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Septic systems and dumpsters do not offer much of a difference between them. They exist solely for the reason of the proper disposal of wastes. Similarly, they are monitored by experts to ensure that they do not leak into and contaminate our groundwater, the source of our drinking water. To be more in-depth with how a septic system functions, first, let us know its key components. The septic system is made up of a septic tank, a drain field, and a soil absorption field or a percolation area.
These components are the reason for how a septic system observes proper and effective disposal of solids and liquids waste found in the sewage or wastewater. But how does the septic system work? Moreover, what is the septic tank’s main role?
A septic tank is a first and foremost step upon the treatment of our effluent: It separates the liquid wastes from the solid ones. Furthermore, it is a watertight vessel located just underneath the ground. It contains and stores our effluent for a sufficient amount of time so that the solid waste particles could settle to the bottom of the tank while the liquid waste particles such as grease and oil could float upwards.
The solid wastes that have sunk down essentially form sludge while the grease and oil are now referred to as scum. This separation is due to the bacteria that can be found in the wastewater. This bacteria is responsible for the decomposition of solid waste particles. Hence the separation which will allow for the easier progression of the remaining wastewater into the drain field, our next step.
The drain field then ejects and disperses the wastewater into the soil in order to kill all the toxins, disease-causing bacteria, and viruses that the effluent contains. This is made possible due to the microorganisms or microbes found in the soil. This is conducted to prevent the potential contamination of wastewater to groundwater. As such there are different types of septic systems, tanks, and drain fields. If you may ever find yourself interested in the installation of septic systems, please contact us at Greater Houston Septic Tank & Sewer Experts! We have attained and been esteemed the number one rank in the industry for years on end now due to the quality of our services.
Our company has been the talk of the town of several different cities due to our consistent, never-failing, and honest efforts to provide our clients only the best offers and services which you would never be able to find with other rival companies. As such, despite the rise of rival companies, our clients still remain loyal to us. Our customers are our most proof and validation of our hard work and efficiency. Moreover, our materials have been thoroughly tested and are only made with the finest composition. So do not hesitate to call us! We are only one call away from your doorstep.
Different Types of Septic Systems
There are several types of septic systems. You will have a wide variety of options ranging from conventional to alternative types of septic systems. However, you must consider the site and soil conditions upon which your system will be installed. It is your lawful obligation and responsibility to decide which type of septic system will be best suited according to your location:
Conventional Septic System is the standard or most basic type of septic system. It is decentralized and made up of a septic tank and a drain field or the bed subsurface wastewater treatment system. This is mostly installed for small business or household uses. Meanwhile, alternative septic systems are used for areas that may not be suitable for the conventional type of septic system. Here are a few examples:
Chamber System – this is suitable for a.) areas in which gravel may be a scarcity, b.) those with a high volume of groundwater or c.) where the amount of effluent fluctuates and varies such as a summer house. This utilizes a series of interconnected chambers, hence its name.
Intermittent Sand Filter System – for areas that may not have a sufficient amount of soil for the treatment of effluent. With this, sewage or wastewater is treated through the use of a sand filter before it percolates into the soil.
Aerobic Treatment Unit – functions similarly to the local municipal sewage treatment plants. The process consists of injecting oxygen into the tank which in turn breaks down organic waste. Natural bacterial activity increases due to the oxygen which then treats the wastewater. Typically the effluent with ATUs is cleaner. ATUs are not susceptible to septic problems as well.
Evapotranspiration System – the effluent with this type never reaches the groundwater. Instead, it evaporates into the nearby grass, sand, and plants. However, this may only be used in dry environments because its risk of failure increases in cold or rainy climates.
Mound system – suitable for areas with shallow soil depth, issues with soil type, the high volume of groundwater, or shallow bedrock.
Drip Distribution System – can be used for several types of a drain field. No massive mound of soil may be needed with this system due to the drip laterals it utilizes. Drip laterals are inserted from 6 to 12 inches of the uppermost layer of the soil.
With Greater Houston Septic Tank & Sewer Experts, we will choose the most suitable type of septic system for you and your family. May this be conventional or alternative, we have your best interest in mind. It is important to choose the best type of septic system according to your conditions and location as this will significantly reduce the chances of your septic system to fail.
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Types of Septic Tank
Similarly, septic tanks may be made with plastic, fiberglass, and other materials. Choosing the best septic tank will provide and offer a more efficient and effective way for the containment and treatment of your wastewater.
