You’ve made a small investment in a baffle filter- an excellent way for a homeowner to extend the life of their septic system. But what is a baffle filter, you may ask?
Septic Tank Baffles
To answer the question, “what is a baffle filter?”, you need to understand how septic tank baffles live and operate in your Sussex County septic system to properly distribute waste and wastewater.
The line entering the septic tank from your home is an “inlet” line. This line has an inlet baffle installed on the inside of the tank. A properly installed and maintained inlet baffle directs the incoming sewage downward below the liquid level minimizing disruption of the liquid and solid layers inside the tank.
On the “outlet” side of the tank, a line leaves the septic tank towards the absorption component on each system, which should have an outlet baffle. The outlet baffle prevents the scum mat and retained solids from entering the drain field or leach field.
What is a Baffle Filter?
A baffle filter is an excellent secondary filter to trap the fine sediment from leaving a tank. This relatively-low cost filter is installed in the outlet baffle line on your existing septic tank. It requires absolutely zero electricity and minimum maintenance, this filter will last for many years and extend the life of your existing system.
How to Maintain Your Septic Baffle Filter
We recommend the baffle filter be cleaned at the first six month mark to assess the frequency needed for your usage of the system. Smaller households can extend their cleaning to yearly, while a standard family household will need the filter cleaned every six months. Call us at Wilson Services to clean your baffle filter as needed, or we can set up a maintenance schedule to handle this maintenance task along with your regularly scheduled septic tank maintenance.
Baffle Filter Services in Sussex County
At Wilson Services, we handle any type of septic services, including baffle filter installation and maintenance. While you, as the homeowner, may decide to clean this filter yourself, we recommend calling a professional septic system company to clean and maintenance your baffle filter as necessary. If you would like help maintaining your Sussex County baffle filter – it’s as simple as calling us!