In last week’s blog we listed important information you need to know about your Central Florida septic system, since it plays a big role in keeping your home and family healthy. 

All the waste water from your home, from the toilets, sinks, showers, and bathtubs, ends up in your septic tank. There it separates the solids, they grey water flows into the drain field, where it is filtered slowly back into the ground. It is also responsible for ensuring the groundwater remains clean and safe. 

Here are a few more things you need to know about your septic system

The system is more than the tank

There is more to your septic system than just your tank. It includes all the plumbing pipes from the drains and toilets, filters, microbes, more pipes, and drain field. All these elements need to work together efficiently to properly treat the wastewater in your home.

Your septic system affects your property’s groundwater

The waste water from your home makes it way to the drain field located in your yard. There it is filtered and makes its way to the groundwater. If your system isn’t working properly, it can contaminate the ground and the water.

More than just your toilet

Your system takes care of more than just what goes down your toilet. It is also responsible for everything that goes down the sink, showers and bathtubs.  This means the cleaning products, grease, wipes, paper, trash, pet products, or any type of garbage.

You can extend the life of your septic system

Nothing last forever, but there are things you can do to make your system have a long lifespan. Regular maintenance, inspection, and tank pumping. Also, addressing any issues as they arise.

Maintenance doesn’t have to cost a small fortune

If you notice any of these signs or haven’t thought about your septic system in a while, call Orlando Septic Service. Our prices are the lowest because we price match any written estimate for a commercial or residential project and have earned our reputation as an honest and reliable waste management business in Central Florida.