Septic System Overview
Septic systems play an important role in homes throughout the country. As many as 25% of homes in the U.S. depend upon septic systems to dispose of their sewage. Flanigan Septic offers a broad range of services for the maintenance, repair, and installation of residential septic systems. With our 24/7 emergency service and expert technicians, we can handle any residential septic system.
Septic systems are essential for people whose homes are not connected to public sewers. These systems can be found in many rural homes throughout the greater Atlanta region where Flanigan Septic works. A typical residential septic system has four major parts that include the septic tank, a pipe from the home to the system, a drain field, and soil. These features work together to effectively remove and safely dispose of waste from the home. So long as there are no clogs and the system is maintained, this system is very efficient at what it does.
How Does the Septic System Remove Waste from the Home?
Waste from your home’s drains and toilets are introduced into the septic system from a pipe from the home. In cities, this pipe would lead directly to the municipal sewage system. However, in this case, the pipe leads to a septic tank. Septic tanks are essential watertight containers that are made of concrete or sometimes fiberglass. These tanks are designed to hold wastewater as well as “good” bacteria that processes the waste by breaking it down into two components: water and sludge.
The sludge settles down into the tank where it must be periodically pumped out by a septic system service like Flanigan Septic. The waste water is then channeled into the drain field where it continues to be broken down by bacteria in the soil. This water is effectively “cleaned” of harmful waste before it reached any groundwater.