The septic tank is a huge part of your septic system, without them all the solids can go directly into your drainfield. The tanks hold in solids with a baffle system designed to allow only clean water to enter into your drainage area.
There are many different types of septic tanks used but the most common is a concrete tank with two lids for access.
Why Polly tanks are a good option
The name says it all with this unique 400-500 gal pump chamber, it is equipped with a easy riser system that enables you to change out the pump with little or no hassle. Standard with any pump chamber is a high water alarm and quick disconnect for ease of repairing or replacing effluent pumps.
The effluent filter is a simple and easy way to put your mind at ease, being very cost effective it is the best way to protect your drain field as well as your wallet. What makes this so effective is whenever solids try to enter your baffle they are caught in the tiny fins inside the filter and held there.
The downfall to the effluent filter is that when it fills up with solids (solids that would have got into your drainfield) it causes the septic system to stop working properly. This is why at All Things Septic we like to install a riser on top of the tank lid above the effluent filter for easy access and ease of cleaning. This is not necessary to do if you have your septic tanks pumped out on a regular schedule, just ensure that the pumper knows that you have a filter that needs to be cleaned out.