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Understanding How Septic Tanks Work February 3, 2017

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Understanding How Septic Tanks Work, Corbin, Kentucky

If you’re a new homeowner, you may not understand how every appliance and system works just yet. One of the most critical components of your home that you should have a general understanding of, however, is your septic system. While it may seem complicated, the professionals at Cox’s Septic Service Inc. in Corbin, KY, break down the workings of a septic tank in a way that is easy for everyone to comprehend.

What Is a Septic Tank?

To put it simply, a septic tank is your own private sewage treatment plant. Instead of having an entire sewer system installed for each house, each residence has its own septic tank made of either concrete or steel buried in their yard. On average, these individual septic tanks hold nearly 1,000 gallons.

septic tankHow Does Waste Enter the Septic Tank?

Every time you run a faucet, drain water from your tub, do a load of laundry, or flush your toilet, your septic tank is put to work. Water and waste leave your home and travel through a connection of pipes into your septic tank. More solid waste sinks to the bottom of the tank, while looser waste floats on top.

When & Why Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

Keeping your septic tank in good working condition will not only help to keep it efficient, but it will also keep you and your family comfortable in your home. Without a maintained septic tank, you may not be able to use any toilets or faucets in your home. Professionals recommend having your septic tank inspected at least every three years and having your septic tank pumped out every three to five years.

If you still have questions about your septic tank, call the professionals at Cox’s Septic Service today. They will be happy to work with you and make you comfortable operating your unit. You can reach them at (606) 528-4782. You can also visit them online for more information regarding all of their services. 

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