Maintaining your home's septic tank system with an effluent filter should be a top priority. Septic system repairs can be costly. Aside from the cost to repair a neglected system, when it fails you must face the inconveniences of backed up toilets, sinks and bathtubs or standing wastewater in your backyard. Whether it is regular pumping or annual inspection, folks go to great lengths to protect their septic systems. As diligent as some people are about septic tank maintenance, many have still not discovered the benefits offered by filtering their wastewater before it enters their leach field.
What is an Effluent Filter?
An effluent filter is a device or filter that is installed inside your septic tank. Its primary function is to filter out any solids in the wastewater leaving the tank and preventing them from entering the leach or drainfield. In most cases, an effluent filter can be installed within a day. However, installation time will vary and depend mostly on the age, location and accessibility of your septic tank system.
When solid waste contaminates the leach field, it is only a matter of time before your septic tank system will fail. Solid waste will wreak havoc on your leach field by reducing its ability to absorb the wastewater from your septic tank. As time passes, the solid material will build up until your leach field becomes totally clogged, rendering your septic tank system useless and sending your home's sewage system as well as your daily lifestyle into a tailspin. An effluent filter improves the filtration process, helps your septic tank to function much more smoothly and helps to protect your leach field from drainage issues caused by larger solids. In addition, by protecting your leach field with a professionally installed effluent filter, you reduce the chances of costly repairs should your drain field become clogged.
A licensed and certified plumbing contractor should only perform the installation of a septic tank filter. While the installation itself is not that time consuming it, however, does require opening the septic tank where dangerous gasses as well as hazardous materials could exist. In addition, older septic tank systems might require installation from inside the septic tank, a task best left to trained plumbing contractors with the necessary experience and knowledge for a safe installation. In these instances, the septic tank must be pumped before most technicians will enter it.
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