Like anything else, septic tanks don’t last forever. Eventually, there may come a time when your home’s old septic system needs replacing. When that time comes, you might consider investing in an aerated wastewater treatment system (AWTS) as your replacement. These sophisticated types of septic systems provide features and benefits that many older style septic tanks don’t have.
Three Signs That Your Septic System Needs Replacing
In an ideal situation, you will rarely, if ever, need to spare a thought for your septic tank. Instead, your septic system will collect, treat and drain the wastewater from your home without any issue or concern. However, if you spot one or all three of the issues listed below, you should start thinking about investing in a new concrete aerated wastewater treatment system.
- Bad odours: In most cases, you will notice the smell of a failing septic system before you see any visual evidence. If you get a hint of sewage smell when you step outside near where your septic tank is, or even when you are using one of the drains in your house, that’s usually a sign of a blocked drain or some other septic-related issue.
- Septic tank overflows: Septic tank systems should always keep wastewater entirely underground and out of sight. After settling the solid waste component of household sewage in the septic tank the remaining water or sullage water flows to a transpiration bed or trench. The water should be able to be absorbed in the transpiration area, the disposal area without fear of overflow or contamination to your garden. When the disposal area floods or becomes soggy, though, that’s a sign that the disposal system is no longer working correctly.
- Sewage backups: The most stomach-turning sign of a failing septic tank is sewage backup in your home’s sinks, bathtubs, toilets or other drains. Not only can this occurrence leave your house smelling badly of waste, but it can also be a major health concern. Raw sewage is loaded with pathogens and can pose a substantial risk to the health of your family. Even trying to clean the sewage up yourself might be dangerous. It’s better to call a plumber to help you remediate the issue and start looking for a replacement concrete aerated wastewater treatment system.
BioSeptic and Our Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems
If you do need to replace your septic system, consider BioSeptic Sewage Systems and our Performa AWTS. Our concrete AWTS incorporate both a conventional septic tank chamber and an aeration chamber. The first chamber settles the solid waste, decomposing and condensing it into an aeraobic sludge. The aeration chamber treats the wastewater, using a process of aeration and chlorination to remove pathogens from the water. Once the process is complete, this treated wastewater can be safely used to irrigate certain parts of the garden.
At BioSeptic, customers will come to us to improve the environmental sustainability of their homes or to reduce their water bills. Our AWTS concrete septic systems are particularly popular among gardeners but can provide benefits to just about any homeowner. To learn about these systems or to plan for a septic tank replacement installation, give us a call on 1300 658 111.