Diagnosing a Septic Drain Field Failure

Hey, it's Mark Reynolds here, to teach you how to diagnose whether your septic drain field has failed. These are the common signs: A) Sluggish outside house drains B) Foul odors outside C) Surfacing or ponding sewage D) Liquid sewage running back to your tank after pumping The U.S. EPA estimates 25% of all septic systems have failed, or are failing, as we speak. We have a saying: If your [...]

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 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 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 [...]

Septic Drain Field Wet Spots

Septic systems fail long before you ever see it or notice anything is wrong. 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 on your lawn, that would be the third or fourth stage out of four in your septic drain field [...]

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