Jet Aeration System Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the difference between aeration system and septic system?
A. Aeration system is a more efficient form of treatment. It uses aerobic bacteria to treat the waste water much like municipal sewer plants. Aeration system is able to handle waste from laundry, garbage grinder and dish washer unlike septic tank.
Q. What maintenance does aeration system need?
A. With an aeration system, there is maintenance required to upkeep the system normally every 6 months. The normal service is to clean the motor shaft of hair lint and debris to protect the motor bearings. Clean the inside of the shaft to draw air needed for treatment and add chlorine tablets.
Q. Is aeration system economical to operate?
A. Yes. A JET plant normally costs the homeowner less to operate than his refrigerator, TV or most other major home appliances.
Q. How long does aeration system last?
A. Aeration systems have the ability to be repaired unlike septic tank. When a septic lateral field is bad, it must be replaced. With aeration system, the motor can be replaced and the unit can go on again. With proper care, aeration units can last the life time of the homes they serve.
Q. How often should I pump?
A. Pumping the system is recommended every 3-5 years to remove hair, plastic and solids to restart the system. Under certain circumstances, you may need to pump your tank more frequently.
Q. Can I use anti-bacterial soap?
A. Keep your BUGS healthy! By staying away from harsh chemicals, cleaning products such as anti-bacterial soap, your system will be odor-free and clear discharge. Refer to Owner's Manual for more information.
Q. What size of unit do I need?
A. According to Illinois Code,