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SIGNS OF SEPTIC SYSTEM FAILURE
Here are some warning Signs!

•Odors and surfacing sewage

•Wet spots or lush vegetation in the drain field area

•Plumbing or septic tank backups

•Slow draining fixtures

•Gurgling sounds in the plumbing system

Water use and proper maintenance are the two most critical ways you can dramatically extend the life of your system. Failing this, the drain field may fail, possibly causing expensive damage which pumping will not reverse!

SHOULD YOU RUN INTO ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS, DON'T WAIT!
CALL or email SCOTT FRANK TODAY: 508-294-0069

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SEPTIC SYSTEMS DO'S AND DON'TS

DO'S

DO Inspect system and tank levels annually

DO Pump tank regularly (every 3-5 years)

DO Use water wisely!

DO Know where you septic is and protect it

DO Keep vehicles off tank and drain field areas

DO Use phosphate-free detergents and recommended amounts

DO Keep septic tank lids accessible (install risers)

DO Keep accurate, detailed records (inspections, pumping)

DO Pass along all records to new property owners

DO Save loose change to cover future septic service

DON'TS!
Don't use garbage disposals!

Don't drive or park vehicles on the drain field

Don't use tank additives or "miracle" system cleaners

Don't flush non-biodegradable solid wastes such as:
•coffee grounds
•grease
•oil
•plastic
•bones
•kitty litter
•tampons and / or applicators
•condoms
•cigarette butts

Don't pour strong chemicals down the drain:

•drain cleaners
•solvents
•paint
•bleach
•floor/sink cleaners

Don't discard medications down the drain:

•antibiotics - these will pollute our groundwater for years
•antibacterial soaps or detergents

Don't cover the drain field or reserve in any way:

•concrete
•pavement
•above or below ground pools

Don't compact the soils of drain fields or reserve areas:

•patios
•decks
•sports courts
•storage sheds

• Don't drain water from hot-tubs into the system
• Don't allow driveways to cross over septic system

 

SEPTIC SYSTEMS 101

A Quick Lesson For Every Homeowner

doorA basic septic system has 3 parts: the septic tank, the drain field, and the soil beneath the drain field.

All water and wastes enter the tank at the inlet baffle. The solids then settle out to the bottom. This is referred to as the sludge layer. Lighter solids like fat, grease and paper, float to the top and create the scum layer. What lies between these two layers is called the effluent. It is a clear, treatable liquid.

Settling is very important to a system's ongoing performance. The effluent crosses over through a center baffle to settle out layers for a second time. Microbes digest and break down much of the waste ~ therefore creating a better treatment.

The effluent then leaves the tank through the outlet baffle and flows down a pipe to the drain field. A normal drain field is comprised of several parallel, perforated 4-inch pipes. A distribution box is needed to ensure that the flow remains equal to all parts of the field. Drain fields are located just below the surface and are usually filled with gravel.

As the effluent seeps out the pipes, it trickles down through the gravel to the soil underneath. Through natural biological processes, the soil purifies the wastewater and allows it to return to the water table and be reused.

Scott Frank is also a fully licensed contractor. His Mass Cape Construction division can handle any job, including building or repairing septic systems. Call for a quote today!

508-294-0069

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