The main aim of having a septic system is to take care of waste water in residential places. The ideal areas for septic systems installation are the rural areas where homes are spaced wider apart since the septic systems are designed to collect and treat waste water from a property that is connected to a main sewer system. This waste water is from the domestic activities such as bathroom water, kitchen waste water, and laundry among other domestic activities. A septic tank installed underground and a drainage system is what a typical septic system seems like.
An anaerobic bacterial environment is developed in the system and it helps in the decomposition of the waste which is deposited in the septic tank hence this method of waste water treatment utilizes natural means of waste water treatment. The septic tank is comprised of two chambers and a drainage field. The waste water is introduced to the septic system by the inlet pipe into the first chamber of the septic tank and with time it’s able to separate such that the solid matter settles to the bottom of the tank and the oils and grease form a scum layer at the top whereas the somehow ear water is at the middle. It’s after this separation of the different layers of matter that is the solid at the bottom, scum at the top, and the clearer waste water at the middle that another pipe leads the clearer water into the second chamber and later it is allowed out through an outlet pipe which leads to the drain field.
A series of perforated pipes will basically lead the liquid into the soil or just in case some special systems are installed then it can be disposed into such. It’s after the removal of the clearer waste water from the first chamber into the second chamber that the solid matter and the scum which typically consists of the oily and greasy matter are broken down by the naturally occurring bacteria in the septic system. Periodically you will have to call upon call upon the help of the septic system professionals who will view your system and also remove the matter that is left after the decomposition of the solid matter and the scum layer since done matter might not be decomposed by the naturally occurring bacteria in the septic system.
To avoid blocking the setting system, there are certain measures which you can adopt such as avoiding flushing of certain items in the toilet as they could eventually lead to blocking of the pipes of the septic system. These items which you should avoid flushing in your toilet as they could lead to blocking of your septic system pipes include sanitary towels by ladies, baby nappies, medicines, cleaning wipes and baby wipes too and any other materials which could build up to block the pipes of the septic system.