Septic Repair

Septic Repair

Of course, your septic can be repaired. The first thing is an inspection of the whole system starting with the tank. There is supposed to be a working baffle on the discharged side of the tank. It’s very common for the baffle to become deteriorate or even fall off. No big deal, it’s very easy to install a replacement.

Why is this so important, The baffle prevents solids like toilet paper to enter the fields. If this happens, all of these solids will plug up the whole system,

The quick answer is to replace the whole system. Oh, you guessed it, not cheap. But hey, not so fast.

However nowadays with the use of special cameras and locating equipment, we’re able to pinpoint where and what is going on.

If you’re experiencing wet spots and a nasty smell in your yard it’s properly your system starting to fail. Usually, this can be a scary situation. Not an issue at all.

Over time your fields can become filled with small particles and can become clogged. In the past, the only way to fix this was to remove and replace it. And as you would imagine it’s not super cheap. However, with jet blasting, we start at the beginning of each field and blast it to the very end. However, we will need to expose the beginning and end of each field. This process is not a do-and-guess repair. By exposing the fields we will know right away if this was the cure. I don’t ever guess, I do. Either will know right away if that was the answer or not.

Biomat Layer in Septic Drainfields

Biomat is composed of anaerobic microorganisms (organisms that don’t require high levels of oxygen).  These organisms anchor to the soil and gravel surrounding the drain fields.

“The biomat forms first along the trench bottom near the perforations [in the drain field piping which delivers the effluent along the trench] where effluent is discharged, and then up along the trench walls.

We will start from one side and blast all particles from each field to the exposed end. This is where we get to see what was removed. Seeing is believing as they say, After the system, is cleared of any instructions we cover it back up.

Biomat on the bottom & sides of the leaching bed trench

What should be done about biomat clogs?

There are products on the market that promise to restore biomat-clogged drainfields, but these products are unlikely to produce lasting results and some even run the risk of contaminating the environment with toxic or caustic chemicals. 

Once drain fields are completely clogged with biomat the only definitive remedy is to replace the fields with new ones.  Yeah sure we do that. But let’s do some testing to really make sure first.  

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Solving the Mystery of Septic System Repair

Introduction: Septic systems are essential pieces of infrastructure in rural areas, but they can be difficult to manage. Unfortunately, septic systems often fail with little warning, and this can leave you scrambling to figure out the best approach to septic system repair. The good news is that the mystery surrounding septic system repair can be solved, with the right resources and knowledge. Here is a guide to help you understand septic system repair and get your septic system up and running again.

The Unthought-Of Trouble: Solving the Mystery of Septic System Repair

Septic systems can be tricky to repair because of their complexity. Understanding the basics of septic system repair requires some knowledge of plumbing and wastewater systems. If you don’t have experience in these areas, then it can be difficult to know where to start. The first step is to identify the source of the problem. Understanding the source of the problem will help you to decide on the best solution. Common sources of septic system failure include blocked pipes, collapsed tanks, and broken pumps. The next step is to figure out the specific cause of the failure. This can require careful investigation and even a professional septic system inspection. An inspector can help you to identify the specific issue and recommend the best course of action.

The Exact Solution to Get Your Septic System Up and Running Again

Once you have identified the cause of the failure, the next step is to take the necessary steps to fix the septic system. There are several approaches to septic system repair, and each will depend on the cause of the failure. Here is a basic overview of the most common solutions:

1. Unclogging Pipes

If an obstruction is blocking a drain, then it may be necessary to unclog the pipes. This may involve using a plunger, chemical cleaner, or an auger.

2. Replacing Elements

If a pipe has collapsed or a pump has failed, then it will be necessary to replace the faulty element. This will involve taking apart the septic system and installing a new part.

3. Adjusting the Tank

If the septic tank has become clogged and is overflowing, then it might be necessary to adjust the tank. This can be done by installing new baffles or adjusting the water level.

Conclusion

The mystery of septic system repair can be daunting, but it can be solved with some knowledge and patience. Identifying the source of the problem is the first step, and then the appropriate solution can be applied. Unclogging pipes, replacing faulty elements, and adjusting the tank are all potential solutions that may be necessary. With the right resources and a little bit of know-how, you can solve the mystery of septic system repair and get your septic system back up and running.