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With more than 25 years of experience in the industry and 20 years serving Hardin County, Kentucky, our professionals are happy to share basic septic tank knowledge with you, our neighbors.
A septic tank is essentially a single-home sewage treatment and disposal system that is underground. Patented in 1900, septic tanks are now made from concrete or fiberglass. When waste materials enter the septic tank, three things happen.
1. Organic solid material floats and is liquefied by bacteria. This layer is called the scum.
2. Inorganic solid materials and bacterial by-products sink to the bottom and form a layer called
3. Mostly clear water should exist between the sludge layer and the
Only clear water should overflow into the soil absorption area. If you notice any solid material in the soil absorption area, it could indicate bacterial deficiency or a build-up of sludge.
If not removed, sludge will overflow and clog the soil absorption area.
Bacteria must be present in order to digest the organic solids, or scum. Household wastes often provide enough bacteria to digest the solids, although some cleaning products can pose a threat to these bacteria. Some of these products include:
• Toilet cleaners
• Cleaning compounds
• Sink and tub cleaners
• Caustic drain openers
Keep your septic tank system working properly at maximum efficiency. Get in touch with us with any questions that you might have!
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