- Concrete septic tank – very durable and usually lasts for decades. But this is prone to cracking and separation through which may either allow for groundwater to seep in or wastewater to leak.
- Steel septic tank – the least popular choice of material for septic tank due to its quality of being the least durable among all the other options. This is prone to corrosion and may last for only up to 25 years.
- Fiberglass septic tank – resistant against rust and cracking, unlike concrete and steel. However, they are lighter than other materials that are prone to displacement and structural damage.
- Aerobic septic tank – more expensive and requires electricity. This material is used when many of the other materials have failed to provide service to the owner. Highly efficient but requires frequent maintenance.
These are among the most common types of materials used for septic tanks. Good news! At Greater Houston Septic Tank & Sewer Experts, we offer numerous materials with varying advantages that will be tailored according to your needs!
Types of Drain Field
Having discussed the varying types of the septic tank, it should be of no surprise that there are different types of drain field as well with respect to the type of soil you have in your yard, the sizing of your yard, and etc.
- Dry Well Drain Field Systems – a variation of the common type of drain field. With this type, it still consists of a rectangular-shaped trench. Instead of using perforated pipes and gravel, this system uses massive pits that are stuffed with crushed rocks or gravel to provide the same performance at filtering and purifying the wastewater as the classic drain field. However, this system may be somewhat questionable with the way it filters.
- Mound Drain Systems – just like the mound type of septic system, this is built above ground. Wastewater is pumped to the mound up to the drain field. However, this system requires an additional pump to direct the wastewater to the drain field.
- Chamber Systems – a more recent method and a good alternative to the conventional gravel field system. This is most common for areas in which the volume of the water table is high to reduce the risks of any potential drainage issues.
Just like with anything else, proper handling of the drain field must be observed. As such here are some tips which would extend the longevity of your drain field:
- Avoid parking and/or driving on your drain field.
- An appropriate amount of distance must be observed from the drain field when planting trees as the roots may cause clogging or blockages to the drainage.
- The proper distance must be observed between your drain field and roof drains, sump pumps, and various rainwater drainage systems that may cause excess water to occur in the septic system. If this happens, overflowing and flooding is a potential risk.
There are a few more other choices with varying types of a drain field. Please contact your local service provider to ask for the different types of drain fields they may offer.
We at Greater Houston Septic Tank & Sewer Experts, we offer different services that you may need upon installation and maintenance for your septic tanks or systems! Our services include:
Septic Tank Installations – beneficial for people who live in rural areas or for commercial and residential buildings that do not connect to a public sewage treatment plant.
Septic Tank Cleaning – includes regular inspection to avoid the overflowing and flooding of your septic tanks.
Commercial Septic System – for commercial properties that do not have a sewage treatment plant or the main sewer system is unable to support the capacity of wastewater commercial properties excrete. This operates with a higher volume of sewage, needs several kinds of cleaning and equipment, must undergo frequent pumping.
Drain Cleaning – must be regularly maintained to avoid issues such as potential clogging and overflowing of wastewater. This uses different types of cleaning materials or equipment to efficiently maintain the cleanliness of your drains for more effective drainage of wastewater and for the prevention of any possible scenarios of leakages.
Line Snaking – excellent for any stubborn clogging or blockages in your drainages. Potential causes may be trapped hair, oil or grease, broken piping, etc.
Septic Tank Maintenance Service – septic tanks are a key component for the functionality of a septic system. Its regular and proper maintenance must be observed for the continuous effectivity of your tanks. Failure to do so may require the assistance of repairs and replacements.
And many more!
Benefits of Septic Tank
There are multiple benefits that your septic tank or system can provide you. Most of these are beneficial to your family as well as your community’s safety. The only expense you may have to deal with your septic tank is its initial cost upon installation and it’s once in while maintenance. Your septic tank may require maintenance every 3 to 5 years. Similarly, by having your own septic system, your water bills will not be as high in comparison to dealing with a public sewage treatment plant.
With the proper care and maintenance, septic tanks and systems have a long life expectancy. Moreover, there are different types of septic systems and tanks you may choose from. The conditions of choice for your specific type of septic systems and tanks depending on your needs and location. Having a septic system exponentially reduces the risks of environmental contamination. This is because your wastewater will undergo a treatment process, thanks to your septic system. Moreover, your system consists of a percolation area through which the toxins, viruses, and harmful bacteria get digested and broken down by microorganisms and microbes that inhabit your soil.
