Septic Tanks 101

Easily Maintain your Septic System:

When functioning properly, house hold wastes are collected in your septic tank and then broken down, liquefied, and deodorized. Because this process is biological, it is easily upset and may stop working. Some common factors that tend to upset the natural process are • overuse of disinfectants and/or bleaches, overuse of detergents, very hot or cold conditions. Such factors kill the micro-organisms that work to keep your septic system running properly. This product replenishes and boosts the supply of these valuable micro-organisms and allows natural activity to continue.

Simple and Easy to Use. Using the product is simple... Just drop in the convenient pre-packaged, pre-measured pouches into your lavatory bowl. The plastic pouches dissolve away so you don’t have to handle the powder. No fuss - no bother - no effort! Why add our product? It’s easy to protect your septic system and keep it operating smoothly by simply using this top quality bacterial additive.

The initial application restores the natural biological process and boosts the existing biological activity. Following with regular monthly applications will keep your septic tank working effectively, prevent expensive emergencies, and prevent additional pumping costs. This product is safe to use as directed. It is completely natural, containing no corrosive chemicals, caustic or acids, and is hazard free. It will not damage metal, ceramic, or plastic parts of the drainage system.

Understanding your Septic System:

If you are like most people, you know very little about your septic system. This is understandable. In urban and suburban areas there are sewers to carry household waste to municipal wastewater treatment plants. In more rural areas, however, septic tank systems provide the functions of both sewers and treatment plants. Webster’s Dictionary defines the septic tank as “a tank in which waste matter is decomposed through bacterial action”. If you could look inside your septic tank, you would find three layers. The top layer is the “Scum” layer where organic material floats to the surface. Bacteria in the septic tank biologically convert this material to a liquid. The middle layer is the “Effluent” layer where mostly clear water will be found. This clear water is the only layer that should enter your absorption area. The bottom layer is the “Sludge” layer. This layer is where the inorganic or inert solid materials and the by-products of bacterial digestion sink to. All household waste is disposed of through the septic system. The proper operation of the septic is essential to health, property value, and the ecology. A small commitment to the care of your septic system will protect you from the nightmare created by a failing system.

Understanding Your Septic Tank