Septic System FAQ's

If you have a question about your septic system or any of our products please visit the contact us page and send a message, we will have a response for you within 24 hours.  If you want a quicker response, please call 1-800-882-9904 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time. For questions about European orders call: 011441228522255.

Do Septic System Treatments Work?
If your septic system is out of balance Septic System Treatments like the ones sold on this website can work wonders.  Once you correct the balance of your system, it can be literally years between times any maintenance is needed.  Some chemical treatments can actually harm your septic system and the environment.  Since Enviro-Zyme products contain  naturally occurring organisms, they pose no threat to the environment.

My Septic System Is Giving Off A Bad Odor Will Your Treatments Help?
Odors from your septic system can be reduced or eliminated by using our natural treatments.    The enzymes in our system digests sewage wastes and solids eliminating odors and keeping leach field lines open, improving percolation.  View our complete line of natural septic treatments here

I am building a house in the country that has a septic system.  How do septic systems work?
A septic tank systems provide the functions of both sewers and treatment plants.  The septic tank itself is basically a tank in which waste matter is decomposed through bacterial action A septic tank generally consists of tanks between the size of 1,000 and 2,000 gallons (4000 - 7500 litres) which is connected to an inlet wastewater pipe at one end and a septic drain field at the other. These pipe connections are generally made via a T pipe which allows liquid entry and egress without disturbing any crust on the surface. Today the design of the tank usually incorporates two chambers (each of which is equipped with a manhole cover) which are separated by means of a dividing wall which has openings located about midway between the floor and roof of the tank.

Wastewater enters the first chamber of the tank, allowing solids to settle and scum to float. The settled solids are anaerobically digested reducing the volume of solids. The liquid component flows through the dividing wall into the second chamber where further settlement takes place with the excess liquid then draining in a relatively clear condition from the outlet into the leach field, also referred to as a drain field, or seepage field, depending upon locality.
Septic tank lift pump alarm system located in a house.

The remaining impurities decompose in the soil, and the water is eliminated through percolation into the soil, and eventually taken up through the root system of plants or added to the groundwater.  Learn more about how septic systems work here.

Does DOC+ really remove odors or does it just cover them up?
DOC+ removes odors through bacterial digestion of "left over" organic materials that can build up and cause odor.

Are ENVIRO-ZYMES products safe for my drains and pipes?
Yes, all of EVIRO-ZYMES products are made from 100% naturally occurring, non-pathogenic bacterial cultures along with selected nutrients & stimulants. There are NO harsh chemicals that could corrode or damage drains or pipes.

Does your LGD+ (Grease Trap Additive) remove the bacteria from my system?
NO, LGD+ actually BOOSTS the naturally occurring bacteria, increasing digestion of organics thus lowering maintenance costs, and emergency blockages.

Are ENVIRO-ZYME's products non-toxic and safe for the environment?
Yes, ENVIRO-ZYME has our customers and the environment in mind when making all of our products. We know safety is important to our customers, no one likes using harsh chemicals that could potentially hurt people and the environment. That's why here at ENVIRO-ZYME we make our products from naturally occurring bacteria that digests waste, odors, grease, and organics. Not only is bacteria superior to chemicals but when used as directed it is safe for people and the environment.

What is the shelf life on your products?
ENVIRO-ZYME HAS 4 types of products: Solid, Powder, Gel-Paste and Liquid. As long as they have not been opened Solids and Powders will last 2 years, Liquids 1 year, and our Gel-Paste blocks will last 6months.

How do your UB+ blocks keep my urinals clean?
Our UB+ blocks are made from non-pDCB ingredients, composed of specially formulated bacterial cultures. As the blocks are used and the urinal is flushed, our UB+ releases bacteria and water softening agents into your drainlines. This unique formula targets and cleans scaling build-up as it deodorizes.

Once placed into my lift-station, how long does the BC+ block last?
With a flow rate of 500,000 gpd, the BC+ block should last 30 days. This is not to say however that in a station with a flow rate of 50,000 gpd that the BC+ block will last 300 days. We have had reports of the block lasting as long as three weeks. One customer with a pumping station with a flow of 780,000 gpd reports that the product lasts on an average of 40 days.

How are the enzyme plumbing products produced?

Click on the video below to learn how our plumbing enzymes are produced: