Remediating your septic tank problems through controlled aerobic conversion can be done any time of the year. The fastest results, however, occur during the warmest months of the year.
Even though aerobic bacteria are active year around in a septic system, in winter, respiration rates slow when compared to the warmer seasons of the year. Warmer air and ground temperatures are conducive to a robust bacteria life. That is why the fastest septic remediation results are realized when conversion takes place in warmer months. Anaerobic bacteria are also more active in the warmer months but, unlike aerobic bacteria, almost shut down life processes during the colder months.
We all know that septic tank problems can disrupt lifestyles and waste money. For example, if you have septic odor coming out of your anaerobic septic tank, you can’t use your backyard in during the nicest weather of the year. Even the strongest constitutions can only take so much anaerobic septic odor. In another example, if you are having septic backups or slow flowing drains, the last thing you need is to waste your time and money traveling to a laundry mat. This situation is even worse in the winter! Who needs or wants to deal with these problems on top of everything else in today’s hectic schedules.
You can reclaim your lifestyle faster if you address these septic tank problems through a controlled conversion of your septic system to an aerobic system in the warmer months of the year. Introducing oxygen into the septic tank will allow aerobic bacteria to start cleaning the water faster in the warmer weather. The cleaner water will begin to starve the drainfield clogging biomat sooner than in the colder months. Additionally, the aerobic bacteria and residual dissolved oxygen exported from the septic tank into the drainfield will start consuming the biomat at a faster rate. As you can see, there are efficiency gains throughout the remediation process during the warmer weather.
Aerobic remediation of a failed or failing septic system can occur at any time of the year. So, if your septic tank problems arise in February, it is best to start dealing with them immediately even though the temperature is not optimize for aerobic respiration. If, however, you have septic problems in warmer months and are procrastinating dealing with them, you are potentially playing with fire; start the remediation process as soon as possible and take advantage of the more efficient aerobic bacteria respiration that comes with warm weather.