If you have a home that requires a septic system then you may or may not know about the different kinds of systems. Often people don’t realize how many different kinds of systems there are and that each system has a different purpose. For example, many people choose a conventional septic system. However, depending on your soil and lot size you may find that a conventional system isn’t possible and that instead, you need an aerobic system. But there are different kinds of aerobic systems as well. Basically what we’re trying to demonstrate is that it can get pretty complicated. You may be confused and looking for answers – if you are then you’ve come to the right place. JT Septic is proud to educate its customers and audience on septic systems so that you can be more knowledgeable about your system. Today we want to talk about one of the least common septic systems – Drip Systems.
Do I need a drip system?
The short answer is – it’s complicated, but possible. Drip systems are often installed when conventional and spray aerobic systems aren’t able to be installed. Typically, it has to do with lot size, proximity to water, and soil type. It’s best to contact a professional to help determine what system is best for you. If you’ve been told a drip system is required don’t stress! Keep reading to learn more.
What is a Drip System?
A drip system is a particular type of aerobic system which functions primarily underground. These systems are highly effective and work by moving the wastewater slowly through “drips”. These drips move the wastewater consistently through the system and redistribute it into the grass. The system has 3 main components; the septic tank, the lift tank which contains the pump and filter, and the dispersal unit. The septic tank is the same as usual – the place where the waste collects from your home and is broken down. The lift tank contains the pump and filter for the system. This helps distribute the water through the soil and pipes. The dispersal unit consists of a supply and return line. The system is actually quite complex and requires a high level of expertise to maintain. Here in Oklahoma, there are few other septic companies that can install AND maintain a drip system. Just like with any other septic system routine maintenance is required to ensure that the system continues to function properly. However, this system may require a more careful eye because of its filters. These filters may get clogged and that can cause damage to the system.
What to take away?
A drip system is not the end of the world. Don’t stress if you’re told that it’s the only system right for your property. As long as you have a great knowledgeable septic team on your side, it won’t be a problem. That’s where JT Septic comes in. Our team is trained and experienced in drip systems. We’re one of the few septic companies in the Claremore area that can handle these complex systems. Not only can we install the systems, but we’ll come back to maintain them too. We never leave our customers high and dry. Anytime you need us or have questions – we’ll be there for you. If you’d like to know more about drip systems and how we can help, just call (918) 406-5620!