Meeks Environmental Services can provide septic tank, grease trap and pump tank cleaning, mortgage company requested inspections, tank locating services, pump repair / replacement, peat moss system maintenance and many other homeowner needs relating to their septic system. We keep permanent records of all jobs, so we can tell you the last time your tank was cleaned. We can also advise you of the frequency with which your tank needs to be cleaned based upon the tank size and number of people living in the house. We can also recommend tank installers, repair contractors and plumbers for you. Feel free to call us any time with any questions at 205.425.8303.
Septic Tank Services Birmingham AL
- Cleaning Septic Tanks
- Cleaning Residential Grease Traps
- Pump Repair/ Replacement
- Mortgage Inspections
- Video Inspections
- Electronic Locating
- Various Discounts
- Peat system maintenance
How Does My Septic System Work?
Drains from all the fixtures in a house collect into a central pipe, usually 4” diameter, which flows into the septic tank. Most tanks are concrete and measure about 8-1/2’ long, 5-1/2’ wide and 4-1/2’ high. The inlet is usually about 3” above the outlet. A baffle in the tank holds floating solids in the inlet side. There usually is an outlet tee, sometimes with a filter in it, to prevent any solids from getting into the field lines. The solids settle to the bottom where they are broken down by bacteria and enzymes. The clear water flows through the outlet filter and tee to the field lines, which are typically 4” diameter, perforated, corrugated pipe. This allows the effluent water to percolate through the soil to be further cleaned by normal soil filtration and bacteria before seeping down into ground water. The solids stay on the bottom of the tank until the tank is pumped clean.
If your business or community need assistance or help understanding the management and maintenance issues related to your septic systems please let us know how we can help you save time, money and headaches through our training options.
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