What is a septic system?

A septic system usually connected to the drainage pipes outside of a building consists of a holding tank and leaching drain field to dispose of domestic or commercial sewage o (MORE)

What cleaners are safe for septic septic systems?

Usually cleaners that are marked all-natural or bio-degradable. For clogging, slow drains, drain field failure visible by wet spots in your yard, use the all-natural advanced (MORE)

What could be wrong with my septic system. I had a new system installed 6wks ago. Now for the past month when the water is run I get a sewer gas smell in the house that will go away within 5 min?

It depends upon the venting that is used, look for your vent pipeson the roof and see if any are close to open windows. If you find aparticularly close vent pipe (and you home (MORE)

How is a septic system powered?

Many septic systems are 'passive'. That is, the final waste water runs by gravity to a field downhill. In the powered system a pump is in the final chamber, switched by a floa (MORE)

How does a septic system operate?

Everything from toilet or kitchen sink to laundry washing machine discharge into sewer line than exit the house , from there go into whats called the holding tank there everyt (MORE)

Can they make you upgrade the septic system if there is nothing wrong with it?

By they, I assume you mean city, county or state government. Itwould vary depending on where you live. If there is no problem,seepage or something to indicate there is a probl (MORE)