Septic systems are designed to dispose of waste. This process starts in the septic tank, where waste water is separated and the septic system's bacteria work to decompose solid waste. When operating effectively, a conventional septic system is the perfect solution for many families.
The bacteria in a septic system convert waste to liquid and gas inside the tank. As liquid builds up, it eventually reaches the outflow pipe and enters the drain field. Water that enters the drain field is absorbed into the soil, and microbes eliminate any remaining waste.
For a conventional septic system to function properly, certain conditions must be met. If the soil conditions won't support a septic system or the lot is too small, alternative systems may be used.
Depending on the conditions of your property, alternative options can include specialized tanks, drain fields, pumps, or other features.
Over time, the bacteria in a septic tank may not be sufficient to break up all the solid waste, and it will build up over time inside the tank. Regular septic pumping is essential to eliminating this buildup. Lack of routine maintenance can cause incidents of septic failure.
Routine maintenance and regular septic pumping help to prevent many common issues that can occur with septic systems.
Failing septic systems are environmental hazards as they contaminate surface and ground water. At Texas Integrity Septic, we recommend regular septic cleaning to prevent these types of problems.