Hello, it’s your friends at Septic Drainer here. In this post, we’d like to share information and steps to take that will explain how to repair septic systems using our Septic Drainer line of products.

First, some context. Did you know that according to the U.S. EPA, 90% of septic failures are in the drain field, leach field or seepage pit?

Did you also know that there are many types of septic drainage systems? If you refer to the pages of www.septicdrainer.com you will see many of these types of septic drainage systems illustrated for you, to better understand what system you might have. Your local or county building permit department normally stores your septic system’s design plans. These drawings are usually called “as-builds,” which consist of a hand drawing or a professional drawing of the layout of the system. No we can move on and dig into how to repair septic systems.

The Steps

After locating your important structures you should mark them, like your tank access cover or your distribution box, which makes future locates easy. A great way to mark these important locations is with Septi-Marker. Septi-Markers are low-profile 5-inch wafers that mount above the structures, but at the base of the grass level. Septi-Markers are lawnmower-safe.

Once you’ve located your structures and exposed them, we recommend flushing the drain lines or other structures with a pressure washer or pressure jetting unit, while vacuuming any debris — such as bio-mat or water — and at the same time leaving the structures as clean and dry as possible. Your next step will be adding Septic Drainer, a soil conditioner that opens your soil and allows liquid to drain. It’s best to add Septic Drainer directly into your drainage pipes or structures.

Your final step would be to add Bio-Septic Boost, which will accelerate the growth of aerobic bacteria. It’s this bacteria that will consume a byproduct of hard pan soil, called bio-mat. Bio-Septic Boost should be added to the solid side of your septic tank or any inside house drain.

Remember: Once you restore your system, you should add a gallon of Septic Drainer every six months in any clean-out closets to the drainage structure, or simply in the the toilet. It’s recommended to add 2.5 ounces per month of Bio-Septic Boost in any inside house drain.

Also, be sure to have your tank pumped every two years and repeat the above repair process every five years.

— Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds