- In most cases, septic tank components including the lid, are buried between 4 inches and 4 feet underground. You can use a metal probe to locate its edges and mark the perimeter. If you do not find the lid by probing, shallow excavation with a shovel along the tank’s perimeter should reveal the lid.
What kind of septic system uses sprinklers?
Aerobic units, which are certified as class I aerobic systems, treat wastewater well enough to be used in conjunction with spray systems, which distribute treated wastewater over lawns.
Why does my septic tank have sprinklers?
Most septic systems take on ground water when it rains. This can cause your water level to rise which will activate your high water alarm and spray heads.
Are septic tank locations public record?
Contact your local health department for public records. These permits should come with a diagram of the location where the septic system is buried. Depending on the age of your septic system, you may be able to find information regarding the location of your septic system by making a public records request.
Why do my septic sprinklers keep going off?
If there is no rain water to raise the water level in your tanks, and your sprayers are going off frequently during the day, this is a sign of overloading or a plumbing problem. If you use too much water for the system to handle, it will spray. SEPTIC SYSTEMS DO NO MAKE WATER.
What are the 3 types of septic systems?
Types of Septic Systems
- Septic Tank.
- Conventional System.
- Chamber System.
- Drip Distribution System.
- Aerobic Treatment Unit.
- Mound Systems.
- Recirculating Sand Filter System.
- Evapotranspiration System.
Do all septic tanks have alarms?
All septic systems that use a pump to move wastewater from a septic pump tank to a drainfield or mound have an alarm installed in the house. The alarm goes off when wastewater is not being pumped from the septic pump tank to the drainfield or mound.
How long should a septic tank aerator run?
The aerator should run 24/7 nonstop and should not cost more than 10 dollars a month to run. If you electric bill is high something else is causing it or the system is not correctly hooked up.
How do you tell if a septic pump is working?
To test if the pump is working, first turn the pump on by turning the second from the bottom float upside down. While holding that float upside down, turn the next float up (that would be the second from the top), upside down. You should hear the pump turn on.
Does septic aerator run all the time?
The aerator should run 24/7. It should continuously provide much-needed oxygen inside the septic tank of an aerobic system. The aerobic bacteria need air to survive.
How do you defrost a septic sprinkler system?
STEPS | Thaw a frozen septic line
- Locate the first access cover of the septic system holding tank.
- Open septic tank access cover.
- Prepare water supply hose.
- Connect hose to a water source.
- Locate the septic pipe outlet coming from the house.
- Turn on your water source and advance hose into septic pipe.
How many chlorine tablets do I need for a septic system?
The tablets should be inserted in the chlorination tube at the rate of 1 to 2 tablets per person per week, with no more than 4 or 5 tablets being inserted at one time.
How do you find a metal detector with a septic tank?
6 Steps to Locate a Septic Tank
- Find Your Main Sewer Drain Line. Sewage from your toilets, sinks, and showers collects into a main drain line.
- Check Permits and Public Records.
- Determine Septic Tank Material.
- Time to Dig.
- Mark the Location for Future Maintenance.
How do you find a septic tank in an old house?
Look for the 4-inch sewer that exits the crawl space or basement, and locate the same spot outside the home. Septic tanks are usually located between ten to 25 feet away from the home. Insert a thin metal probe into the ground every few feet, until you strike polyethylene, fiberglass or flat concrete.
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|Ok I have looked up videos and read up on different things about septic tanks and drain fields but I want to make sure I understand this.I moved into a home that has what I believe is an aerobic septic tank.Haven’t removed the lids yet so not sure on year and size of septic tank.I was pointed out by a farmer where my sprinklers were.I have found two and was told there is three total.So the length of sprinkler head there is perforated sewer pipe below?Because it runs like over 50 feet in a linear path behind my fenced in back yard.Which seems pretty far to me but may be some kind of code why it was run that far back?And so the sprinklers serve to spread the waste water throughout the dirt so it doesn’t just stay in one spot?So the sprinklers don’t HAVE to run in order for the system to be functional?And how deep should the sewer pipe be below ground?Can I travel a cross the linear line with a vehicle as long as I don’t run over the sprinkler head?Just trying to understand this.Thanks.|
|I have septic.You should be having your septic serviced once per quarter.I would find out who is doing it, and have them come out and run you through the ins and outs.The sprinklers disperse the water, and it is chlorinated.|
|the sprinklers have to run to empty the tank, it’s only going to hold about 500 gallons of grey water. The system should be on a timer to go off every night.You should have three tankssolids tankaeration tankgrey water tank and then that gets pump to your field. There is a box that will have the aerator air pump and the pump timer near your house. You need to put in specialized chlorine tablets(i use these from LowesShop Norweco 32-Pack 160-oz Drain Cleaner Drop-In Tablets at Lowes.com) into the grey water tank. There should be perforated tube in the tank that will hold the tablets.the water from the aeration tank will flow over these tablets to slowly dissolve them. These will neutralize any bacteria and odors before it’s pumped out.The PVC pipe is probably buried 8-10 inches under the ground. should be safe to drive over but don’t quote me on that.For the distance question you had, you want the sprinklers as far away as possible, you dont want waste water spraying at your back door.|
