Author: FixMySeptic

Air compressors and fire ants…

It has been my experience that there are two main reasons for linear air compressors to fail prematurely.  Besides high back pressure (clogged air diffusers) which is the main reason for failure the second most common reason is FIRE ANTS!

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Some settling of contents may occur

Everyone should expect some settling of the soil after digging and back filling a hole in the ground.  This is no different when a new septic system is installed.  Here are some pictures of settling that occurred after a new

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TIP: Does replacing the air diffuser make a difference?

Depending on the brand of your aerobic treatment unit (ATU) there might be the possibility to replace the air diffuser or at least clean it. If you do have the possibility to replace or clean the air diffuser or the

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New installation of a Clearstream all in one aerobic system on video!

Tell us what you think of this video on YouTube.

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What not to do when your septic field fails

Here is an example of what you should not do when your conventional septic field fails and toilets won’t flush.  What you are looking at in the picture below is the 2nd of two 500 gallon septic tanks which make

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Tip: Home warranty, good or bad?

I am not an expert on home warranties but for some they are indispensable for peace of mind.  That being said they aren’t always the best way to go for repairs.  I recently talked with a home owner that has

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Tip: Making it easier to add chlorine tablets to the pump tank.

Many chlorine dispensers are located within the pump tank of an aerobic septic system.  Adding chlorine on a routine basis is tedious and down right troublesome if the lid is secured properly with safety screws. One thing that you can

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Just in time for Halloween! Zombie septic tanks!

Concrete septic tanks can and will float out of the ground under certain conditions.  Here is a photo to act as proof. This is a picture of a septic tank that was buried in the ground and had some soil

How do I fix the bad odor when my septic system sprays?

I have folks say to me when their system sprays smelly water that they just need to add chlorine.  Adding chlorine tablets or liquid bleach will not remove or fix the bad odor.  The chlorine tablets and liquid bleach are

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Bootlegged conventional system 1

Here is what is known in the industry as a bootlegged system. A bootlegged system is a system that has not been properly permitted for one reason or another.  There can be any number of reasons for someone wanting to

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