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Septic System Care in Fairlawn

Septic systems are some of the most overlooked utility in your house, probably which is underground. Most homeowners never think about how are you affected on the waste that’s flushed along the toilet or perhaps the liquid that decreases their drains. They go weeks, months, as well as years with out a concern or reason to get anymore concerned. The truth is many individuals go several years without ever experiencing an individual problem, but if you do not keep your septic system correctly, who knows when that luck will run out. It is very important to keep your septic system to be able to manage safe and healthy plumbing in your home.

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There a wide range of easy approaches to begin looking after your septic system. Since the bacteria with your septic has only an extremely short life time, it’s important to replenish this septic bacteria every 3-6 weeks. The most effective way to accomplish this is by using a septic treatment creation that contains bacteria and enzymes that accelerate the expansion of the bacteria. Septic cleaning takes place when the new bacteria conserve the healthy bacteria already in your tank to break down the waste as well as other parasites.

Even if you’re protecting and looking after your septic system which has a septic maintenance creation that contains bacteria, monitoring what retreats into your tank is important. Never flush anything that is certainly not organic or labeled “septic safe.” Disposing of whatever else can destroy the biological digestion within your septic tank and allow you to need more frequent cleaning. Avoid disposing of items such as cotton swabs, cigarette butts, sanitary napkins, grease for the best of your ability.

Some other things may unavoidably damage your septic systems are soaps, household cleaners, and also the oils from your bodies. There is no way around disposing of these wastes but by looking after your septic system regularly you’ll be able to maintain your system within an ecological balance. Bleach can be a necessary household sanitizer and cleaner that is very harsh on your system. Undoubtedly, bleach will kill healthy bacteria. Another way to keep your septic tank is to apply a septic tank cleaner containing bacteria and enzymes within two days of using such harsh chemicals. This will replace the bacteria that was damaged and be sure that your septic continues to breakdown waste.

Septic tanks just weren’t designed to be pumped out. When you pump out your tank the ecological cycle is disrupted, The lines going to your tank plus your leaching field are in jeopardy as the healthy bacteria are removed from the centre of this cycle, leaving top and back ends of the system affected. If your municipality passes laws requiring one to pump out your tank, by using a septic treatment product containing bacteria and enzymes will put your whole body back balance. Choosing a septic tank maintenance product which will assist the natural decomposition of waste, is the foremost strategy to be sure that your septic system operates properly. If your municipality passes laws requiring that you create your septic tank, employing a septic product containing bacteria and enzymes will but your whole body back in balance.

Maintaining your septic system which has a septic treatment merchandise that contains bacteria will first clean the body while eliminating pump-outs. If you aren’t creating a problem i am not saying you should not sustain your system. Using a septic cleaning method is more cost efficient than septic tank repairs.


On Memorial Day weekend, 2002, we noticed a strong septic odor in the yard. I traced the odor down to the septic tank. After digging up the cover and removing it I soon discovered that the tank was completely full of wastewater. I frantically called in the experts including pumpers, system installer and soil testers. I heard comments like “sorry I Cesspool Inspection When Buying a House Fairlawn OH 44334 can’t help you”, “we can try jetting the lines”, “we can put a new system in that will be much better”, “your lucky it lasted this long”. Well, after these comments and the $15,000 bid to replace the system, not including the tree removal (another $2,500), landscape restoration (another $2,000) and staircase/deck demolition and rebuild (another $3,500) I decided that there Fairlawn OH 44334 MUST be a better solution! The quest began and the rest is history!

Understanding Your Septic System

If you are like me and the rest of the world, you probably had no idea on how your septic system works. You may have learned from your parents that the system should be pumped regularly, or maybe you learned that they never need pumping! There Vacuum Trucks and Their Versatility! Fairlawn are many wives tales about putting a dead chicken in the tank every so often, or yeast cakes, “magic” bugs, etc. If you added any one of these remedies, “your septic system would last forever and it would have an infinite life expectancy”! If you’re reading this article you now know that these wives tales simply aren’t true!

Your septic system is Fairlawn 44334 a combination of a mechanical and biological system.
The mechanical portions of modern systems are very durable. Materials like concrete, PVC plastic, fired clay pipe will last a long time under ground. Materials like steel and cast iron and asphalitic pipe are not very common anymore and most of these material have failed and been replaced with newer durable materials.

