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The Advantages Of An Aerobic Septic System

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The Advantages Of An Aerobic Septic System

Consumers who build homes in rural areas may need a septic tank. Most often, there is no public sewer. Consequently, a contractor must install a system for the home. The law requires new home builders to do a perc test. The test checks how quickly the ground absorbs water. It is important that the treated waste water (or effluent) be able to drain quickly. The most familiar system is the standard gravity unit. A pipe leads waste from the house to a holding tank outside. The holding tank contains bacteria that breaks down waste. The effluent leaves the septic tank and travels through other pipes to the drain-field.

The drain-field is very important. That is because the waste has to go somewhere. The drain-field contains other microbes that break the effluent down further. Afterward, the cleaner water drains back into the ground. A drain-field is an intricate system of pipes and repairs can be costly. Experts say it is not advisable to plant shrubs or trees near the drain-field. The roots can get into the pipes and cause major damage. On the other hand, the builder may recommend an Aerobic System.

An Aerobic Septic System is a little more expensive. However, it may perform better on the property. The aerobic system uses three tanks. First, waste is held in the initial tank. Gravity pushes the waste into the second tank or treatment chamber. Air is pumped into the tank, causing the bacteria to break down the waste. Clean water goes into the third tank and gets pumped out into a drain-field.

If the property is too shallow for a drain-field, a sand system may be used. Effluent is pumped from the septic tank to a box under the ground. The box is full of rocks and sand. The effluent travels through the sand to a pump below. Finally, the effluent is pumped to the drain-field. If the ground is really shallow, a raised drain-field or sand mound may be built. A gravel bed and several pressured pipes are inside the mound. The effluent travels slowly through the pipes and gets cleaned. If you need help with a septic system, visit Texasprideseptic.com.

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