When you own a septic system on your property, it is essential to understand how it works. Part of that is knowing what the components that make up your septic system are, and what they do. In this blog, we are going to take a closer look at the effluent filter and why you need one.
What is an Effluent Filter?
An effluent filter is a cylinder-shaped device placed on the outlet baffle of your septic tank. The filter assists in the removal of solids from the wastewater before it makes its way into a drain field. Designed to protect the drain field, effluent filters allow for clean effluent to leave the septic tank.
Why are effluent filters important?
Installing and maintaining an effluent filter in your septic system is essential for eliminating solids from your tank. The filter minimizes your risk of blockages and failures in the system. Older septic systems lack effluent filters and therefore, can be quite a pain to maintain. As septic systems have evolved, the role of the effluent filter has become more obvious. They are now a standard operational component for new septic system installations. If you have an existing tank without one, a septic tank company can easily add one to your system.
Are effluent filters required for every septic system?
Although septic regulations and code vary from state to state and county to county, most do require them. Make sure to check with your county for current codes and add an effluent filter if necessary.
Not sure if your septic system has an effluent filter or if you need one? The professionals at Affordable Pumping Services will be able to let you know. We install and maintain effluent filters, as well as a plethora of other septic needs. For all your septic tank needs, and to get on a regular pumping schedule, give us a call today.