Understanding Your West Denver Property’s Septic Tank
Septic systems are typically buried outside of your home or business. All the drains in your property are connected to a single pipe that leads to your septic tank. Wastewater from your property goes directly into your septic tank, where a septic pump takes moves this wastewater into a nearby leach field.
There are subsequently three layers of material that form inside of your septic tank: the effluent, scum, and sludge. The sludge sinks to the bottom of your septic tank while the effluent floats in the middle and the scum remains on the top. The effluent is what ends up in the nearby leach field or drain field, typically providing enough organic material to fertilize the grass that grows on top of the field. If your septic tank somehow becomes damaged and experiences a leak or split, this plumbing emergency requires immediate attention.
The Importance of Regular Septic System Maintenance and Care for West Denver Residential and Commercial Properties
In order to keep your septic system running smoothly, it is important to have regular septic tank inspections as well as professional cleanings. Professional septic tank cleanings prevent clogs and potential issues from arising in the future. Regular cleanings also provide the opportunity for your AppleTree plumber to take a closer look at your septic system and perform any repairs on small issues before they get worse.