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The Top Four Signs of Drain Field Failure

Hey, it's Mark Reynolds here, to teach you how to diagnose whether your septic drain field has failed. There are typically clear signs of septic drain field failure. Once you understand these, you'll be better prepared to take action in the event of septic system failure. These are the four most common signs of septic drain field failure: 1.) Sluggish outside house drains 2.) Foul odors outside 3.) Surfacing or [...]

Rain and Septic Drain Fields – The True Effects

There are some misconceptions on the relationship between heavy rain and septic drain fields. So in this blog, we'll discuss these falsehoods and provide you with factual information you can utilize in the future. The truth is, if a septic system is failing, heavy amounts of rain will only accentuate the problem, making the failure more noticeable. The heavy rain isn't the real culprit; it's really the failed septic system [...]

Are Self-Dispensing Toilet Cleaners Safe for Septic Systems?

Hey Folks, it's Mark Reynolds here, with a little advice on whether to use self-dispensing toilet cleaners or not. We live in a time where people want easy solutions to routine tasks, so these products are increasing in popularity. However, we do not recommend using any self-dispensing toilet cleaners, because of the frequency of use. These cleaners have harsh chemicals that affect your system's biological health. They may contain sulfates, [...]

Septic Maintenance Tips: Our Top 3

It's Mark Reynolds here, with a little advice on taking care of your septic system. Don't let the prospect of septic care overwhelm you. If you focus on a few core preventative maintenance tasks, you'll save thousands of dollars in repair costs down the road. During my many years in the septic business, I have learned much about what works. Here are my top three recommended septic maintenance tips to [...]

What Are Septic Drain Fields?

Not all septic drain fields are the same, but then again they are. Here are a few examples of the different design types: 1) The conventional type, consisting of a two-chambered septic tank, distribution box, stone, sand and perforated plastic piping. 2) The raised mount system type, consisting of a three-chambered septic tank. The third chamber, a pump chamber raised system built up on sand, distribution box, stone, sand and [...]

Fall Septic Maintenance Reminder

With winter coming, it is a great time to think about your septic system's health and the fall septic maintenance tasks you may want to consider. You may especially want to take care of anything tasks that involve accessing the septic system, before the snow comes and the ground freezes as winter arrives. We always recommend pumping your system every two years. It is one of our key recommendations and [...]

How to Repair Septic Systems Using Septic Drainer

Hello, it's your friends at Septic Drainer here. In this post, we'd like to share information and steps to take that will explain how to repair septic systems using our Septic Drainer line of products. First, some context. Did you know that according to the U.S. EPA, 90% of septic failures are in the drain field, leach field or seepage pit? Did you also know that there are many types [...]

Drain Field Repair Video

The Septic Drainer family of products offer the most cost-effective, reliable and environmentally safe method of rejuvenating septic systems and septic drain and leach fields. Our products can even repair failed septic systems and drain fields. This will potentially saving you thousands of dollars in costly home repairs. Check out this septic drain field repair video to learn more about how Septic Drainer can solve your septic failure problems, for [...]

Spring Septic Care Reminder

Hey folks, it's Mark Reynolds here with an important spring septic care reminder. It's time to have your septic tank pumped! Regular septic pumping is an essential preventative maintenance task that often goes ignored by homeowners. That can be a costly mistake, since septic pumping provides a few critical services for your septic system: 1) Septic pumping removes solids from your tank. This helps the process of breaking down waste [...]

Septic Treatments – Know The Facts

Hey, folks! It's Mark Reynolds here to talk about septic treatments and their impact on your septic system's biological and soil health. Septic systems require biology and permeable soil to function. Adding harsh chemicals from septic treatments harms your system's biological health. For instance, someone using bleach in your toilet will destroy the active bacteria in the system. An oxygen-deficient system can cause aerobic bacteria to die. Adding too much [...]