The septic system of your home is a complicated system where failures can lead to costly repairs. The maintenance of your septic system is important to protect against failures, but there are also some upgrades that you may want to consider for improving your septic system and prevent the costly repairs due to failures. Here are some of the upgrades that can save your septic system from failures and costly repairs:
1. Regular Inspection to Know When Your System Needs Upgrades
The most important thing that you can do for your septic system is regular maintenance. The maintenance also includes routine inspection of different components of your system. When you have your septic system inspected, you will also be informed of problems that may require upgrades to protect your system from failures and serious problems.
2. Adding A Secondary Treatment Tank or Pump for Better Drainage
One of the problems with septic systems that you may have is an outdated or undersized tank. If the tank is still in good shape, you may not need to have it completely replaced. Another option that you may want to consider for your septic system is having a secondary treatment tank installed. In addition to secondary tanks, there is also the option for installing a special pump that can be housed in its own tank and improve drainage.
3. Improvements for Failing or Saturated Drain Field Systems
The drain field of your septic system is important and is where waste is filtered through the soil. Sometimes, the drain field may become over saturated and fail. You have the choice of adding a secondary drain field or completely replacing it. For saturated soils, the old drain field may be used again after the soils have had time to recover.
4. Distribution Boxes and Alarms to Help with Drainage and Maintenance
Another component of modern septic systems is a distribution box, which is used to help evenly distribute the waste to different areas of the drain field. You may want to consider having a distribution box installed, as well as an alarm for the tank. These improvements will help with maintenance and ensure that you are aware of problems before they become serious and costly to repair.
These upgrades will help to protect your septic system from failures and costly repairs, but maintenance is still important. If you need help with upgrades, maintenance, or septic pumping, contact a septic service and talk with them about some of these solutions.Share
14 March 2018
Hello, my name is Jon. After buying my home, I was uncertain about how to maintain the septic system. I called a septic service company to come inspect the tank and lines to further discuss the required maintenance and repair needs of the system. After the inspection, the septic company informed me that the tank was full and needed to be pumped out. Worn components were in need of replacement as well. As a result of my diligence, I was able to avoid system failure and protect my septic system from damage. I hope to use this site to help others avoid a similar septic emergency. Thank you.