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Septic Tanks

South East Total Service can repair, replace and provide preventative maintenance programs for your septic system or field lines.  We can help you avoid damage by clearing drain lines with hydro-jetters, providing maintenance products, and maintenance product recommendations.

We Provide: camera inspections, maintenance products, storm drain cleaning, septic field line repairs, and more...

Some systems include: 

  • standard gravity
  • cesspool
  • low pressure pumps
  • pump stations
  • sand mound systems
  • and more...

Septic Tanks

A septic tank consists of one or more concrete or plastic tanks of between 4000 and 7500 liters (1,000 and 2,000 gallons); one end is connected to an inlet wastewater pipe and the other to a septic drain field. Generally these pipe connections are made with a T pipe, allowing liquid to enter and exit without disturb

A properly designed and normally operating septic system is odor-free and, besides periodic inspection and emptying of the septic tank, should last for decades with minimal maintenance. Today, the design of the tank usually incorporates two chambers, each equipped with a manhole cover, and separated by a dividing wall with openings located about midway between the floor and roof of the tank.

A well designed and maintained concrete, fiberglass, or plastic tank should last about 50 years.[8]

Septic Drain Field

Septic drain fields, also called leach fields or leach drains are used to remove contaminants and impurities from the liquid that emerges from the septic tank. A septic tank, the septic drain field, and the associated piping compose a complete septic system. The septic drain field is effective for disposal of organic materials readily catabolized by a microbial ecosystem. The drain field typically consists of an arrangement of trenches containing perforated pipes and porous material (often gravel) covered by a layer of soil to prevent animals and surface runoff from reaching the wastewater distributed within those trenches. Primary design considerations are hydraulic for the volume of wastewater requiring disposal and catabolic for the long-term biochemical oxygen demand of that wastewater.