Septic Aerator Repair
A septic aerator is a pump that oxygenates a septic tank to increase bacterial activity, helping break down solids more effectively. This mechanism needs to be maintained and treated with professional care. Otherwise, it could become susceptible to serious malfunctions.
The Cause of Aerator Malfunction
When most septic aerators malfunction, they’ll sound an alarm so that the resident knows something isn’t operating properly. Much like a check engine light on your vehicle, this alarm doesn’t mean you should run away from your property out of caution, it just means your septic aerator isn’t quite working to its fullest and you should contact Mountain Septic for a maintenance check-up. Here are a few reasons your septic aerator might need repair:
- Clogged Filter: Many homeowners don’t realize that the aerator has a filter that should be cleaned or replaced every six months. Neglecting the filter will cause it to clog, reducing the aerator’s ability to pump air into the tank.
- Old Unit: Though an aerator is built to last, sometimes weather and other uncontrollable factors contribute to its failure. It’s possible that if you’ve had your system for more than five years, it might be time for a few repairs.
- Power Outages: Since aerators run constantly to provide oxygen for the aerobic septic system, when a power outage occurs, the aerator is unable to keep operating as it should. Once power is turned back on, sometimes the unit still malfunctions. If so, it will need repairs before it’s able to bring the system oxygen again.
Septic aerators offer a lot of benefits to any Colorado property owner. Whether it’s the environmental friendliness or the cost efficiency of the system, it will allow your family to become a representative for the future of septic technology. However, these state-of-the-art septic aerators must be maintained so they can continue to serve your household for decades to come.
At Mountain Septic, our team of professionals can assess any septic aerator, run diagnostics, and assist with the necessary maintenance and repairs. For additional information on septic aerator repair services, fill out our online contact formtoday!
How to Keep Your Septic System in Good Condition
The key to keeping your septic system healthy and in good condition is regular inspections and routine maintenance. According to EPA guidance, septic systems should be professionally inspected at a minimum of every three years. They also recommend that your system be pumped every three to five years. However, depending on the type of septic system you have, the age of your system, and its current condition, you may want to have this done more frequently. Professional septic inspections are an important preventative measure you can take to avoid unexpected repair problems.
Our septic inspections are incredibly thorough and include:
- A thorough visual inspection of your septic system, including the drainage field, for any signs of damage or drainage issues
- Water level check inside of your tank, including a look at the sludge and scum layers inside your tank
- A detailed review of your system’s parts and operation, including an overview of the current condition of your septic tank
- Specific checks to ensure there are no backflow issues
If your system is older, or if you are experiencing chronic issues, you may wish to have it inspected more often. Speak with our team of septic experts to find out how often your system should be inspected. Our goal is to ensure that your system is operating safely and efficiently, and our technicians will always provide you with the honest, straightforward advice you need.
We Go Above and Beyond
At Mountain Septic, we know how stressful it can be to deal with a septic problem. When you hire us, we work tirelessly to ensure that your problem is repaired correctly the first time. We also know how important that it is that your system gets back up and running quickly. Our septic repair team in Durango works efficiently without ever cutting corners. When it comes to reliability, quality of work, and professionalism, Mountain Septic can’t be beat.
Don’t delay; discuss your problem with a seasoned professional today. Call us at (970) 238-7884 or send us a message online.