A method called manual aeration involves physically adding air to a septic system in an effort to enhance system performance. Usually, an air pump or other apparatus linked to the septic tank or drain field is used for this.
By introducing more oxygen into the septic system, manual aeration aims to enhance the system’s performance.
Because it aids in the breakdown of organic matter and encourages the development of helpful bacteria, oxygen is a crucial component in the treatment of wastewater. Manual aeration can increase the effectiveness of the septic system and lower the likelihood of issues like clogs, backups, and odors by adding more oxygen to the system.
For septic systems that are malfunctioning or suffering issues, manual aeration is frequently employed as a maintenance or troubleshooting procedure.
It should be used in conjunction with other measures including routine inspections, repairs, and the use of suitable bacteria and enzymes to guarantee the system is operating effectively. It is not a replacement for proper septic system maintenance and care.