Septic odors are not necessarily a cause for concern
There are times when you may smell septic odors coming from your septic field. This does not necessarily mean there is a problem with the field, after all, they are meant to have septage leaching down out of them.
The sun draws moisture up from the ground. A septic field also contains minerals that may have odors in them. That is why you may get some odors from time to time. As long as there isn’t untreated effluent on top of the soil, your field is okay.
Should you place more top soil over the field? Be aware that the field also gets air transfer through the topsoil. If you place too much top soil over the field, you will substantially choke off oxygen flow – aerobic bacteria needs oxygen.
Septic odors are often caused by your effluent PH being out of balance. Take your old box of baking soda from the refrigerator – you know, the one you placed in there to keep odors at bay. Pour the old box of baking soda down the sink. The baking soda will help neutralize the PH in your effluent.
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