Septic Tank SystemsAll regular septic systems have a septic tank, which is usually a big buried rectangular or cylindrical container made of cement, fiberglass or polyethylene. Wastewater from all plumbing accessories drains into the septic tank. Heavy solids settle to underneath where bacterial action produces digested sludge and gases. Lighter solids that float such as grease, oils and fats, rise to the top and form a scum coating. Systems constructed before 1975 in King County usually have single compartment tanks. Those built from 1975 and on are usually two compartment tanks. That is important to learn when getting the septic fish tank serviced, as both compartments of an two-compartment tank have to be pumped. Our team are also well-versed in the creation and offer of concrete rainwater tanks and Ri-Treat systems, which we have provided to a huge variety of residential and commercial development jobs throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory. Much like our septic fish tank designs, the products are suited to many home and commercial properties, and we are pleased to discuss their usage and application with you.
When you signal a contract around we will de-sludge your septic container at agreed intervals. A planned program of regular de-sludging services helps to keep your charges - and our costs - down. This service is charged at the approved rates in procedure at the time of each de-sludging service. To choose this service please complete and return a credit card applicatoin form.
Shown below is a sample standard set up with two drywells in series - bringing sewage in through the lid. Top loading (with vent) ensures maximum surge capacity for the drywell. Please be aware that venting your leaching pit (or any septic field) is most strongly suggested... insufficient venting at both ends of lateral lines is the ultimate cause of leach field failure (after insufficient proper two area filtered septic container). Oxygen continues the drainage pit dry out and the dirt around it healthier. Freezing is hardly ever, if ever, a problem with jogging sewage water underground, nevertheless, you can always cap the vents in profound winter, if need be. We provide every one of the fittings pictured with your system (san tee, riser, coupler, vent and geotextile textile). The geotextile fabric is included for set up above the gravel part. It will keep backfill ground from clogging the gravel and is crucial to extending the life span of your leach pit.
Electric pumps also deliver manipulated amounts or doses of effluent to the disposal field. Dosing can enhance the performance of any disposal field by producing more uniform distribution, but it is especially advantageous for removal fields with shallow or poor garden soil conditions. However, electric pumps are more expensive to use than other circulation systems, require regular maintenance (NSFC, 1995b), and are at the mercy of failure with ability outages.
When wastewater gets into your septic reservoir, it is by natural means split into three parts. Solid waste sinks to underneath of the tank, where bacterias in the reservoir reduces the solid matter, turning it into sludge. The middle layer of waste products is mostly drinking water, while fats and natural oils float to the top of the reservoir, forming scum. Once stable waste is broken down into sludge, gravity steps the water through sloped pipes down into the drainfield, where it is distributed into the land.