When most families think of plumbing for their home, the first thing that comes to mind is the main water line coming into a home. Many families neglect to consider the other side of plumbing for a home: the septic system and its importance. Without a working septic system flushing waste water and products out of the home, a home could easily become unsanitary to live in. These types of living conditions can cause sickness and health complications, especially in children and elderly family members. Ensuring a home has a properly working septic system to keep toilets flushed and sinks emptied is vital for the health of the family living in the home.
Septic systems come in two typical varieties. The most common involves a septic tank, while the other involves a municipal septic line that a home plugs into in the neighbourhood it resides in. Septic tanks are more common in rural and other areas, due to the cost of installing municipal lines in those areas. A septic tank is a rather simple septic system, consisting of four major parts. The first is the tank itself, which can hold different capacities depending on how deep it is dug, and is sealed by a concrete lid. Connected to the tank are two lines, one leading to the home itself and one leading out away from the tank called a field line. A fourth component can be installed, depending on the cost and need, that helps recycled the waste water going out the field line by spreading it across the ground like a sprinkler. Regardless of how complex the tank system is, it still requires routine Septic Tank Maintenance like any other portion of a home.
In most cases, the Septic Tank Maintenance will involve simply emptying and cleaning the tank. Tanks can fill up quickly over a short period of time, usually three to six months depending on size. This means they need to be emptied throughout the year, to ensure waste water flushes down to the tank properly without backing up inside the home. If waste water is allowed to back up, it can cause back pressure on the pipes and fracture them. It can also cause water damage inside the home, or flooding both inside and outside of the home. For more information, visit valleyislepumping.com to learn more about septic systems. You can also connect with them on Facebook.
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