The orangish slime found in your retention tank or sipping from your French drain is most likely iron deposit, commonly called iron bacteria. In general, orange deposit is formed two ways:
DIn both cases, total or partial blockage of drains is possible. Basements are therefore exposed to excessive humidity and subsequent problems, including flooding, Mould and poor air quality.
Benjel Consultant Chemists offers sampling and analysis service to assess situation. Analysis includes:
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