Septic tank operation
When you install a septic tank, you don’t have to worry too much about how long it will last. I’m not trying to say that you won’t have to replace or repair it in a few years, but when that happens, it will probably be in 20 or 30 years.
The truth is a septic tank can last for a long time if you maintain it properly and if the company in charge of the installation process located it in a good area of your property. Let’s not forget about the design and construction, which are two important elements that influence the durability of the septic tank.
If you don’t have a septic tank or you’re new to it because you need one on your property, you probably don’t know how a septic tank operates, which is quite simple.
The wastewater from your house travels to the septic tank that holds the water long enough until the solids settle at the bottom of it and the grease and oil float at the top of the tank. Then, the water goes to the drain field where it gets in contact with the soil and porous surfaces thanks to the perforated pipe. That’s a simple explanation, there are a few more steps to treat the wastewater, but this gives you an idea of how it works.
Now, the septic tank operation may be affected if you don’t maintain it properly. Maintenance is super important if you want your tank working well all the time and avoid several problems that may come to your house and the tank itself, which will lead you to have to repair both of them.
Therefore, don’t forget that pumping, cleaning, and inspecting your tank occasionally is part of the investment and the right thing to do. Those services aren’t expensive and you only have to carry them out every three or four years, maybe two for inspection.
However, doing this will allow you to have a nice experience and your septic tank will operate without problems.