While offering some level of operational efficiency, the performance of anaerobic septic systems pales in comparison to septic systems that have been converted to an aerobic bacterial environment.
The key to understanding septic tank problems requires an understanding of the wastewater treatment process. Once the facts of the process are known, evaluating potential solutions becomes easier.
Septic tank problems are rarely caused by a system component wearing out. In fact, the mechanical components of your septic system are, generally, very durable. The problems and failures are almost always caused by anaerobic bacteria sealing the drainfield.
Everyday I hear from people across the country that are seeking a solution to their septic tank problems. Many of these customers have been duped into believing that by simply flushing a magic potion down the toilet, their problems vanish.
There seems to be a mystery about hydrogen sulfide and septic systems. In some areas of the country the damage related to hydrogen sulfide is severe, and in other areas it is a non-issue.
Every septic system homeowner dreads the implications of this phrase: septic tank problems and solutions. It conjures up images of debt, torn up yards and weeks of inconvenience that may involve doing laundry at a laundry mat and limiting water use to avoid septic system backups.
To best understand how a biomat affects your drainfield, it is helpful to use a liner for a swimming pool as an analogy. Liners for swimming pools are typically made of vinyl and form an impermeable barrier along the bottom and sides of the swimming pool; water is prevented from absorbing into the ground on [...]
Aerobic Bacteria It is well documented that aerobic bacteria is 80 to 90 percent more efficient at breaking down organic waste products than anaerobic bacteria. The reason why can be found in an analysis of the differences in the respiration processes. Both respiration processes have to have electron transfers between elements and molecules to complete [...]
Every year, more people become aware of the benefits of hand washing in an attempt to avoid sickness, especially during the peak flu months. Department of Health officials appropriately encourage proper hand washing as a preventative measure to becoming ill from viruses and bacteria that can be transferred between humans via handshakes or devices. Is [...]