What is a Septic Tank?
The typical home (pictured above) has two septic tanks. Waste travels from your home into the ground and is then brought into tank #1. Solids will sit at the surface and also at the bottom of the tank allowing the liquids to easily pass through the baffle and flow into tank #2. That same process is duplicated in tank #2 further filtering the solids and allowing the effluent water to enter into your drain field. Every drain field is unique but serves as a disgard for your waste water. When it’s time to have your tank serviced, we mainly get rid of all the solids that were left behind in the tanks. If too much time passes between services, solids may begin to find their way into the drain field saturating it which may end up in drain field failure. To learn more about how often you should have service, Click Here.
How does a Septic Tank work?
Waste travels into the first tank through the inlet line. Gravity then takes over and the liquid waste will travel upward up the baffle and into the outlet line which travels into the second tank. The same process is repeated in tank #2. All septic tanks are different and vary per residence. Most tanks hold a layer of solids at the top of the tank often referred to as the “top mattress” as well as holding solids at the bottom. To perform a proper cleaning, we will need one lid per septic tank exposed.