Aerobic & Conventional Systems
If you’re looking to have a new septic system installed and aren’t sure what your options are, we are happy to share our knowledge and expertise with you to help you decide. There are two main systems that Tyler Septic Services Co. work with frequently and here we will explain to you what these are, the differences between them and the benefits of each. If you are still unsure on what system would be best for you, please contact us and we would be happy to give you further information.
What is an Aerobic System?
An aerobic septic system, like a conventional system uses natural processes to treat wastewater, however also uses oxygen in this process to make it quicker than conventional systems. It does not require as much land as a conventional septic system, however does require the use of electricity to pump the air into the septic tank, which means operating costs can be higher. As there is an electrical component to the septic system it also requires maintenance on a more regular basis than a conventional system.
What are their benefits?
By using air injected into the septic system to circulate oxygen through the treatment tank, this helps to speed up the process of treating the wastewater making it more efficient. Although an aerobic septic system can cost much more than a conventional system, it is much more versatile in the land it is able to accommodate. They are able to be installed either above or below the ground, making for the potential of space saving within your property.
What is a Conventional System?
A convention septic system is also referred to as an anaerobic system uses bacteria to treat wastewater that does not require oxygen to live. Their process is to lead wastewater from your house to the septic system where the solid waste will fall to the bottom of the tank to be treated by the bacteria and once the treatment process is completed, with then filter out to your lawn into the soil. The pipes for your septic tank will run just below the surface of your lawn and if all is functioning correctly, there will be no emitting odor when the wastewater is released into the soil of your yard.
What are their benefits?
The benefits of having a conventional or anaerobic system have been tried and tested for many years, being the most common of the septic systems. The cost less to run as they do not require the use of oxygen to help treat your wastewater and rely solely on the pumping and bacteria process to effectively treat your septic waste. Tyler Septic Services Co. have been working with these conventional systems for many years and are very experienced in both maintaining and treating common faults. Our team are most happy to be giving our clients advice on how they can best maintain their conventional septic system to make sure it has the longest possible life span.