Septic tank vent
If I ask you about a septic tank or a septic system to be more specific, do you know what it takes to build it in terms of materials and pieces? Probably not.
I’ve talked with many people about septic tanks and most of them believe they only need the tank itself and that’s enough. Of course, a drainage system or pipes are necessary since the wastewater won’t travel to your septic tank without them; however, most people don’t know that there’s more to it when it comes to this system.
Let’s begin with something simple, your septic system NEEDS more things and not only the tank, which means you will have to acquire other pieces if you’re planning to install one on your property.
You are probably wondering how many things you need, but there are quite too many and the right thing to do is to search for them one by one. That being said, I want to talk about a specific element that many people overlook and think isn’t necessary: a septic tank vent.
Regardless of what many homeowners or septic tank owners think a septic tank needs a vent to allow gases to escape or leave the tank, avoiding airlocks to form. This doesn’t sound too important if you tell this to a normal person, but it is, so don’t think differently.
When it comes to vents for a septic tank, there exist several ways to install them. Actually, it depends on the design and size of the tank. What you need to remember all the time is that this isn’t something you can overlook and the company in charge of installing your tank should know this 100%.
When you ask a company to install your tank, it isn’t about digging a hole and putting the tank in to cover it with dirt later on. No, the company has to install everything that complements a full septic system, especially the vent for it.
Therefore, make sure that the vent is included in your septic tank and that the company did a great job while installing it.