What You Need to Know About Septic System Care

How your Septic System's Cesspool, Dry Well, Conventional Septic System, Leach Field works and how to keep them working? In this post, we’re going to take a deeper dive into how your septic system functions so you'll have a better idea of what you need to do to keep it working properly. All systems work first by separating the solids from the liquids. This is accomplished by the use of [...]

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 Maintenance Tips: Our Top 3

It's Mark Reynolds here, with a little advice on taking care of your septic system. Don't let the prospect of septic care overwhelm you. If you focus on a few core preventative maintenance tasks, you'll save thousands of dollars in repair costs down the road. During my many years in the septic business, I have learned much about what works. Here are my top three recommended septic maintenance tips to [...]

What Are Septic Drain Fields?

Not all septic leach or drain fields are not 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, a pump chamber raised system built up on sand, distribution box, [...]

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 [...]

Spring Septic Care Reminder

Hey folks, it's Mark Reynolds here with an important spring septic care reminder. It's time to have your septic tank pumped! Regular septic pumping is an essential preventative maintenance task that often goes ignored by homeowners. That can be a costly mistake, since septic pumping provides a few critical services for your septic system: 1) Septic pumping removes solids from your tank. This helps the process of breaking down waste [...]

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 [...]

Winter Septic Treatments: Recommended 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. So with that in mind, we're proud to be a source of information on all things related to septic systems. Your septic system remains at an average temperature of [...]

Hygiene Wipes and Septic Systems

Every time someone comes up with a new hygiene product, humans benefit. But, the environment suffers in one way or another. This holds true with hygiene wipes, which are continually increasing in popularity. They may be convenient and comfortable, but they can also spell disaster for septic systems and the environment. So read on and think twice before using these products. In the case of septic systems, hygiene wipes are [...]

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. [...]

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