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Can Septic Systems be Repaired?

If your septic system or AWTS is performing poorly it can certainly be repaired, but it’s best to be sure of what’s wrong with it before embarking down the route of expensive repairs and costly callouts.

The first and most important thing to determine is whether your system is performing poorly because of a biological problem or a physical problem. Biological problems are to do with the beneficial bacteria your system needs to digest waste and can be fixed quickly and easily. Whereas physical problems are to do with your system’s tank, pump, baffles or leach field and can run into the thousands.

Biological Repair

The optimal function of your wastewater system revolves around beneficial bacteria that produce enzymes to break up waste into smaller particles which the bacteria then digest. Without sufficient populations of these beneficial bacteria your system will perform poorly and odours and blockages will soon follow.

This is the most common reason for septic systems or AWTS to have odours or blockages but is easily solved. Biological stimulant based wastewater treatment products allow beneficial bacteria to rapidly repopulate to effective levels and will restore your system’s optimal biological conditions.

If your system requires the addition of bacteria you can add specialty bacteria cultures which are used to kickstart your system.

EcoCare Activator is used to quickly restore and maintain healthy populations of beneficial bacteria within your system and ensure that it stays at peak performance.

The LD Kit is used to repair the biological conditions and unblock your leach drain. It contains our biological stimulants along with specialty bacteria to digest grease and fats which are a common cause of leach drain blockages.

EcoCare GT Plus - remove excess fat, oil and grease in grease traps

GT Plus introduces specialty bacteria which digest the waste in your grease trap – effectively turning it from a holding tank into a treatment unit.

Physical Repair

If you’ve determined that the problem with your system is not biological, then you likely have a physical problem with one or more components of your system.

The most common physical issues are to do with the following system components:

  • Pipes/Lines
  • Baffles
  • Tanks
  • Pumps
  • Filters
  • Leach field

Repairing or replacing system components should be a last resort as the costs can range from the hundreds to tens of thousands.

To find out more about how we can guarantee your system gets back to peak performance, please get in touch with us. Here are what some of our happy, long-term customers are saying.

We have been using the product for over 15 years in our septic system and have had our system pumped out once in all that time and were told our system was the cleanest they had ever had to service.

Gerry Kelly

I love it, I clean everything with it. We have been using it for 11 years and only pumped out once, we where told it was so healthy.

Michelle Wright

We have two septic systems, both treated with EcoCare. Systems have remained trouble free and have not required to be pumped out since we started using the product 12 years ago.. An excellent product.

Bryant Ham

Provides the result that we hope for quickly and easily. No mess, no fuss, no smell, in fact the smell from our grease trap disappears. Our system has not been pumped out a decade or more.

Larry Greetham

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