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|Quote:Originally Posted byTexas6023Ok I have looked up videos and read up on different things about septic tanks and drain fields but I want to make sure I understand this.I moved into a home that has what I believe is an aerobic septic tank.Haven’t removed the lids yet so not sure on year and size of septic tank.I was pointed out by a farmer where my sprinklers were.I have found two and was told there is three total.So the length of sprinkler head there is perforated sewer pipe below?Because it runs like over 50 feet in a linear path behind my fenced in back yard.Which seems pretty far to me but may be some kind of code why it was run that far back?And so the sprinklers serve to spread the waste water throughout the dirt so it doesn’t just stay in one spot?So the sprinklers don’t HAVE to run in order for the system to be functional?And how deep should the sewer pipe be below ground?Can I travel a cross the linear line with a vehicle as long as I don’t run over the sprinkler head?Just trying to understand this.Thanks.You’re confusing 2 different types of septic systems.If you’ve got sprinkler heads you have an aerobic septic system, if you have perforated pipe you have a conventional drain field but you won’t have both.Since you’ve already found 2 sprinkler heads you are dealing with an aerobic system, pretty common for our area.There is a timer/controller somewhere for the system that has a timer on it, they’re typically programmed to run in the middle of the night when nobody is in the yard.There is also a float in the pump tank which will let the controller know if it needs to pump out during the day because of high water usage.Your sprinkler heads should be laid out in larger areas of your yard because you’ve got to cover a certain minimum sq. footage of grass with each sprinkler head, this assures that you aren’t putting too much in any certain area.Depending on your county there are other regulations about how close you can spray to things like trees, gardens, pools, your home and water wells.The sprinkler heads will run in a functional system, there’s no way around it.The only perforated pipe you’ll find on your system is where the chlorination or disinfection portion is located, you’ll have to add septic tabs to it to disinfect the water running from the aerobic tank to the pump tank.|
|Themoreyouknow.Thanks for clarification.And you are right.I was confusing two different types of systems.Got it now though.Thanks bud.I’ll look and see what I can find and give you guys an update.I’m going to stick my head in these hatches and report back what I find.This is the model number 600nc3t|
|the clearstream are backwards. the middle tank is the grey water tank that pumps out to the field.|
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|Quote:Originally Posted byTexas6023Themoreyouknow.Thanks for clarification.And you are right.I was confusing two different types of systems.Got it now though.Thanks bud.I’ll look and see what I can find and give you guys an update.I’m going to stick my head in these hatches and report back what I find.This is the model number 600nc3tIn case you haven’t already found this, here’s the full manual on that system.Be careful sticking your head down in any of those hatches, methane gas isn’t a joke.|
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|Septic System FAQs Am I required to have a maintenance contract?Yes, it is a Brazos County law that you must keep up a valid maintenance contract at all times. If the County finds that you are not under contract, it could result in a court date and fines up to $500.What should I do if I’m buying a house with a septic system?When buying a home with a septic system you should request to have the system cleaned out and inspected. You want to start fresh in your new home by having the system cleaned out, and having an inspection done will ensure that the septic system is in good condition. If the system is not up to code or there are problems with it, the inspection will give you a chance to negotiate the proper repairs before closing on the property.What can I do to prepare for large gatherings during the holidays?Having a large number of people over for gatherings can be hard on your septic system. An aerobic system is designed for the size of the house and the number of people who live there. Large parties can easily overload the system and cause problems if your system is already getting full. To avoid any embarrassing situations, have your system checked and possibly cleaned out before the holidays.Should my septic system be making a noise?Your aerator will make a constant humming noise. But, if you hear a loud buzzing sound that means your septic alarm is on. First you should check your breakers to make sure power is getting to your system. If the breakers have not been tripped, call ASIM immediately. If the alarm is on, there is something wrong that should be checked out.Is my Aerobic system supposed to run all the time?Yes, your aerobic septic system is intended to run constantly. If your aerator or spray pump is not running, contact ASIM.Do I have to add chlorine to my aerobic system?Yes, it is the law. You must maintain a chlorine residual in your system at all times. Violating this law can result in a fine of up to $80 per day. The only way that the wastewater can be treated is for chlorine to be in the system. So, if you are not adding chlorine, it is spraying out untreated water.Where can I get chlorine tablets?Most larger home improvement stores carry septic chlorine tablets. You can also purchase a 10 lb bucket from ASIM. A 10 lb bucket typically lasts close to a year. If you buy a larger bucket, the moisture will begin to break down the remaining tablets in the bucket and they will go bad before you can use the whole bucket. Also, make sure you ONLY buy SEPTIC chlorine. DO NOT use Pool chlorine tablets. These tablets are made differently and can react with gas and byproducts in your septic system and have been known to explode.Why does my aerobic system smell bad?Some people are more sensitive to septic smells than others. If you are experiencing a sewage smell, that does not mean you need to add more chlorine to your system. This is typically a sign that your aerator is out or there is an aeration problem.Should the alarm and sprayers keep coming on during and after rain?Septic systems typically take in ground water when it rains. This can cause the water level to rise and trigger the high water alarm and sprayers. After the rain stops and water soaks in or runs off, most systems will correct themselves. If you still have a problem, call ASIM.Should my sprayers keep coming on during an ordinary day when there is no rain?If there is no rain water to raise the water level in your tanks, and your sprayers are going off frequently during the day, this is a sign of overloading or a plumbing problem. If you use too much water for the system to handle, it will spray. Also, if your sprayers are going off frequently and you are not using water in the house, check for leaking faucets or leaky/running toilets. This will add to the water level. SEPTIC SYSTEMS DO NO MAKE WATER. If the sprayers are spraying, something is adding water to the system.Since my septic system runs continually, will my electric bill go increase?No, an aerobic septic system uses about the same amount of electricity as a 100 watt light bulb.If