We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.
With the trend of people buying and renovating older homes, this often means that some of the mechanical systems become outdated. In the case of septic systems, often the home outgrows the existing tank with additions and renovations. This can be a problem when it comes to maintenance and repairs to your septic system, which may need replacing. You may not want to invest in completely replacing it. In addition to replacement, there are other options to deal with your undersized septic tank problem. Here are some of the solutions you may want to consider when your home has outgrown your septic system:
1. Recycling Grey Water To Reduce Waste Water In The Tank
Grey water can contribute to many of the problems with an undersized septic system. Just by recycling the grey water in your home, you may be able to solve the problems. This can be done by using drainage from appliances directly for irrigation, or you can also store the water in a tank to be used as you need it for various outdoor tasks. If you use the water for cleaning chores like pressure washing, you may want to use a small sand filter to clean it before it is used.
2. Adding An Additional Tank For A Multi-Chambered System
Multi-chambered systems are a common design of modern septic systems, and this design can be used to solve your undersized tank problem. You can have an additional tank installed to deal with the overflow from the original tank to help with the problem of a small tank. This can be a good solution to adapt a smaller tank, but may not always work if your tank is severely small for your waste treatment needs.
3. Replacing The Existing Tank With A Newer Tank That Is Sized For Your Home
The last option that you may want to consider is completely replacing the septic tank. This may be something that needs to be done if your tank is too small or if it is made of outdated materials, such as metal or concrete. When you replace the tank, you have a much larger system installed that will accommodate your home's waste treatment needs. Sometimes, replacing the tank may also mean that improvements to the drain field need to be done or you can have an additional drain field and distribution box installed.
These are some of the options that can help homeowners deal with a tank that is too small for their septic system. If your home has grown since the septic system was installed, contact a septic installation service like Sullivan Septic and talk with them about how they can help improve your existing system or replace the tank.Share