Most people don’t care about where their waste goes after it has been flushed down the toilet but perhaps it is important that we do every once in a while. Because of the advancements of technology in the last few years, plumbing and public sanitation is now more convenient, precise and hygienic, thanks to the entrance of the sewage system. Those of us who live in great metropolitan cities have our homes connected to municipal sewer lines which mean that the waste goes directly to the public treatment plants where it gets treated. However, there are still many homes and businesses that are found in areas that don’t have access to the main sewer line and they have to make do with the septic tank system. This is a system that provides results that are similar to the sewer but in completely different circumstances.
The septic tank is basically a large holding tank for sewer that is almost always located underground somewhere within your property. They may be made of plastic, fiberglass or concrete and they are able to contain several months’ worth of waste. Good septic tank maintenance requires that there is a waste disposal system that could be done in three different ways: it can be done through septic pumping, by application of chemical or bacterial waste so it can east away the waste naturally or by allowing the waste to get dispersed naturally to the ground through a drain filed. After the initial septic tank installation has been done, there is usually not much need for septic maintenance especially if one chooses the right disposal method.
There are different circumstances through which you may need to consider septic tank installation. The most common one includes building in a rural or peri-urban area that doesn’t yet have a connection to the municipal sewer line. Even though the tax money you pay is what will be used in providing for proper sanitation with the treatment of the public sewage system being one of them, there isn’t much that you can do if you live or build in an area that has not yet been connected to the main sewer line; this will force you to install your own septic tank. Generally speaking, septic tank installation is relatively affordable and quite reliable; it will only take a few days and the problem will be sorted out.
There may also be another scenario such as when you create an extension to an already constructed house but you realize that it will take the contractor many more days to connect you to the main sewer line. You may want to avoid using portable toilets since they can be quite expensive. In such a case you may require a small septic tank installation until you finally get connected.
This article is penned by Lora Davis for Allgood Septic Service who are a septic tanks installation and septic maintenance company that is providing services like plumbing, septic locating, pumping and cleaning to people of Statham, GA.