Unfortunately, due to a lack of enforcement and homeowner education, septic systems often go for years without proper or any maintenance at all. The effects of this are very obvious and too often found during an inspection.
Depending on the stage of deterioration found, there is often maintenance, repairs (remediation) and improvements that can bring the system back on line and function as was intended by its design and the regulations of its day.
A proper (a) maintenance assessment (b) remediation (c) maintenance plan (d) then ongoing maintenance & monitoring can often add an estimated 50% increased lifespan to a system. This is truly an area of life where a couple thousand dollars spent today can save tens of thousands tomorrow.
When it comes to remediating aging septic systems there are various techniques & technologies often used, some of which may be no more than a Band-Aid. It’s important to start by properly assessing the system to gauge its state and make informed decisions as to the likelihood of continued success.
The remediation techniques that we believe in are simply used to bring the system back on line and help it function as it was intended.