How to locate your septic tank

This article will help the reader to locate your septic tank. Home economics was your waterloo. You didn’t even know how you moved up to the next level. You struggled through every assignment, project, and exam that the professor gave. It seemed never-ending. It was one of the subjects in high school so you really didn’t have any choice but to go through with it. Last time, you almost failed because of just one point and your professor told you that you earned an extra point for just being present in class even during hurricane alerts.  You only had one chance at passing the subject that semester—a report on how to locate your septic tank.

Your professor told you that you should share the various ways on how you could find the exact location of your septic tank. As you recall it, the septic tank is where the wastewater from your home is stored and treated. With the use of the septic tank and the septic system, the contaminants and the diseases are rid of the wastewater so that the household and the environment are kept safe and healthy. The septic tank is where the first stage of wastewater treatment happens. Here, the wastewater is broken down into layers and the solid waste products are digested. The effluent that results from the septic tank should be clear the moment it is dispersed into the drain field.

When you went home, you reflected on your report. You realized that you should learn to accept that there really was a subject called Home Economics. It existed and it needed your attention. It should be a very useful report to everyone in the class because not everyone really knew about their own septic tank.

It is important to know about the location of the septic tank so that the homeowner will not accidentally damage it by running over it, having types of construction done with it, paving it, raising livestock on it, and planting woody trees over and around it. If you know where the septic tank is, then it should be easier for you to inspect the condition of the tank and check for odors and leakages.

Ways on how you can find the location of the septic tank are:

1. Hire a professional to use echo-location in finding the exact place where the septic tank is installed.

2. The septic tank should be the area in your lawn that doesn’t have any trees and hard wood plants on and near it. Trees and shrubs have invasive roots that penetrate the septic tank. They want the nutrients and the water that continuously flows.

 3. The homeowner could get a copy of the record drawing made for the septic system installed in his or her property. The copy could go to the department that issued the permit for their septic system. But septic experts advise not to rely too much on the diagram because upon installation, the record drawing is not followed because of the necessary adjustments.

4. Look for the area in your lawn that has grass that’s different from the rest. If it is soggy or very green, then it means that there is a leak, overflow, or blockage in the tank. If the grass is dry, it means that the tank system is working well. Never attempt to water the dry grass because this will cause the wastewater to backup into your home or onto your property.

The report you prepared was finished with the help of the septic expert in your area. He was more than happy to share what he knew because there were so many homeowners who needed to be informed in detail about the septic tank and the septic system as a whole.

When you presented your report, you got more than a passing grade. Your professor told you that you deserved it for exerting effort in making a presentation that brought a great deal of information to the entire class and probably to the entire town. You never knew you’d be that grateful for having the septic tank on your side. We hope this article will help the reader to locate your septic tank.

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