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Contacting Septic Drainer

Hey Folks, it's your Septic Drainer friends here. We want to give our customers many ways to contact us, so we can help assist you with all your septic repair needs! Here is some more information on contacting Septic Drainer. You may fill out this form to send us an email. You can also call us at 518-812-0000. Or, if you simply go to www.SepticDrainer.com, we also have a live [...]

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. We always recommend pumping your system every two years. Adding the proper additives is also very important; please understand you have the biological health and the drain field soil health to be concerned with. Remember, the EPA says 90% of septic failures happen in the [...]

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. It's a little-known fact that salt can affect the performance of your septic system's drain field. When salt combines with the soil, especially in clay soil, it binds up, preventing liquid percolation. This condition is called hard pan soil. The average homeowner discharges 56 pounds of sodium in a septic [...]

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 [...]

Septic System Treatment: Avoid Disasters With Treatment

A failing septic system can be very annoying, because it can cause bad odors and a big mess. Fortunately, septic system treatment can help you avoid such problems. If septic problems have already occurred, prevent it from happening ever again. Order Septic Drainer for septic system treatment and then follow up with our annual maintenance program. If you do, you will avoid costly big problems down the road! There are [...]

Septic System Maintenance Tips: How To Keep Yours Running For Years

Customers are always asking us for septic system maintenance tips, and we always tell them to start with the drain field. The purpose of drain fields is to remove impurities and contaminants from the liquid that emerges from septic tanks. Over time, your drain field area might not do its job properly, and special cleaning may be needed to break up the sodium and rejuvenate the soil absorption system. First, [...]

Six Common Septic Drain Field Problems

With so many things that can cause septic drain field problems, and to avoid septic drain field repair, the best course of action when you suspect septic problems is to properly clean and maintain your drain field with Septic Drainer. Here are just a few septic drain field repair issues that could be disrupting your septic system: It's past due for pumping or septic drain field maintenance services. It [...]

Spring Drain Field Maintenance

On Friday, March 20 it will officially be spring! (Even though the weather may seem to still be that of a winter wonderland in some areas.) In spring we all enjoy an outdoor activity or two: going for walks, biking, hiking, prepping our gardens for planting beautiful flowers or delicious fruits and veggies, breaking out the patio furniture along with the outdoor grill and taking control of your outdoor oasis [...]

Septic System Maintenance… Do I Have To?

When it comes to septic system maintenance, you may wonder if you really have to do it. In a word, YES. Most people don’t give their septic system much thought at all unless they are experiencing a problem. But why wait for a problem when you can maintain your septic system so easily? Septic systems of every kind -- conventional systems, dry well systems, cesspools or mound -- can fail [...]