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 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 [...]

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 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 System Information 

Most people who own septic systems understand that as soon as you flush your toilet, the waste goes away. That is the extent of their understanding. What happens to your waste once you flush? 1) Your waste passes through a trap, if your system is plumbed properly. A trap is a device that allows water and solids to pass through it, leaving water in the bottom of the trap to prevent [...]

Septic System Do’s and Dont’s

If you live in rural America, you've probably heard about septic systems. In addition here are some things you need to know: 1) The location of your system. 2) The type of system you have. 3) An understanding of how a system works. 4) Accurate maintenance records. Many folks have questions like: 1) How often should you pump your system? Every two years is a good rule of thumb. Every five [...]

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