Septic Drain Field Problems?
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is estimated that as many as 25% of septic drain fields nationwide are not operating as designed, and are failing. According to the EPA most septic system failures occur in the drain field.
For example, there are thousands of onsite sewage systems in Oklahoma and each year many of these systems fail due to a saturated drain field. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) works approximately 6000 environmental complaints each year, 2000 of these complaints concern failing septic systems.
Soil Restoration Technologies developed a product called Sep2Max, a liquid polymer that has proven to remedy the problem of septic system failure due to compacted soils within the septic drain fields. This product has been on the market for 15 years, and the results have been unsurpassed.
Soil Compaction – A Common Problem
Soil compaction within the leach field of the onsite sewage site can lessen the septic systems efficiency by 50% and can result in broken components. (Kansas State University)
Simply add Sep2Max into any drain or toilet that leads to the septic system. Most users report a significant improvement within 24-48 hours after application.
Sep2Max Conditions Clay Soils
Sep2Max is an environmentally friendly septic tank additive that increases wastewater flow by conditioning soils within the leach field. Sep2Max increases soil pore space by combining small soil particles into larger ones. Improving soil pore space results in significant increase in wastewater drainage.
Sep2Max facilitates the removal of sodium from the soil that is a primary contributor to soil compaction in clay soils. Introduced sodium passes through the septic system into the drain field. The sources are generally soap, detergents, salt, and even water softeners.
The care of septic systems must involve maintaining percolation of wastewater in the drain field. Sep2Max does not digest or eliminate solids in the septic tank. Please note: Pumping of the septic tank is a required maintenance practice. Sep2Max will start working within 24-48 hours to restore your septic system to optimal efficiency.
Caution: Do not use with septic systems with clay tile laterals!