Plumbing systems provide water supply to different houses and buildings. A drainage system is used to get rid of human waste and transfer it to a septic tank for proper treatment. Often drains get clogged due to the kind of waste being flushed down into the system. Professionals are called for degorgement of the clogs in the drains.
Plumbing systems usually have a tank that is refilled by the water cooperation department that provides water to homes and buildings. The water is then pumped to an overhead tank which transfers to other pipes with the help of gravity.
Both septic and sewer systems collect wastewater. Sewer systems collect wastewater from different locations and treat it in one prime location. Meanwhile, the septic system collects from one home and treats the wastewater in a septic tank. The waste in a septic tank decomposes into solid and liquid wastes.
Sanitation and drainage system
Lack of sanitation can lead to many deadly diseases. Proper and safe waste disposal can keep the citizens healthy and the environment clean. The drainage system should be closed at all costs and not be kept open without a lid. If not closed, it would be a breeding ground for many insects and flies that passes infections and illnesses. The stench coming from the drainage system can also cause nausea and respiratory issues. Drains should be checked constantly for any blocks and if present, degorgement of the clogged drains should be done immediately to prevent further complications. Sewage coming from hospitals should be treated with caution as it can be hazardous.
Septic tanks are critical to be constructed and maintained for proper sewage disposal. Septic tanks should be built in areas that are open to the sky and flooding doesn’t occur.
Septic tank bacteria
Bacteria play a massive role in breaking down the organic waste in a septic tank. Thus the right balance of the bacteria in the septic tank is required for effective degradation of the sludge. Sometimes, extra bacteria is added to the tank. Chemical cleaners collected by the pipes from the homes can kill the bacteria and disrupt the digestion of the wastes. Flushing down non-biodegradable waste can also be difficult for the bacteria to live.
If you need any improvements with the bacteria inside the septic tank, please use the products your sanitation company recommends. Putting some yeast in the septic tank is also a good idea for increasing the health and the number of bacteria.
Signs your septic tank needs to pump-out
A septic tank that is filled, can cause the pipes at your homes to drain the wastewater slowly. Sometimes the wastewater finds its way back to your homes. If the foul odor persists for a long time, it’s better to call a sanitation company to fix it. If you see your septic tank overflowing with sewage, it is a red flag and soon needs fixing and degorgement.