Septic systems are like personalized water treatment plants for the individual homeowner or business. When it comes to your septic system, do you know all the parts and pieces of your system that are buried underneath the ground? At Brandon Septic, we don’t expect everyone to know everything there is to know about septic systems right out of the gate! That’s why we have developed a few key tips and pieces of information that can help you care for and maintain your septic system.
One of the most important things you need to know about your septic system is that while many systems have similar components, not all systems are the same. Septic systems come in many different sizes and will require personalized attention dependent upon a variety of factors. Small septic systems will need to be pumped more often, whereas larger tanks can go more frequently between pumping.
The pumping frequency is also dependent upon factors like how often you do laundry. The influx of wastewater from your washing can overwhelm your septic system, which needs time to process wastewater and solid waste. Additionally, the more people you have in your household, the more frequently you’ll need to pump your septic system.
Your drain field is the part of the system that finally allows refuse water to filter back into the groundwater. This series of pipes is usually buried under the ground and needs to be kept far away from trees, parked vehicles, and outbuildings!
By properly caring for your septic system, you’ll have a system that will work for you for many years to come. Contact our owner Sam today if you have any questions!