Septic fields are incredibly important, used to filter effluent (waste water) from your property back into the ground after it’s all been collected into a septic tank. There are even numerous different types of septic fields to accommodate different types of properties – which is precisely why having comprehensively competent plumbing professionals, like ours at ROOT-A-WAY Drain Cleaning, on call, who know how to work with each different type of septic field, is so essential.
Gravity Septic Field
Most residential septic fields today utilize basic gravity systems that rely on a series of trenches filled with gravel to filter out waste as it passes through.
Pressure Distribution Septic Field
If the positioning of your septic tank does not allow for a standard gravity septic field, your property likely has a pressure distribution septic field. The two are very similar, except this type of septic field has a special pump to help manually direct waste through the trenches.
If your property has a high water table, it likely has a mound system. Essentially, it’s just a type of advanced pressure distribution septic field that uses an artificial aboveground septic field to collect waste instead so there is plenty of space for superior filtration.
Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU)
While all septic fields rely on different anaerobic bacteria species to help process solid waste, aerobic treatment units (ATUs) specialize in expediting the growth of these bacteria well beyond what is naturally achievable to effectively process sewage faster than other traditional septic fields.
Though not quite so common anymore, many older properties that have not been updated still have cesspools/cesspits, which are nothing more than septic fields without any sort of official filtration efforts. Effluent simply leaks directly into the ground from a single holding chamber, making them ripe with risk.
Drywells, also called seepage pits, are very similar to cesspools/cesspits, with the exception of having additional layers of crushed stone added to help support faster absorption.
If you operate a facility/property that utilizes temporary effluent storage, you likely have what are known as holding tanks, which are exactly what they sound like: tanks that temporarily hold onto your sewage until it can all be properly emptied out.
Not sure what type of septic field your property has? We do! In fact, within just one visit we’re confident our team at ROOT-A-WAY Drain Cleaning can tell you anything you want to know about your septic fields, from what sort of set up you have, to what it likely needs and how you can optimize its efficiency. Simply reach out whenever you have any questions or concerns, and we’ll immediately start using our more than 40 years worth insight and experience to give you all the answers you’re looking for!
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