Fix Septic System

Septic systems are not holes in the ground into which we pour sewage and it magically disappears.
They are biological and mechanical systems and as such they require service and maintenance.
Below is a table of different types of many types of septic systems with the recommended services and frequencies.
Different Systems and the Services They Need:
Septic Systems: Minimum Service & Frequency Recommended:
Check tees, Measure Check pumps,
Treatment Type to baffles, and solids Assess alarms, floats, Check Check Clean Flush Field Check
Disposal Type inserts levels Field sensors, dialer UV * Chlorine * filters * Lines Aeration
Conventional to Gravity 3 years Yearly Yearly N/A N/A N/A Yearly N/A N/A
Conventional to LPD 3 years Yearly Yearly Yearly N/A N/A Yearly Yearly N/A
Conventional to “Smart” Drip 3 years Yearly Yearly Yearly N/A N/A (Automatic) (Automatic) N/A
Aerobic to Gravity 3 years Quarterly Yearly Yearly Quarterly Monthly Yearly N/A Quarterly
Aerobic to LPD 3 years Quarterly Yearly Quarterly Quarterly Monthly Yearly Yearly Quarterly
Aerobic to ”Dumb” Drip 3 years Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly N/A Monthly Monthly Weekly Quarterly
Aerobic to ”Smart” Drip 3 years Quarterly Yearly Quarterly N/A Monthly (Automatic) (Automatic) Quarterly
Aerobic to Spray Yearly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Monthly Monthly Yearly Monthly
Media to Gravity 3 years Yearly Yearly Yearly Yearly Monthly Yearly N/A N/A
Media to LPD 3 years Yearly Yearly Yearly Yearly Monthly Yearly Yearly N/A
Media to ”Dumb” Drip 3 years Yearly Yearly Yearly N/A Monthly Yearly Yearly N/A
Media to “Smart” Drip 3 years Yearly Yearly Yearly N/A Monthly (Automatic) (Automatic) N/A
Media to Spray Yearly Yearly Yearly Yearly Yearly Monthly Yearly Yearly N/A



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