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A common issue for both homeowners and businessmen alike is the problem of how to deal with the waste water and sewage generated at their property. If you are lucky enough to be located near a municipal facility then the problem becomes one of simple, scheduled payments. However, if no local sewage plants exist you must opt for the next best thing, the septic system. These miniature sewage plants consist of a holding tank and a series of field lines for the excess waste water to drain into. To keep the waste in the tank from flowing back into the home the owner must have the occasional septic pumping in Port Orchard WA performed to remove excess solids.

The septic system, technically termed as the septic tank soil treatment system is a simple device that takes advantage of some natural process. Your sewage flows into the septic tank itself where the solids settle and collect on the bottom of the tank forming the sludge layer. Liquids (sewage effluent) will then fill the rest of the tank with a lighter layer of grease and fats forming a scum layer on the top of the effluent. Once the waste water reaches a certain level it flows out the drain into the soil leech lines. To keep the sludge inside the tank there should be a baffle or sanitary tee connection on the field lines. Of course, you will still need regular septic pumping in Port Orchard WA to remove the sludge as it accumulates.

Septic tanks function by taking advantage of bacteria and enzymes that consume the proteins in the sewage waste. This anaerobic action allows the tank to collect more sludge between required septic pumping in Port Orchard WA, cleanings and extends the time between those cleanings. Depending on the usage at the home or business your septic system could handle two or three years between cleanings without any real problems.

Along with septic pumping in Port Orchard WA most septic cleaning companies like Northwest Septic Operation & Maintenace also clean other tanks. These tanks can include grease traps used to catch waste grease and oils in restaurants and cooking establishments or cesspools and catch basins which often require periodic cleaning.