Your septic tank can become clogged with waste over time. The air must escape. There is no place for gas to escape from your septic tank. Your septic vent is here.
Although septic tanks and systems don’t require too much knowledge, they come in many configurations. This means that people are often unsure of what their septic system should contain. We will be focusing on septic tank vents today, as this was one of my questions when I researched my new septic system.
Your septic system, and all sewage systems in general, require a venting system. This allows gases to escape the system, preventing dangerous buildups or airlocks. Three methods of pipe ventilation should be available for your septic system: Inlet & Outlet and Roof-Vent.
Is A Vent Pipe Necessary For A Septic Tank?
Although the tank is not vented directly at ground level, there are no obstructions to the flow of air through the main house vent, which exits through the roof. The main sewage line that connects to the tank does not contain any traps and air flows freely from tank to open environment.
There are many ways to vent your septic system. These are the options:
Your Roof Vent Pipe
They were a vent for the bathroom fan, but it turns out that those venting pipes from your roof are meant to draw septic system gases and odors away from your home.
Ventilation of the Outlet and Inlet Pipes
Your septic system’s first ventilation is via the inlet and outlet pipes. The inlet pipe allows for waste to flow into your septic tank, while the outlet pipe allows for it to flow to the drainage field. When these pipes are clear, they should allow gasses to flow into the drainage field.
Pipe for septic tank drainage in yards
The yard-based, septic vent looks more like a cap made of white PVC that is above the leach fields. You may see it as a pipe shaped like a candy cane.
Hide the Septic Vent Pipe
Yes, provided you are careful. Landscapers often beautify the area by planting trees or removing the leachfield from the septic tank. You can also cover the vent to change its appearance. Make sure that they do not block the airflow.
There are many places that can provide a septic tank covering. You can find septic tank covers, decorative rock enclosures and vent pipe covers at these shops.
Decorative Vent Pipe Covers
These Vent Covers can be used to cover Gooseneck-style PVC vents in your yard. Although these vents can be used to allow subsurface drainage systems or leach fields to vent properly, they are not pleasant to the eye. Vents can replace PVC pipes and include an activated carbon cartridge that prevents odor problems.
Covers for Decorative Rocks
The surface’s hard, grity, and varied rock-like texture is stunningly realistic and blends well with other natural textures. The technology allows you to achieve stunning aesthetics and unsurpassed longevity in almost any climate. There are 12 models available to help you find the right rock enclosure for you.
Protective Covers for Septic Air Pumps
These covers protect your air pump and aerator device against the elements. These covers provide proper ventilation to prevent the motor from overheating. Air pump enclosures are available in two forms: a traditional forest green doghouse enclosure or a faux decorative rock form.
What Does a Septic Vent Smell Like?
Anaerobic bacteria found in septic tanks work without oxygen. Most commonly, the hydrogen sulfide gases emitted from anaerobic activity results in odors.
Rotten eggs can result. Sometimes, the smell can only occur occasionally. In that case, it could be caused by wind current pushing wind off roof vents. These downdrafts can make your yard smell bad and lead to you thinking there may be more.