WHAT CAUSES SEPTIC TANK ODORS AND CLOGGED LEACH FIELD PROBLEMS?
Every day, a septic system receives a heavy dose of soap, grease, feces, toilet paper, food residues, detergents, sanitizers, etc.
If the wastewater is not properly treated in the septic tank, suspended particles will be sent to the leaching field and will gradually form a black sludge.
This sludge, called “biomat”, is watertight and will reduce the rate of infiltration of wastewater into the receiving soil.
When the wastewater can no longer penetrate the soil normally, the leaching bed is said to be clogged.
This is when septic tank problems start to appear.