Wastewater particles, either solid or liquid, harbor multitudes of diseases and infections starting from the eye and ear infection to hepatitis and other acute gastrointestinal illnesses. If your groundwater or any source of drinking water such as water wells get contaminated with your household wastewater, people and animals alike will contract different types of infectious diseases.
Commercial vs Residential
Likewise, there are commercial and residential septic systems your neighborhood may need. The residential septic system is your own, individual septic system that deals with your household wastewater whereas a commercial septic system deals with the wastewater of a commercial property.
Though, they may not be much of a difference between commercial and residential. There are key components which you may need to remember if inquiring about a residential or a commercial septic system:
- Classify if your property is a commercial property or not. Commercial properties are where a large number of people usually frequent and may exist for business and financial purposes. This includes hotels, schools, etc.
- Several types of cleaning and equipment are required for its cleaning. This is due to the high volume of wastewater commercial septic systems deal with on a daily basis.
- Contains different types of contaminants such as oils, fats, and grease.
However, having your own private septic system for your household will guarantee you and your family that your septic system lies in good hands. As opposed to connecting to your municipal sewage treatment plant, you rest assured that your wastewater or effluent will not come or regurgitate back to the surface any second. The potential regurgitation of any effluent must be taken seriously as this poses health risks to everyone around you.
Proper Care and Maintenance
There are some tips you may need to take into account and consider for the easier process of maintaining your commercial septic system, Some of these include the following:
- A diagram of your public sewage treatment plant must always be kept on hand so that your service provider will be efficient upon which parts to search and pinpoint in your septic system that may require immediate assistance such as repairs, replacements, and/or maintenance.
- Always estimate the amount of your expected wastewater.
- To employ a proper and effective grease trap for the prevention of any clogging, blockages, or the pervasion of any foul odor.
Moreover, there are considerations which you need to take into account to avoid any issues:
- Fats, oils, and grease must not be disposed of into any of the drainages to avoid any plumbing issues.
- Any structural building must not be built on top of a drain field such as patios.
- Any vehicle must be kept from parking or driving on top of the drain field.
- Feminine hygiene products such as napkins, diapers, wipes, and any solid waste must not be flushed or thrown into the toilet to avoid any plumbing issues such as blockages or clogging.
- Trees must be more than 10 feet away from the drain field. Roots may grow into the drain field which can cause septic issues.
- Excess water must be managed and not flow down into the septic system.
Any situation in which you may think your septic system may be dealing with any issues such as clogging, overflowing, or blockages, please immediately get in touch with your service provider to avoid any potential contamination.
Costs of Repair and Replacement
Broken septic systems harbor additional expenses for the repair or replacement of your septic systems. The dawning reality of it is their expense. Compared to having the regular inspection once in a while or as the situation calls for it, septic tank repairs typically cost $1,569. Most people usually spend between the range of $573 up to $2,595! However, large structural damages may necessitate more than that. The price may even go above and beyond $5,000.
That is why we advise our clients to have their septic tanks and systems regularly inspected. We comprehensively coordinate and communicate with our clients to avoid this risk. Moreover, any broken septic systems may lower your property value and may cost you a legal liability as well.
Septic systems offer excellent benefits to the environment as well as for you and your family. With us at Greater Houston Septic Tank & Sewer Experts, we offer many different services respective to your needs. May this deal with installation or maintenance, pumping, or cleaning, we guarantee that we will do everything to meet your expectations and beyond!
Similarly, we offer advice and tips on which type of septic system, tank, and drain field you may need. Not all conditions are the same. There are two types of inspection that we can offer to our clients as well: the visual and full inspection. The difference between the two is visual inspection involves the repeated flushing of toilets and letting the faucets run and stream for several minutes. Similarly, the human senses are used for this type of inspection as well without any help from any specialized equipment. This is conducted to examine if any possible leakages may exist.
While full inspection is conducted in a more thorough way. This involves the process of checking the insides of the tank to see the water level if there may be any possible leakages or any overloading or flooding. The usage of any specialized equipment is required as well for this type of inspection to ensure that your septic system is functional and does not have any risk of septic issues. We do regular inspections and check up on any our of clients’ septic systems and tanks because we care for you! We also guarantee that our customers have access to our warranties and discounts as we do understand that not everyone is of the same financial status.