there is a bad odor inside my house, that is a septic problem, right?No, septic odors inside the house are typically from a plumbing problem. A plumber is responsible for the area under the house, we are responsible for the area from the cleanout to the system.How do I mute the alarm?There is a button marked on your control panel box to mute the alarm. Anytime you mute the alarm, you should call your septic maintenance company. The alarm comes on for a reason and it should be addressed sooner than later.What can I do if my neighbor’s septic system stinks?If your neighbor has a smelly septic system and doesn’t appear to care or try to fix the problem, you can make an anonymous complaint to the Environmental Health Services division at the local Health Department.What to do if my electricity is out? If your septic system is a conventional system and no pumps are used everything should be normal. However, if you depend on a pump to move your treated water to another tank, disposal area, or if you have an aerobic septic system with surface spray disposal you should minimize water usage during the interruption in electrical service. Once electric service has been restored you may encounter a period of an alarm indicating there is too much water in a tank and after some period of time, which will vary from system to system and usually an hour or less, the alarm should clear itself and everything should return to normal.What can I do if my drains and toilet flushes are slow?Unfortunately during bad weather conditions there is not much anyone can do but if there is no electricity for a long period of time or the rains have caused some degree of flooding things could get backed up. The best thing to do is minimize water usage. If this does not help the last resort would be to locate your sewer clean-out. advise caution when doing this, and remove the cap. Weather conditions may prove to prohibit this procedure and also there could be pressure on the cap which could spray you with raw sewage. Taking the cap off will help relieve the possibility of a sewer backup in the house and let it go outside instead. Once the weather subsides and electric service restored and everything has returned to normal be sure to have your sewer clean-out cap replaced. Your septic service provider should assist you if needed.How often will I need to have my tank pumped?Not very often. An average family of four living in a three-bedroom house will need their tank pumped every three to five years. If your installer is a licensed septic contractor in the area, he should know exact guidelines for your home, usage, and locality.Or you can check with your county health department. If there are no major changes in your household and your usage is stable, you may want to consider a regular pumping schedule for best results with the least worry.Can I build over my septic tank?This is never advisable and is against most municipal codes. Do not build any additions, pools, or driveways over a tank.Also, do not build or plant on top of your drainfield.If I think there is a problem, should I open my septic tank?NO! Though septic systems are safe for your family, opening the septic tank without professional training can expose you to dangerous gases and bacteria. Call a certified and trained septic professional if you detect any problems in your system.What are the major dos and dont’s of maintaining a trouble-free system?DO THIS .Conserve water to reduce the amount of wastewater that must be treated and disposed. .Repair any leaking faucets and toilets. .Only discharge biodegradable wastes into your system. .Restrict garbage disposal use. .Divert down spouts and other surface water away from your drainfield. .Keep your septic tank cover accessible for tank inspections and pumping. .Have your septic tank pumped regularly and checked for leaks and cracks. .Call a professional when you have problems. .Compost your garbage or put it in the trash. DON’T DO THIS .Flush sanitary napkins, tampons, disposable diapers, condoms, wipes, and such products into your system. .Dump solvents, oils, paints, thinners, disinfectants, pesticides, or poisons down the drain. They can disrupt the treatment process and contaminate groundwater. .Dig in your drainfield or build anything over it. .Plant anything over your drainfield except grass. .Drive over your drainfield or compact the soil in any way.|
Septic Solutions – Frequently Asked Questions
Collin County law requires that you retain a valid maintenance contract in existence at all times, and this is a requirement under that legislation. It is possible to be fined up to $500 per infraction for operating your aerobic septic system without a legal contract, with each day being considered a separate crime.
2. Is there a maintenance contract that will cover everthing?
Yes! We provide three different degrees of service. Our services vary from the most basic of minimal coverage to the most comprehensive of all-inclusive coverage.
3. What do you inspect on a maintenance visit?
At each maintenance visit, your septic system is subjected to a thorough 16-point check to verify that it is operating properly. All of your filters and screens are cleaned on a regular basis. After the inspection is complete, a report on the performance of your septic system is posted on your door to keep you informed of the system’s functioning.
4. How do I know if my septic inspection is being performed?
Each time your septic system is serviced, a comprehensive 16-point check is performed to verify that it is operating properly. Everything from filters to screens is cleaned on a regular basis. In order to keep you informed about the operation of your septic system, a report on its performance is left on your door after it has been completed.
5. Is my septic system supposed to run all the time?
At each maintenance visit, your septic system is subjected to a comprehensive 16-point check to verify that it is operating properly. All of your filters and screens have been thoroughly cleaned as needed. After the inspection is completed, a report on the performance of your septic system is posted on your door to keep you informed of the system’s functioning.
6 If my septic system runs continually, will I have a large electric bill?
Not at all; the amount of power consumed by an aerobic septic system is comparable to that of a 100 watt incandescent light bulb.
7. Is my septic system supposed to be making a noise?
Your air pump will be making a constant buzzing noise throughout the day. In contrast, if you are hearing a loud, unpleasant buzzing noise, it is likely that your septic alarm is activated. Ensure that electricity is going to your septic system by checking your circuit breakers. If your breakers have not been tripped, call Septic Solutions right away to schedule an inspection.
