When your home has special septic system needs, the solution may be to have a mound septic system installed. This is a septic system that has a special type of drain field that is raised to improve filtration and prevent contamination of ground water. Mound septic systems will also require special maintenance to ensure they are working properly. Here are a few tips to help with the maintenance and care of your mound septic system:
1. Check to Make Sure the Drain Field Is Ventilated To Avoid Smells
One of the downsides to a septic mound is the smells that it can cause because of its proximity to the surface. It is important that your mound has the proper ventilation to ensure that waste not only breaks down but also that smells to not become a problem. Risers and vent pipes can be added to an older mound to solve these issues. The risers will provide ventilation for the mound as well as allow it to easily be inspected when there is a problem.
2. Maintain the Pump and Chamber for Proper Septic System Operations
Another component of a mound system is a chamber that houses the pump that removes liquid waste from the tank. The pump chamber should be checked regularly for problems that can lead to the tank backing up. Over time, your pump may need to be repaired or replaced to ensure your septic system is working properly.
3. Replace Old and Over Saturated Mounds with Modern Solutions
Modern septic mounds will last for generations without needing replacement, but older systems are a different story. If your home has an older septic mound, it may be a problem when it becomes over saturated. If it is not too late, you may be able to have the well retrofitted with filtration medium, risers, and vents. If the saturation is too much, the best solution may be to have a new mound installed. The new septic mound will need to be in an area away from the old system. Once the new system is installed, you can talk with a septic contractor about removing the old mound to recover this area of your landscaping.
These are a few tips to help you with the maintenance and care of your mound septic system. Contact a septic system service like B&E Septic Services to help with the maintenance and improvements that you need done to your mound septic system.