Now that You Know Exactly How Your Septic System Works.
Let me take a moment to show you exactly why and how septic systems fail.:
The Staggering Truth:
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA),
90% of septic systems stop working because of septic failure in the septic drain field.
That's Right! 90% of the time the US EPA, an agency that regulates over 78 million septic systems annually, clearly states that the septic problem is:
- not the Septic Tank
- not the Bacteria/Enzymes Inside The Tank
- not the Distribution Box
- not ANY of the Septic System Hardware, etc...
...90% of the time the Reason Why You have
Septic Problems is a
Soil Failure In Your Drainfield..! (read on to learn more)
Wet Spots On Lawns
Now that you know Septic Systems Fail because of the 'Soil Around' the system, and not actually because the system fails itself (pipes, tank, etc.). Let me inform you why the soil around your system is preventing it from functioning properly.
Because let's face it, if your hardware isn't broken...why spend thousands of dollars to dig it up and 'try' to fix it?!
Remember: The US EPA States 90% of septic drain field problems occur from the soil around the system!
Askdefine.com defines hardpan as: A distinct layer of soil that is largely impervious to water.
- Dr. Robert A Patterson spent over 10 years analyzing the soil in and around septic systems and documenting a mountain of evidence to back up his research. If you're interested in reading more of the doctor's literature make sure to join our email newsletter to receive his reports in your email inbox.
But for now.. The short of it is:
Hardpan occurs when sodium (salt) combines with the soil in the septic drain field.
Sodium (salt) which of course is widely used in our diets, laundry detergents and water softeners... makes up a large percent of the waste water running from your house, into your septic system and into the soil...
After time, sodium (salt) builds up in the soil around your drain and leach field and creating a layer of concrete hard dirt around your drainage pipes.
Waste water that was once able to flow out of the small weep holes in your drain field pipes, can no longer leave the system!
And that's where your troubles begin. When this chemical (cationic) exchange happens from sodium bonding with tiny clay/soil particles (e.g. hardpan creation) the direct result is flooding and biological death.
As you have learned in Step 1 Of Our Tour: How Septic Systems Work, in order to function properly, your waste water must leave the drain field weep holes and then percolate and filter through 36 inches of dry soil that has been colonized with aerobic bacteria (air dependent cleaning organisms) in order to become clean ground water again.
So before we go checkout how to easily breakup that hardpan soil in the next step of our tour: How Septic Drainer Works, let's quickly walk through the common stages of septic system failure:
Now That You Know 'Why' Septic Systems Fail... Would You Like To Know How To Cure Your Hardpan Soil Problem & Easily Restore Your Failing System Without Spending Thousands Of Dollars In Repairs..!?