How to Fix a Septic System

The septic system is an essential part of every home. It helps to keep your family safe from harmful bacteria and other dangerous chemicals in the water that comes from your toilet, sinks, and tubs. If you notice that the water coming out of these fixtures does not smell right or looks strange, it is time for a diagnosis of your septic system. Here is how:

Identifying The Problem

The first step in fixing your septic system is to identify the problem. You should know where it is, what caused it, and whether or not it is serious. A call to Aero-Stream®at (877) 254-7093 will be able to help you with this. If you are unsure about any of these things, call (877) 254-7093.

  • First off, determine where the problem is by identifying its location and checking for leaks or damage (if there are not any).
  • Is there water pooling in the yard? Is it near the septic tank or near the drainfield?
  • Find out what caused the problem by determining how long ago it occurred; if you cannot remember exactly when something happened, look back through old bills or receipts for clues about when replacements were made on other parts of your house (like windows).
  • Check for cracks around pipes leading into joints between sections of pipe—the cause may be due to ground movement which occurs during earthquakes (if there are frequent tremors nearby) or heavy rainstorms that swell up pipes while they are full like water balloons filled past capacity (which could happen anywhere). These two scenarios would also explain why new homes built on top of older ones often experience problems with their plumbing systems because builders usually do not dig deep enough when installing them; thusly causing cracks in pipes later down the line once their foundations settle down into place over time

Septic Tank Problems

There are several common problems that can occur with a septic tank. One of the most common is the overloading of the system. This occurs when too many people are using the septic system at one time, or when there is too much water going into it. As a result, sewage may overflow into your yard and surrounding area. This can cause serious health issues for you and your family if it is not taken care of immediately. If you had the same amount of people living in the home and this issue was not occurring, then there is something wrong with the drainfield.

Septic Tank Pump Problems

One of the most common causes of septic system failure is lack of maintenance. The septic tank effluent pump should be replaced every 5-7 years, depending on how much water it pumps and how often it is used. The pump is usually a submersible pump located in the final chamber near the leach field or absorption area, but occasionally it can be an external pump that sits above ground level. It should be checked at least once every 3 months to ensure proper operation and avoid any serious issues down the road due to clogged pipes or other problems with solids removal.

Septic System Leach Field Problems

The leach field is a series of pipes buried in the ground that carries wastewater out of your home and into the soil. The bacteria break down waste so it can be absorbed into the soil. If you have problems with your septic system, it is due to an issue with your leach field. The drainfield goes through a natural aging process. As it ages it grows what is called a biomat at the infiltrative surface of the field.

The infiltrative surface is at the bottom of the field where the stone meets the native soil. The biomat slows the flow of water out of the field. Eventually, the water stops flowing downward altogether and begins to move laterally through the side walls of the field. The sidewalls of the field get clogged with biomat starting at the bottom of the drainfield. The water begins to saturate the stone and slowly the biomat continues to grow upward.

The biomat reaches the grassy area above the field and the sewage water begins to pond on the surface of your yard. The standard solution is to call a contractor to install a new drainfield. This is an awfully expensive solution and will cost $15,000 – $40,000 or more depending on where you live. Aero-Stream® has a patented solution to reverse the aging of the drainfield that will only cost a couple of thousand dollars. Our solution can be installed by any homeowner in about an hour.

What is this amazing product? It is called aerobic remediation. Aero-Stream® pioneered This process over 20 years ago and it has been used around the world to reverse the aging of septic systems. We have tens of thousands of remediation systems installed around the world. Call Aero-Stream® for a free technical review of your issue. We will verify what the problem is and recommend the proper solution or product for your home.

The First Step To Fixing Any Septic System Problem Is Figuring Out Where The Problem Is.

The first step to fixing any septic system problem is figuring out where the problem is. That means identifying what has gone wrong with your septic tank, leach field and/or drainfield.

Let us start with the obvious: if you are having trouble flushing or if your home smells like sewage, then you should consider a clogged toilet or drain as one of your first suspects in the case of foul odor. This can be caused by items such as baby wipes and feminine hygiene products. Clogs are easy to fix but may require some tools depending on what caused them in the first place—so do not panic! If the toilet gurgles and is slow to flush that indicates that the tank is too full. Therefore, you will need to open the septic tank and inspect the septic tank levels. If the levels are too high, this would indicate that the pipe leaving the tank towards the field is either clogged or the drainfield is saturated and there is no place for the sewage water to go.

Contact The Septic System Experts At Aero-Stream®

If you think your septic system may be malfunctioning, it is important to know what the signs of a problem are and where they come from. If you are not sure what the problem might be, call Aero-Stream® and we can diagnose your issue over the telephone. Call us at 877-254-7093 for a FREE consultation!

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