Taking care of septic systems is what we do at Texas Johns! While we’ve focused on the residential aspect of these important systems, there is a unique commercial sector that still hasn’t been covered.
Commercial septic systems are a necessity for commercial businesses but require some extra care in order to keep them flowing properly. If your business doesn’t have a commercial system but is considering a change, check out this useful information covering the ins and outs of septic systems for larger, commercial locations.
When is a Commercial Septic System a Need?
Although it is always advantageous to have a septic system, a commercial septic system becomes a necessity when there isn’t a public main sewer available for the building. Without this availability, there is no way for a commercial building to process and treat sewage and wastewater that gets created over time.
What Counts as a Commercial Site?
Commercial septic systems are large scale systems that handle mass amounts of waste on a daily basis. Commercial developments that would require these unique systems include:
- Large Commercial Developments
- RV Parks
The costs involved with a commercial system vary. Some of the most important factors involved when determining cost include the size of the site, the ground conditions, and the size of the utilized sewage treatment plant.
A septic system specialist will quickly be able to tell give you a cost range as well as options for financing such a large project.
How Do Large-Scale Systems Work?
Larger septic systems have the same purpose as residential systems; get the waste away from the building!
However, based on the volumes of waste being sent through a location’s plumbing, larger systems require greater standards of treatment. One way that many professionals treat large-scale systems is through chemical dosing that removes bacteria from the wastewater that enters a drain field. Once the water is treated through a drain field, it’s then distributed back through the ground as groundwater. This distribution is what makes the commercial treatment efforts to reduce phosphorus so important.
Maintenance Tips for Commercial Operators
Commercial septic systems are so large that simply scheduling an inspection or maintenance service on the fly isn’t an option. Our recommendation is to form a relationship with a trusted, local septic system maintenance company. Through this connection, you and your team can create a planned maintenance schedule that ensures your system flows steadily for years to come.
Keep Your Residential and Commercial Systems in Shape with Texas Johns
No matter the type of septic system your location uses, Texas Johns has the tools and experience to meet your maintenance and repair needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our consultants about long-term commercial maintenance options.