If you use a septic drain field to treat your household’s wastewater, there are a few dreaded comments that you don’t want to hear from a pumping company. One of them is: “You know, your septic drain field smells kind of funky.” Another is: “Hey, as we were pumping out your tank, we noticed water falling back into the tank from the septic field.” And the last remark – but certainly not the least important – is: “When did you put in the pond over by the septic drain field?” That should be your cue that you’ll be getting a crash course on how to restore a failing septic system.
These comments should not be ignored as idle conversation. The pungent smell, problems with the septic tank’s water levels, drains backing up in the house, and a wet lawn or pooling water are early warning signs that the septic drain field is failing.
You also may notice that your toilets and sinks are taking longer to drain, there may be gurgling sounds in the plumbing, or bright green patches or strips may appear over the septic drain field. Your septic drain field is letting you know that trouble is brewing underground.
A Reality Check
The bad news is that the sodium from water softeners present in products for the laundry, kitchen and bathroom, and our diets, has bonded with the soil in your septic drain field. Over time, this bond creates an impenetrable barrier, which prevents the wastewater from percolating through the soil. Almost 90% of septic system failures are due to sodium buildup in the soil. If the soil is unable to perform its cleaning or absorptive functions, then the continuous wastewater flushed out from the septic tank into the septic drain field has to find an outlet.
The good news is that is possible to restore a failing septic system and repair soil structure and drainage. And it won’t involve thousands of dollars to rip out the septic tank or repair the pipes that distribute effluent through the septic drain field.
Septic Drainer, an environmentally safe product, uses a groundbreaking soil-restorative formula to restore failed or failing septic drain fields. The product is based on a solution commonly used in agriculture to improve the absorption of plant foods and water in the fields.
Septic Drainer drives the sodium from the soil and chemically aerates it. This allows the much-needed aerobic bacteria to flourish in your septic system.
If you need to rejuvenate a failing system, initially add four gallons of Septic Drainer to a conventional 1,000-gallon septic tank. Then add one gallon every six months thereafter to bring your system back into balance. Septic Drainer will also revive sluggish systems that may be experiencing problems. This is an effective solution, both from a cost and an efficiency standpoint. It offers a “stress-less” solution to a worried homeowner.
So next time your septic maintenance company arrives to pump out your septic tank, the comment will be: “All good. See you again in a few years.”