Biomat is caused by Annerobic Bacteria

Biomat is the black, slimy dirt found over a septic system. (See the photo above.) It is a byproduct of anaerobic bacteria and it is the culprit that gives off that pungent septic system smell. According to inspectapedia.com, bio-mat "is a bacteria layer which forms in soil below and around drain field trenches where septic effluent or wastewater is discharged. This layer is critical in the processing of fine biological [...]

Six Common Septic Drain Field Problems

With so many things that can cause septic drain field problems, and to avoid septic drain field repair, the best course of action when you suspect septic problems is to properly clean and maintain your drain field with Septic Drainer. Here are just a few septic drain field repair issues that could be disrupting your septic system: It's past due for pumping or septic drain field maintenance services. It [...]

Wet Spots In The Yard: Prevent Them With Simple Septic System Maintenance

Ever notice there are wet spots in your yard during or after a heavy rain, or after your septic system has had a lot of use? Those wet spots are usually because your septic drain field is not draining properly. Over time a layer of soil forms, which is called hard pan. Hard pan is formed from combining sodium and soil, which later causes septic failures. There are a couple [...]

Bad Smell In The Yard, Instead Of Roses

The day started off like any other. As I took my morning garden tour to check my rose bushes, a curious smell in the air disrupted my slice of heaven. You didn’t have to be a detective to quickly ascertain that the bad smell in the yard was decidedly “sewer-like.” My septic drain field was in crisis. To put it mildly, the lawn surface over my septic drain field was [...]

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