Sometimes when I am outside I can smell the septic system. Is this a
sign of impending doom or just related to all the rain that we have
had? The condition seems to be worse when I run the washing machine
and when the lawn is cut and the sun is out the smell is gone.
There are no soggy sections in the lawn. Usually have the septic
serviced every 2 years or so.
treat your tank with one of many available treatments... the chemistry
may be a little out of whack... I'm assuming that it doesn't need to be
pumped (when is the last time it was emptied?)
Most "treatments" are fraudulent, a septic tank and drainage bed should get
everything it needs from regular use. Too many chemicals or chlorine can
help kill a septic tank. Most treatments that are sold to improve a septic
tank action actually churn up the solids at the bottom so that they transfer
and plug up the drainage bed.
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