Friday, March 3, 2017

Helpful Hints on Septic Systems!

OSSF = On-site Sewage facility ( AKA Septic System )

Do not use the toilet to dispose of cleaning tissues, cigarette butts, and or any other trash. Doing this will cause extra waste water and and impose an undesired solids load on the OSSF Treatment System. --- especially  aerobic systems.

Chemical additives, or so called enzymes, are not necessary for the proper operation of a OSSF system. Some of these additives may  even be harmful to your OSSF -- especially aerobic systems.

It is highly recommended not to back flush a water softener into a OSSF, this concentration of salt from the water softener can cause corrosion to the system and kill helpful bacteria.--- especially  aerobic systems.

Sprinkler Systems - Installing a sprinkler system over a OSSF is not allowed. TCEQ code requires any fresh water to be 10 ft. or more away from a OSSF. Further more it can cause hydraulic stress to the drain field  and the OSSF may not operate like it should. I would recommend moving it away from the OSSF.

Call a service professional whenever you experience problems with your system, such as a sewage back up, activated alarms, or surfacing effluent. Do not attempt to clean or perform maintenance. Do not make or allow unauthorized repairs or changes to your system unless first obtaining the proper permits from your governing authority.

Wastewater is heavily laden with bacteria. The surfacing of this liquid constitutes a HEALTH HAZARD to those who might be exposed to it. Call for repairs immediately.

Additions of square footage and/or bedrooms to your home must be permitted with governing authority to maintain a valid License to Operate.

Do keep detailed records about your system, including a map of where it is, and also general information, such as License to Operate, model name, service agreement, records of service visits, and maintenance performed.

By law, the only household water that may be diverted off the septic system is washer machine water. This water, called grey-water, must be discharged through a flexible plastic hose with a lint trap on the end. The discharge/grey-water must not leave he property or create a nuisance. Some jurisdictions no longer allow grey-water diversion.

Roots from trees and shrubbery protruding above the tank or drain field may clog and/or rupture them. Trees that are directly within the vicinity of a concrete septic take have the potential to penetrate the tank as the system ages and the concrete begins to develop cracks and small leaks. Tree roots can cause serious flow problems due to plugging and blockage of drain pipes, added to which the trees themselves tend to expand extremely vigorously due to the ready supply of nutrients from the septic system.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Pro-Tec Septic LLC.  512-614-4444 or email us.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Learn About Septic Tanks

The Difference Between Cistern & Septic Tanks

It is safe to say that you are baffled by what Below Ground Septic Tanks and Cistern Tanks are?
In the event that you have two or three minutes read this and you'll have a fundamental comprehension on these two sorts of tanks. Additionally, we'll answer some commonly made inquiries about these items.

Cistern Tanks: The tank is made for subterranean stockpiling of consumable (potable) water. The materials utilized have been endorsed by the FDA to be in contact with items meant for human consumption, while septic tanks are most certainly not. The Cisterns are more durable in contrast with septic tanks also, which means they can be actively filled and purged without being worried about sidewall quality. Reservoirs/Cistern Tanks can likewise be utilized to catch and store rain water.

Septic Tanks: These sorts of tanks are made for human waste, both black water and grey water. As a rule, a bio-substance is added inside the tank which destroys the waste materials and the by-item is latent. French channels/ drains (pipes with openings in them) are attached to the tank and the liquid is discharged over a huge surface zone and afterward consumed by the dirt. Those supplements from the release are really useful towards the vegetation in the territory. They are planned as 1 and additionally 2-compartment models. These tanks that are ordinarily 750 gallons or bigger for the most part are pre-plumbed.

Significant Differences among Septic Tanks vs Cistern/Reservoir Tanks: Septic tanks are made to be full constantly. Reservoir tanks can be utilized as septic tanks, however septic tanks ought to never be put to use as storage tanks.

Am I Able To Use My Septic Or Cistern Above Ground? No.

Subterranean tanks are intended for direct internment applications. There are some other tank potential outcomes available in the occasion you need to have an over the ground tank, including holding tanks intended to fit underneath versatile office trailers.

Exactly how Deep Might These sorts of Tanks Be Buried? We suggest you cover them no more than 24" in depth. Run of the mill sewer vent augmentations are 15" and 24" in lengths to suit access to your tank covered beneath grade without a whole in the ground to get to it.

Must I Fill the Tank with Water over the span of Burial? With standard obligation septic tanks (yellow), the answer is yes. It will help settle the tank and will keep it from moving amid inlay and evens out the weight all through the tank in this way it wouldn't get to be distinctly distorted amid establishment. Topping off the Bruiser (a heavier weight of a septic tank) or Cistern  with water while inlaying is prescribed in spite of the fact that not required.

What Septic and Cistern Tanks Are Legal With My State/Province? These tanks have been affirmed across the nation and even in some universal areas.

Ideal For:

Country Areas

Get-away Residences



Construction /Building Areas.

How Big Of A Septic Or Cistern Tank Do I Need For My House? Reasonable estimating of any septic or a reservoir tank relies on upon a few elements. Concerning tanks, regular sewage stream is a fundamental angle to consider. Most states need to have a base septic limit of 1,000 gallons. Relating to reservoir tank measuring, you'll need to make sense of your home water utilize.

Give Pro-Tec Septic, based in Austin, TX a call at (512) 614-4444. We can help you with all your commercial & residential septic tank inspections, pumping, repairs, & even grease trap cleaning. Open 24 hours a day! Check out our Austin, TX Septic Tank Service specials here.