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Recognizing The Last Stage of Septic System Failure

Hey folks, it’s Mark Reynolds, here to talk about the last stage of septic system failure. Hopefully, you’ll never need to recognize the signs of a failed drain field, but if it happens, identifying the problem as quickly as possible is essential. The Septic System: Today and Now Septic systems have three components: a septic tank, distribution box and a drain field (leach field). The septic tanks and distribution boxes [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. 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 [...]

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 [...]