Not all houses use Municipal sewer systems for their needs; some houses use Septic Systems as an alternative for wastewater disposal. Septic systems are underground waste treatment systems that work within a complex system to dispose of the waste of the house.
Typically, a Septic system comprises a septic tank, a distribution box, and drain lines that contain gravel or crushed rock. A Septic tank holds water long enough to separate oil and solid waste from the water so that it can send it to the distribution box which as the name suggests distributes the water to the pipelines that dispose of the water into the ground for purification.
A Septic tank may vary in size and design due to the size of the house, its geographical location, soil type, the slope of the land, and many other factors.
A septic system cannot work properly if one of its components derails from its job, hence a Drainfield Restoration is imminent for the smooth running of the system.
Ways to restore a Septic system are given below:
Biological, organic, or inorganic additives can be used to functionalize a drain field. Many additives might contain acidic components in them which might lead to the corrosion process of the septic tank but these additives make the separation of the oils, sludge, and water easier and that is the main reason why they are used.
The most recommended additive type is biological as they are less harmful and are equally effective. These are less harmful than others.
Aerobic Septic System
When Septic systems age with time and are not effective with the anaerobic area because they are clogged it is a reliable option to turn to Aerobic mechanisms to help unclog the drains as the pumps provide oxygen necessary for the bacteria to digest faster and make the system functional again.
A pump of air is used to unclog the pipes so that the distribution of water can be done efficiently, this process is 20 percent faster than the regular bacteria.
It happens often that the drain field can not be restored by any means and then needs to be completely reinstalled. The pipes sometimes are so clogged that there is no hope for them. Such fields must be disconnected from the Septic tank and a new field must be installed in its place.
This can cost a lot of money to the installer so contacting the right person for the job is necessary. Make sure you weigh all the possibilities before getting a new drain field installed. The second drain field can be connected to the same septic tank and it will be good to go.
If you face problems with your drain field you must contact the professional to handle it and take their advice on it. The chances are a professional will be able to judge the situation better and would be able to propose a better solution for your drain field problem.