Your Septic System
If your home or business isn’t connected to the town’s sewage line, then you most likely have a septic tank. The septic tank and the absorption field make up the two main components of every septic tank. Your septic tank helps remove disease-carrying pathogens from wastewater in your home or business and allows you to enjoy a clean home and outdoor space.
The septic tank is what most people think about when discussing their septic system. The tank is a large fiberglass, concrete, or plastic chamber where your home or business’s waste water is housed. While it’s housed in the septic tank, the waste water undergoes a very simple renovation. Solid waste will settle to the bottom to be broken down by bacteria. Fats, hair, and grease will rise to the top forming a layer called scum. The middle layer is a liquid effluent which will eventually drain into the absorption field. The effluent liquid is carried to and dispersed evenly throughout the drainage field by perforated pipes.
A basic understanding of how your septic system works can help save you money and frustration when it comes time to servicing it. If you have any questions or concerns about your septic system, then contact Cooperative Waste Solutions today. We offer quick and efficient septic tank pumping for homes and businesses throughout Northern New Jersey.