Septic Tank Pumping and Repair Slatington, PA
A Slatington, PA septic tank system uses natural processes to treat and dispose of the wastewater generated in your home. It typically consists of a septic tank and a drain field and a soil absorption field. The septic tank provides the first step in your daily septic treatment. As the wastewater flows into the tank, the heavier solids settle to the bottom to form a sludge layer, and the lighter solids, greases, and oils float to the top to form a scum layer. The liquid wastewater from the septic tank flows into gravel-filled trenches in a typical drain field where it is distributed via perforated pipes and then treated by the natural soil system.
Septic System Operation – Your homes septic tank in Slatington, PA provides some biological treatment of the sludge and scum layers that accumulate there. The majority of treatment occurs in the drain field where the water enters the soil and is treated as it moves to the ground water. The natural soil acts as a biological and physical filter to remove very harmful substances, including disease-causing bacteria and viruses, toxic organics and other undesirable wastewater constituents remaining in the tank
Outlet filters or what we call baffles are located in the tank and are designed to prevent the sludge and scum from flowing into your drain field. If the tank is not pumped regularly to remove the accumulated waste, the tank will fill with sludge and the solids will be washed out into the drain field and/or clog the outlet filter. If solids reach the drain field or clog the outlet filter, they will quickly clog the soil and eventually lead to septic system failure.
A septic tank waste water system is a contaminant to your ground water, surface water and your yard with nutrient and bacteria if it isn’t maintained properly and pumped on a regular basis. By following these steps, you can help ensure that your septic system continues to function properly, safely and without septic odors.
- Full service maintenance providers
- Septic tanks: Cleaning, Installation, Repairs, Replacement
- Cesspool cleaning
- Truck and car wash bays
- Restaurant grease traps
- Non-hazardous industrial liquid waste
- Electric eel services
- Septic system pumps and alarms
- Soil probes
- New septic systems