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AEROBIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

While maintenance procedures vary from one brand of aerobic system to another, all aerobic systems require periodic maintenance to maintain proper function and ensure long life of the components. Additionally, your new aerobic system is required by (Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)) to be maintained and warranted by the installer for two years.

Your Red Dirt Septic technician will service your aerobic system every six months. Servicing includes testing the air, alarm and spray systems, checking scum and sludge levels, adding chlorine and evaluating the performance of the system. Our maintenance regime is recorded as required by DEQ.

Red Dirt Septic suggests that the trash tank of your aerobic system be pumped on a periodic basis, typically every 2-4 years. Pumping frequency depends on usage levels and tank size. Please call our office and we’ll help determine when your system may need to be pumped.

As a “rule of thumb”, here is a good schedule that show s how often you should keep up with good septic health and have your system pumped while avoiding costly repairs.

ADDING CHLORINE

Depending on the volume of water flow of your home, you may need to add chlorine to your aerobic system as often as once a month. Be sure to purchase chlorine specifically designed for aerobics. Again, contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.

CONTINUING MAINTENANCE

Red Dirt Septic offers a Continuing Maintenance Program to keep your aerobic system operating as designed and to comply with all DEQ standards. If you have a new system installed by Red Dirt, our Continuing Maintenance begins after we have completed the two-year maintenance included with your system purchase.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about maintenance.

RED LIGHT & AUDIBLE ALARM

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Your aerobic system is equipped with an audible and visual alarm system to notify you when the system needs attention. (Most systems include a toggle switch to mute the audible alarm.) The alarm indicates a problem with the air or spray system. Neither issue represents an emergency, however, notify the Red Dirt office so we can schedule one of our technicians to investigate the problem within a few days.