Did you know that maintaining a septic tank and leach field prevents pollution? If you have this type of sewage treatment set up at your property then it’s important to ensure that it’s maintained property. The good news is we can help. However, you should know what a septic system is and how it works. In essence, a septic systems tank and leach field is an individual wastewater treatment system utilizing the soil in order to treat small wastewater flows from individual buildings or homes.
They are mostly used in areas where a main or central wastewater treatment system is not available. Although all septic systems are individually designed for each site, most are based on the same principle. For example, a conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a leach field, all connected by pipes. In essence, the septic system treats your wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank. The heavy solids and lighter materials are allowed to separate from the wastewater. This separation process is known as the primary treatment.
The solids stored in the tank are decomposed by bacteria and later removed, along with the lighter materials, by a professional septic tank pumping company. This is where maintaining your septic tank and leach field comes into play, but we’ll get into that a bit later. Once the partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of leach field trenches. The drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel trenches where it’s temporarily stored.
This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified. This is called secondary treatment. When the septic system is functioning correctly, it doesn’t pollute the groundwater. We know what you must be thinking. How often should you have your septic tank pumped? The bottom line is that a properly maintained septic tank should be pumped out at least once every three (3) years. Regular maintenance is the most important thing in making sure your septic tank and leach field works well.
Regular pumping goes a long way in preventing solids from escaping into the leach field and clogging the soil pores. It should be noted that if your property has a garbage disposal then the septic tank should be pumped on a yearly basis.
If you have any questions about our septic tank and leach field maintenance services, or would like to schedule an appointment we are happy to help. Please contact us today! Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today.
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