For those of you who are not on a city sewer line, your sewage is being taken care of by a septic tank and drain field installed underground on your property. This onsite sewage treatment solution is a great way to stay independent without a city sewerage system. It is important, however, to understand how the absorption and dispersion of sewage works so that you take care to maintain this system before it becomes over-saturated with waste.
As sewage fills the septic tank it enters a series of chambers where the heaviest parts of the sewage are separated from the less dense water. The sludge sinks to the bottom of the tank and the water is naturally filtered and forced out into the drain field. Back inside the tank natural bacteria breaks down the sludge slowly over time into less dense and non-toxic material that escapes with the draining water. If too much sludge builds up at one time, a septic tank can quickly become overloaded, causing it to either flood your drainage field or cause a huge blockage resulting in flooding in your home.
With the help of Roto-Rooter septic services, you can make sure that the tank is cleared and emptied completely of sludge every three to five years. Especially for large households this will tip the balance back into your favor and prevent serious flooding of any kind.
For more information concerning the upkeep and care of your septic tank, and how Roto-Rooter plumber services can benefit you, give us a call today to speak with a representative.
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