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Winter Septic Treatments: Recommended Schedule

Hey folks, it's Mark Reynolds from Septic Drainer here, to talk about winter septic treatments. The internet at times is a great resource for information. It's like a 24/7 "how's it made show," and for us information junkies, it's pretty cool. So with that in mind, we're proud to be a source of information on all things related to septic systems. Your septic system remains at an average temperature of [...]

Hygiene Wipes and Septic Systems

Every time someone comes up with a new hygiene product, humans benefit. But, the environment suffers in one way or another. This holds true with hygiene wipes, which are continually increasing in popularity. They may be convenient and comfortable, but they can also spell disaster for septic systems and the environment. So read on and think twice before using these products. In the case of septic systems, hygiene wipes are [...]

Water Softeners and Septic Systems

Hey, it's Mark Reynolds here, to talk about water softeners and the salt brine that discharges into your septic system. Water softeners are whole-house filtration systems that remove calcium and magnesium from your water supply through a process called ion exchange. These are the same minerals that cause water hardness and its negative effects in your home. Unfortunately the byproduct of the process is sodium, which can cause septic issues. [...]

Septic Systems – How They Work

Most people who own septic systems understand that as soon as you flush your toilet, the waste goes away. That is the extent of their understanding. What happens to your waste once you flush? 1) Your waste passes through a trap, if your system is plumbed properly. A trap is a device that allows water and solids to pass through it, leaving water in the bottom of the trap to prevent [...]

Septic System Tips – The Do’s and Don’ts

If you live in rural America, you've probably heard about septic systems. In addition here are some septic system tips and other useful things you need to know: 1) The location of your system. 2) The type of system you have. 3) An understanding of how a system works. 4) Accurate maintenance records. Many folks have questions like: 1) How often should you pump your system? Every two years is [...]

Drain Field Wet Spots – Signs of Septic Trouble

Septic systems fail long before you ever see it or notice anything is wrong. But when you do see drain field wet spots on your lawn, then you really know you're in trouble. Septic drain fields come in many shapes and sizes. To better understand the type of system you have, try visiting Septic Drainer for great illustrations on the types of septic drain fields. If you notice wet spots [...]

Fix Hardpan Soil to Repair Your Septic System

According to the U.S. EPA, 90% of septic failure happens in the septic system's drain field. That's a pretty interesting stat when you consider 99% of the products sold today do very little to solve the largest reason a septic system's drain field fails: "hardpan soil conditions." Read on to learn how to fix hardpan soil and save your septic system. Septic drain field failures started to increase after the [...]

Regular Septic Maintenance With Septic Drainer

Hey, it's Mark Reynolds here to talk about your septic system and the importance of regular septic maintenance. Don't end up like your neighbors, having their lawn dug up to replace a failed system, or worse yet, living on a lake and having to install a holding tank to be pumped. There are four things to consider with winter coming: 1. Pump your tank every two years and pump out [...]