Septic Tanks: Use of septic tanks is quite common around ireland. This is because of its certain benefits that can be availed of it. Septic tanks store the waste water emitting from houses, buildings, and some other places. Solid wastes that flow with waste water settle down at the bottom of the tank while oils and fat keep on floating at the surface of the water. Then these waste materials flow through connecting drain pipes to a drainage field where the wastes are distributed into the soil. Thus, keeps a healthy environment for you and your loved ones.
A septic tank which is not working properly can be very risky. A septic tank which is not in good condition will emit wastes and bacteria that can contaminate groundwater or surface nearby. So maintaining your septic tank is vital for your health and that of your loved ones. Not only this, but poor maintenance of septic tanks can pinch your pocket in the future. You may need to replace or repair your tank that can cost really high. So as said ‘prevention is better than cure’ you should be active in maintaining your septic tank before it creates problems.
Here are some points to be noted in order to understand the importance of maintenance of septic tanks:
Sewage smell: A sewage smell can be felt if your septic tank is in poor condition. So if your septic tank smells, it’s the time to replace or repair it. This can have a real bad effect on the health. A bad smell can disturb your mind can cause some breathing problem as well. So it is really crucial to maintaining your tank regularly.
Contamination of surface and ground water: This can be really a bad result of poor maintenance of septic tanks. If the septic tank is in poor condition, then surface and ground water can be contaminated with some harmful elements like nitrate, pathogen, and virus, etc. This can be really harmful to the ground and other objects adjacent to the septic tank. So you must carefully maintain your septic tank.
Breakage of inner storage: If waste water stored in the septic tank does not drain from it on time then there is increased chance inner storage breakage. If such thing happens then, the wastewater will keep on increasing in the septic tank and can overflow. This will result in several problems and adverse effect on the health of nearby people.
Insertion of rainwater: When a septic tank is not maintained regularly and properly, then there is a chance of external breakage which can result in the insertion of water outside. If outside water is inserted into a good flow, then there is a chance of overflow. Rainwater may get mixed with inner water and will keep on increasing. As these tanks are made to hold waste water at a certain limit, there can be an overflow.
So it becomes mandatory to maintain your septic tank on a regular basis.