A septic tank takes care of the solid and liquid waste generated in your home. While this system is not difficult to understand, you must understand how a septic tank works, how weather can affect its performance, and what the best solutions are for protecting it.
A typical septic system is divided into two parts. The first is a septic tank, which collects wastewater from your home. Billions of beneficial living microorganisms in the tank decompose the organic waste. While heavier solids like fats, oils, and grease settle to the bottom, lighter solids like fats, oils, and grease rise to the top to form a scum layer. The treated liquid, known as effluent, is released into the drain field, the second part of the septic system. The liquid effluent percolates through the gravel and is absorbed by the ground.