fbpx

If you live in a rural area or even a small suburb or town, you may be a part of the 25 percent of the population that uses a septic tank. Do you know what yours does and how to maintain it?

 What is a Septic Tank?

A septic tank is part of a septic system that is basically a small sewer treatment system for homes without a connection to sewage pipes that are provided by the government or private corporations in some suburbs and cities. A septic tank consists of a barrel that holds one to two thousand gallons of wastewater. It is connected to a wastewater pipe which transports water to a septic drain field, which then uses a microbial ecosystem to dispose of organic materials.

How does a Septic Tank work?

A septic tank usually contains two chambers. The waste water enters into the first chamber, where solids settle to the bottom and scum floats. The solids are anaerobically digested, and the liquid portion flows into the second chamber. More settling occurs here, and then the rest of the water drains into the septic drain field via the pipe. The waste is disposed of by the field’s ecosystem, and the water eventually returns back to the groundwater.

How do I maintain a Septic Tank?

Septic tanks eventually have to be emptied to discard any solids that are not digested. If this is not done, the tank can overflow into the septic drain field, which can cause major damage that requires expensive repairs. Each jurisdiction has its own rules as to how often a tank should be emptied, and much of it depends on how big or small the tank is compared to the size of the family using it. There are some things you can avoid to help your system function properly.

  • Don’t dump excessive amounts of oil and grease down your drains.
  • Don’t flush non-biodegradable items like feminine hygiene products or cigarette butts.
  • Garbage disposals are hard on septic systems, so you may want to consider compositing or otherwise discarding uneaten food before cleaning the dishes, or install a garbage disposal designed specifically to work with septic systems.
  • Use a toilet paper that is suitable for septic tanks.

Click to Call and Schedule ServiceClick to Book Service Online

Our COVID-19 Safety Practices

Follow Us on Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
6 days ago
Andy's Pipe Dream

Another great review!

Thank you, we love hearing feedback from our customers.

Have a plumbing problem? Call us, we are here to help! Andy's Pipe Dream technicians practice social distancing and are equipped with the proper personal protection equipment to ensure your health and welfare with every service visit.

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service
... See MoreSee Less

Another great review!

Thank you, we love hearing feedback from our customers.

Have a plumbing problem? Call us, we are here to help! Andys Pipe Dream technicians practice social distancing and are equipped with the proper personal protection equipment to ensure your health and welfare with every service visit.

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: http://bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service
3 weeks ago
Andy's Pipe Dream

When your home has a sump pump, you want it working to keep rainwater out of your basement or crawl space. If your sump pump is failing and you need to replace it, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our quarterly discount promotion: $50 OFF New Sump Pump Installation bit.ly/new-sump-pump

Learn More about Sump Pumps: bit.ly/sump-pumps

We’d also like to remind you that our technicians are practicing social distancing and are equipped with the proper personal protection equipment to ensure your family’s health and welfare.

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service

#KansasCityPlumbing #PlumbingExpert #SumpPumps #SumpPumpInstall #PlumbingTips #PlumbingSolutions #PlumbingDiscount
... See MoreSee Less

When your home has a sump pump, you want it working to keep rainwater out of your basement or crawl space. If your sump pump is failing and you need to replace it, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our quarterly discount promotion: $50 OFF New Sump Pump Installation http://bit.ly/new-sump-pump

Learn More about Sump Pumps: http://bit.ly/sump-pumps

We’d also like to remind you that our technicians are practicing social distancing and are equipped with the proper personal protection equipment to ensure your family’s health and welfare.

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: http://bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service

#KansasCityPlumbing #PlumbingExpert #SumpPumps #SumpPumpInstall #PlumbingTips #PlumbingSolutions #PlumbingDiscount
1 month ago
Andy's Pipe Dream

What truly sets InSinkErator’s Evolution Septic Assist Garbage Disposal apart from the rest, is its revolutionary bio-charge injection of enzymes. Specifically designed to help eliminate clogged drains, pipes and increase the lifespan of septic systems.

The injection technology sprays up to 300 million natural microorganisms into the garbage disposal every time it is activated. The enzyme helps to further break down food waste.

