02 July 2019
A septic tank system isn't the most appealing topic to talk about, but it's certainly something that many households need to know about!
It"s important that homeowners understand how to maintain a septic tank system ' no one wants a failing system, which can lead to multiple problems and can be very costly to rectify.
A septic system is a wastewater treatment process, it"s underground and self-contained. Generally, in rural areas, a septic tank is required when there is no centralised sewer system available. To understand how to maintain a healthy septic tank, an understanding of the process of a septic system is required!
When wastewater enters a septic tank from a household or other locations, the heavier elements tend to fall to the bottom of the tank (sludge) and break down over time. Grease and oils float to the top of the septic tank forming a layer (crust) that prevents any air getting into the body of water and providing a good environment for bacteria to break down the waste. When the liquid waste exits the tank (effluent) it is then distributed out to an underground leach drain either by gravity or the use of a submersible pump.
Wastewater comes from sinks, toilets, drains and baths generally in a household. Did you know that the average domestic household produces an average of 200-300L of wastewater every single day? For businesses, wastewater can also consist of many other substances such as unwanted chemicals. A grease arrestor is a common product utilised in commercial kitchens, as it separates the solids and liquids to maintain a healthy septic tank. Learn more here about the Orion grease arrestors that are offered in various locations around Australia.
If you haven"t followed the above measures, trust us you will know something is up with questionable odours appearing around the house! Slow drainage is also a key indicator that something is up (or not going down)!
Maintaining a healthy septic tank system can decrease long term costs. If you are researching septic tanks to purchase for your home or business, quality is key! Orion has over 35 years of experience, and offer BLOO septic tanks that are manufactured from high quality industrial grade polyethylene, with materials sourced from Australia. Quality guaranteed.
Enquire today, or call our friendly team.