Effluent Filters: Your Septic Tank’s First Line of Defense

Effluent Filters: Your Septic Tank’s First Line of Defense

21st May 2020

Effluent filters are perfect for your residential or commercial septic tank system. Let’s explore their components and exactly how they work. 

Your Property’s Septic Tank

The septic tank in your home or business is comprised of a large concrete or hard plastic container. In most cases, these containers are buried in the ground far enough down to store and treat wastewater. When the tank and the system are working properly, solid waste breaks down before it is flushed onto the drainfield where it will naturally degrade.

Why are Effluent Filters Installed in Septic Tanks?

Effluent filters are specially designed to fit into a vertical pipe that is attached to the opening at the end of the tank. By implementing this part, you can prevent the solids inside the tank from escaping before they have broken down. As long as the solids stay in the unit, they will not clog up the entire septic system.

What are the Benefits of a Effluent Filter?

The are several benefits to installing an effluent filter in your system:

●Improved flow control by using a ball that completely blocks the opening when the filter is being cleaned

●It is easy to install in both new and old tanks.

●There are no extra parts to purchase and no gluing to the pipes required

●Improved filtration is possible because of the modular design.

●Will work with all types of piping material including PVC

●You can choose from a filter seal or pipe adapter