Replacing a septic system does not have to be the answer to restoration of a failed or failing system. Without the high cost and destructive process of excavating, Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning has the means of saving your septic system. This is accomplished by installing one of the various types of Pirana Aerobic Bacterial Generators from Pirana, LLC. Traditionally, septic systems store waste water in a tank (septic tank) where ‘anaerobic’ bacteria slowly digest the solid waste. Because traditional septic systems are powered by anaerobic bacteria, traditional septic systems will fail, given enough time. In some cases, it is 30 – 50 years. In others, less than 15 years before an anaerobic septic system fails. Currently, the national average for the life span of a septic system is 20 years. What causes septic system failure is the same action by which they are intended to work. Anaerobic bacterial action…. Anaerobic bacteria takes a much longer time period to digest waste. The waste is broken down and will find its way to the leach field where it must be consumed by more anaerobic action. This is where the failing system originates. Anaerobic bacteria produces a slime which protects the bacteria. However, this also makes the process of disposing effluent into the earth very difficult. Over time, this slime will increase, making your leach field very sluggish. One other negative bi-product is “Bio-mat” (biological material). The bio-mat fills the soil, inhibiting the soil from absorbing effluent sent from the septic tank.
By installing a Pirana Bacteria Generation System, restoration of a failed or failing septic system begins with “aerobic bacteria” (bacteria requiring oxygen). Aerobic bacteria will colonize in the aerated environment we create in the septic tank. Now, the aerobic bacteria consumes the waste in the tank and continues in the effluent in the drain field. In the drain field, or leach field, the aerobic bacteria will feed off of the bio-mat, restoring absorption. There are similar systems available for installation. However, a Pirana brand aerobic bacterial generator uses a special blend of facultative anaerobe. Essentially, a micro-organism that has the ability to switch between the oxygenated state and an oxygen depleted environment. When oxygen is not available, the anaerobe will strip the oxygen atom from a carbon molecule the anaerobe encounters (like taking a breath) and go back to work as an aggressive "aerobic" bacteria. In order to produce aerobic bacteria, it must have oxygen and a food source. The food source is easy enough to comprehend in origin. However, oxygen must be supplied. This is really the bulk of the work in converting from ‘anaerobic’ to aerobic. We must pump air in and diffuse the air to provide a supporting, oxygen saturation content for the aerobic bacteria. By installing an air line, diffuser created by Pirana and an air pump, Pirana systems have the ability to sustain and colonize the tank with aerobic bacteria. Aside from facultative bacteria coming from waste, The Pirana unit is packaged with a supply of bacteria to jump start the system. Pirana systems provide several benefits:
It may have taken 20 years for the septic system to fail. In most cases, the restoration of the leach field is not over night. However, be assured, if you can see changes in the tank within a 30 day period, you have an indication of what is taking place in the leach field. Restoration! Remember, particulate biological matter will traverse to the leach field in the same manner an anaerobic system sends bio-logical matter to the leach field. But, so will the facultative anaerobes. The digestive system will continue in the leach field. And, you have the benefit of restoring the leaching ability of the soil.
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The above drawing illustrates how Pirana distributes warm air into the septic system. For many homes throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, frozen septic systems occurred due to an unusual, but growing trend to have the leach field and inlet line swallowed up in a developing frost line. The normal depth of a frost line in New England is 3 feet. During 2015, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have had frost as deep as 5 feet. If you are reading this, and have a failed leach field or a failed septic system, be assured, there is no need to spend tens of thousands of dollars to have your failed leach field and failed septic system working entirely as they are expected. All systems will respond immediately. Reversing the failed leach field can take a very short time, as in the case of the system these photos were taken from. Or, the leach field may not recover for up to a year. However, we can guarantee arrested development as the system recovers will begin immediately. The State of Massachusetts acknowledges this on the Mass.gov Department of Environmental Protection
approved methods of remediation. Search “SepTech/Pirana System [formerly Aquaworx Remediator] The Pirana technology is being used in 48 states and 14 countries.