Should septic aerator run all the time?
The aerator should run 24/7 nonstop and should not cost more than 10 dollars a month to run. If you electric bill is high something else is causing it or the system is not correctly hooked up.
How long does a jet aerator last?
A cheap after-market wastewater aerator may reduce your purchase price, but it does not save you money when you have to replace it every 1-2 years. Jet wastewater aerators have demonstrated outstanding performance by operating in the field for 5, 10, 15, and even as long as 40 years!
How does an aerator septic system work?
An aerator, or air pump, pushes air and oxygen into your septic system. The additional oxygen increases natural bacterial activity within the system, that then provides additional treatment for nutrients in the effluent.
How long does a septic air pump last?
How long does a septic aerator usually last? Most septic air compressors will last about three years before a malfunction occurs. Fortunately, spare parts and rebuild kits are available for all of the major aerator brands. These kits can be far more cost effective than purchasing a new aerator.
What is a aerobic septic system?
Aerobic septic systems are systems that use mechanical parts to treat wastewater and emit treated wastewater into the absorption field. Aerobic systems use aerobic bacteria that require pumped air to live, versus the oxygen depleted environment required for anaerobic bacteria.
How often should an aerator run?
It is very important to remember that the motor in the aerator MUST be functioning at all times for your system to work properly. Some aeration motors are required to run continuously, and some are on a timer. All systems should run at least 30 minutes every hour.
How often should I pump my aerobic septic?
every three to five years
How Often Should My Aerobic System Be Pumped? There are many variables that affect how often your system needs to be pumped. This is determined by the usage of your system, and the number of people living in your home, we suggest that your system be pumped every three to five years.