Septic System Repair & Components
most people know very little about your septic tank system . This is understandable. In areas there are sewers systems to to carry household waste to local
wastewater treatment centers. In rural areas, however, septics provide the functions of both sewers and treatment /filtering.
All household waste is disposed of through the septic system. The proper operation of the septic system and choosing the right components for the system is essential for health, property values, and to the environment.
BBB Septic Installation Solutions believes in offering customers education that will help them to choose the right septic setup for their location and housing.
Often times the main components that may need to be replaced due to general weathering and erosion is your Cover or Lid. A professional septic system repair service like BBB will be able to determine if your lid has become a hazard or is needing to be repaired to maintain your system.
Another common component that we offer is a septic tank riser which is an extension for the tank itself. Which allows the lid to stay at the surface which will prevent the need for digging to gain access to the system later for maintenance or replacement. Typically, both of these components may be replaced at the same time.
Signs that you may need to ask about replacement would include cracks on the cover. Sometimes these can be repaired. So be sure to ask your professional if it’s time to take care of these.
The tank itself is buried watertight container typically made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. It holds the waste long enough to allow solids to settle out, which forms into a sludge, allowing the rest to float to the surface as scum. It also allows partial decomposition of the solid materials. A T-shaped outlet in the septic tank prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and traveling into the drain field area.
It drains out of the tank thru pipes that are buried beneath the surface of your yard and into the drain field. This is another component that can sometimes need to be replaced as they are typically made out of PVC and are susceptible to damage from growing tree roots (as shown above) or by vesicles or landscaping equipment being driven over the area they are buried. These are critical to your septic system and must not become damaged, so as to allow the tank to drain properly. A professional will when doing a septic system installation will ensure that the tank and lines are in an area that is less susceptible to damage.