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Drain field treatments

Homeowners normally try to improve the state of their property. Some ones property is a symbol, showing the fruits of your labor and hard work. They know that it is very important to keep their property and everything on it in working order, just like the day they bought it. They know that they have to maintain it and do upkeep to the property. Not only does the house, fence or yard need up keeping too. So does the septic system. It is very important to use drain field treatments to maintain your investment. By utilizing a strong septic treatment, you ensure longevity to your septic drain field and the surrounding environment.

The moment the house is used, the facilities bring about wastewater. You have to bathe, use the toilet, wash clothes, clean the house, and wash dishes. All of these activities result to wastewater. The wastewater is channeled into the septic tank and then into the drain field to be treated before the effluent is returned to the surrounding environment. Ideally, this process continues every moment of every day and should not be interrupted in any way. If the flow of effluent stops, the house, the land, and the surrounding water systems will be contaminated.

It is not a secret that many homeowners end up frustrated by their septic tank and drain field. They end up with malfunctioning or failed systems mainly because of misinformation or stubbornness. The drain field is usually the biggest part that gets affected by a slugged up septic tank. When the drain field gets saturated with sludge and wastewater, then it gets blocked and backs up. If it fails, the entire system fails. This is why the drain field should also receive proper treatments.

Drain field treatments should be discussed with your septic expert. That way treatment may be applied properly. The entire septic system is filled with wastewater that includes disarming smells and toxic fumes. The septic expert needs to be protected well from these substances and from the possible harsh chemicals present in the drain field treatments.

There are three basic types of drain field treatments, which are organic, inorganic, and biological. Soda and yeasts make up the organic treatments. In applying the baking soda, the pH or partial hydrogen of the septic system goes down. As a result, the anaerobic bacteria in the septic tank and the aerobic bacteria in the drain field thrive much better. But it is said that the organic treatment should not be applied that much because these will affect the performance of the bacteria in the long run.

The harsh acids and bases used in inorganic treatments are not advised because of the damage they leave on the physical components of the septic system and also kill the bacterial population. The best treatment is the biological treatment because it only uses cultured, non-pathogenic bacteria and enzymes are used to enhance the performance of the bacteria that break down the solid materials. Biological treatments do not affect the surrounding environment because they do not have chemical discharges.

The drain field is the last part of the septic system that purifies the pre-treated effluent. This is where the bio-mat takes action and filters off the pathogens and contaminants that are still in the effluent before it is returned into the surrounding land and water system. Most of the time, the drain field doesn’t get the necessary treatment and maintenance that it deserves. There should not be any trees or woody plants placed over it. There should not be any construction built over it or any vehicle run over it. The weight will greatly effect the components in the drain field and this could contribute to its failure and the failure of the entire system.

Ask you septic expert about available and safe drain field treatments. It is one way of making sure that your investment will be protected for a long time.

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