Septic systems are a natural way for you to treat wastewater from your home on site. They use the natural ecological breakdown of waste to treat water and drain it from your home.
Waste water from your home is drained through pipes into a tank. The solid waste, also known as sludge, sinks to the bottom, while the scum, stays on top. The middle layer of liquid water is known as effluent, and that exits the tank and is buried in a drainfield in the yard. The water disperses into the soil, where the soil filters out the contaminants. The bacteria and any organic materials are broken down in the soil. The tank itself must be periodically pumped out by a professional to prevent a buildup of sludge that can clog or damage the septic system and pipes.
Septic systems are an easy onsite water treatment for your home or business. The benefits of a septic system is there is no city sewage bill. The water is filtered with no chemicals but naturally through the ground. There is some minimum maintenance for the operation and upkeep.
Yes, they are very common. About 25% of the U.S. population uses septic systems as a waste treatment method.
No. The purpose of this system is to safely get rid of waste water and prevent contamination of drinking water, not turn wastewater into drinking water.
There are several ways to keep your wastewater treatment system working at peak capacity:
Minimize the amount of solids that go into the tank.
Avoid using the garbage disposal
Throw out cooking oils and grease
Keep non-biodegradable items out of the system
Keep the biodegradable or semi-biodegradable solids to a minimum to avoid additional strain on the system.
How do you know when you need to clean out your septic system?
Telltale signs that you need to get your system professionally pumped are slow drains or toilets, odors in your home, or issues with drainage from the pit where the water is filtered out.
Sherry Construction Corp. provides quality septic system installation for residential homeowners and commercial buildings. No matter the design, we are the company you can trust for a fast, professional, no-headache septic system installation. No matter what your setup or situation, we have the 80 years of experience that prepare us for every situation we could encounter. When you call us you can rest assured that your job will be completed quickly, professionally, and that the results will be flawless.
Where does Sherry Construction operate?
Is there any other site work that you specialize in?
Sherry construction has specialized in tons of different site work services for over 80 years. Whatever job you are looking to get done, our expert crews have you covered. If you require assistance with a large project we can help with site work and excavation with required materials.
Please contact our main office (508) 673-2051
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