Septic Treatments – Know The Facts

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 from septic treatments 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 [...]

What Is Bio-Mat?

Bio-mat 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 [...]