8. Why does my aerobic system smell?
Aerobic systems emit a distinct odor that some people are more sensitive to than others, depending on their genetic makeup. Septic Solutions should be contacted if you notice a sewage or urine odor in your home.
9. If I have an odor inside my home, ist that septic related?
Septic smells that emanate from within the residence are almost always the consequence of plumbing problems.
10. What can I do if my neighbor’s septic system stinks?
Septic smells that emanate from within the residence are almost always the consequence of plumbing problems in the building.
11. What do I do if an alarm and/or alarm light comes on?
Ensure that electricity is going to your septic system by checking your circuit breakers. If your breakers have not been tripped, call Septic Solutions right away to schedule an inspection.
12 Should my alarm and sprinklers activate continually during and/or after rain?
When it rains, the majority of septic systems absorb groundwater. If your water level rises as a result of this, your high-water alarm and spray heads will be activated. The majority of septic systems will self-correct after the rain has stopped falling. If this is not the case, contact Septic Solutions immediately.
13. How do I mute my alarm?
To mute the alarm, there should be a button clearly indicated on your control panel. Make sure to unmute your alert as soon as your septic problem has been resolved.
14. How often should I have to replace parts?
The cost of replacement parts varies based on the kind of system you have and how well your septic system is kept up and maintained. Some aerobic brands need the repair of parts on a yearly basis. Keeping ants and rodents away from your septic system will help to extend the life of the system’s components. If you find that replacing components is a burden or an inconvenience, you might consider signing up for our Gold Service Plan.
15. Why are the air pump and water pump so expensive?
The pumps are high-end, precision-machined components. They are made and intended to endure harsh external weather conditions for an extended period of time, ensuring a long service life.
16. What should I do if I’m purchasing a home with a septic system?
In the event of a house purchase that includes a septic system, it is highly suggested that you request that the system be cleaned and inspected before closing. Cleaning will help you get started on the right foot, and examining the septic system will guarantee that you know your septic system is in good working order when you move into your new home. You will have the option to request necessary repairs if the system is not up to code or is not working properly during the inspection period prior to closing on the residence.
17. Is the water safe?
If the chlorine is properly maintained and your system is operating properly, the water supply that is sprayed into your lawn is supposed to be safe for children and dogs to walk around on. Humans and pets should never drink from puddles of standing water.
18. Do I have to add chlorine?
The requirement to keep chlorine in an aerobic septic system at all times is a legal requirement in some jurisdictions. Those who violate the law can face fines of up to $2,500 per infraction, with each subsequent day constituting a separate crime.
19. Where can I purchase chlorine?
Chlorine may be purchased in the plumbing department of Home Depot or Lowe’s. It is possible to purchase chlorine from Septic Solutions, either from their office or service van. When compared to the standard retail price offered by home improvement retailers, purchasing chlorine from Septic Solutions will save you roughly $10!
20. Where do I add chlorine?
The position of the chlorine will differ depending on the kind of aerobic system you have installed. Grate pipes are typically 2 3/4″ in diameter, and they are connected to the sewer system. On most systems, you’ll find the pipe protruding from the ground near your tank lids or inside the final lid of your system.
If you are having difficulty identifying your chlorinator pipe, call Septic Solutions to talk with a professional who will be able to pinpoint the exact position of your system’s chlorinator for you.
21. How much chlorine am I supposed to add?
The usual guideline is that 1-2 pills per person per week should be used in moderation. Depending on the size of your family and how much water you consume, this will be different for each individual home.
22. Do I have to use tablets or is there a different method?
There is an other technique of adding chlorine to your septic system, which is described below. If you have a Smart-Chlor bleach injection system installed, you can use standard home bleach if you have the required equipment.
23. Is there a difference between a dripper and a Smart-Chlor?
Yes, a dripper is often a home-made device that drips continuously, similar to an intravenous drip. Each time your water pump starts, a Smart-Chlor is inserted into your plumbing system and is intended to dose the water with chloride. This solution reduces the need for superfluous chlorine consumption and ensures that the chlorine in your septic system is correctly regulated.
24. How much maintenance is required from me with a Smart-Chlor?
Drippers are mainly home-made devices that drip continuously, similar to an intravenous drip system. Every time your water pump starts, a Smart-Chlor is inserted into your plumbing system and is intended to dose the water with chloride. By choosing this option, you may avoid excessive chlorine use while also ensuring that your septic system’s chlorine levels are correctly controlled.
25. Will my sludge level break down by itself?
No, the sludge that has accumulated at the bottom of your septic tanks must be cleaned by a professional septic cleaning service in order to be effective.
26. How do I know when my septic is ready to be cleaned out?
Septic system cleaning should be performed when the amount of sludge in your system climbs to more than 8 inches. Septic failure might occur if the cleansing process is left unattended for an extended period of time.
27.Do aerobic septic systems have to be cleaned out?
Every three to five years, all septic systems must be cleaned up.
28. Is there a difference between pumping and cleaning the septic?
Yes. Pumping is simply the process of removing water from your septic tanks as well as some of the floating solids. Water and compacted muck that has collected in the bottom of the tanks must be properly removed, and this is accomplished through the process of “cleaning.”
29. How should I prepare for holidays and/or large gatherings?
When you anticipate hosting a big number of guests, cleaning your septic system before to the event will help you prevent an embarrassing septic system breakdown during your gathering.
30.Are there certain things I can not put into the septic?
When you anticipate hosting a big number of guests, cleaning your septic system before to the event will help you prevent an embarrassing septic system breakdown during the festivities.
Sprinklers for Aerobic Septic Systems, Aerobic Septic System Sprinkler Heads
Sprinkler heads for an aerobic septic system that need to be replaced. Following an aerobic treatment system, these spray heads may be used on spray irrigation systems. They are ready to use. Please keep in mind that in some places, the system owner may be obliged by state or municipal legislation to utilize sprinkler heads with purple covers when using wastewater or reclaimed water. Sprinkler heads from septic solutions® are available for same-day shipment at no additional cost.
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A full-circle gear drivenrotor with a customizable arc and full-circle gearing, the ProPlus RCW is particularly developed for onsite wastewater and recycled water applications. Its rugged, tried-and-true, and technologically sophisticated design makes it the best in its class.
In accordance with industry requirements, the purple cover must be shown when items that are used for non-potable or reclaimed water are needed to be labeled. Specifications for the K-Rain Pro Plus Specifications of the product
- Radius: 22 to 50 feet
- Flow:.5 to 10.0 GPM
- Pressure: 20 to 70 PSI
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- Rubber Cover – Helps to keep dirt out and boosts the longevity of the product.
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The strong throw of the Maxi-Paw allows for maximum space while also providing exceptional close-in watering and equal water distribution. In unclean water applications, reduced pressure loss and an efficient, straight-through flow design save energy, making them suitable. The purple coverconforms to requirements specifying that items that are utilized for non-potable or reclaimed waterare supposed to be labeled with the appropriate information. Product Specifications for the RainBird Maxi-Paw Product Features
- Radius: 22 to 45 feet
- Pressure: 25 to 60 psi
- Flow: 1.5 to 8.4 GPM
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The Parts of a Septic System (II)
Please accept my sincere greetings and welcome back to the Septic Worx site. septic systems are something that many residences in the United States rely on since they are located too far away from sewage lines and because you can’t just go without a system to dispose of waste without consequences! Furthermore, outhouses are almost often out of the question. Approximately how many individuals do you know who are even somewhat familiar with the existence and operation of an effective septic system.
Anyway, in our last piece (link), we spoke about the septic tank, which is the first element of the septic system to be installed.
The effluent is deposited into the drainage field, which was described before in this paragraph. The water enters the drainage system either by gravity or by a mechanical pump that expels the whole volume of liquid. Drainage fields are frequently little more than dirt that has previously been enriched with minerals and bacteria that cleanse the water. The size and volume of these fields varies based on the size of the septic tank and the number of persons that are utilizing the tank. It goes without saying that a tank that is utilized more frequently would necessitate a larger drainage area.
If the soil is too dense, the water will not be able to drain into the soil correctly and will instead collect in a large puddle, which is not attractive.
Septic sprinkler heads, which are placed in the lawn, are also used by the majority of septic systems.
But don’t be concerned; the water used to spray the grass is completely safe and non-contaminated!
You may use it to maintain your lawn looking beautiful during the hot months in a convenient and waste-free manner. Using mechanical pumps, the sprinkler system is connected to an underground pipe network, and water is forced through the pipes by the sprinklers.
A quick safety note
Septic systems are built to survive, and if they are maintained properly, they may last a lifetime. You must, however, exercise caution when flushing or draining objects that might produce obstructions or contamination in the system. Grease and fat, materials other than toilet paper, chemicals, and non-organic substances are just a few examples of what you should avoid. The presence of a clogged drain in the septic system can quickly result in a backup, which is not only unpleasant, but also difficult and expensive to repair due to the massive underground irrigation system in operation.
Of course, in order for these items to operate properly, they require properly functioning septic system components.
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Utility Lines and Septic
When draining a septic tank, utility wires are always a source of anxiety. Septic tanks are placed underground at Peachtree City, Tyrone, Newnan, Fayetteville, Senoia, and Sharpsburg, among other cities. If any of these septic tanks have to be dug up to pump them, there is a potential that an underground utility will be hit during the process. In order to comply with Georgia law, Firehouse Septic always calls 811 to have any underground utility lines tagged before to beginning any excavation work.
- The homeowner is responsible for any other utilities that are installed, such water lines, sprinkler lines, French drains, or landscape lighting, which are considered private utilities.
- A water line installation firm is not required by law to find a septic tank prior to installation or even to avoid laying the water line immediately over a septic tank if the tank is not visible.
- If a homeowner does not know where his or her water line is buried, there is no equipment or procedure that can be used to locate it.
- The homeowner, on the other hand, might not be aware of the location.
- Companies that provide sprinkler systems are often the last to install their products while a house is being constructed.
- A sprinkler system, on the other hand, is often dispersed over a yard with no rhyme or reason, and the sprinkler heads cannot be identified just on the location of the sprinkler lines.
- The most important thing to do is to be aware of the location of your septic tank and how to get to it if necessary.
Please contact Firehouse Septic if you are unclear of where your tank is located so that we may come out and find it for you in order to spare you a hassle in the future while pumping your septic tank.
