What Determines the Septic System for Your Home?

Septic Tank Pumping Northville

Did you know the number of bedrooms in your home is a deciding factor for your septic system? 

Have you ever wondered why some homes have a septic tank and others don’t?

Did you know there are three types of conventional septic systems?

Conventional septic systems vary based on the size of bedrooms and needs of your home. The design and size of a septic system can also vary widely.

What Factors Decide the Design of a Septic System?

Household size, soil type, site slope, lot size, proximity to sensitive water bodies, weather conditions, and local regulations can all determine the type of septic system required for your home.

The Conventional Systems According to the EPA 

Septic Tank: A buried watertight tank designated and constructed to receive and partially treat raw domestic sanitary wastewater. Heavy solids settle to the bottom of the tank while grease and lighter solids float to the top. Solids stay in the tank while the wastewater is discharged to the drain field.

Conventional System: Consists of a septic tank and a trench or bed subsurface wastewater infiltration system, the drain field. The conventional septic system is typically installed in a single-family home. Because this system requires a gravel or stone drain field, it may not be suitable for all homes.

Chamber System: Serves as an alternative design to gravel and stone drain field systems. The main advantage of the chamber system is the increased ease of delivery and construction. They’re well suited to areas with high groundwater tables where gravel may be scarce or have less access to plastic chambers.

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Maintain Your Septic System with Septic Tank Pumping in Northville

There are many options for residential septic systems. One thing all septic systems have in common is requiring regular maintenance to perform efficiently. For septic tank pumping in Northville fill out our contact form or call 248.962.3670.

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