What is a Septic System?
As long as there have been cities towns and villages there has been a need for septic systems. In the dark-ages people didn’t understand the spread of disease and how it could be caused by their own sewage practices or lack thereof. As a modern society it is certain that a big part of our success against plagues and pandemic outbreaks has been our sound practices involving sanitation and water cleanliness.
A septic system is an on-site sewage management system. The liquids and solids that leave your home flow into your septic tank. The function of the septic tank is to separate the solids from the liquids. As the solids settle in the bottom of the tank, the liquids exit the tank and travel through pipes called ‘field lines’ to a ‘leech field’ also known as a ‘Drain field’ where the liquid effluents are absorbed into the soil. For the average home with a 1000 to 1500 Gallon tank it takes Three to Five years for the tank to fill up to capacity. Once a tank is completely filled it will those solids will then start to enter the field line or backup into the residence. Once this occurs the problem then become much more difficult to repair and proportionally more expensive to repair. The longer you put off pumping your tank, the higher the risk of field line failure. The field lines can cost thousands of dollars to repair as compared to cost of a proactive service pumping, so don’t hesitate,