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What is a Commercial Septic System?

Commercial Septic System is a large-scale sewage treatment plant. This system is designed to serve large enterprises such as shopping centers, malls, hotels, offices, restaurants, and more.

In these cases, the amount of wastewater that must undergo the necessary treatment is much higher. It means that the systems require more frequent maintenance and inspection to ensure the safe operation of each component of the septic system.

Commercial Septic Systems are similar to Residential Septic Systems in that both types have the same components and work similarly. The main difference is in the size of the septic tank and the drainage field.

As Commercial Septic Systems serve larger plants, their septic tank and drain field are much more significant. That is the main reason they require special maintenance.

 

How does it work?

As we have shared, the operation of the Commercial Septic System is the same as that of the Residential Septic Systems. Wastewater exits through the water pipes and first goes into the septic tank. There, beneficial microorganisms begin to treat wastewater.

In the septic tank, wastewater is always divided into three main layers. The most solid particles settle to the bottom and forming the sludge. Lighter solids and fat go to the surface and form the so-called scum. In the middle, the thickest layer of the three is formed, called effluent.

When the effluent goes through all the necessary processes, it is directed to the drainage field. In it, other beneficial bacteria continue to purify wastewater. After going through the required procedures, the effluent is absorbed by soil or gravel.

Commercial Septic Systems require precise maintenance to be performed by licensed professionals. It includes a septic system inspection, as well as pumping and cleaning the septic tank. 

 

Elements/Components of the Commercial Septic System

The primary and most essential components that the Commercial Septic System has are:

  • Septic tank
  • Drainfield

They play an essential role, as all-important processes take place in them.

The septic tank is the first step in wastewater treatment. It is a container made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. In the septic tank, beneficial bacteria take care of breaking down all the nutrients.

The rest of the wastewater is divided into three main layers, namely:

  • Scum
  • Effluent
  • Sludge

Once the effluent has gone through all the necessary processes in the septic tank, it is directed to the second component of the Commercial Septic System, namely the drain field. In it, the effluent continues to be purified thanks to various types of microorganisms.

The main aim is to destroy all harmful viruses and bacteria that can be dangerous to your health and the environment. Once the drain field has completed its primary task, the wastewater is absorbed by the soil.

Why do we need it?

There is no central municipal sewerage in many settlements. It means that there must be an alternative so that all wastewater can go somewhere. It is the task of all types of septic systems.

There are different types of septic systems that are designed for different needs. Commercial Septic Systems should be installed in areas where there is a vast amount of wastewater. As we have already shared with you, these are the large shopping centers, offices, hotels and much more.

The purpose of Commercial Septic Systems is to treat the vast amount of wastewater from harmful bacteria and viruses and protect against damage that could harm your health and may harm the environment.

The Commercial Septic Systems are an excellent solution for:

  • residential complexes
  • offices
  • industrial buildings
  • schools
  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • grocery stores
  • malls and more.

 

What kind of problems can occur?

Many problems can occur with the Commercial Septic System. Among the main reasons for this is the lack of regular and proper maintenance of the septic system. If you find a problem with your Commercial Septic System, you should contact a licensed company immediately. Specialists will inspect and determine the condition of your septic system. 

Neglecting and delaying solving the problem can be very dangerous for you and your health. Even if the problem seems small at first glance, it may be a considerable risk to you and the environment.

Some of the main problems that can occur are:

  • Septic tank overflow. Irregular pumping and cleaning of the septic tank can lead to flooding. In addition to overflowing the tank, inlet and outlet baffle blockages can occur. It will stop the work of the entire septic system.

In this case, the most common signs are:

  • Slow drainage of water;
  • Bubbling;
  • Foul odors around the septic tank.
  • Flooding of the drain field is another severe problem, which you should not ignore. It can lead to soil and groundwater pollution, a risk to both the environment and your health. The most common signs of a flooded drain field are wet spots around it, foul odors, and overgrowth.

 

What type of service do we need according to the issue we have?

