Septic Tank Parts 101 [infographic]

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Our team at William Dustin Septic has extensive experience in the septic industry, and we want to help you keep your septic system in good working order. One of the ways we do this is by providing and installing septic tank parts to replace any damaged or broken components. Below, we’ll go over a few of the key types of septic tank parts used in your system to give you a better idea of how it works.

Septic Tank Parts 101

  • Filters – One of the many septic tank parts used in your system is septic filters. Filters are used at various points in your septic system to prevent trash, debris, and other substances from entering areas where they shouldn’t be. This helps prevent your system from clogging and creating backups.
  • Float Switches and Alarms – Two more important septic tank parts are float switches and alarms. A float switch is a device designed to detect the level of liquid in a container—if the effluent in your tank rises above a certain level, the float switch will be triggered. In most septic systems, the float switch then activates an alarm to let you know you need to get your tank pumped as soon as possible.
  • Pumps – If your septic system is located uphill of your building, your system will also contain one or more pumps to move waste from your building into the tank.
  • Aerators – Septic tank aerators are used to push air and oxygen into your septic tank system, which in turn makes the bacteria in your tank more active, making it easier for them to break down waste.

If you want to know more about the parts of your septic system and how they work, or you suspect you may need to replace one of the parts in your tank, we encourage you to give us a call to get our experts on the job.