A vital part of good home upkeep and management is septic tank cleaning. The septic system is a vital part of any home not connected to city sewer lines. It is important that homeowners know all about septic services that are available and what needs to be done to keep the system in good working order.
When it works as it should, the septic system is easy to almost forget about. But when faced with active septic issues, it becomes all too clear just how vital that septic system is. Working with a local plumbing company is a great way to learn all about septic systems, their components, how they work, common issues to watch for, and where to go when you need help with your septic system.
Your local plumbing experts have years of training and hands-on experience with all types of septic system setups. Bring in the pros and make sure you are taking the best possible care of your septic tank, drain field, and related components.
If you are going to be living a fair distance from the city, it might be a good idea to either buy or build a residential well to provide water to your home. Water well services are more common that you might initially think, especially in residential areas are outside city limits. Contact your local water well company and they can let you know exactly which areas have water well servicing. Residential well systems can actually be a great benefit to the residents. Here is a little more information regarding residential wells and the factors surrounding them.
A septic system usually has to be a water of the building plans if you are going to be installing a residential well. A septic system and well water system actually can be very cost effective and less expensive that utilizing the city’s water and sewage systems and utilities.
A well can be dug and built pretty much anywhere where the equipment will fit. Because of this you can install your water source a lot closer to your home and spend less money than if you were to connect to the public utility that usually has to pump the water from very far away from your home. Bedrock and sandy soil can both be dug through in order to reach what is called the water table.
It takes a few different stages in order to dig a well. The contractor will first make sure that the rate at which the well refills will be adequate. Adequate mean that the refill rate must be at least five gallons per minute. In order to produce such a rate, the well may need to be dug up to 400 feet down. Once this is done, the pumping system can be installed and then it is connected to the home’s plumbing.
After the initial costs of installing the well, there are no charges or fees for using this water. Of course, the system will need regular maintenance which will cost some money. You may also find you would prefer a water softener or some kind of filtration system if the quality of water is less than ideal but the actual water itself is free to use.
This is what you’d install in conjunction with the well instead of connecting to the public sewage system. If a homeowner has one or more acres of lands, a septic system can be installed without too many problems. The system includes a septic tank as well as a drainage field.
All of the waste water from the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and wherever else water is used would be directed into the septic tank which is underground outside. The liquid then drains in the drainage field while the solid mass stays in the tank. The drainage field can also sometimes be called the leach field. It is filled with gravel pipes that spread the liquid waste under the ground. Once it gets into the soil, the germs and bacteria are naturally filtered as the liquids make their way to underground water supply.
The solids need to be pumped from the septic tank from time to time. If they are not, the system can clog up or over flow in to the leach field.
The only problem with using a septic system is that homeowners have to be aware of what they are disposing of. Nothing that is not septic approved can be flushed. Things just as cigarette butts, hygiene products, cleaning chemicals, cooking grease and facial tissues are not to be sent to the septic tank.
The way to determine if your septic tank has a problem is that there may be pooling or wet ground or an odor around where the septic tank is positioned. If this is the case, you will want a professional to come in and examine the system. However, this can all be avoided by some routine maintenance.
Septic systems and water wells are over all, the most cost effective way to live off the land when you are building a new home. If you are able to install this systems, you will save a lot of money in the long run.