Almost everything in the world nowadays falls victim to the second law of thermodynamics that states everything is wearing down constantly and is prone to breaking apart. This is actually applicable with septic tanks because after the concrete starts to crumble the whole tank and the entire system sometimes will require some replacement. If you need to deal with the septic system replacement, then you need to understand that it is can be hard for you to face and pay for the needed repairs. But there are now so many septic alternatives that you can put in place so that you can save on the cost of a new septic system and prolong the life or even replace the whole septic tank system.
One of the most commonly used septic alternatives is the composting toilets. These toilets focus more on the breakdown of natural waste and combine that waste with natural elements in order to get rejuvenation effects that will help you efficiently and effectively recycling the waste. The two major types of composting toilets are the self-contained and central system units.
The self-contained units are made for a single room so you don’t have to overhaul the waste disposal system completely if you don’t want to. These septic alternatives are made to replace the single toilet and add a vent that needs to be installed through the roof. The self-contained toilets usually have a simple design but will cost you so much if you will have a number of them operating in your home. they don’t function as fast as the centralized composting toilet systems.
The centralized system is another style of composting toilet units. This composting toilet functions the same with the septic system that you have installed in your property today. The big difference is only the compost cell that will be collecting all the waste. The centralized units have a plumbing feature that will let you connect all of the drains, toilets, and sinks into one single disposal pipe that will feed through the basement to the compost tank below the ground. Even if these systems are really effective than the self-contained units, they can still be expensive to install since you will need to reroute many of your plumbing at home and install a new tank underneath your house or somewhere near your house. It also requires you to add some other things like special soil and additives to help in the process of decomposition even if this does not need you to come in direct contact with the waste like that in regular compost pile. There is also a handle in the collection unit that you need to rotate every other day in order to make sure that the composting mixture will not become stagnant.
The centralized system also needs some upkeep and maintenance in order to prevent break down and to help it function properly. But this will not cost you a lot compared to replacing the whole septic tank system.