Agricultural holdings and eco estates in South Africa rely on septic tanks and french drains for sewerage waste treatment. Overberg Plumbers employ septic tank experts to handle your septic tank installation, servicing, inspection and repairs.
Waste treatment systems consist of septic tanks with french drains and brick built septic tanks and are available in different configurations, depending on the municipality bylaws, location, and the soil porosity.
Most built systems comprise of three chambers that allow solids to separate into layers. The bottom layer contains heavy waste or sludge that decomposes. The top layer contains scum, and the remaining wastewater is diverted to a french drain or drain field. Some septic tanks are equipped with filtration tanks that filter the water before it leaves the system to enter the french drains.
An effective septic tank will promote the digestion of organic matter, and it should discharge the liquid effluent into the below surface absorption field. Natural microbiological processes that take place in the soil will then treat the effluent.
Overberg Plumbers installs a septic tanks of all sizes, and we pride ourselves in supplying only the best quality durable products.
Blockages may prevent the effluent and sewage from moving through the sewer pipes, causing backups in the underground waste treatment network. The waste may backup and overflow into the surrounding areas or even push back up into your home.
Regular annual septic tank system inspections are required to ensure the efficiency of your waste water treatment system.
Just as with a municipal sewerage system, it is important to prevent inorganic materials such as diapers, facial tissues, cooking oil, sanitary napkins, etc. from entering your septic tank, as they will clog the system.
The system processes do not require any chemical additives as septic tanks rely on natural bacteriological processes to break down the waste. Small amounts of cleaning products, soaps, and domestic bleach will not disturb the process.
Septic tanks require only minimal maintenance if they are used as intended, and emptied on a regular basis. Speak to your Overberg Plumbers about your requirements and find out how often your system should be desludged.