Septic Systems in Lynden WA Iowa: How They Work
- January 04, 2022
- Doris Gray
Septic systems in Lynden WA are one of those things that people tend not to think about very much – until they no longer work like they should, and then people think about them a lot! A septic tank system is to a home in a rural or country setting what city sewer services are to a house in the city. It’s where stuff goes when you flush the toilet. While there are true functional differences between the design of a city sewer line and a septic tank, the difference for practical purposes is that when something goes wrong in the city, you call the municipal services to come fix things. When things go wrong with the best septic systems in Lynden WA when you live in the country, the problem is yours, and yours alone. Rarely can a person solve their own septic tank problems.
If all you need to do is to have your septic tank pumped (something you should do every year or two) you need to call a septic tank pumping company. A septic contractor is who you call to have a septic system installed in the first place. Typically this involves evaluating the lay of the land where your house sits and also, noting where the kitchen and bathrooms, and any other source of running and/or draining water are located. Generally speaking, a septic system consists of the pipes that connect the house to the septic tank, and the tank itself is buried under ground, usually necessitating the services of a backhoe. The septic tank holds and processes solid waste, and it is this waste that eventually needs to be pumped from the tank. The tank also has pipes that channel excess sewage water into a drain field, which is where usually pipes are laid underground to direct excess water from the septic tank. The water leaves the pipes and goes into a gravel filled bed that spreads out beneath the ground in the yard. The water trickles down through the gravel and other porous material through the earth until it finally reaches the water table again, cleansed from it’s natural underground filtering system.