Why Your Septic System Eventually Fails

Biomat Formation:

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Simply put, biomat formation in the drainfield is the reason your septic tank drainfield eventually fails. Ironically, the very bacteria that provides the septic tank effluent final treatment ultimately causes the drainfield to fail yielding it unusable to the homeowner. Yes, the wastewater backs up into the home or breaks out onto the soil surface or both.

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