The biological Fairlawn portion of your systems is generally robust, however it can be upset by abuse such as system overloading and dumping excess materials into the system for which it is not designed to handle such as paint materials, thinners, bleach, anti-bacterial products, and non-organic materials such as wrappers, cigarette butts, etc.

In the perfect world the biological process is 100% efficient. By this Fairlawn 44334 time in your life I am sure you have come to realize that we live in a less than perfect world and therefore things in our life crop up that we must deal with! This topic is no ones favorite and you have probably learned more about your septic system in the past few weeks than you wanted.

Perceived Solutions

The problems in Fairlawn OH 44334 our lives usually occur at the least opportune moment. They may be financial, timing or personal grief. Unfortunately we must use the cards we are dealt. In the case of your septic system we must rely on the local “experts”. Again, unfortunately, the local “experts” may have limited knowledge on subjects beyond their respective profession. The pumpers are great at pumping, Fairlawn OH 44334 the plumbers are great at plumbing and the installers are great at installing. Most likely, none of these contractors fully understand both the mechanical and biological process. Because of this, they attempt to sell you their service or solution, none of which will ultimately solve your septic system problem. Out of frustration, you turn to the internet to begin research on Fairlawn your own. A quick “Google” search leads you to hundreds of web pages that make claims of solving your septic system problem forever. These companies can supply the magic “bugs” or “chemical” that you simply flush down the drain and your problems are solved! If you read on you will fully understand why the aforementioned “solutions” will not resolve your septic Fairlawn OH 44334 system problem.

How Your Septic System Works
There are many design variations of septic systems. While the systems may be somewhat different, they all perform the same basic function. That is, to process raw sewage into a cleaner effluent that can be evenly distributed beneath the ground and blended with the groundwater as not to create a health hazard. The basic components Fairlawn 44334 of the system are the inlet pipe, the septic tank, the outlet pipe and an absorption component. The waste stream is almost always in motion. As an example, when a toilet is flushed in a house, approximately 3 gallons of water and waste flows into the outlet pipe connected to the septic tank. The equal amount of waste (3 gallons) then Fairlawn 44334 flows out of the septic tank through the outlet pipe to the absorption component. The equal amount of waste (3 gallons) flows through the absorption unit into the ground.

The Treatment Process
The wastewater first enters the tank from the home. The wastewater is held in the tank for approximately 2 days. During the holding period the anaerobic bacteria breakdown the organic Fairlawn material in the wastewater and reduce the “strength” of the wastewater by about 40%. As explained above, when the 3 gallons of wastewater enters the tank it displaces 3 gallons of wastewater through the outlet pipe. Because of the separation distance between the inlet and outlet pipes the wastewater that is closer to the outlet pipe has been in the tank Fairlawn 44334 the longest period and therefore is the cleanest. This cleaner water (still containing 60% of its’ original organic material) flows out into the distribution field for further treatment. After a short period of time a layer begins to form at the bottom of the gravel bed. This layer is known as the biomat. The biomat is made of anaerobic bacteria and Fairlawn OH 44334 its by-product, a black slimy substance. The slimy substance protects the bacteria from oxygen. If the anaerobic bacteria were to come in contact with oxygen it would quickly die. Because the biomat is a living organism, it requires a food source. The food source is the organic material dissolved or suspended in the water coming from the septic tank. The biomat Fairlawn is not a “bad” thing. Its purpose is to further clean the wastewater to remove the additional 60% of organic material. The anaerobic bacteria (biomat) are rather slow to digest the organic material. The by-product of the anaerobic bacteria also closes some of the soil pores resulting in a reduction in flow of the water through it. This enables the anaerobic Fairlawn OH 44334 bacteria sufficient time to clean the wastewater. The result is very clean water entering the water table which eventually mixes with ground water.

The Septic System Aging Process
As discussed earlier, the mechanical portion of your septic system is very durable. A common repair after many years with some systems may be the repair or replacement of the inlet and or the Fairlawn OH 44334 outlet baffle. Other than that nothing should need service. However, your system does age biologically.