- When it comes to draining a septic tank, utility wires are usually a source of anxiety. Septic tanks are buried beneath the earth in Peachtree City, Tyrone, Newnan, Fayetteville, Senoia, and Sharpsburg. A potential that an underground utility will be struck when these septic tanks are dug up to pump them exists at any moment. This is why Firehouse Septic always complies with Georgia law by dialing 811 to have any utility lines tagged prior to beginning any digging projects. When pumping the septic tank, this prevents damage to the cable, gas, electric, and phone lines. However, any other service, such as water lines, sprinkler lines, French drains, or landscape lighting, is considered a private utility and is the responsibility of the home’s proprietor. In Fayette County and Coweta County, water lines are the most serious danger while pumping a septic tank. A water line installation provider is not required by law to find a septic tank prior to installation or even to avoid laying the water line immediately over a septic tank if the tank is not already located. In the course of its work, Firehouse Septic has discovered several instances in which a water line has been run directly over a septic tank lid and has been struck by a pumping vehicle. If a homeowner does not know where a water line is buried, there is no equipment or procedure that can be used to find it precisely. The water line is usually run directly from the water meter to a position under the home. Exceptions to this rule include certain circumstances. Although the homeowner may be aware of the location, it is possible that they are unaware of it. Drilling can damage sprinkler lines, which should be avoided. Companies that provide sprinkler systems are often the last to install their products while a house is being built. Just as with the water line, 811 is unable to identify sprinkler lines. A sprinkler system, on the other hand, is often dispersed over a yard with no rhyme or reason, and the sprinkler heads cannot be found just on the location of the sprinkler heads. Anyone excavating in the yard will find themselves in a minefield as a result of this. To begin, you must identify the location of your septic tank as well as the best method of accessing and cleaning out your tank. In the event that you decide to have something fitted after the tank has been placed, be extremely cautious not to obstruct this access. Please contact Firehouse Septic if you are unclear of where your septic tank is located so that we may come out and find it for you, saving you time and aggravation while pumping your septic tank.
What are offset requirements for spray heads?
- In the absence of timers, systems must maintain a 20-foot buffer between septic spray and property boundaries. Systems that use timers must provide a 10 foot buffer between the sewage spray and the property line. Swimming pools must be kept at least 25 feet away from septic tanks.
Can my heads be moved from there current location?
- No problem, as long as there is enough space to keep correct border offsets in place.
Can I move the heads myself?
- The only person who can make changes to septic sprinklers is a qualified septic installation
- No one else.
What steps must be followed in order to have my sprinklers moved?
- Consult with a septic designer to assess whether there is sufficient space to relocate heads to the desired place. Obtain any necessary licenses from the appropriate permitting authorities. The sprinkler modification should be performed by a qualified septic installation.
Common Problems That Occur with Aerobic Septic Systems
6:15 p.m. on June 26, 2019 Use of an aerobic treatment system at Canyon Lake, TX is widespread. Possibly you are in the process of purchasing or relocating to a property that employs an aerobic septic system. In the event that you are unfamiliar with this form of septic system, it is crucial to recognize that they are very different from regular septic systems, and that they come with their own set of possible concerns. As long as you have regular aerobic septic system maintenance performed by an experienced and qualified technician, you will most likely not have any problems with your system.
After all, you can only avoid or correct an issue if you are aware that one exists!
- Having no power: Do not be alarmed if you realize that your aerobic septic system has just ceased operating. First, make sure that the power switch for your aerobic septic system hasn’t been unintentionally switched off, and that the power breaker hasn’t been tripped by another appliance or person. This is frequently the case, and it is one of the most straightforward difficulties to resolve
- Problems with submersible pumps: Is your submersible pump not performing as it should be? Investing in a new submersible pump is sometimes the most cost-effective solution to this problem. However, it is possible that the problem is due to faulty wiring or a faulty float, which may be resolved without the need to replace the complete pump. A low level of air pressure in your aerobic septic system: Have you observed that the level of air pressure in your aerobic septic system is lower than it should be? This has the potential to be a significant problem for the operation of your system. However, it may be resolved by purchasing a new aerator or, if feasible, repairing any problems with your present aerator. The timer or photocell is not functioning properly: The timer and photocell are two extremely crucial components of your aerobic septic system, since they are responsible for retaining the water in the pump tank until it is time to release it into the environment. In the event that this portion of your system isn’t functioning properly, it is possible that one of these components is malfunctioning. A problem with your spray head might be caused by it not rotating properly or not popping down after spraying once it has finished. Unfortunately, a professional will be able to repair or replace this component with relative ease. Failure to perform routine maintenance: In the event that you fail to get your aerobic septic system maintained on a regular basis by a skilled and licensed expert, the likelihood that one of the problems outlined above will occur increases significantly. Stick to a regular maintenance plan and delegate the work to an experienced professional to avoid this destiny
Do you have a nagging feeling that something is amiss with your septic system but aren’t sure what it may be? We are here to assist you! Make a call to Countryside Construction Inc., and we will dispatch a team to assist you with your aerobic treatment system in Canyon Lake, TX. Contact us now. We look forward to being of service to you in the near future! Septic Services,Aerobic Treatment Systems,Aerobic Treatment Systems Admin is the author of this blog article.
Common Aerobic System Issues – Septic Tank Pumping – B&B Pumping – Top Rated Septic Cleaning Services
For any owner of an aerobic septic system, the sound of a wailing alarm is likely to be a very familiar sound. This alarm does not always indicate that you are experiencing a septic crisis, but it may indicate that one of the many components of your septic system requires attention. When it comes to dealing with this alarm, there are a variety of issues that you’ll need to look out for. In today’s blog, BB Pumping of the Fort Worth area will discuss some common aerobic system issues as well as how to identify and diagnose them.
