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  • Septic FAQ

    • What is a septic system?

      A septic system is an individual Sewage Disposal System (ISDS). They are designed to liquefy solid content through bacterial action.

    • What is the purpose of a septic tank?

      The septic tank is to trap the biological content introduced by the occupants of the property.

      Through baffling in the tank, the content is separated from the fluid and allowing the soil treatment area to see primarily liquid.

    • What is a bellied line or a line with a negative fall?

      This is generally a point in the drain line that had settled downward from lack of bedding at the time of installation.

    • How do I check for leaks in my toilet?

       The easiest way that we have found is to simply introduce a generous amount of food dye into the back of the toilet (at the tank). Allow the toilet to sit for 6 hours or over night. If the colored water in the tank works it’s way into the bowl without the toilet being flushed, that toilet is leaking.

    • Should I be using a bacteria additive?

      In our opinion, there is only one reason to use a bacteria additive. That is to introduce more bacteria in a bacteria depleted tank.

      When a person creates a bacteria free environment in the home or building, than allows the anti-bacteria agent to go down the drain, this will begin a bacteria free environment in the tank. The objective is to create a bacteria free environment in the home or building and a bacteria filled environment in the tank. Adding more bacteria into the system can help prevent premature failures.

      A healthy septic system generally does not need any further bacteria additives

    • Should I use yeast in my drains and system?

      Yeast is a bacteria that would digest starches only. A septic system has several different products that would need to be digested. By introducing just yeast into the system as a bacteria additive would not benefit the system at all.

    • What chemical can I use that would be safe for my septic system?

      1 part vinegar to 2 parts water.

      1 part ammonia to 2 parts water (glass cleaner)

      These 2 products are not disinfectants however, they are good cleaners and very safe for the septic system.

      When looking at a product to use with your septic system, read the warning labels. If the product states that it will hurt you or your family, the product will most likely hurt your system.

    • What is the purpose of vent/observation port? / How do I check for leaks and why?

      The “vent” or “observation” port is a little window into the ground. The port allows you to monitor how the soil treatment is working. A soil treatment area is as called an absorption bed. If the fluid is beginning to collect in the “vent” or “observation” port, this is generally the first indication of over saturation (a leaking toilet or faucet, ground, etc) or aging issues.

      * A person can simply check the port using a flash light and a long stick (use as a dip stick). Insert to the bottom and remove. Record the amount of water showing on the stick. If there are any questions please call 1.866.959.6889 for further help.

    • Can I drive on the field or tank?

      It is not recommended to allow any type of compaction (Driveway, Horses, Dog run, Etc) over any component of a septic system unless the system was designed for compaction.

    • What do I do when I see sewage coming out of the ground by my field?

      Check the utilities in the building for leaks. Call 1.866.959.6889

    • Why does it smell inside the building?

      The only way to have sewer gases in the building is through an open drain. Add water to all unused drains such as floor drains or guest restrooms.

    • How do I prevent roots from growing into my drain line?

      There is no true way to prevent root 100% without exposing the drain line and replacing it.

    • What should not be flush down the toilet?

      The simple answer is anything that does not break down. A few examples:

      • Cotton based material (feminine hygiene products, wet wipes, wash clothes, etc)
      • Paper towels.
      • Heavy or super soft toilet paper.
      • Paint thinners.
      • Harsh cleaners (bleach, disinfectants, etc)
      • Toys
      • Diamond rings
    • Should I use my garbage disposal?

      Our opinion is that a garage disposal will not harm your septic system if maintained properly. When a person uses a disposal 2 to 4 times through out the week it will introduce non digested solid content into the tank. The non digested solids will not break down as fast as desired. Recommend to pump the tank out 6 months earlier than normal schedule.

    • When my leaching field fails what are my options?

      Replace the system or rejuvenate the soil treatment area. Call 1.866.959.6889