The Truth About Septic Drain and Leach Field Failures
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), 90% of septic systems stop working because of septic drain field failure.
That’s Right! 90% of the time the US EPA, an agency that regulates over 78 million septic systems annually, clearly states that the septic problem is:
According to the US EPA 90% of Septic System failure is in the Drain and Leach Field Soil. Yes, that's correct the USA EPA states septic failure occurs in the Drain and Leach field's ability to drain effluent. The Soil under and around a Leach Field pipe's bind up preventing effluent from draining. This condition is called Hard Pan Soil which happens when sodium and soil combines.
Some Of The Signs That Your Septic Drain Field May Be Clogged Or Failing Are Easy To Spot:
1 WET SPOTS ON LAWNS
Puddles and damp spot on your lawn or raw sewage floating to the surface of your lawn is definitely a symptom of a clogged septic drain field.
2 SEPTIC ODORS
Are syptoms of an advanced stage failure. The Odors are a waste product of Anaerobic Bactera which is Bacteria that lives without air.
3 SLOW RUNNING DRAINS
- Sinks takes forever to drain
- Toilets, Sinks overflow / don’t flush
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If you have any of the symptoms above, try Septic Drainer and Bio-Septic Boost. They will treat your failed Hard Pan Soils. plus eliminate Bio-Mat issues.
SEPTIC DRAINER & Bio-Septic Boost WILL:
MAKE SURE YOUR SEPTIC DRAIN FIELD IS WORKING CORRECTLY!
WHAT CAN CAUSE SOIL FAILURE?
Now that you know Septic Systems Failed because of the ‘Soil Around’ the system, and not actually because the system failed because of buildup in your drain lines. Let me inform you why the soil under your pipes is preventing it from functioning properly. Hard Pan Soil which is what happens when sodium mixes with your soil creating a barrier for wastewater to drain.
Because let’s face it, If your system is structurally sound why spend thousand of dollars replacing a system when you can restore the drain ability of Your Drain Field also called a Leach Field?
Remember: The US EPA States 90% of septic failures occur in your Drain Field or Leach Field.
WHAT IS SOIL HARDPAN?
It’s just dirt, right? Allow me to introduce a fancy term industry folk, like us, use: Hard-Pan Soil
Askdefine.com defines hardpan as: “A distinct layer of soil that is largely impervious to water.”
OUR DEFINITION OF HARDPAN SOIL:
Hardpan – Hardened calcium carbonate deposits that form when minerals leach from the upper layers of soil and “chemically” bond to one another.
What causes Hard Pan Soil failure in a Septic Drain Field.
The real cause of septic drain field failure? Sodium (salt) which of course is widely used in our diets, laundry detergents, and water softeners…
After a time, sodium (salt) mixes in the soil under your drain and leach field pipes creating a layer of concrete hard dirt around your drainage pipes.
The Result? Your Drainage Pipes Can No Longer Drain!
Wastewater that was once able to flow out of the small weep holes in your drain field pipes, can no longer leave the system, and that’s where your septic drain field failure troubles begin. When this chemical (cationic) exchange happens from sodium bonding with tiny clay/soil particles (e.g. hardpan creation) the direct result is flooding and biological death.
Why do septic systems fail? As you have learned in Step 1 Of Our Tour: How Septic Systems Work, in order to function properly, your wastewater must leave the drain field to weep holes and then percolate and filter through 12 inches of dry soil that has been colonized with aerobic bacteria (air dependent cleaning organisms) in order to become clean groundwater again.
“When The Water Cannot Escape, Septic System’s Cannot Operate”.
There is Really Not A Whole Lot To The Septic System's Process
SEPTIC DRAIN FIELD FAILURE: THE REAL PROBLEM MAY BE SODIUM
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