No Power In The System
Clients’ aerobic systems are frequently experiencing this problem, which is likely the most prevalent problem we see. If your alarm has sounded, one of the first actions you should do to resolve the problem is to check your power supply for a short circuit. Ensure that the system’s power switch has not been mistakenly turned off by checking the power indicator light. You should examine your home’s electric breaker if the switch is turned on but you’re still hearing the alarm or seeing the service light.
Check For A Clogged Chlorinator
When you have an aerobic septic system, the wastewater in your tank is broken down and treated with oxygen. Often, once it has been aerobically cleaned, this effluent is returned to the home’s sprinkler system, where it may be used to irrigate a grass. This water is treated with chlorine before it is utilized in the sprinklers to ensure that the wastewater is disinfected. This chlorinator is used extensively throughout the year to treat wastewater, and it can become blocked if you don’t schedule frequent septic tank repair appointments with a professional.
If your aerobic septic system is getting power but the alarm is still sounding, we recommend that you check for obstructions in your chlorinator next.
Submersible Pump Doesn’t Work
Most of the time, if the submersible pump is not functioning properly, it is an indication that you require a new pump entirely. A defective float, poor wiring, or any other type of damaged element may, however, render the pump inoperable in some instances, resulting in the pump not functioning at all. Rather than attempting to repair or replace these components on your own, it is advisable to bring in one of our professionals to do some septic tank maintenance on your system for you.
Low Air Pressure
It is essential for the efficient functioning of your aerobic septic system that you maintain a consistent intake of oxygen to help break down your waste. If your system isn’t getting enough air, and the air pressure is low, it’s probable that you need a new aerator, or that a professional will need to rebuild your aerator system from the ground up.
Broken Timer Or Photocell
When all of these components operate together, you can time when water is released from your system and put to use in your sprinklers. If one or both of these components are broken or fail, it can prohibit your system from discharging wastewater through your sprinklers, resulting in an accumulation of water in your system that finally becomes too much.
aerobic septic sprinkler, force it on
Siryet said:Just a quick question, if you don’t mind my asking, how much it cost to have that system built and how satisfied you are with it. The first question is being asked so that other people may see that it is a cost-effective solution when compared to various leach field kinds, not because I am curious about the answer. LOLA buddy of mine in Conroe, Texas, believes that his product is the best thing to happen to mankind since sandwiches. His was an underground unit for a four-bedroom house with four tenants, and it cost him a total of 5,000 dollars.
- Absolutely not nosy at all; after all, we’re here to support one another, right?
- It’s convenient to have sprinklers set up in a part of the yard that is far enough away from the well that I can reach it with the hose.
- Depending on how much water you use, they’ll tell you how many tabs to put in and how often to put them in, among other things.
- To insert the chlorine tabs, there are small holes in the plastic cap that you must remove in order to do so.
- Whatever the case, we’ve tracked out the source, and I’ve have to raise the pipe higher so that the hole will be free of water if it floods again.
Well, perhaps once the ground work surrounding the tank is completed next month, the flooding will be alleviated. I had 6″ lifters installed on the tank, but they weren’t enough to keep it from submerging:waa:.
Aerobic Septic Systems with Spray Irrigation
In the event that you are considering building an aerobic septic system on your property, you should consider downloading this document. Living with an Aerobic Treatment Unit and a Spray Field is a unique experience. Breathing air into the unit allows it to treat wastewater from homes and small businesses in the same way as our municipal wastewater treatment system does, albeit on a smaller scale. They remove 85 percent to 98 percent of the organic debris and particles from the wastewater, resulting in effluent that is as clean as effluent from municipal wastewater treatment facilities and cleaner than effluent from conventional septic tanks, depending on the model.
They are the most widely used method of treating wastewater for spray systems in the world.
When it comes to wastewater treatment, the aerobic treatment process is comprised of four major components that work together to cleanse wastewater:
- This tank is known as the “trash tank” because it is used to eliminate things that cannot be degraded by microorganisms (microbes). It is in an aeration chamber that aerobic bacteria digest garbage that is present in the water. It is made up of an air pump, pipework, and diffusers that propel air into the aeration chamber through the aeration system. In the aeration chamber, air is compressed by the air pump, which is placed close to the aerobic tank. The diffuser drives air into the water, separating it into bubbles that float to the surface. The oxygen contained within the air bubbles is released into the water for the benefit of the bacteria, while the rising bubbles mix with the water. Clarifiers are used to separate the bacteria that have cleansed the wastewater from the rest of the water in a settling chamber, which is also known as a clarifier.
A land application system distributes wastewater into the soil, where it can be treated and disposed of or reused once it has been distributed. Water from aerobic treatment units is often dispersed over the ground using spray distribution systems, which are comprised of a disinfection component (chlorinator) for eliminating disease-causing bacteria, a pump tank for dosing water, and spray heads for distributing the water.
Two types of tanks
Construction of aerobic treatment units can be done in concrete or fiberglass. Both materials are long-lasting and may be utilized across the state of Texas. Concrete tanks are heavier than steel tanks and require more powerful equipment to transport them to the site, which might cause installation to be delayed during wet weather. In some concrete systems, the trash tank, aeration chamber, clarifier, and pump tank are all contained inside a single building; in others, the trash tank, aeration chamber, and clarifier are all included within a single structure.
The installer simply needs to dig one hole with a flat bottom, which reduces the amount of time spent preparing for the installation.
Aeration chambers and clarifiers are usually housed together in a single building.
Both tank designs are capable of meeting your wastewater management requirements.