At Greater Houston, we do not discriminate against any of our clients. Each and every one of you is equally a priority and safe with us. Should there be any concern or issue, call us now!
Installing a septic system is not an easy thing as many people think it is. The whole process begins by coming with a proper design that you must implement accurately. Whether you are in a residential area or commercial area, you need to take this process seriously. Before you even come up with a proper design, you need to make sure you identify the right septic for your needs. The right septic tank means the right size of a septic tank.
Do not look for a tiny septic tank if you have more needs. This will force you to keep pumping your septic tank now and then, which will cost you more money. Evaluate your need ad make sure you come up with a septic tank that will suit your needs perfectly. If you have more people say in your house, you need to make sure you get a bigger septic tank that will accommodate these needs. If you do not have so many people using the septic tank, then a smaller septic tank will work correctly for you.
After identifying the right size of the septic tank you need, it is now time you installed the septic tank in place. This is another crucial exercise that you need to take seriously. If you do not get the installation process right, then you are more likely to have problems with the septic tank for many days to come in the future. Depending on the size of the septic tank you wish to install and the location, you need to make sure you get someone who will be able to carry out this process for you in a perfect way. You need to do the septic tank installation considering future events like pumping cleaning or even repairs.
For the people in the commercial areas, you cannot even afford to get a thing wrong with your septic tank. You need to be very careful as any mistakes you make here might cost you so much of your business time. It will be tough for you to attend to your septic tank without a proper septic system. If you are running a restaurant, the case will be even worse. Therefore, to stay on the right side of things, you need to make sure you get everything right with your septic system.
Look for someone who will be able to do the installation entirely for you, and you will enjoy the services of your septic systems without any interruptions. Once you have the septic system fit in place in place correctly, you need to embark on yet another hard task. If you install a septic system at your home and neglect it, then you will just be inviting problems to yourself with your septic system. You need to make sure you attend to your septic system any time to keep working at all times. You need to services the entire septic system from cleaning to pumping and all other essential services. For the drainage system, you need to make sure you clean it at all times.
If you do not clean your drainage system, then you will allow oils and grease to build up in the drainage system, which will make it hard for the wastewater to flow. Once this happens, you will have to spend so much money trying to fix the situation. The other thing you need to avoid, which is a common problem in Houston, is to avoid dumping objects in your drainage system. This one, too, is one of the biggest causative agents of blockages. If you are fond of doing this, then you need to know that you are more likely to have issues with your septic tank in the future.
If this is what you do, then you need to shun away from it as fast as you can. In short, if you maintain your septic system in the right way, then you will enjoy a long life with the system without any problems. All you have to do to make sure that you do not experience any issues with your septic systems is to look for someone who majors in septic systems. You need to be careful and look for someone who understands everything about septic systems perfectly and the one you can rely on, the Greater Houston Septic Tank & Sewer Experts.
If you live in Houston, then this the company you need to look for to handle your septic systems. The company has the best and well-trained experts who have been dealing with septic tanks for so long and the ones who know correctly what to do once you contract them. If you need to install a septic tank or repair it, this is the company you need for this process. The company has well-trained experts who will be able to do the installation for you in a proper way that will see you last a long period with the septic tank.
If you need to pump your septic tank, the company will also be able to do that for you just as you need it. The company gives priority to its clients and will do anything possible to see to it that you get quality services once you contact them. You need to talk to them now if you need the best septic system services. We are the Greater Houston Septic Tank & Sewer Experts. We are a top company as it is rightly said about us, and we are always challenged to deliver top services. If you need any services regarding septic systems, you need to reach out to us, and we shall be able to help you in that regard.
We offer all the services regarding the septic system, starting from pumping cleaning and all other services that you might need us to provide you with. We have so much dedication and passion for our work, and that has always made it possible for us to deliver the best services. Listed below are some of the top services that we offer as a company. We do not just offer these services as other people do in Houston, but we perfectly offer them. If you feel like you need any of these services, you need to talk to us, and we shall deliver them to you in the best way possible.
We are always on standby, and once you reach out to us, we shall respond with speed and make it to your location to offer you these services. We have a very flexible team of experts who can offer more than one service in case you need them to do so. We also work with speed to make sure that we do not inconvenience you in case you need any of these services. Contact us today and let us help you to keep your septic system in the best condition for many years to come.
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