There are times when you just allow yourself to let go of all inhibitions and just let your curiosity take hold. Admit it or not, there are so many things in this vast world that you would really want to know about, even if it means breaking the usual conventional ethics. There are taboos that you want to know about and even try. This usually leads to rude awakenings and uneasy realizations but in the end, you know that something in you has grown. When your curiosity is fed, you become much more aware of what is really going on around you. You are never just content for what is merely presented to you. You are filled with “what ifs” and “whys”. This is a very good characteristic to nurture especially when the world you live in is already filled with illusions and propaganda. One topic for controversy is, “How to clean a raised mound” septic system is the focus of the article and we will discuss further the pros and cons of cleaning a system.
One unusual topic to discuss at any table is the septic system. This usually doesn’t come up in one’s dinner table discussion. It doesn’t even come up in friendly gatherings. Only the curious brave this topic and one of the common need-to-know subtopic is How To Clean A Raised Mound septic system. As you may know, a raised mound is also a septic system but the difference is that it is raised above the surface. It is more exposed to the elements and is prone to failure during winter if the construction fabric is not replaced beforehand. The conventional septic system keeps running smoothly even in cold weather because of the heat generated by bacteria. Cleaning a raised mound can be a challenge to an average person but is a cinch to a septic professional. Here are the basic steps:
1. It is vital to know where the raised mound’s lid is located. If it is still under the ground for concealment, then a little digging would be required.
2. Protect yourself first by wearing a face shield or goggles, extra clothes, and industrial gloves to make sure that no splatters and spills could harm you.
3. When the opening to the raised mound is found, it should be opened with a crow bar or a metal bar.
4. The filter units are then unscrewed for the filter to be cleaned.
5. A hose down is required away from the person in cleaning the filter.
6. After that, the filters are returned.
7. The septic professional will then pump out the sludge that has accumulated in the raised mound’s tank. The filth will be contained in the enclosed truck.
8. The tank is then hosed down to remove any traces of sludge that may still cling to the sides. The remaining water will be pumped out again.
9. An additive that is safe for the environment and the bacteria will be administered by the septic expert to allow the bacteria to balance their population and to help them be more efficient in degrading solid waste products. These solutions could be poured into the raised mound’s tank or into the toilets.
10. The lid is then returned and secured.
11. A report will be written by the septic expert who performed the cleaning and this will be submitted to the authorities to let them know that the raised mound cleaning was successful.
12. The sludge will then be dumped only by a septic expert that has a disposal certificate.
Taboo as it may seem, learning how to clean a raised mound can help you be a more responsible homeowner. Knowing the steps help you paint that picture of what really goes on inside your raised mound. Aside from getting your raised mound cleaned, you should still exert effort in making sure that it functions optimally for decades to come. You should divert the rainwater runoff from pouring over your raised mound, stop using antibacterial cleaning solutions, stop pouring fats, non-biodegradable materials, harsh chemicals, and grease into drains, sinks, and toilets. Do not plant trees over your raised mound area. Don’t allow construction or vehicles over your raised mound. Try to have a dry well installed beside your raised mound to lessen its water load, and remember to keep the pump out and monthly treatment schedules as recommended.