Rated the most environmentally friendly disposal, the InSinkErator brand of garbage disposals are also engineered and manufactured in America! There is not a better garbage disposal brand on the market, InSinkErator is the brand recommended and guaranteed by the expert plumbing technicians at Andy’s Pipe Dream.

Learn More: bit.ly/septic-assist-insinkerator

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service

#PlumbingSolutions #SepticAssist #GarbageDisposals #InSinkErator #KansasCityPlumbing #PlumbingExperts
... See MoreSee Less

What truly sets InSinkErator’s Evolution Septic Assist Garbage Disposal apart from the rest, is its revolutionary bio-charge injection of enzymes. Specifically designed to help eliminate clogged drains, pipes and increase the lifespan of septic systems.

The injection technology sprays up to 300 million natural microorganisms into the garbage disposal every time it is activated.  The enzyme helps to further break down food waste.

Rated the most environmentally friendly disposal, the InSinkErator brand of garbage disposals are also engineered and manufactured in America! There is not a better garbage disposal brand on the market, InSinkErator is the brand recommended and guaranteed by the expert plumbing technicians at Andy’s Pipe Dream.

Learn More: https://bit.ly/septic-assist-insinkerator

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: http://bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service

#PlumbingSolutions #SepticAssist #GarbageDisposals #InSinkErator #KansasCityPlumbing #PlumbingExpertsImage attachment
1 month ago
Andy's Pipe Dream

Another great review!

Thank you, we love hearing feedback from our customers.

Have a plumbing problem? Call us, we are here to help! Andy's Pipe Dream technicians practice social distancing and are equipped with the proper personal protection equipment to ensure your health and welfare with every service visit.

What Our Clients Have To Say About Us
bit.ly/307fIi4

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service
... See MoreSee Less

Another great review!

Thank you, we love hearing feedback from our customers.

Have a plumbing problem? Call us, we are here to help! Andys Pipe Dream technicians practice social distancing and are equipped with the proper personal protection equipment to ensure your health and welfare with every service visit.

What Our Clients Have To Say About Us
https://bit.ly/307fIi4

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: http://bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service
2 months ago
Andy's Pipe Dream

It's the final month to take advantage of our $100 OFF NEW Water Heater Installation!

The cost of heating water consumes almost 20 percent of your household budget, second only to what you spend on heating and cooling your home. Despite this expense, water heaters are typically ignored until they break, leaving you with no hot water and, possibly, a flooded basement.

If your water heater is nearing the end of its useful life and you're thinking of replacing it before disaster strikes, you'll be happy to know that you have better choices, thanks to recent federal regulations that require water heaters to be more energy-efficient.

If you suspect your water heater is losing efficiency or if you see rust or leaking water, call the water heater experts at Andy’s Pipe Dream. We can come to your home to inspect your water heater and replace it if you need a new one.

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service

#KansasCityPlumbing #PlumbingExpert #WaterHeater #WaterHeaterInstall #PlumbingTips #PlumbingSolutions #PlumbingDiscount
... See MoreSee Less

Its the final month to take advantage of our $100 OFF NEW Water Heater Installation!

The cost of heating water consumes almost 20 percent of your household budget, second only to what you spend on heating and cooling your home. Despite this expense, water heaters are typically ignored until they break, leaving you with no hot water and, possibly, a flooded basement.

If your water heater is nearing the end of its useful life and youre thinking of replacing it before disaster strikes, youll be happy to know that you have better choices, thanks to recent federal regulations that require water heaters to be more energy-efficient.

If you suspect your water heater is losing efficiency or if you see rust or leaking water, call the water heater experts at Andy’s Pipe Dream. We can come to your home to inspect your water heater and replace it if you need a new one.

CALL TO SCHEDULE SERVICE: (913) 210-2086
OR SCHEDULE ONLINE: http://bit.ly/schedule-plumbing-service

#KansasCityPlumbing #PlumbingExpert #WaterHeater #WaterHeaterInstall #PlumbingTips #PlumbingSolutions #PlumbingDiscount