What We Do
A & H Properties is a company that prides itself on the quality of our workmanship and determination to have affordable and competitive pricing while catering to our clients’ needs. We are a small business with the owners overseeing all of the ongoing work in the field, exceeding our clients’ expectations. providing management and inspection services in a range of property requirements, our firm is always one step ahead of the rest.
Certified Home and Septic Sytem Testing,Inspection,Repair and Installation, Proerty Management, Water Testing, Radon Water and Air Testing, Thermal Camera Inspections, Carbon Monoxide Testing, Lead Paint Testing and, Roof Inspection, HUD 203K Consultation, Concrete Crack Repair, Bank and Morgage Company Property Preservation, House Jacking and * NOW MINIMAL IMPACT LOGGING*
How Septic Aeration Works
In a conventional septic system, the microorganisms in the septic tank are anaerobic (without oxygen).
A septic tank aerator restores and repairs septic system drain field problems by introducing dissolved oxygen into the tank changing it from an anaerobic atmosphere to an aerobic atmosphere. This allows the more aggressive and effective aerobic microorganisms to exist in the tank. Under these conditions the treatment in the tank is greatly increased and effluent leaving the tank is much cleaner which in turn takes the load off the soil treatment area. Also the cleaner effluent now contains dissolved oxygen which in turn begins to consume the biomat that has grown so thick it blocks the effluent from being absorbed in the leach field.
Aerobic vs Anaerobic Systems
The waste matter in a septic system breaks up when naturally occurring bacteria eat the organic material in waste water. Adding a septic aerator promotes the development of naturally-occurring aerobic bacteria as a means of processing effluent. These aerobic microbes are the cause septic aeration works so well. Microbes prefer aerobic conditions to anaerobic conditions. As shown in image on the left, aerobic bacteria (microorganisms that consume both organic matter and oxygen) are fifty times bigger and much more effective than anaerobic bacteria at consuming organic matter. When dissolved oxygen is introduced (septic aerator), microorganisms in decaying organic matter devour oxygen dissolved in the water. The more dissolved oxygen the septic aerator can introduce the more aerobic microbes can live to consume organic matter.
Since the biomat is alive, its balance can be upset. Septic tank problems can result in an excess of organic material (food) to the biomat organisms, causing excessive growth and, therefore, reduced the ability of the waste water from the septic tank to penetrate the biomat and enter the ground. In the saturated state the soils aerobic conditions no longer exist, and controlled breakdown of the biomat by aerobic soil bacteria will no longer occur .
When the biomat has grown too thick and dense, and the effluent sent to the drain field will quickly and easily exceed the amount that can filter through the biomat. The result is excessive ponding in the trenches, backflow into the septic tank (and possibly also into the house), and surfacing of effluent above ground over the drain field causing wet spots and rapid grass growth, in other words "septic system failure."
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A Few Septic Systems Done In The Past
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