Whether moving into a home with a septic tank, buying a home with one or building a home with one, it is important to know how a septic tank works and how to care for it. It does take regular maintenance to avoid expense pump-outs and clogs. Be aware of problem causing situations and usage. There is an extensive resource available to help educate on problem prevention and the care of your septic tank system. Visit http://www.AllAbout.Septic.Health.com
Tallevast, FL, USA., August 16, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - (http://www.AllAbout.SepticHealth.com) notes for Septic tank owners be vigilent and attentive to avoid costly future expenses.
In a typical septic system, household wastes, including discarded food scraps, laundry water, cooking oils and grease, flow to a watertight septic tank, where they are decomposed by bacteria. In the tank, the complex food and waste particles are broken down by natural bacterial processes so that they can percolate into the subsoil surrounding a drainage field.
Inside the tank, the majority of the waste decomposes into sewage water, while heavier solids settle to the bottom and accumulate as sludge. Other lighter particles including grease and oil rise to the surface and form a scum. The decomposed sewage water then flows from the tank, through a distribution box and into a drainage field, which is a series of perforated pipes laid below ground in a bed of gravel. The liquid leaches out through the gravel and is further purified as it percolates through the soil. The more complete the decomposition of household waste, the more efficiently and trouble-free a septic system functions.
The liquids in the septic tank turn over about 50 to 75 times a year. Thus the bacteria and enzymes are constantly flushed out into the leach field or cesspool. There they continue to leach down the wastes and keep the leach field open. It is difficult know when the bacteria that produces the enzymes in the septic tank are going to be destroyed. Destroyed bacteria from flushed household chemicals can lead to leaching of drainfields and clogged plumbing. Adding an effective septic tank treatment on a regular basis ensures there will always be an adequate supply of bacteria and enzymes.
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