Commonwealth Waste Solutions Offers Tips on What to Consider Before Installing a Septic Tank

Commonwealth Waste Solutions, a Chesterfield, VA based company, offers some tips on what to consider before installing a septic tank. Septic tanks are a common wastewater treatment solution in rural areas or in households that are not connected to a municipal sewage system. Since early fall is the ideal time to install a new septic tank or replace an old one, they want to give homeowners some advice on what to consider before installing a septic tank. To learn more about the company, visit its Facebook page at

One of the key factors to consider is the size of the home and the amount of sewage that is being produced and the amount of sewage that the septic tank can hold. Care must also be taken to ensure that there is adequate space for the septic tank, leach field and access road. Septic tanks must be installed by a professional who understands local regulations to ensure they function properly and do not have a negative impact on the environment.

It is important to note that all of the water used daily in the house flows through the plumbing and into the sewer line leading to the septic tank. This wastewater contains solid waste such as toilet paper, human waste, food scraps, grease, and other items. Upon reaching the septic tank, these materials begin to separate, as the heavy solid waste sinks to the bottom, and a layer of foam floating on top of the sewage also accumulates. The bacteria in the septic tank are meant to digest the organic matter in this layer of foam. The tailings then sink to the bottom of the tank, creating a layer of sludge. Over time, the sludge layer becomes thicker and more and more contaminated with suspended matter.

Jason Muzzy, owner of Commonwealth Waste Solutions says: “If the system is working properly, your tank will always have a constant level. For example, if your septic tank has a 1000 gallon capacity, the amount of liquid waste in your tank will remain at around 1000 gallons. Every time you add water and waste to your tank, for example washing up a dresser or doing a load of laundry, the same amount of waste that enters your tank on the inlet side becomes your tank on the other side in the form of waste water leave outlet side. This waste water goes into your junction box, where it is evenly distributed over several perforated pipes buried in the ground and absorbed into the ground. These underground pipes are referred to as your drain field.”

In order for the septic tank to work properly, its size must correspond to the size of the house and the number of family members. If it is too small, it will need to be pumped and cleaned more frequently to ensure that the amount of sludge does not clog the system. It is now advisable to have the septic tank pumped out and cleaned every 3 to 5 years. In Chesterfield County, VA and adjacent areas, households are required to pump and clean the tank every five years.

The main goal of Commonwealth Waste Solutions is to always offer the best services to its customers. The variety of services they offer includes: inspection of sewage treatment plants; Commercial services for sewage treatment plants; and pumping and cleaning septic systems. Pumping and cleaning is essential to proper maintenance of wastewater treatment plants. And for those buying an existing home, it’s usually a good idea to have the septic tank carefully inspected by a professional to make sure it’s working properly after the family moves in. Providing commercial septic tank services including: Cleaning of Grease separators, septic tank pumping and cleaning, hydrojetting, septic tank inspections and routine septic tank services.

Those interested in learning more about the septic tank services offered by Commonwealth Waste Solutions can visit their website or contact them by phone or email. They are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To know their exact location and other relevant information about the company, users can visit their Google Maps page at


For more information on Commonwealth Waste Solutions contact the company here:

Commonwealth Waste Solutions
Jason Muzy
(804) 895-6355
[email protected]
Commonwealth Waste Solutions
9201 Cattail Rd
Chesterfield, Va. 23838

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