If you rely on a septic system, the problems with your tank can back up into your household plumbing and lead to damage to your home. Therefore, you probably want to know what can be done to reduce these problems and improve your septic system. The following tips will help you deal with septic tank problems due to overburden or an undersized system.
Reduce the Overburden from Your Tank by Recycling Greywater from Appliances
The overburden in septic tanks is usually caused by excessive water consumption that comes from appliances like washing machines. This wastewater from your appliances is called greywater and is clean enough to be reused for things like irrigation or crudely filtered and used inside your home for things like flushing toilets and other non-potable uses.
When Your Tank Is Too Small, have it Pumped More Frequently to Help Reduce Problems
One of the easiest solutions to deal with a septic system that is undersized for the waste treatment needs of your home is to have it pumped more frequently. This means that rather than having the tank pumped every few years, you may want to have it serviced annually to ensure that sludge buildup does not lead to problems with the septic system or household plumbing.
Add Secondary Treatment and Pump Tanks to Help Reduce Problems with Overburdened Tanks
When your septic tank is too small for the waste treatment needs of your home, you can have it pumped more frequently or you may want to have a secondary treatment tank installed. The secondary tank will help increase the capacity of your system and improve the process of bacteria breaking down the solids in the tank. In addition, there are also options for pumps and pump tanks to improve the distribution of waste effluents to the drain field of your septic system.
Install a Septic System Alarm That Will Help Alert You When It Is Time to Have the Tank Serviced
One of the best things that you can do to prevent problems with your tank is to have an alarm system installed. These are especially designed alarm systems that will alert you when the tank is too low or too full, which is a sign that it is time for maintenance or that there is a serious problem with the system that needs to be addressed before it leads to more serious problems with the tank or plumbing in your home.
These are some tips that will help you deal with the problems with septic tanks due to overburden or undersized systems. If you need help with maintenance and improvements to your septic system, contact a septic tank service and talk to them about some of these solutions.
For more information on septic tank services, contact a professional in your area.
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