Septic System Installation, Replacement & Repair Suffolk NY
If you are building a new house, commercial building or community homes that are outside of a city sewer system, you’ll need septic system to be installed according to New York state and local standards and regulations. Waste water must be properly treated and handled with suitable drainage. Suffolk Septic Services will conduct a soil analysis of your property and apply for required permits required on your behalf so that your septic system installation in Suffolk is completed as soon as possible. A local building inspector will oversee our work, and we leave your yard neat and clean as we cover the system properly once the job is complete.
Perhaps you purchased a home with a septic system that has been neglected, or maybe it hasn’t been pumped in a few years, or the toilets in your home may be running slowly, or there may be foul odors in inside the home, you may need to have the septic system repaired. Septic tank waste water in Suffolk county can contaminate ground water, so ensuring your Suffolk septic system is functioning properly should not be delayed.
Our crew fully inspects, troubleshoots and repairs your septic tank and system in Suffolk county. We also uninstall and reinstall complete systems along with drain field rejuvenation in a one-stop solution, if needed.
How Does a Septic System Work?
There are many different styles and sizes of septic systems, but they all essentially perform the same function: process wastewater into a cleaner effluent that’s distributed underground, and safely blended with groundwater. Septic systems are broken up into passive and active systems, with the majority of residential homes having passive systems.
How your Septic Works?
The moment you flush a toilet, the wastewater flows from the house, through the inlet pipe (of a passive system) and into the septic tank. An equal amount of effluent is displaced in the tank and flows out of the Septic tank to the drainfield. It eventually disperses into the ground. Your tank is home to an enormous population of microorganisms, known as anaerobic bacteria. The amount of bacteria in your tank relies specifically on the solid organic material in the wastewater (as these microorganisms use this waste as a food source).
Septic Tanks are designed to always maintain a minimum water level, the proper level of the septic tank is just below the inlet and outlet PVC tee in the tank. When at this level the septic tank is considered at “normal operating Level”. Tanks must be full to work properly. Why maximizing the time that bacteria can breakdown organic material is critical. Anaerobic bacteria are slow-acting bacteria. As such, it’s vital that your tank allow for the most possible time for breakdown to occur. This occurrence is known as the “holding time” and is defined by how long it takes for wastewater to flow from the inlet of the tank to the outlet. An average septic tank holds wastewater for around two days. This holding time allows the bacteria to breakdown the waste by an average of 40 percent. The bacteria can continue to complete the treatment of the effluence once it reaches the drain field.
Keep your Suffolk Septic System Working
Your septic system is a complex piece of machinery that you’ll likely only notice when something’s gone wrong. A failed septic system is typically extremely expensive to repair, and a hassle to ensure. Make sure your system is running optimally by having your residential or commercial system inspected and maintained regularly.