Septic Tank Systems Are Eco-Friendly
As widespread as septic tank use is, most people have no idea about how they operate or if they harm the environment. Although most people think of septic tanks as nasty, they’re actually quite helpful to our environment if well-maintained.
The key to it all is water. Clean septic tank systems protect our rivers, lakes and streams. Man cannot survive without water. Therefore, by maintaining your septic tank, you are contributing to the delicate ecological balance.
Your Septic Tank Is Like a Filter for Your Waste
If it’s been more than three to five years since you had your septic tank pumped out, you should have the professionals from Eco Pump Services check your sludge level and clean out your septic tank if necessary. The last thing any homeowner wants is their septic system backing up into the house.
Water starts out clean when it comes into your home. It washes your dishes, your floors and your body in the shower or bath; it even cleans your waste from the toilet when you flush it away. After it cleans your house and you, it is whisked away to the septic tank.
Once there, the heavy sludge sinks to the bottom, and the water runs off into another filtering system to be cleaned and filtered. It then returns to the earth and is cleaned more by the soil before entering underground aquifers.
So you see, your septic tank is providing a useful service; even if it is nasty, it is still good for the environment.
What Happens to the Sludge?
The sludge is the solid waste, which gets separated from the liquid waste. Inside your septic tank, live bacteria decomposes, or breaks down, the solid waste to permit liquids to escape and drain away. What’s left must be pumped out of the septic system so that it doesn’t overflow.
Eco Pump Services has been providing septic tank pumping services to the residents of Broward County, FL, for more than 25 years. Call us today to evaluate your septic tank system.