How Your Septic System Works

septic systemDoes your home have its own septic system instead of being connected to a municipal sewer system? If so, you already know the importance of regular septic inspections and septic tank pumping. However, do you actually know how your septic system works? Taking proper care of your septic system ensures it will last longer, but to do this you need to understand how it functions. Here’s a quick breakdown so you’ll be more familiar with your septic system in the future.

Your Septic System Tank

The septic tank is a very important part of your septic system. When you use water in your home, the amount that down the drain flows into the tank, often made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. The tank’s primary purpose is to separate and breakdown all organic matter. The resulting liquid is often referred to as effluent. The tank is designed so that only the effluent can leave the tank and move into your drainfield. This liquid flows to the drainfield via pipes buried underground.

Your Septic System Drainfield

Once the septic system has separated the solids and liquids, the effluent is released. Drainfields are generally shallow excavations made in unsaturated soil that are then covered. The wastewater then filters through the soil, which accepts, treats, and ultimately disperses it evenly. It’s important to have a septic tank professional check your drainfield often to ensure flooding doesn’t occur.

Need Professional Assistance with Your Septic System?

Do you need professional assistance with your septic system? Don’t wait until there’s a problem. Snohomish Septic Service of greater Snohomish county offers a wide variety of septic services, including septic system installation. For more information about our company, as well as any current promotions, visit our website. Need to schedule an appointment? You can call us at (360) 310–4430 to speak with a representative. Don’t forget to ask about our free quote offer when you call!

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