When your septic system is new it has much more water dispersion capacity than you will use. Over time, the biomat matures clogging the soil pores excessively. Eventually, the biomat seals off the bottom of the field and the wastewater begins to “pond” in the gravel bed Fairlawn beneath the ground. The water begins to be absorbed through the side walls of the gravel bed. The biomat continues to mature and grows up the side walls and eventually to the surface, or near the surface. This IS the reason why your system does not function as it did when it was new. At some point you will be putting Fairlawn more wastewater into the system than the field has the ability to disperse. This results in ponding on the surface of your yard, elevated tank levels, ponding on the surface of your yard above the septic tank, or sewage back-ups into the house. You could experience one or any combination of these situations.

Perceived Cause/Remedy of Problem
Roots – roots are seldom Fairlawn OH 44334 an issue regardless what you are told. For the roots to cause a problem, they would have to fill all of the perforation holes in the pipe system.

Conclusion: This scenario is not likely. Less than 0.5% (1 out of 200) system that experience problems are related to roots.

Insufficient Bacteria in System – The bacteria population in your system is self regulating. Fairlawn As more wastewater (“food” for bacteria) enters the septic tank the bacteria population count increases very rapidly. As the wastewater (“food” for bacteria) flow decreases the population decreases. As an example, when you go on vacation the wastewater flow to the tank stops. The bacteria will digest their food. When the food is gone, the bacteria begin to starve and die Fairlawn OH 44334 off. By the time you return from vacation, the bacteria count is low. As wastewater enters the tank the bacteria population count increases rapidly until it balances with the amount of available “food”.

Conclusion: The only way for a system to become unbalanced would be an event that killed the septic tank bacteria such as excessive use of solvent chemicals, bleach, anti-bacterial Fairlawn 44334 products, chemotherapy drugs, etc. A system will handle any of these substances in moderate amounts. Therefore, if you don’t abuse your system you will not need to add bacteria.

“Special” Bacteria are Required – There are hundreds of brands of septic tank additives on the market today. Many have powerful claims such as “If you use our product you’ll never have to Fairlawn pump your septic tank again” “Our product liquefies the waste”, “4 Billion cfu/gm” “Special enzymes that breakdown the solids”, etc. Many have claims of “money-back guarantee” and “easy to use, just flush down the commode”, “No more odors”, etc. Typically, the bigger the hype the higher the price. Generally speaking, the packaging and marketing costs are far greater than the manufacturing Fairlawn 44334 cost of the “active” material. These companies can afford many customer returns and still maintain a substantial profit. Some will even convince you into accepting more of their product in lieu of returning your money. Most people become frustrated and tired and give up trying to get their $200 back! These bacterial “cocktails” typically contain aerobic, anaerobic and facultative bacteria. The Fairlawn aerobic require oxygen to live, the anaerobic must live in an oxygen free environment (septic) and the facultative can survive in either condition by metamorphosis from anaerobic to aerobic. As mentioned earlier, your system is operating in a “septic” anaerobic condition. The aerobic bacteria in the cocktail die rapidly after entering the septic tank because there is no oxygen in the Fairlawn system. The facultative bacteria change to anaerobic bacteria by metamorphosis and the anaerobic survive well. As you learned in the “Septic System Aging Process” above, the CAUSE of your septic system failure is that there is a significant build-up of anaerobic bacteria in your septic field known as the bio-mat. You also learned above that you cannot add more bacteria than Fairlawn available food.

Conclusion: Simply adding more of the same type of bacteria that is already causing problems with your system will have no positive impact!

Frequent Pumping – Many pumpers will gladly pump your system anytime you call them. It can take weeks for the bacteria in a septic tank to re-populate and stabilize. During this period, the wastewater is not being fully Fairlawn treated and very strong wastewater is flowing to the field. The added “food” in this wastewater allows the accelerated growth of the bio-mat.

Conclusion: Frequent pumping can do more harm than good because the wastewater flowing to the field has more “food” in it because the system is not been given adequate time to stabilize. Short term you will get some relief Fairlawn until the tank fills again.

The REAL Solution to Resolving Your Septic System Problems

By now you should understand how your septic system works and why it fails. You should also be able to identify the fact from the fiction coming from the local “expert” or the savvy internet marketing web site that prey on desperate homeowners needs. You will now learn about Fairlawn OH 44334 a little known technology that is scientifically based, has over 100 years of application history, has over a 95% success rate, requires no excavation, requires no chemicals or additives and boasts a 100% money-back guarantee.

