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Leach Field Odors

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leach fieldĀ odors are usually the first sign that your septic tank and leach field is starting to fail. Septic tanks should be pumped and inspected every 1 to 4 years depending on the amount of use and the number of people living in the home. Septic systems are designed based upon the number of bedrooms and the square feet of a home. So, if you live in a three bedroom home and you have 9 people living in the home,…

Septic Field Smells

Septic field smells and odors are becoming more common in residential drain fields due to harsh chemicals and the wide spread use of antibacterial cleaning products. Antibacterial hand soaps, wipes and shampoos kill off the coli form beneficial bacteria our bodies produce. These natural occurring bacteria are essential in the septic tank digestion process reducing solids and septic smells before they flow out into the drain field clogging drain field lines. Drain field odors are typically due to a wet…

Septic Tank Odors and Flood Zones

For home owners living in a flood zone, the possibility of flooding will always exist as it currently does for residence along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Protecting your septic system is just one of the issues concerning these residences. Never pump out a septic tank before or during a flood. The system can become lighter then the water and the soil around the system, causing the septic tank to float and rise out of the ground. Pumping a septic…

Septic Tank Drain Field Odors

Septic tank systems and their drain field have been utilized as waste water treatment plants for years, safely disposing of odor causing residential waste water generated by homeowners living in rural areas with limited access to city sewer systems. Wet, soggy lawns and strong septic odors over your septic tank and drain field area is a sure sign that your septic system may be failing. Extremely healthy looking green grass over the drain field is also an indication that your…