Septic Systems Bethesda
Septic System problems? Call the best in Bethesda, Brantley Septic. (919) 404-9511
We are Bethesda’s premier provider and servicer of septic systems. We have seen and experienced every possible scenario that can arise with septic systems. For new, and current, owners of septic systems, it helps to know how your septic system works.
Just a basic understanding of how your Bethesda septic system works saves time and money. The ability to observe and catch a problem early is key to maintaining the health of your septic system and keeping costs down. A well-designed, properly installed septic system can last for decades—or fail in just a few years, depending on how its treated and maintained. The maintenance, to keep a healthy septic system, is not expensive, but you could easily spend tens of thousands if you have to dig up and replace a septic system that has totally failed. Everything starts with good maintenance. Regular ‘pumping’ removes sludge and scum from the tank. Septic Systems Bethesda At Brantley Septic, we have septic system maintenance programs that will put your system on a regular schedule. Put your Bethesda septic system on one today! (919) 404-9511
Bethesda Septic System
Did you know bacteria makes a septic system work? Bacteria breaks down waste, leaving clean water to safely percolate down into the earth. The septic system is precisely designed to keep bacteria healthy and busy in the tank and in the drain field. The flow of your Bethesda septic system keeps it working and healthy. Maintaining the systematic flow is the job of a Brantley Septic maintenance program. How a septic system works:
- All waste flows to the septic tank.
- Watery waste, called “effluent,” fills most of the tank. Anaerobic bacteria begin breaking down the organic material in the effluent.
- A layer of sludge falls to the bottom. Sludge is composed of inorganic solids and the byproducts of bacterial digestion.
- A layer of scum floats to the top. Scum is primarily composed of fats, greases and oils. The septic tank acts like a settling pond. Greases and oils float to the top. Heavier solids sink to the bottom.
- A filter prevents most solids from entering the outlet pipe.
- Effluent flows to the drain field. The drain septic field provides a large area where bacteria can thrive, and treated water can seep into the ground.
- Holes in the drain septic field pipe allow effluent to seep into surrounding gravel. Gravel around pipes allows water to flow into soil and oxygen to reach bacteria.
- Aerobic bacteria in gravel and soil complete decomposition of the waste.
- Clean water seeps down into the groundwater and aquifer.
As the tank ages, sludge builds up and which requires regular consistent pumping by a pro. Pumping removes the buildup of sludge and scum. Sludge and scum slow down bacterial action in the tank. Your tank may require septic system service each year, but it’s possible to go two or three years between pumping, depending on the size of your tank and the amount of waste processed. Brantley Septic will access your septic system and recommend an suitable pumping schedule.
Your septic system for your Bethesda home or office is very important to the health and safety of your family and employees respectively. Contact Brantley Septic and one of our experienced Bethesda septic system technicians will inspect, repair, and recommend a maintenance plan for your septic system. (919) 404-9511