Septic Tank Services in Maui
If you have a septic tank, you need to take care of your Maui septic tank and drainfield to save money. You should not flush non-biodegradable items down the toilet. These items include but are not limited to condoms, ear swabs, dental floss, detergents, bleach and grease.
A septic system, sometimes referred to as "an onsite wastewater treatment system", and disposal system includes a watertight septic tank, which takes in wastewater from plumbing. The tank is followed by an underground drain field made up of a distribution network of pipes or chambers with holes in it. The drain field receives partially treated wastewater from the septic tank and distributes it into the soil for final treatment and disposal.
The septic tank is buried, typically made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. It holds the wastewater long enough to allow solids to settle out (forming sludge) and oil and grease to float to the surface as scum. Compartments in the septic tank prevent the sludge and scum from leaving and entering the drain field area.
A septic tank can deteriorate over time and may need to be replaced. Existing tanks that are replaced are referred to as repairs at the Department of Health. The same applies to a drain field if it is to be replaced.
If the drain field is overloaded with too much liquid, it will flood, causing sewage to flow to the ground surface or create backups in the plumbing fixtures and prevent treatment of all wastewaters and the septic tank not to drain.
At Steve's Plumbing, we are septic tank professionals, can help maintain, service, and repair any septic tank problems you may be having.