High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Septic Systems That Improve Water Consumption And Environmental Impact

Construction & Contractors Blog

Many homes need to have a septic system, which acts as a sewage treatment plant for plumbing in your home. The conventional septic system consists of a tank and a drainage field. The conventional design is not always the best solution and can sometimes have a negative impact on the environment. Here are some septic system solutions that can reduce environmental impact, as well as reduce water consumption:

1. Mound Systems That Help Raise the Drain Field Above the Water Table

Water tables that are close to the surface and cause a problem for conventional septic systems. This means that the drain field may not properly filter waste before it reaches ground water supplies. To reduce the possibility of contamination, a raised drain field can be installed. Raised drainage or mound systems help reduce the possibility of contaminating ground water supplies. These systems can also include features like lines and filtration medium to help filter waste water better.

2. Aerobatic Systems That Act More Like a Miniature Sewage Treatment Plant

An aerobatic system is another type of septic system that uses a series of tanks to process the waste from plumbing. These systems use bacteria to break down waste. They are more like a miniature sewage treatment plant that can reduce contamination from effluents. Aerobatic septic systems will require more maintenance, but may be the only solution in areas where conventional septic systems cannot be used.  There are even some newer systems that completely treat the water, so it can then be reused for purposes like flushing toilets.

3. Chambered Systems That Help Improve the Treatment of Waste Waters

Chambered systems come in a variety of designs, such as chambered tanks that separate the waste. They can also include a separate tank for the grey water, which can be reused for non-potable uses around your home. In addition to the tanks having chambers, there are also systems that can have drainage chambers with filtration medium, which can help to improve drainage and filtration of the fluids before they reach soils below. In some situations, these systems can also include a liner to contain the waste water and keep it out of the environment, which can be a good solution for systems near bodies of water.

Reducing the environmental impact of your septic system with these solutions can help protect water and reduce repairs. If you need help finding the best septic system solution for your home, contact a septic system contractor like Lutzky Contracting and talk with them about some of these systems for your septic needs. 


6 December 2016