Septic System Experts Keep it Seeping while You're Sleeping!
In northern Colorado, many homes rely on septic tanks to process household waste. Safely removing and disposing of sewer waste from homes in rural areas is a necessity.
Did you know that your septic system should be inspected by a professional at least every 4 years? Those with mechanical or electrical components may need to be inspected annually.
Paul's Anytime Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are septic tank experts who service, repair, and replace septic tanks and drainage fields (also known as leach fields).
OUR STEPS IN INSPECTING YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM
Inspect for leaks, signs of back-up, and proper component operation
Tanks are checked for material build-up
Recommendations for an appropriate maintenance schedule
Recommendations for installing filters on the tank outlet (to help protect the leach field)
HOW SEPTIC SYSTEMS WORK
Septic systems for homes are essentially on-site wastewater treatment systems. They receive water from showers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets and washing machines. The water flows into the septic tank where settling and anaerobic processes reduce solids and organics. Solids remain in the tank, as the septic leach field needs to be protected from solids, and the water flows out to a distribution box. This box evenly divides the water to flow into the drain field, where it seeps into the ground and is filtered by the soil. Most leach fields consist of a row of perforated pipes installed in a level bed of gravel. The water drains into the gravel and is absorbed by the earth.
Anything that can clog holes causes damage to the drain field, which can be expensive to repair. Regular maintenance of the septic tank and inspecting the outlet baffles can prevent costly repairs.