Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry.
A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field.
The septic tank digests organic matter and separates floatable matter (e.g., oils and grease) and solids from the wastewater. Soil-based systems discharge the liquid (known as effluent) from the septic tank into a series of perforated pipes buried in a leach field, leaching chambers, or other special units designed to slowly release the effluent into the soil or surface water.
Having your septic system frequently inspected & pumped will keep your system working properly. We'll inspect for leaks & examine the scum & sludge layers in your septic tank.
Your septic air pump is the lifeline to your aerobic system. The system cannot function properly without the air pump working. It will put oxygen into the water, allowing the formation & survival of aerobic bacteria, which eat up all the waste in the tank. Air pump sizing is very important to the operation of your system & not every system uses the same size air pump. There are many different types & sizes of pumps. The size of the air pump is normally determined by the volume capacity of the tank, the style of air diffusers in the tank & how many gallons per day the system is designed to treat. Mid-South Septic Tank Services LLC will ensure that you get the right air pump for your tank.
A lift station is used to pump wastewater or sewage from a low level to a higher level when the gradient of the area does not allow for a natural flow. The sewage is stored & fed into a pit. Once this sewage reaches a certain level, electrical instruments recognize the pit is full & activate the pump. The sewage is then pumped out to its next destination. Lift stations are usually housed underground to prevent health risks since the sewage can release poisonous gases like methane & hydrogen sulfide, so it is important to call Mid-South Septic Tank Services LLC to ensure that your pump is working properly.
Grease traps are generally used in the restaurant & food processing business to prevent fats, oils & grease from entering the septic tank. They operate by allowing incoming wastewater to enter the "clear zone" in the grease trap. The fats, oils & grease collect at the top of the trap, while the wastewater exits through an opening at the bottom of the trap. The fats, oils & grease remain at the top of the tank and never leave the trap.
Grease traps should be serviced or pumped on a regular basis, or the trap can be filled with the fats, oils & grease. When this happens, these will no longer remain in the trap and can start producing an unpleasant odor.
Sewage Treatment Plants are used when it is not possible to install a septic tank, often due to high water tables, high levels of bedrock or clay soils. There are electric & non-electric systems. The electric system consists of a small electrically driven unit contained in one tank or housing. The non-electric system uses natural air currents to power the process so they don't need spare parts replaced. They save carbon dioxide emissions, reducing greenhouse gases, & are suitable for intermittent use.
Maintenance & emptying are required at regular intervals. Mid-South Septic Tank Services LLC will help you determine how often your system needs maintenance & emptying.
Mid-South Septic Tank Services LLC has a complete line of bacteria for your septic systems and is a CCLS distributor.
Septic tanks are home to beneficial bacteria, which decompose & transform waste products into an environmentally safe substance before draining. To maintain a healthy septic system, a regular pumping of the tank, the addition of beneficial bacteria & installation of a system filter are important.
CCLS is an all natural bacterial additive that contains 50 million colony-forming bacteria.