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How septic tank works

How septic tank works

How septic tank works-San Diego Septic Tank Repair, Installation, & Pumping Service Pros-We do septic tank pumping, tank repairs, septic tank installations, 24/7 emergency septic services, septic tank replacement, inspections, drain cleaning, high velocity water jetting, septic system cleaning, pump-outs, septic tank maintenance, and more

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When we need to install or add something new to our home, it’s completely normal that we want to know how it exactly works.

When I talk about installing something, I actually refer to a septic tank to be more specific. If you are new to a rural area or your new property isn’t connected to a main sewage network, you probably have or need a septic tank for your wastewater.

You probably heard about it already, however, do you know how it works? What people will tell you is that it treats the wastewater that comes from your property, but they won’t explain anything deeper although it isn’t as complicated as most people think.

Therefore, let me explain you in a few words how it works:

The wastewater flows to your septic tank

Every wastewater that comes from your toilet or other pipes goes to the septic tank through a pipe as well.

The septic tanks is a settling pond

When the wastewater fills the septic tank, it holds the wastewater for quite some time to allow the solids to settle at the bottom of the tank forming sludge, and the oil and grease from the water floats as scum to the top of the tank.

After the solids settle, the wastewater exists the septic tank into a drain field

When the wastewater is in the drain field, the drain discharges it onto porous surfaces, which helps the pretreated water to filter though the soil.

Basically, the holes in the drain field pipe allow the pretreated wastewater to seep into surrounding gravel.

The water percolates into the soil

Once it is completely treated, the gravel around pipes allows the water to flow into soil. The clean water seeps down into the groundwater and aquifer. This means the treated water exits the drain field since it frees her.

It isn’t too complicated as you can see. All septic tanks work the same way.

What you need to keep in mind so it can keep working properly is that they also need maintenance, pumping and cleaning, but only every two to five years depending on the size and how much the tank needs it after someone inspect it every two or three years.

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We also provide service in every city throughout San Diego County, providing the best residential & commercial septic tank services. Whether it is the city of Carlsbad, San Marcos, Chula Vista, or Imperial Beach, or Downtown San Diego, all of these cities are within our areas of service. Here are the cities we offer our best septic tank installation services and septic tank repairs throughout San Diego County:

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