When I started working at my uncle's restaurant, I knew that there were a few things I needed to adjust. First and foremost, I decided to start working on cleaning things up. It had been quite awhile since the place had been cleaned thoroughly, so I focused on sanitation and garbage removal. I hired a trash removal company to come in and remove old equipment, and then we worked on taking special care to deep clean all of the different appliances. It was amazing to see how big of a difference we were able to make. This blog is all about sanitizing your restaurant.
Septic tank maintenance is a big job, and one of the most critical areas to monitor is your drain field. Here are some tips on how to keep your drain field happy.
Keep the Area Clear
Keeping your drain field clear of obstructions is key to maintaining the flow of waste water. Never allow anyone to drive through the drain field, and keep the area clear of debris.
Avoid Going Over Capacity
The drain field can only process so much liquid at one time. You can avoid overwhelming the drain field by minimizing the number of times you flush the toilet, avoiding doing several water-heavy activities in one day, and avoid throwing unnecessary things into your wastewater.
Stormwater can also cause the drain field to go over capacity. Be sure that you direct your rainwater away from the drain field. You can install gutters that redirect the water to another side of the house, for instance. It also helps to put your drain field on a higher part of your ground, so that water from other areas isn't tempted to flow into your drain field.
Your site's absorption capacity is affected by many land features as well. The size of the site matters; it will affect the sheer size of the biota and how quickly it can process waste and eliminate excess water. The features of the soil matter too; a porous soil that's free of excess rocks and tree roots is best for moving waste through quickly. Another thing that helps with drainage is a little bit of gravity, so if your septic drain field is an uphill battle this can be a source of your problem.
Get it Repaired or Replaced When Needed
Even with optimal repair and maintenance, your drain field can slowly get clogged over time. The septic tank process is an imperfect one, and some solids will inevitably get trapped in your drain field. This is especially true if the original construction was poor.
During your average septic tank service appointment, you should bring up concerns about septic tank drainage with your contractor so that they can assess various short-term fixes for your drain field. But don't be surprised if one day your technician says that the tank needs to be repaired or replaced. This isn't your fault; it's simply a part of the life cycle of a septic system. Creating a new system and drain field can take some additional cost, but it's an important part of keeping your home safe.
To learn more, talk to a company like Zeb Watts Septic & Underground, Inc.Share
5 July 2016