  • Inspection is the first step in maintaining your Commercial Septic System. Professional inspectors must perform the inspection. They will test the septic tank and check the drain field and how the water drains.

    With the help of the Septic System Inspection, specialists will be able to assess the condition of your Commercial Septic System. Routine inspections can prevent huge damages, which are dangerous for the environment and your health;
  • The regular Septic Tank Pumping of your Commercial Septic System is the key to a well-functioning septic system. Irregular pumping will damage the work of your septic tank, as this can lead to returning water back through the pipes to your home, floods, slow drainage of water, foul odors, etc.

    It can be hazardous. As you already know, there are many harmful viruses and bacteria in wastewater. If they are not destroyed, they will end up in the soil and groundwater.

    It means polluting many lakes, rivers, various types of vegetation. Polluted drinking water can lead to multiple infections in both the human and animal body, including hepatitis;
  • The Septic Tank Cleaning is another crucial step towards a well-functioning Commercial Septic System. Septic Tank Cleaning includes removing all the sludge, scum, and wastewater from the septic tank.

This type of system is much larger, which means that the sludge accumulates faster at the bottom of the septic tank. Therefore, frequent and regular cleaning is required to ensure the efficient operation of the septic system;

  • Septic System Repair is a service that is performed when a malfunction has occurred. In these cases, you should contact a licensed company to perform an inspection and fix the problem. It is essential to add that timely measures can save you huge costs and protect you from damage;
  • The maintenance of the Commercial Septic System includes the services mentioned above. Complete maintenance of the septic system is a responsibility that every owner must take. You need to monitor how your system works regularly.

    Even if there is no problem, it is necessary to contact a licensed company to perform regular inspections, septic tank pumping, and cleaning. Fresh Clean Septic has certified technicians and inspectors who can help you with any problem.

What kind of expert do we need and why?

The Commercial Septic System requires special maintenance, including services such as inspection, cleaning, pumping, and repair. The septic system maintenance must be performed by a licensed company specializing in performing this type of service.

Fresh Clean Septic is a company that has many years of experience in the maintenance of various types of septic systems, including Commercial Septic Systems. We have the professional equipment needed to perform the different maintenance procedures. 

Our team consists of certified technicians and inspectors who have the knowledge and necessary qualifications and the practice in the maintenance of the Commercial Septic System.

You can contact us at the listed phones on our website. We will make an appointment to inspect your septic system, answer all your questions, and advise you on the most appropriate care for your Commercial Septic System.

 

How to find the right company for Commercial Septic System? 

One of the significant challenges for any Commercial Septic System owner is finding the right company. One of the essential requirements when choosing а company is to be licensed. In addition, it must specialize in providing this type of service.

Fresh Clean Septic is a licensed company that serves Woodinville County. Our team is specialized in the maintenance of various types of septic systems, including Commercial Septic Systems. In case you need maintenance of your septic system, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

FAQ

Is an As-Built necessary for septic inspection of my Commercial Septic System?

The As-Built is necessary for septic inspection as it contains information on where the septic system is located.

Do you offer regular septic service and maintenance services for Commercial Septic System? 

Fresh Clean Septic offers Regular Woodinville Septic Services, which include regular pumping, cleaning and maintenance of your Commercial Septic System.

How do I know if my Commercial Septic System needs to be pumped?

Usually, septic pumping is done every 3-5 years, depending on the size of the septic system and the number of people living in the house. In case you are not sure whether it is time to pump, you can contact us to make an inspection and examine the condition of your septic tank.

What are the signs that my Commercial Septic Systems is failing?

The most common signs are foul odors, bubbling, wet spots, and overgrowth around the septic tank and drain field.

How do I know where my Commercial Septic System is located?

You can check the location of your Commercial Septic System according to the drawing, the so-called As-Built.

I’m experiencing liquids bubbling up. What do I do? 

If you’re experiencing liquids bubbling up, then your septic tank is full or there is another problem. In this case, you need to contact us immediately to avoid possible unpleasant consequences.