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Rain and Septic Drain Fields – The True Effects

We receive calls all the time from folks who tell us their drain field is failing, because they have gotten a lot of rain, which must be the reason. I'd like to clear up some misconceptions and provide accurate information on the relationship between heavy rain and septic drain fields. Heavy amounts of rain only accentuate the problem (makes the failure more noticeable). When a system fails, it's usually not [...]

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 [...]

Septic Treatments

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 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 laundry detergent or [...]

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 Drain Field Repair

By Mark Reynolds 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: "hard pan soil conditions." Septic drain field failures started to increase after the Clean Air Act of the 1970s, which reduced sulfur omissions. [...]

Regular Septic Maintenance

Hey, it's Mark Reynolds here to talk about your septic system. 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 your tank and drain field every five [...]

Wet Spots On Your Lawn? If you have wet spots on your lawn, you may be experiencing septic failure. We would consider this stage three in a septic system's four stages of failure. You may see a black, slimy substance called bio-mat. Your system is not 100% failed at stage three, but stage four is not far off. You can restore a system that's even at stage-four failure by following our instructions, such as [...]

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 [...]

The Need for 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 septic treatment 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 Treatment? It can be tough to [...]

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