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Stephenson Septic Tank Service is a family owned and operated business. We are committed to providing you with prompt service and complete customer satisfaction in Gainesville. We offer full service septic solutions including installation, pumping, repairs, septic tank inspections, well drilling, permitting, site prep, land clearing, fill dirt and more.
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The most common domestic wastewater treatment
system used in rural areas is the septic tank-soil absorption
system. The septic tank removes settleable and floatable solids
from the waste water. The soil absorption field then filters and
treats the clarified septic tank effluent and distributes it
through the soil. Removing the solids from the wastewater protects
the soil absorption system from clogging and failure. In addition
to removing solids, the septic tank also promotes biological
digestion of a portion of the solids and stores the remaining
undigested portion. At Stephenson Septic Tank Services we provide
septic cleanout services.
The first stage of the septic cleanout treatment system, the septic tank, removes solids by holding wastewater in the tank. This allows the heavier solids to settle as sludge and the lighter particles to form scum at the top. To accomplish this, wastewater should be held in the tank for at least 24 hours. Up to 50 percent of the solids retained in the tank decompose; the remainder accumulate in the tank. Biological and chemical additives are not needed to aid or accelerate decomposition. The small, collapsing, and totally impacted septic tank shown here was ignored by the property owner for years, leading to total failure of the system.
As a septic system is used, sludge continues to accumulate in the bottom of the septic tank. Properly designed tanks have enough space for up to three years safe accumulation of sludge. When the sludge level increases beyond this point, sewage has less time to settle before leaving the tank and more solids escape into the absorption area. If too much sludge accumulates, no settling occurs before the sewage flows to the soil absorption field. Infiltration of sludge into the soil absorption field can cause system failure. To prevent this, the tank must be pumped periodically
If your septic tank system has broken down, Stephenson Septic Tank Services can help. We provide new septic installations, after we clear up or repair your old system. Stephenson Septic Tank Services is a trusted company that provides only the highest quality services performed by only the highest qualified technicians.
Installation, pumping, repairs, septic tank inspections, drainfields, portable restrooms, permitting, site prep, fill dirt, limerock & culverts, power poles, plumbing; If you're planning an event that requires portable toilet rentals, look no further than renting temporary restrooms
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