Is Your Septic System Supporting or Harming the Environment?

If you are among the twenty percent of U.S. homeowners whose property is not connected to the centralized sewer system, then chances are you rely on a septic system for your waste and wastewater t...

Is Your Septic System Supporting or Harming the Environment?

Jul 25

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Is Your Septic System Supporting or Harming the Environment?

If you are among the twenty percent of U.S. homeowners whose property is not connected to the centralized sewer system, then chances are you rely on a septic system for your waste and wastewater treatment. While a properly installed septic system should not pose health risks to your household or harm to the property, a septic failure can cause a great deal of damage for which you will likely be held responsible. Your friends here at Metro Septic Pumping want to keep you protected from such liabilities, so we have put together this short-read article on some scenarios that raise a red flag. If you ever need a septic repair or maintenance, feel free to call Metro Septic Pumping and get in touch with a live representative.

Faulty Installation

Waste and wastewater treatment is a central necessity for your building. Without a reliable method, you would find yourself exposed to harmful bacteria, microbes, and pathogens. But you cannot just have any septic system. If the septic system is not installed properly or is not designed to suit your property, then you risk leaks, water and sewage backups, and even a prematurely expired septic system. Put your septic system installation in reliable hands by choosing a professional septic company like Metro Septic Pumping.

Overwhelmed Septic System

When waste and wastewater leave your household drains, they lead into the septic tank where they split into three layers: a bottom layer of solid waste, a middle layer of liquid waste, and a top layer of scum, greases, and oils. The liquid effluent is readily discharged into the drain field where the wastewater percolates through the soil for treatment. Meanwhile, the scum remains in the septic tank and the solid waste is broken down into sludge by “good” bacteria.

Both the septic tank as well as the drain field are limited in capacity. If you overwhelm the tank with too much waste and wastewater, then you fall at risk of suffering water or sewage backups, sewage leaks, and worse. Schedule regular septic cleaning and stagger your water usage to avoid overwhelming the septic system.

Damaged Septic System

From invasive tree roots and extreme, fluctuating temperatures to severe clogs and undue pressure on the septic system, there is a lot that can damage your septic system. Consider some of the following tips to avoid damage to your septic system:

  • Plant trees and shrubs a safe distance away from your septic system.
  • Insulate your septic system from extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid driving or installing large structures over or near your septic system.
  • Do not flush anything other than human waste and wastewater. Non-biodegradable items such as wet wipes, diapers, and hygiene products should stay out.

Improper or Neglected Maintenance

If you want your septic system to give you top-notch service, then you have got to stay on top of maintenance. Common maintenance items include percolation testing, septic pumping, and septic cleaning, all of which are offered by Metro Septic Pumping. Call now to consult with a qualified representative and schedule your routine maintenance.

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