Septic systems have been used for a long time to treat waste from homes. Older systems are simple: a tank and a drain tile pipe surrounded by gravel. There are many problems that you may have with an older septic system. Therefore, when you have repairs done or a new septic system installed, you may want to consider a modern design that can reduce common problems. Here are some of the options you may want to consider for modern septic system for your home:
1. Drain Systems That Include Filtration Medium & Chambers
There are many drain systems that can be installed for your septic system. You may want to consider the drain field of your septic system. This can also include a filtration medium that helps to reduce the impact of your septic system on the environment. These systems consist of a normal drain tile covered with a filtration medium, and then an exterior covering to create the separate chambers that help to improve the filtration of your septic system.
2. Multi-Chamber Tanks for Improved Break Down of Solid Waste
There are also multi-chamber tanks that can be used to improve the processing of solid waste materials. This type of design helps to separate solid waste from effluent. The different chambers help further break down solids to reduce potential problems with your septic system. In addition to a chambered tank, there are also systems that can have multiple tanks. These tanks can be used in the same way, or they can be used to separate grey water from sewage water. The grey water can be reused with minimal filtration for things like watering the lawn.
3. Distributions Systems & Alarms That Help Detect Problems
Another improvement that you may want to consider for your septic system is adding a distribution box. This is a system that helps evenly distribute the waste to the drain field for better filtration. You may also want to consider having an alarm installed for your system, which will help to reduce the chance of maintenance getting neglected. When the level in tanks rise, an alarm will sound to tell you that your septic system needs servicing or repairs.
These are some of the options that you may want to consider for a septic system for your home. If you are ready to improve your septic system, contact a sewer cleaning service like Walters Environmental Services and talk with them about some of these solutions.