You could say that septic services suffer with an inferiority complex! Some people mock them, saying they’re one step removed from outhouses. But nothing could be further from the truth. A septic system that’s properly designed, installed and maintained will treat wastewater just as efficiently as any municipal system. Actually, it might even do it better.
Septic services also get a bad rap in the press with claims of groundwater pollution. Sure, it can happen, but many instances can be traced to poor maintenance by homeowners or inadequate initial design. A septic tank and its drain field can do their job, but the homeowner needs to be part of the team!
Septic services are cost-effective. While there are sizeable upfront costs for the installation of a complete system, once it’s installed, periodic pumping and inspections should be the only expenses. Moreover, septic tanks take advantage of natural cleansing agents in soil. The microbes in soil act as very capable biological eating machines.
Nonetheless, if soil has low permeability or it is waterlogged, wastewater may migrate to some other location before it gets converted to an environmentally-friendly state. That’s why it’s important to have your soil evaluated to see how well it drains. This task can be performed by a septic professional or an official from your local Board of Health.
At Southern Water and Soil, we have more than 30 years’ combined experience in designing, engineering, installation, permitting and maintenance of septic systems. We provide the Tampa area with wastewater and septic services, and the whole of Florida with septic engineering services.