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The septic system isn’t something that homeowners often notice. However, it is known that when there is an issue with a septic tank, it causes so many unwanted problems. So, to prevent these problems, it is recommended to know more about where your septic system is located, the type you have, and when it was installed. Unfortunately, where this system might be located and when it was installed isn’t something we can specifically point out in this article. However, we can explain the three common septic systems and their details. So, let’s get started.


Conventional Septic Systems

The most common system most houses have is the conventional septic system. The first part of this system is the septic tank. The wastewater goes from the house into the tank, where the solids settle to the bottom while the liquids and fats float. To make space for more, the wastewater then gets flown into a distribution pipe system, which slowly releases this wastewater into a drain field. Drainfields are underground trenches. They help the wastewater get filtered as it goes underground and also protect the general condition of the environment. If you think you have this type of septic system in your house and have problems with it, call New Era Plumbing & Septic to get your septic tank repair today.

Chamber Systems

The second system that you might have is a chamber system. This system is very similar to the previously mentioned conventional system. It is different because the chamber system doesn’t have a stone or gravel as a filter. Instead, these systems have plastic chambers filled with soil within a trench. So, as the wastewater travels through the septic tank, it passes through this filter first and then makes contact with the soil, which also protects the general condition of the environment around it. Contact a septic company to learn more.

Elevated Sand Mound Systems

The last system we will cover is the elevated sand mound system. The unique feature of this system is a large raised mound of sand or gravel, which contains the drain field. So, the wastewater first goes from the house and enters into the tank. Then, it gets pumped into a mound of sand or gravel, which acts as a waste filter that eventually flows into the ground and makes contact with the soil. If you would like to get a septic tank installation, call New Era Plumbing & Septic today.

Septic Tank Maintenance

So far, we have gone over the three most common types of septic systems. Each has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the location of a house and its usage. One thing that is very important to mention is maintenance. Septic tanks may require more maintenance than other household items. If you would like to avoid any problems arising from this system or have it working with total efficiency, call a professional service to get your septic tank cleaning today.

New Era Plumbing & Septic

Are you looking for a professional septic service? At New Era Plumbing, we are here for you. With our certified professionals, efficient and quality work with effective solutions, and affordable price plans, septic tank pumping has never been easier. Call us today to learn more about us and our services.


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