Most homeowners think very little of their septic system, but it is one of the most vital components of their home. Homes without city sewer services need a way to remove the raw sewage from their homes so it can be disposed of properly, so no illness occurs due to exposure. The vast majority of homeowners do not know how these systems operate which is why they often do things that can cause problems in their system. With this information, homeowners can better understand the workings of a Conventional Septic System in Spring TX.
A septic tank system involves the main line that runs into a tank that is buried deep in the ground, usually in the backyard of a home. This tank holds all of the waste water coming from the toilets, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers. A septic tank allows this water to slowly begin to separate into layers over a period of time. The top layer is the scum layer and consists of the oil and grease that have been released from the home. This layer’s depth determines when the tank needs to be pumped.
The next layer is the liquid layer, and then the bottom layer consists of solid waste. In each septic tank, there are natural levels of bacteria that work to break down the solid waste and dissolve it. The bacteria is typically successful in transforming about 50% of the solids into liquids and gases. The liquid sewage, when it reaches a certain level, is drained into the surrounding soil where the water and waste are absorbed and continue to be broken down.
When the scum or solid waste levels grow too high, they can block the drainage of the septic system and cause a backflow of raw sewage into the home’s drains. This is why it is important for homeowners to have their conventional septic system in Spring TX pumped every three to five years, depending on the size of the tank and the number of occupants in the home.
If you are in need of septic tank pumping or repair services, Contact us. With these professional services, you can prolong the life of your tank and prevent unhealthy sewage messes from occurring in your home.