Water is treated to a high grade by the components of the aerobic treatment unit: the pre-treatment tank, the aeration chamber, the air pump, and the settling chamber working together. Plastic articles and other materials that float or settle in the wastewater are removed in the pretreatment tank or garbage trap, which is the first step in the treatment process. Aeration chamber: This is where aerobic organisms may survive because of the presence of oxygen provided by an air pump. Treatment in the aeration chamber is a biological process in which bacteria consume garbage and turn it into non-polluting material via the action of their own bodies.
- It is critical to maintain a healthy population of bacteria in the system in order for solids to be broken down.
- The mixed condition allows the bacteria and particles to remain suspended in the wastewater while it is being treated.
- When using a clarifier, you are allowing the cell mass and non-degradable items to settle out of the water before it exits the treatment plant.
- Aerobic treatment procedures significantly reduce biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), which is a standard indicator of pollution, as well as the suspended particles that do not settle to the bottom of the clarifier, both of which are significant reductions.
The quantity of daily wastewater flow from the house or small business will be calculated first, and then a Class I aerobic unit that can manage the amount of flow will be chosen by your service provider when picking an aerobic unit (which is determined by the square footage and number of bedrooms). The majority of home systems can treat 500 gallons of water each day. If the wastewater contains a quantity of organic matter typical of a household, this strategy to selecting a system may be unsuitable for some types of commercial wastewater treatment systems.
It is necessary to test and certify aerobic treatment units, known in Texas as Class I aerobic treatment units, pursuant to National Sanitation Foundation International Standard 40 rules for wastewater treatment equipment.
Keeping a spray system working
The components of an aerobic therapy unit must be maintained on a regular basis in order to be effective.
Systems that are not properly maintained may not generate water that is as clean as needed. If you want to give your aerobic therapy unit the greatest care possible, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Use these broad principles as a starting point for the upkeep of your system.
- Maintain the flow of power to the aerobic treatment unit. It is necessary to have a constant source of electricity for the aeration system. The aerobic microorganisms require the oxygen provided by the aeration system in order to survive. Keep the spray heads in the system in good working order. If they are damaged, they should be replaced with ones of the same type and model as the originals. It is not necessary to relocate the spray heads. Also, do not plant a vegetable garden in the spray zone
- If an alert goes off, contact your maintenance provider immediately. Prior to having the system repaired, reduce non-essential water consumption in the home. Keep the spray field’s landscape covered at all times. The grass and plants that grow there will benefit from the water and nutrients that are distributed by the system. The majority of disinfection systems disinfect the treated water with chlorine tablets
- You must add chlorine tablets to the chlorinator before it will work. When working with chlorine, use caution since chlorine gas can cause respiratory damage. Disinfection is critical because untreated wastewater will be sprayed into the ground if it is not performed. It is not necessary to use swimming pool chlorine
- If the wastewater smells foul when it is being dispersed, contact the maintenance provider to inspect all system components. If they are in proper functioning order, have a look at your personal routines at home.
- It’s possible that you’re overburdening the system with too much organic stuff. Some examples include dumping too much fat and grease down the drain, grinding too much food in the garbage disposal, or flushing too many paper goods down the toilet. Another issue that might arise is that compounds that are harmful to aerobic microorganisms are being introduced into the system. For example, flushing too many cleaning agents down the toilet may cause the bacteria to go extinct. Overloading the system with water, such as when fixtures leak or when a large amount of laundry is laundered in a single day, dilutes the microorganisms’ food source.
Sending too little wastewater into the system might also have a negative impact on the system. Microbes require a consistent supply of organic materials. Homes that are only used on a regular basis, such as a lake home with weekend visitors, may have difficulty maintaining a healthy population of microorganisms for wastewater treatment.
- Sending too little wastewater into the system might also have a negative impact on the system’s performance. Biological organisms require a consistent supply of organic materials. The maintenance of a healthy population of microorganisms to treat wastewater in a home with intermittent use, such as a lake cottage with weekend visitors, will be difficult.
Aerobic treatment units are typically utilized in combination with spray distribution systems, which disseminate treated wastewater over lawns and other vegetation. When it comes to reducing the danger of human exposure to disease-causing microbes, it is critical that the aerobic treatment unit is functioning effectively. The National Sanitation Foundation Standard 40 Program provides a mechanism for homeowners to ensure that their units can be serviced in the event of a disaster. People who cannot discover an appropriate local maintenance provider should contact the manufacturer for assistance in identifying one that can.
Maintenance provider guidelines
- The following duties should be performed by the maintenance provider: monitoring the trash tank to detect the quantity of solids building in the tank
- Having the tank pumped on a timetable comparable to a septic tank pumping interval (every 2 to 3 years)
- And cleaning the tank. Remove a portion of the solids from the aeration chamber on a regular basis.
- Solids accumulate at the bottom of the clarifier and float to the surface of the water in the aeration chamber. The bottom of aeration tanks often includes water that contains microorganisms, which is left behind when the tanks are pumped.
Check the air pump to ensure that the rate of airflow entering the aeration chamber remains constant throughout the process. Remove dust and fibers from the air filter on the compressor’s inlet by cleaning it. Air leaks in the other components of the aeration system should be looked for and repaired. Verify that the air is being spread adequately in the aeration chamber by inspecting the diffusers within. Microbes require oxygen to survive, and when airflow is limited, less oxygen is available.
Every four months, the maintenance provider will submit a report to the local permitting authority detailing the unit’s operational status.
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