Septic Systems

If you’re not connected to a municipal sewer system, then you most likely have a septic system that is designed to remove waste from your home or office. If you’re not sure, Brantley Septic can inspect your property and provide an answer. You should have been provided this information before you signed the contract. Always remember before purchasing a home or office to let Brantley perform a thorough inspection. Brantley Septic is proud to be the leading septic system service provider for North Carolina and we look forward to helping you any way we can. Call us today at (919) 404-9511!

Septic Systems – What are They?

Septic systems consist of three basic sections: pipes, tank, and drainfield. A septic system has a simple design. It is an underground watertight container (mostly rectangular or round) made of fiberglass, plastic or concrete. The septic tank is an underwater sedimentation tank used for wastewater treatment through the process of biological decomposition and drainage. The tank contains two pipes (for inlet and outlet). The inlet pipe collects the water waste in the septic tank. This wastewater is stored in the tank long enough to allow for the separation of solid and liquid waste. The outlet pipe, also called the drain field, moves out the preprocessed wastewater from the septic tank and spreads it evenly in the soil and watercourses. Typically, the entire process is powered by gravity, however some designs include a septic pump due to environmental issues. See your Brantley Septic expert for more information.

As the wastewater sits in the tank, it separates into 3 layers. The top layer is oils and grease and floats above all the waste. This layer is called scum. The wastewater middle layer is the water mixed with some waste particulates. The bottom layer contains heavier particles. They are heavier than water and form which becomes a layer of sludge. This is where the tank bacteria go to work. The bacteria decompose the solid waste rapidly allowing the liquids to separate and drain easily away. Gravity pulls the liquid out through the drainfield where it is absorbed into the ground.

Septic System Failure

Septic System failure is a home or business owner’s worst nightmare. Failure in the septic system is not only an expensive affair but also an invitation to waterborne diseases. Don’t forget it also smells extremely fowl! Depending on the severity and the damage to the entire septic system. The threat of failure accentuates the need and importance of regular cleaning and maintenance. Follow a strict septic tank cleaning routine to protect the system against clogging and break down. You can contact the best waste treatment company, Brantley Septic, to take care of the septic system and ensure its proper functioning.

Don’t mess around with your septic system. Keep it working and functioning correctly at an optimal level with the help of your friends at Brantley Septic. Call today (919) 404-9511!