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 [...]

Winter Septic Treatments

Hey folks, it's Mark Reynolds from Septic Drainer here, to talk about 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 depth [...]

Septic Repair

Hello, it's your friends at Septic Drainer here. 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 of septic drainage systems? If you refer to the pages of www.septicdrainer.com you will see many of these types of septic drainage systems illustrated for you, to better understand what [...]

Septic Systems and Hygiene Wipes

Every time someone comes up with a new hygiene product, humans benefit, but the environment suffers in one way or another. In the case of septic systems, hygiene wipes are causing issues that recently affected a system at a local apartment building I am aware of. The wipes collected inside the drain lines, causing grease to build up behind them, causing a backup. I was told the expense was around [...]

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 [...]

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