the waste escaping through cracks and breaks in the pipes can endanger your family’s health. Besides the stench can be unbearable too.

As the effluents keep escaping, they spread keeps getting larger and can pollute the environment and the landscaping.

If left unchecked, it can ultimately damage the property and its value so if you are thinking of reselling you may not get what you expected.

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Why You Need a Maintenance Program on Your Septic System

Every home has its own septic system and it is the homeowner’s responsibility to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the system. The septic system consists of a drain field, septic tank and distribution box. These are connected by pipes. All household wastewater goes into the septic tank where it gets partially treated and separated from the heavy solids. The partially treated wastewater flows into a distribution box. From there it drains into gravel trenches and then seeps slowly into the drain field where it gets further purified.

Dangers Of An Abused Or Neglected Septic System

When a septic system is working properly, the wastewater gets fully treated and purified in the drain field and it does not pollute the groundwater. However, if it malfunctions or fails, it can create a plethora of problems, from creating a toxic environment for your family and neighbors to reducing the value of your property and polluting the public water supply.

Tips For Caring For Your Septic System

Here are a few things you can do to care for your septic system and keep it working efficiently:

Do not throw large solid items, especially non-degradables such as pampers or sanitary napkins down the toilet. Continue reading

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