Repairs and Maintenance
The maintenance of a septic tank is the responsibility of the resident, household members or property owners. It’s a responsibility that everyone tends to neglect till there’s a problem with the system; these problems could have been avoided by properly maintaining the septic tank and inspecting it regularly. Fort Wayne Septic Services offer repair and maintenance services that are affordable and long-term for the purpose of curbing the environmental hazards causes by ill maintained Septic tanks and also reduce the cost of extra services that may be incurred due to neglect.
When a septic tank is neglected for a period longer than normal, it poses threats to the environment and everything in it, especially when it is full, located in an unsuitable location and not properly maintained. The threat a badly treated or improperly maintained septic tank poses includes; bad odor, groundwater and surface water pollution and nutrients in the affluent. These problems are hazardous to the health and wellbeing of the individual in the house, the people around them, the soil and the atmosphere. Everywhere becomes polluted by the effects of an overflowing septic tank which is caused by the actions of the users.
The wastes that goes into the septic tank undergoes a condition known anaerobic conditions whereby the constituents of the wastewater which are total solids, biodegradable organics, pathogens, nitrogen, phosphorus, especially sulphates is reduced to hydrogen sulphide. Hydrogen sulphide is a toxic substance with a pungent smell. It’s this substance that is released into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is also emitted as a result of the fermentation that takes place in the Septic tank. When a Septic system ejects wastewater back into the house, it also causes pungent gases and odor. This Septic failure is the most common and reported failure. It requires immediate attention of the residents. Fort Wayne Septic Services are available to help with whatever septic failure that causes bad odors.
Nutrients in the effluent
An effluent is a sewage water that has been treated partially and released into a body of water or reservoir. Septic tanks are not capable of cleaning themselves or getting rid of toxic substance. They can't remove nitrogen components capable of causing he growth of algae in waterways where unclean water from the Septic tank goes to. This environmental issue can be solved with the use of nitrogen-reducing technology or proper siting of the drainage field to prevent the direct flow of effluent into water bodies.
Groundwater and Surface Water Pollution
The water quality of the home and surrounding declines when the Septic system is faulty or not properly maintained and there's a direct flow of effluent from the Septic tank into water bodies or borehole. Water pollution takes place in areas that are highly populated. It affects areas with water bodies that have living organisms in them. The pollution of the water causes death or deterioration in the health of the water animals which also leads to harvest, commercial or recreational restrictions.