Don’t (Always)  Blame the Installer

Odor problems in facilities with onsite treatment systems often can be traced to issues outside the installer’s responsibility
Don’t (Always)  Blame the Installer
The test equipment: a handheld leaf blower connected to the inlet pipe of the septic tank, a rock to help deflect wind to help the smoke get into the blower, and a 30-second smoke bomb. (Photos courtesy of Russ Lanoie)

When there’s a sewage odor at a home or other building with a septic system, the tendency is to blame the onsite installer first.

But odors can have causes well outside the installer’s control. So when an odor problem arises and you are called to investigate, be prepared to do a...

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