• 31/10/2017

Steps for the installation of septic tanks

Before embarking on any type of work related to septic tanks, specific steps must be followed.

These steps have been established by the Environmental Protection Agency (APA) for the United States, but are also advisory for other countries. The main reason for following these steps is to ensure the quality of the water in a local community, protecting it from contamination that may involve the correct installation of a septic tank.

The last thing a person wants to hear after installing a septic tank is that it must be removed because the steps were not done properly during installation.

For this, steps were established for the correct installation and management of the pits (septic tanks), since these certify the sustainability of each building.

For more information about cleaning or emptying in Malaga, Torre del Mar, Benalmadena, Torrox, Marbella, Rincon de la Victoria, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Nerja, Estepona, Velez-Malaga or San Pedro de Alcantara, click here.


Septic tanks for private homes

The regulation establishes that those who have a professional license must be the only companies that provide the service of cleaning or emptying septic tanks, also known as septic tanks.

In order to ensure the follow-up of the local regulations or that the steps are being followed, the owners who want to have their facilities in septic tanks must obtain a permit from the Ministry of Health of their city.

Concrete tanks have been the norm for septic tanks for a long time. However, it seems that now plastic tanks are now the favorite choice, because they are more durable, lighter, easier to handle and, in general, have a longer life. Also, they do not break down over time like concrete.

The regulation establishes that the septic tanks must be at a certain distance from the dwelling, away from sources of drinking water and at a certain distance from the neighbor's property. An absorption field should also be clarified where waste can be filtered through the soil.

steps installation septic tanks

The size of the absorption field has to be to provide the size of the septic tank, that is, if it is a small pit, the absorption field will be small and the same if it is a large pit. The absorption field must have a certain type of sand or earth that is not compacted and is not saturated.

The regulation also states that septic tank systems have to be built at a certain depth underground.

Drinking contaminated water poses serious health risks, some of which may be hepatitis, diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal cramps, nausea, just to mention a few. Also, exposure to sewer gases is known to cause discomfort in the nasal passages.

In conclusion, these are the rules to follow when installing septic tanks. These standards are established to protect public health by ensuring that water supplies are not contaminated with wastewater as a result of poor installation of the septic tank.

This is the reason why trained professionals are the only people allowed to carry out the installation of septic tanks.

Who can trust their emptying and cleaning in Malaga?

Likewise, in order to maintain the long-term integrity of the pits, so that they do not affect the health and safety of people, cleaning and emptying services for septic tanks are also needed, such as those carried out by Pepe Nuñez in Marbella, Benalmadena, Torremolinos , Marbella, Nerja, Estepona, Fuengirola, Malaga, Torre del Mar, Rincon de la Victoria, Velez Malaga or San Pedro de Alcantara.

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