The Beginner’s Guide to Repairs
What You Need to Know About the Septic System Repair
It is important that domestic housing should be installed with a septic system that works efficiently. Most of the hygiene problems in domestic setups are caused by failure in the drainage systems. In most cases it is the build-up of dirt and solids in the system that cause failure. It’s therefore important that any failure be identified and rectified early enough. The repair of the septic drainage field is usually costly and requires qualified personnel. Below are listed some of the ways through which you can maintain your septic system.
Avoid Usage of Harsh Chemicals
Domestic use of strong chemicals such as bleach and detergents means that they end up accumulating n the septic system. Such chemicals are harmful to the useful bacteria that facilitate the decomposition of organic matter in the sewage. This has the undesirable effect of slowing down the system, thereby reducing its efficiency. It’s therefore necessary that you avoid using these harsh chemicals that will eventually accumulate in the system.
Keep the System Free of Solid Waste
Food wastes, lint, sanitary pads and other solid remains can easily cause blockage when allowed to get into the system. Most of the solid waste which finds their way into the system come from the kitchen and the bathroom. You can only be guaranteed of a working septic system only if you can get rid of solid waste by installing proper filtration devices along the system at certain fixed points.
Redirect Rainwater Flow
If you do not have in place a good drainage system for excess rainwater, it can end up getting into the septic system. Tree roots, solid particles, as well as rocks are some of the debris contained in this rainwater, and this may cause the septic system to be blocked. It’s therefore important to keep separate rainwater drainage and septic systems. The construction of the septic system should be done with the objective of keeping out any excess rainwater flow.
Do a Regular Cleaning of Septic Tank
Waste water from domestic houses is usually accumulated in the septic tanks before being conveyed to the treatment plant. As much as there are filters along the system, there are always tiny solid particles that will find their way into the tank. Accumulation of these tiny solids with time leads to the reduction in the capacity of the tank. Constant cleaning and of the septic tank will ensure that it retains its optimum working condition.
Get an Expert to Do the Repairs.
If the septic system fails, you have to get an expert in the field to repair it. Installation of the components of the system is a complex process that requires skill. You, therefore, don’t want to make the mistake of getting a quack to fix your system.