Septic tanks play an essential role in your everyday life. When wastewater leaves your home the tank will store it, break it down, and then empty it out into a drain field. Usually, septic tanks are single compartment contraptions, but it has recently been becoming more popular to use a 2-tank septic system. So what does a dual septic tank offer that a singular one doesn’t? Let’s find out!
What does a 2-Tank Septic System Do?
Unlike a regular septic system, the two tanks on the dual septic system are used to separately store blackwater and greywater. Blackwater entails things such as urine, fecal matter, and flush water. Alternatively, greywater is the much less pathogenic liquid coming from showers, sinks, and washing machines. This takes a great deal of stress off of the septic tank as a whole and will keep it from getting overloaded.
A better Removal of Solids and Effluent Quality
A 2-tank septic system will also do a better job of breaking down and removing solids compared to a single tank. Having an extra treatment area to break down waste and settle the solids can go a long way and will keep your septic system in better condition as a result. On top of this, the vertical wall is positioned in a manner that traps solids more effectively thus providing a better effluent flow and protection of the drainfield.
How a 2-Tank Septic System Saves You Money
On top of doing a better job at storing and releasing waste, a 2-tank septic system can also save you some money in the long run. Dual tanks naturally hold more wastewater, this, in turn, means that you will have to pay to pump it less. Compared to a regular septic tank it also has a lower chance of overflowing and broken pipes due to the minimal amount of strain it experiences. This will prevent the expensive repairs from coming your way that you sometimes see with a standard system.
How Can Norway Septic Help?
Norway Septic Inc. is a service-oriented company dedicated to providing excellent septic tank cleaning and septic tank pumping services to homeowners and business owners in the Michiana area. We take pride in doing the job that others leave behind. If you need a new effluent filter or if you would like to schedule a septic tank cleaning by one of our professionals, call us today.