Residential & Commercial Septic System
When it comes to septic systems we at Snellville Septic Service are well versed in both residential and commercial systems. When you need to determine what kind of system you need, if it is residential or commercial you can phone us and we can help you figure that out. Septic tanks that are large capacity are usually for commercial property. Residential septic systems are usually for a one-house unit. Our experienced well-trained contractors will prioritize your questions and needs to see what kind of system it is that should be installed.
If you are moving to a new property or starting a new project on land away from the regular sewage system you may be looking into getting a septic tank. You may also have decided you would prefer to manager your own waste waster and although you are near the regular sewage system still would like a septic system. Whichever system, whether it be a residential or commercial septic system, it is dependent on your use of the tank. In as far as their basic function, residential and commercial septic systems are very similar. However commercial septic systems are larger. Commercial systems may also need extra treatments to help break down some of the waste.
The initial design for any septic tank is take away wastewater from the dwelling and transfer it into a tank. In the tank the wastewater will begin to disintegrate through biodegrading. Both commercial and residential septic tanks operate on this basis. When the biodegradation has begun the wastewater is then drained into the leach field pipes where it continues to decompose. Once it is broken down more it can than safely be released into the ground. Seeing as with commercial tanks the amount of waste is larger there is sometimes a need for a pretreatment to be added.
A commercial septic tank may be needed for any building that is an apartment building, a casino, hotel, mall, state park, campgrounds, bus stations, trailer parks, schools and religious institutions. It could also be an RV park and/ or office buildings. When assessing what kind of septic system you need also consider the amount of wastewater that will be made. It is also important to take into consideration the number of people working or attending the property plus the number of solids present in the wastewater. These factors play a role in the amount of scum, gray water and sludge produced which effects the biodegradation.
A residential septic system is used when it is only draining the wastewater from a one family unit. These tanks are much smaller than the commercial ones and the amount of waste isn’t as concerning. With residential septic tanks you also don’t have to worry about any additional pre-treatment. It is assumed that the natural healthy ecosystem of the wastewater will do its job on its own. As the case is for all septic tanks though, it is highly recommended that the necessary maintenance still occur. Pumping residential tanks is just as important as pumping commercial tanks. This is because the additional sludge can clog up the pipes to the leach field and overflow your tank.