We’re experts in residential septic systems and the components that keep things flowing properly.
When you live on a property in a rural area, it may have a septic system that processes and stores the waste that moves through the drains within the home. Residential septic systems are common in Tampa, Florida and the surrounding area, as many property owners live far from their neighbors and away from the municipal sewage processing plants. If your property does have this type of system, it’s helpful to understand what components are at work when you rinse something down the drain or flush a toilet in the house.
The key element of the system is a septic tank, which is a concrete box buried underground. Pipes connect to the tank on either side, connecting with the plumbing in your home on one side and with the drain field on the other. A drain field is another critical component of a residential septic system. It includes a set of perforated pipes, often buried within gravel or another filtering natural material. After waste moves into the septic tank, the solid waste forms layers while the liquid waste rises to the top and is treated. Following the treatment, the liquid waste moves out of the tank and into the drain field, where it can be safely re-absorbed into the soil. Some residential septic systems have additional components, such as lift stations or grease traps.
If a septic need arises on your property, you can count on Tampa Bay Septic to resolve it. We’re experts in residential septic systems and the components that keep things flowing properly.