A septic system system not being over used has time for bacteria to digest the solids entering the tank. This septic tank belongs to the home of one resident. She rarely uses bleach. This home owner refuses to use cleaning products that are not 'septic safe'. Nothing but biodegradable material enters the tank. The age of the system is more than 40 years old. However, it is still easy to see the signs of hydraulic sulfide gases. Notice the bubbles on the surface of the effluent.
So, is a perfectly maintained and properly used septic system safe from failure? The answer is no. One still needs to be concerned for the effects of hydraulic sulfide gases. These gases are corrosive and cause decay to the concrete components of a septic system.
Aside from the hydraulic sulfide gases in this effluent, the system is perfectly maintained and there should be no concern for failure. However, it is necessary to rid the system of the gases which will eventually lead to a collapse given enough time. This is what Title V (Septic System and Ground Treated Water Regulations) inspectors are looking for. There is only one thing left for this person to do for a perfectly maintained septic system to reach maximum years of use. Convert to Aerobic Bacteria. Click here for more information and to watch a video explaining Pirana Systems.