One of the main sources of severe problems with household sewer systems is a septic tank or cesspool that fills up prematurely due to ineffective treatment of wastewater, causing foul odors, drainfield saturation and the backup of wastewater into sewers and drains.
A simple and effective solution to these problems is to install a septic tank conversion system that typically turns an ineffective septic tank into a sewage treatment appliance that produces a clear, odorless and harmless effluent. Here is a look at how a septic tank conversion unit works to help you figure out if it would be a good option for your current sewer clogging woes.
How does it work?
A septic tank conversion unit provides a discrete and reliable sewage treatment solution for households without mains. The system is basically a partition that splits your existing septic tank into two zones and injects air into the effluent to increase microbial activity that is responsible for treating sewage.
One zone of the tank is converted into an aeration zone, which basically means that sewage coming to this partition is mixed with air from an aerator contained within a draught tube. The increased air supply in this compartment encourages the growth of aerobic micro-organisms that break down large solids in your wastewater.
As more sewage comes into the aeration zone, it displaces treated effluent into the second zone of the conversion unit which is referred to as the "final settlement zone." This is where further microbial activity separates the effluent into a thick sludge which is returned back to the aeration zone for additional breakdown. The clear liquid on top of the final settlement zone is now a clear effluent that can be disposed safely and that has little or no solids that can saturate your drainfield.
Why you should consider a conversion unit
A septic tank conversion unit allows for the more efficient breakdown of solids in your wastewater, leading to a more efficient sewer system, less clogging in your sewer lines and a more environmentally-friendly disposal of household waste.
Such a unit could come in handy if your septic tank is releasing untreated effluent to a ground watercourse or causing drainfield saturation. The conversion unit can help make the sewage treatment process more efficient, leading to the production of harmless effluent that can be discharged directly to a ditch, river or stream. The unit can also eliminate the need for frequent emptying of your cesspool or septic tank.
For more information, contact A Absolute Plumbing & Heating or a similar company.