This process is called “Aerobic Bio-Remediation”. The process, application and the equipment has been developed and introduced by Aero-Stream®, LLC. Additionally, the process has been awarded a Fairlawn U.S. Patent!

The Technology: The aerobic treatment of wastewater has been in use for more than 100 years. Nearly every municipal wastewater treatment plant utilizes aerobic treatment as one of their primary treatment process. This process is robust, fast and efficient at cleaning the wastewater. Aero-Stream® applies this same technology to your current septic system with virtually no significant change to your Fairlawn OH 44334 components or systems. Just as the large municipal wastewater treatment plants do, the aerobic treatment of the wastewater in your septic tank is processesed to reduce the strength of the organic material leaving the tank by some 70% – 80%. Because the food source for the biomat is significantly reduced the biomat begins to starve and die. When the biomat dies, Fairlawn it breaks down and becomes permeable again. In addition to the starvation of the biomat, the oxygen rich laden water with aerobic bacteria flows into the field. The aerobic bacteria also have an appetite for the biomat further reducing the bio-mat.

The Success Rate: The Aero-Stream® process equipment has been installed across the U.S. in nearly every type of system configuration and Fairlawn 44334 soil type. The process boasts a 95% success rate! The most common reason for unsuccessful remediation is the lack of adequate time for the remediation to occur. Homeowners want or need their system repaired quickly. Even though the Aero-Stream® process shows significant results in 6 -8 weeks, sometimes that is not fast enough!

The Cost: The Aero-Stream® process and equipment is substantially Fairlawn 44334 less expensive than any other proven solution. When comparing the typical Aero-Stream® installation to the lowest cost absorption field replacement, the Aero-Stream® solution is 85% less expensive. When compared to the average cost absorption field, the Aero-Stream® solution is 90% less expensive, and 93% less expensive on a high cost absorption field replacement.

Figuring Out The Size Of Septic Tanks in the Fairlawn Area

The wastewater are treated in addition to cleared before it is released within the environment. The septic tanks have a very vital contributing part inside the protection of surrounding environment from pollution and groundwater contamination. Septic product is useful to dispose the wastewater effectively in order that it will not likely bring about danger to folks in addition to the environment. The wastes include bacteria that can cause diseases to folks just in case they’re not treated properly. In case the homeowners don’t want to be influenced by all of these illnesses and pollution and the other need to know what sort of tanks function.

The septic product is made of either concrete or plastic and fibreglass. They are put underground in addition to have two openings. The inlet opening enables the movement from the wastewater from your house to penetrate the septic system. The outlet opening functions as the conveyor of liquid to the drainfield. Inside the septic system, the natural bacteria works continuously as incoming waste materials are delivered inside septic system. The bacteria digest and decompose the solid wastes and turn them into liquid or gaseous form. Since not every wastes are decomposed, they will be settled at the bottom of the tank and grow as sludge.

The measurement with the tanks is going to be dependant on the complete number of individuals who live within the house. To be able to estimate the measurement with the tanks base for the volume of waste materials discharged in the tanks, 2700 liters capacity of tanks must be installed for 720 liters of water daily. 2,900 liters capacity of tanks is required for 900 liters of wastewater disposed for any day. A 3080 liters capacity of tanks must be constructed for 1080 liters of wastewater released daily and 3400 liters sizes of tanks is essential for 1440 liters of wastewater released on a daily basis.

If you compute how big tanks needed base on the total number of rooms in the house the very least height and width of tanks for 2 bedroom home is 2700 liters capacity. For 3 bedroom home, the size in the tanks ought to be 2900 liters. The size required to get a four bedroom property is 3080 liters along with for the 5 bedroom house, the capacity with the tanks needs to be 3260 liters. This will be the ideal sized tanks that must be installed for each and every given requirements.

While picking out the measurement of septic tanks has become significant, one more thing which must be considered may be the maintenance with the septic tanks. No matter the size with the septic tanks, it should be emptied as well as pumped out once every less than six years in order to slow up the risk of major repairs or replacements. You must take care of the septic tanks so it will be going to function effectively and may serve that function of what exactly it’s done for in the very long time.

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