Septic Tank Baffle Repair and Replacement
A septic tank baffle, whether it’s an inlet or an outlet, performs one of the more important functions within a residential wastewater system. Septic tank baffles serve as the mechanism that forces wastewater deep into the septic tank and away from the surface scum layer. Felix Septic Services of New Hampshire will cure any septic tank baffle issues you may have.
There are two baffles in a septic tank, the first is an inlet baffle, designed to slow down the flow of sewage coming into the septic tank and allows proper settling of fluids. The second is an Outlet baffle, designed to contain solids in the septic tank and allow only effluent fluid to pass into the leach field. It is critical that when septic tanks are pumped, an inspection of the baffles is done to ensure proper operation. Defective baffles can create serious damage to the leach field by allowing solids to pass through the septic tank into the leach field. This can cause a sludge and scum layer in the leaching field, resulting in leach field failure.
A routine septic tank inspection must include a close look at the inlet and outlet baffles. Defective septic baffles can create serious damage to the leach field by allowing solids to pass through the septic tank and into the leach field. This will result in a sludge and scum layer in the field, resulting in leach field failure.