People will tolerate septic system problems for a long time. Why do they do it, especially with a low cost and proven alternative readily available?
We receive hundreds of inquiries each day. The #1 statement we hear is: I reviewed your entire web site and I think my problem is unique. Nothing could be further from the truth!
According to the American Housing Survey for the United States (2007) and the US Census Bureau, there are over 26 million residential septic systems in use in the United States. For many years, the only option a homeowner had to fix a failed system was to replace the entire system, a costly option!
In EPA/625/R-00/008, the EPA defines several standard measurements for septic tank performance. One of these measurements is BOD5, or biological oxygen demand.
So, how does a homeowner know how effectively the septic tank is actually performing these functions? Are there standards set by the industry or government?
How many people owning a septic tank know that it has a service life that can be extended indefinitely? How many of these people know how their septic tank is designed to function?
Without a doubt, septic tank problems are the last issue anyone wants to deal with at any time of the year. Septic system replacement is over prescribed by septic pumpers and contractors.