Efficient, Easy, Earth-Saving Energy Practices and Ideas

My name is Natalie, and in this blog, I am going to write about a lot of different energy practices. I plan to write about solar panels, indoor air filtration, wind farms and whatever else strikes my fancy when I'm writing. I want to focus on easy and efficient energy practices, and I hope to explain how those practices can benefit the earth. My interest in energy and the environment started when I was just a teen. I attended a camp where we studied the environment whilst also doing a lot of foraging, hiking and other things that allowed us to engage with nature. From that week onward, I've wanted to change the world and its relationship with energy. I hope this blog is just the start.

Questions You Might Have About a Septic Tank on Your Property

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A septic tank can be a good choice for any property owner whose home isn't connected to the city's sewer system; this tank and systems makes it easier to have a home in a rural area or in farmland, where pipes may not have been installed. Note a few questions you might have about a septic tank on your property so you know you maintain it properly and avoid some common problems homeowners face.

Why have a riser on the lid to the system if it's buried underground?

A septic tank is almost always buried underground, but usually the lid will have a riser, meaning an extension that keeps the lid above ground. You may not like the look of this riser even though it's usually just large enough for a pump to be put into the tank, but it's a good choice to use it. This is because it makes it easier for a septic pumping service to find the tank lid, and easier for them to access the opening. If the lid were buried underground, they may need to dig a hole in your property every time you need to have the tank emptied. 

In wintertime when the earth gets cold and frozen, it may not even be possible to dig up the ground to access the lid. Depending on how frozen the soil is and how deeply that lid would be buried, you may need to bring in nothing short of a backhoe to allow a service to access the tank during winter. A riser keeps your property protected and allows you to have the tank serviced at any time, no matter the ground conditions.

 Why have I been told that I need to pump out my tank more than before?

When you buy a septic tank, the manufacturer will usually tell you how often it should be pumped out. However, this number should be adjusted according to several factors, and especially if those factors change over the years. For example, if you have more people in the home now than you did a few years ago, you're probably flushing the toilets more often and using more water from the showers. You may have recently installed a larger washer or dishwasher, and these appliances may use more water than your old models; this added water needs to go through the septic system. Adjust the frequency of having your tank cleaned as needed, so it's always in good repair and you avoid spills or overflows.

For more information, contact a domestic treatment plant.


5 July 2016