Septic tanks are designed to recycle the wastewater produced in your property. Lest we forget, it is an important part of the sewage system as well. Therefore, it is important that the septic tank be properly installed and also regularly maintained thereafter. Perimeter Drilling Ltd., in Manitoba, offers professional septic tanks and maintenance services.
Septic tanks are made up of two chambers among which, one is designed to hold a day and one-half of wastewater flow, with additional storage capacity for sludge. This chamber, called the sedimentation chamber is an important aspect of the septic tank because it works on breaking down solids to prevent accumulation and overflow.
Affluent wastewater then enters the control chamber. After reaching a pre-determined volume, the waste is rapidly discharged through a watertight pipe to the treatment area. To maintain regularity and to keep the process from breaking down, it is generally recommended to have your septic tank pumped and maintained regularly.
Sludge accumulates and fills the tank depending on the amount of wastewater generated from your property. However, it is normally recommended to get it checked annually. Excessive accumulation might lead to overflow into the tank’s discharge chamber.
If you have installed a septic tank for a new home, it should essentially be pumped out within one year. This is because wastewater from new home often contains small amounts of paints, stains or other materials that can slow the growth of the bacteria needed to break down the solids in your tank.
Installing a filter to the pump that facilitates movement of effluent water from your septic tank to the treatment area will protect and also prolong the life span of the pump.
It is important that people are aware that septic tanks can only handle biodegradable waste. Make sure you do not put fuels, grease, paints, thinners, pesticides, cigarettes, condoms, paper towels, diapers, sanitary napkins, tampons or other items that do not decompose.
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If you feel it is time for your septic tank to be cleaned, get in touch with us for residential and commercial septic services in Manitoba. Our technicians know their way around the equipment that can help drill the field for a septic tank and also help maintain it.
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