The aerobic bacteria that break down the organic materials in the wastewater may perish in a septic system if oxygen is not added. As a result, the bacterial population in the septic system may become unbalanced, which may result in system failure.
Several issues can arise when a septic system malfunctions, including:
If the septic system isn’t working properly, it could become overcrowded and unable to handle the home’s wastewater. This may result in sewage backing up into the drainfield or septic tank, endangering public health and creating unclean circumstances.
If the septic system isn’t working properly, it could discharge untreated wastewater into the environment, damaging the soil and water nearby. Serious environmental and health effects may result from this.
If the septic system isn’t working properly, it could harm the nearby properties. For instance, sewage spills from septic tanks or drainfields can harm the lawn or landscaping and seep into the home’s foundation, resulting in structural damage.
To make sure that your septic system is operating properly and effectively, it is crucial to maintain it properly. This involves utilizing biodegradable cleaning agents to prevent clogging the drainfield and regularly pumping and maintaining the system to introduce oxygen into the system.
It is a good idea to speak with a septic expert for additional assessment and advice if you are concerned about the state or operation of your septic system.