Updated: Nov 20
Septic Treatments come in all shapes and forms... however, results are what matter so here we review the best selling septic additives in a lab environment and issue result based recommendations.
The best septic tank treatments are bacteria based as they prevent the depletion of live bacteria which are the ones breaking down organic solids in your septic tank. Chemical based septic tank treatments are less effective as they kill live bacteria and may also harm your piping and septic system due to corrosion.
Let's recap most common septic additive formulations:
Bacteria: Also known as good bacteria / beneficial bacteria / effective microorganisms / live bacteria. These are all naturally occurring bacteria which process waste and are the lifeblood of your septic system. Septic bacteria additives are most prevalent and widely used.
Enzyme: These are not meant to be a stand alone solution; instead, they help bacteria by breaking down organic solids to a molecular level making it easier for bacteria to digest.
Chemical: These are mainly acid or alkalis caustic chemicals. Mostly they are used to unclog pipes and those marketed towards septic tanks typically contain lye or sulfuric acid which annihilate organic matter but may also kill good bacteria in the process and damage piping shortening its lifespan.
Hybrids: These usually combine Bacteria and Enzymes.
Additives are typically used to maintain or enhance performance of the following systems in either residential or commercial / industrial formats:
RV toilet / Camper toilet
Portable toilet, Porta potty
Marine toilet / Boat tank
Septic treatments come in diverse forms such as:
Above forms can be found packaged in the following presentations:
Packets / Pods
OK, now that we nailed the basics of septic treatments, let's have a look at the top sellers and put them head to head in controlled experimental conditions to determine pros, cons and drive to conclusions.
It's no secret that the best known septic system treatments are:
However, we're throwing our own nano-tech based septic treatment formulation into the mix to see how it stacks up against the incumbents... we call our baby FLUSHTIME:
In order to be fair and give every septic treatment an equal fighting chance, we put them to work during 17 days in a controlled laboratory environment.
Septic Tanks were simulated using water filled glass jars and the same amount of most common household waste elements (food (represented by cat food), soap, toilet paper and cooking oil) were deposited into each jar prior to applying the same monthly dose of septic treatment to each septic tank mockup.
Each septic additive was evaluated (scored) based on the the following criteria: waste elimination, residue left in tank, formulation (biological vs chemical), colorant, concentration of active ingredient, ease of use and usage tracking.
Here's the video showcasing the experiment:
We hope you enjoyed our septic tank treatments review and that you learned a thing or two about septic additives in the process; now you are empowered to make an informed buying decision!
FLUSHTIME is a Nano-Tech based septic tank treatment capable of dealing with clogged pipes, backed up septic systems and the resulting bad odors.
Over 50 Billion natural beneficial bacteria are packed into a single capsule which when deployed into the septic system will rapidly multiply by digesting fats, grease, oils, organic matter and toilet paper restoring your septic field to optimal condition.