What’s Inside a Septic Tank

January 30, 2020by Lasiter & Lasiter

Septic Tank

The Three Key Layers Of What’s Inside a Septic Tank

Your septic tank will have plenty of room for handling different compounds. You’ll need to ensure the tank is cleaned out on occasion to ensure it will stay functional and not risk any leaks or other forms of damage that might make your plumbing system function improperly.

To understand what works for your septic system, you’ll have to look at the three layers involved with the septic tank. Our professionals at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing can help you with taking note of how well these parts of your receptacle are operating and that they are working well enough.

The Top – Scum

The scum on the top part of the septic tank includes many things that come through your system and stay in the area. Soap, oils, and other items that might not sink well will go on the top. The worst part of the scum is that it does not break apart as quickly as you might wish. It becomes easy for the scum to build up and cause clogs. You’ll have to watch for what goes through your plumbing system to ensure there is less of a risk of scum going through.

The Middle – Water

The water in the middle part of the septic tank will be essential to allowing your unit to work well. It may include small bits of waste products. The water goes from the septic field from the tank when it works properly. The water is restored over time, and it will ensure that the compounds on the inside are moving out well. But when there is an excess amount of scum, the water may not be capable of building up as well.

The Bottom – Sludge

You will find sludge at the bottom part of the tank. Mud is the byproduct of the wastes that have decomposed and broken apart inside the container. Any heavy materials that go through may also sink to the bottom of the tank. Like the scum at the top, the sludge on the bottom builds and produces excess fatigue and wear. The threat of the scum can be significant, depending on what happens on the inside.

When To Clean?

The best idea to consider for your septic tank is to clean it out every three to five years. Our professionals at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing can assist you in getting rid of all those things from your tank and ensuring that it will stay functional.

You might also need to get the tank cleaned sooner if you notice any backups around your home, or you see any leaks coming around your yard. Our experts can assist you when you notice any concerns building up around your property.

Contact Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing to learn all about the services for your septic tank. We can assist you in cleaning out your tank and preventing scum and other concerns from being a threat.


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