Septic Tank Testing Illinois

Septic tanks are mainly chambers for letting solid waste settle. They give time for solids and scum to separate out from wastewater, so clear liquid can safely go to the drainfield. Over time, the scum and sludge layers get thicker, leaving less space and time for the wastewater to settle before passing to the drainfield. Septic tank testing in Illinois is done to see whether a newly built septic tank can perform to specification, or an existing one performs correctly.

Septic tank testing in Illinois should be performed every 1 to 3 years until the system can get on a predictable pumping schedule. Most septic tanks need pumping every 3 to 5 years. The frequency depends on the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the amount and type of solids entering the tank. Septic tank testing in Illinois is an important part of a septic system's life cycle because septic tank failure could spell a disastrous event for a household.

The Need for Septic Tank Testing in Illinois

Septic tank testing in Illinois is a procedure to check whether a standard septic treatment tank performs the required biological action with anaerobic bacterium. Anaerobic bacteria multiplies under conditions where little or no oxygen is present, and is generally involved in the breakdown of solid waste that enters the septic tank system. Septic tank testing in Illinois checks for the efficient operation of the bacteria and makes sure there is enough to perform the decomposition process.

However, not all of the solid waste in a septic treatment tank can be broken down by microbiological action. These solid wastes build up inside the treatment tank overtime. Because of this, regular pumping of the treatment tank removes these solids and allows room for additional solids to enter the tank. Septic tank testing in Illinois checks whether it is time to pump a tank while making sure that all other mechanisms are in good working condition.

Quality Septic Tank Testing in Illinois

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