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Septic tank backed up due to a clogged filter

Septic tank backed up due to a clogged filter

Here is a friendly tip if you’re backed up in an emergency.  This home has a 2 compartment septic tank and an outlet filter that screens the effluent going to the drainfield.  This filter should be cleaned annually.  There is diaper wipes in this tank, so we pumped it out the same day. In the video I pulled the filter out and put it back in right away, didn’t want to send too much unscreened effluent to the drainfield.  I…

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Sewage backing up out of the drainfield

Sewage backing up out of the drainfield

Here is a couple of pictures of sewage backing up out of the drainfield.  It is full of bacteria and pathogens. That is what is making that black tar color.  This has been going on for some time.  It kinda dries up in the summer but it’s still smelly and gross.  And is contaminating surface to ground water.   This drainfield needs dug up and find out what’s going on.  Chances are this drainfield has reached the end of it’s…

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Muffin Monster Sewage Garbage Separator

Muffin Monster Sewage Garbage Separator

Here is a video with Mike Rowe with Dirty Jobs.  He is showing the latest and greatest tool added to our wastewater treatment plants.  Reason, people are flushing garbage into their septic tanks.  I know what you are thinking, “who would throw garbage down their toilet?”  I know, right?  But its a problem that destroys their process at the wastewater treatment plant.  You know, those giant tanks of sewage alongside the freeway.  Yep, those.  Now they pull samples out of…

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Update Competitor wrote up system failure Final

Update Competitor wrote up system failure Final

This is the final update on our earleir mentioned competitor wrote up system failure.   This was our first time on site. Here is the link for the second update for when we came back after our initial repairs.  Reason being.  The tank was missing a lid, but we didn’t want to put any money in that old septic tank, unless we knew the drainfield repairs were going to work.  They worked great, drainfield has been taking waste water and…

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