It’s a common misconception that aerobic systems always smell – because they shouldn’t. A properly functioning aerobic system may have a light misty odor but it should never smell like raw sewage when the system sprays through the heads.
The first thing homeowners usually think of is chlorination. While a lack of chlorine will prevent disinfection after treatment, it does not provide deodorizing.
Strong odors are a result of lack of treatment, which is almost always due to a lack of aeration. The most common causes are:
Other causes may include:
Have a smelly aerobic system? Don’t wait to get your system checked. Give us a call and let one of our experienced technicians pinpoint the cause. We take pride in our troubleshooting abilities – we don’t throw parts at a problem without knowing the root cause. And, our technicians are not on commission, so they’ll never replace something that you don’t need. Call us today!