The Effects of Heavy Rains on Your Septic Drain Field

We receive calls all the time from folks who tell us their drain field is failing and tell us it's because they have gotten a lot of rain, which must be the reason. Heavy amounts of rain only accentuate the problem (makes the failure more noticeable). When a system fails, it's usually not the tank or drainage piping, it's the soil that fails. You can correct your system's soil failure [...]

Septic Maintenance

It's Mark Reynolds here, with a little advice on taking care of your septic system. If there's one thing you should do, it's to have your system pumped and inspected every two years. The second best thing you can do is add both a soil conditioner and bio-stimulant nutrient, which keeps your system's bacteria healthy and your septic drain field soil draining properly. The fourth thing you can do is [...]

Septic Treatments

Hey Folks! It's your Septic Drainer friends 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 [...]

Contacting the Folks at 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! You may fill out this form HERE to send us an email. We also have a phone number listed on the same page. If you simply go to www.SepticDrainer.com we have a chat method that can be utilized any [...]

Septic Treatments

Hey, folks! We are 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 household [...]

Septic Treatments: Winter 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. Your septic system remains at an average temperature of 55 degrees year round. The temperature is dependent on the depth of the system, as well. In Alaska, the average [...]

Septic Care

Hey folks, septic pumping provides a few essential services for your septic system: 1) It removes solids from your tank. 2) It enables an inspection opportunity to check your tank for structural failures, including being sure your baffles are intact. 3) It oxygenates the system. You should consider a septic treatment, such as adding a bio-stimulant nutrient to feed your bacteria with Bio-Septic Boost. You should add a soil conditioner [...]

Septic Drain Fields

Not all septic drain fields are the same, but then again they are. Here are a few examples of the different design types: 1) The conventional type, consisting of a two-chambered septic tank, distribution box, stone, sand and perforated plastic piping. 2) The raised mount system type, consisting of a three-chambered septic tank; the third chamber being a pump chamber, a raised system built up on sand, distribution box, stone, [...]

Fall Septic Maintenance

With winter coming, it is a great time to think about your septic system's health. We always recommend pumping your system every two years. Adding the proper additives is 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 drain field, which usually is  as result of the soil failing. [...]

Spring Septic Care

Hey folks, it's Mark Reynolds here to let you know it's time to have your septic tank pumped. Septic pumping provides a few essential services for your septic system: 1) It removes solids from your tank. 2) It enables an inspection opportunity to check your tank for structural failures, including being sure your baffles are intact. 3) It oxygenates the system. You should consider a septic treatment, such as adding [...]

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