Rain and Septic Drain Fields – The True Effects

There are some misconceptions on the relationship between heavy rain and saturated septic leach 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Wet Spots-Water Softener

If you have yard wet spots, you may be experiencing septic failure. We would consider yard wet spots stage three in a septic system's four stages of failure. You may see a black, slimy substance called bio-mat. Your septic field repair system is not 100% failed at stage three, but stage four is not far off. It's important in this case to take immediate action before the problem worsens. https://youtu.be/KR3CVYCp8ik [...]

Septic System Treatments: How They Help You Avoid Disasters

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

Do You Need Septic Treatment?

Do you need septic treatment? Your septic drain field is very important, because that's where the wastewater is cleansed into the water table. If the drain field becomes clogged, it is important for you to start repairs with Septic Drainer. This will help get things restored, with the water being properly treated as intended. What are the main symptoms that you need Septic System Treatment? It can be tough to [...]

Septic System Warning Signs You Don’t Want To Ignore

Your septic system is responsible for the treatment of wastewater from your home. Think you need septic system treatment or repair, but aren't quite sure? Here are four septic system warning signs and symptoms that you do: Water: When you need septic system treatment, you might start to see water pool up in certain places of your yard. Typically this happens near your drain field and tank, but this flooding [...]

Garbage Disposals and Septic Systems – Maintenance Tips

A garbage disposal will grind up just about anything that could be harmful to your septic drain field and system before it goes down the drain, right? Well, unfortunately this isn’t always the case. Even though a garbage disposal does take kitchen bits and turns them into smaller pieces, these little bits and pieces can add up over time and clog a septic tank and septic drain field. What follows [...]

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