Septic Repair Using Controlled Septic Aeration from Aero-Stream®

How a Septic System Works and Why They Fail

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Perhaps you have noticed the large lagoons or ponds at municipal wastewater treatment plants. These lagoons are actually the aerobic treatment portion of the wastewater treatment process. These lagoons contain millions of gallons of wastewater. Within the lagoons are aeration devices that dissolve oxygen into the wastewater to promote aerobic digestion. Aero-Stream has adapted this same technology, but scaled down to fit into the standard septic tank (like the one in your yard) to facilitate restoration and repair to a failing system.

What Causes Septic Problems?

Conventional septic systems work in an anaerobic or oxygen free environment, promoting the growth of a black, sludge-like layer called the biomat in the drain field. Drainfield is a generic term that refers to: gravity fed and pressurized drainfields, mounds, trenches, cesspools, seepage pits, drywells and lagoons.

Over time, the biomat builds up and seals the ground and sidewalls of the drainfield, preventing it from absorbing water discharged from the septic tank. This results in many symptoms of septic system failure, including ponding, foul smell, sluggish toilets and drains, tank overflows and system back-ups. – Read more about aerobic bacteria vs. anaerobic bacteria.

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Biomat growing and clogging the drainfield in an anaerobic septic system

How Aero-Stream® Resolves Septic Problems

How Aero-Stream Works

Through research and development, Aero-Stream® patented an easily installed process that converts the anaerobic system to an aerobic or oxygen rich system. By introducing oxygen into the septic tank, aerobic bacteria thrive and consume 20-30 times more organic material than anaerobic bacteria.

The aerobic bacteria dramatically reduce the amount of nutrients in the septic tank effluent (discharged black water) that the biomat requires to live and grow. As a result, the biomat begins to die. The biomat is further reduced in size by aerobic bacteria that leave the septic tank (along with water containing high levels of dissolved oxygen) and feed upon it.

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Biomat dying and drainfield permeability restored in an aerobic septic system

Faced with starvation and hungry aerobic bacteria, the biomat shrinks in size until it completely disappears. The ground and sidewalls of the drainfield return to a permeable state and the aerobic septic system now functions as if it was just installed.

In most cases, the symptoms of septic problems and failure are eliminated and the septic system is restored to working condition in a matter of weeks.

No excavation or landscaping repairs are required!

Will the Aero-Stream® Remediation System Fix Your Septic Problems?

The Aero-Stream® Remediation System has been installed in virtually every septic system configuration and distribution component, including drainfields, trenches and chambers, gravel and pipe fields, dry wells, seepage pits, mounds and sand filters, cesspools and lagoons to resolve septic problems.

The Aero-Stream® Septic Remediation System does not modify soil structure, however, it can optimize your system performance in all soil types — even those with high clay content.

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University Studies Agree, Septic Aeration Works!

University studies have proven that an anaerobic septic system converted to an aerobic system will produce an effluent that cannot support a biomat.

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Purdue University Study Reports adding an aerobic treatment device has been found to restore the original functioning of the soil absorption system (drainfield) in a matter of months.Purdue University Study DOC HENV-14-W

In 2009, Baylor University conducted a research study on converting conventional septic systems to aerobic systems. After 9 months of operating as an aerobic system, the systems were discharging effluent clean enough to surface discharge. The percent reductions in key parameters were as follows.

– BOD5 (biochemical oxygen demand) by 87%.- TSS (total suspended solids) by 96%.- Fecal coliform by 98%.- E. coli by 98%. Baylor University Study

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Begin Seeing Results Immediately with the Aero-Stream® Remediation System

Immediately after the Aero-Stream® Remediation System is installed, the restoration process begins. Solids inside the septic tank are broken down and highly oxygenated water begins restoring your drainfield.

The Aero-Stream® Remediation System has saved homeowners millions of dollars from needing a full septic system replacement and tank pumping costs.

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Septic tank after remediation
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Septic System Facts

  • A new septic system costs tens of thousands of dollars.
  • A system can be abused by contaminants such as paint, paint thinners, bleach, anti-bacterial products, and non-organic trash, such as wrappers and cigarette butts.
  • There are no septic treatment additive or bacterial solutions on the market that have been proven effective in restoring or maintaining your septic system or resolve septic problems.
  • The expected life of a septic system is based on many factors, such as soil conditions, daily hydraulic loading, and the types of household chemicals used.

When should the Aero-Stream® System be used?

We strongly recommend an Aero-Stream® Remediation System be installed in all residential septic systems as preventative maintenance but should definitely be installed if the septic system shows signs of septic problems such as:

  • toilets that are slow to flush
  • sewage backing up in drains
  • foul smelling liquid above the septic system
  • backflow from the septic field during pumping

Aero-Stream® Remediation Systems Are Easily Installed

Easily installed, the Aero-Stream® Remediation System is designed to fit any existing septic system to restore and maintain optimum performance without the hassles, damage and high costs associated with other solutions.As a UL Listed product, the Aero-Stream® Remediation System meets stringent National Electric Code (NEC) requirements as a permanent outdoor appliance.