Managing the wastewater created on a property which is not connected to a mains sewer pipe can require careful care and maintenance. If you do not learn to care for your septic tank, it is quite likely you will run into problems such as blockages and floods. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to avoid problems and deal with issues before they become serious.
Carry out regular maintenance
You've wrapped up a wonderful day at work, and you're eager to get home to your wife and kids. However, you're greeted by an anxious family; something's not right. You head down into the basement and suddenly, you're ankle-deep in sewage. Raw, disgusting sewage. How did this happen? And, more importantly, what can you do to fix it and make sure it never happens again?
There are many reasons for sewage backup.
If you are in the process of choosing a new type of septic tank for your home, as well as deciding between chemical and sand treatment and filter systems, you will also need to decide on the kind of material will be used to construct the tank. Each type of material offers a range of benefits and disadvantages. Below is a guide to 3 popular choices.
A concrete septic tank
Septic tanks provide an excellent way to deal with human and household water in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. If you are considering having a septic tank installed on your property, you should first assess the different types of septic tank system which are available. One type of septic tank system you may not have considered is an aerobic sand filter unit. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about sand filter septic systems.