Do Septic Tank Additives Work? Are They Necessary?
Yes! Septic bacteria additives work and they are necessary to keep the live bacteria colonies in your septic tank alive, healthy and plentiful.
However, not all products are created equally; bacteria concentration is different, some may be enzyme based, other chemical based, etc. hence results may vary; for instance, here's a lab test pitting the best selling septic tank treatments against each other and the results speak for themselves.
Septic tanks are able to process all the waste that comes their way thanks to bacteria which inhabit them and feed on said waste.
It is also true that bacteria, being the living organisms which they are, don't enjoy nor survive the constant attacks from household cleaning products essentially designed to kill bacteria.
While septic bacteria can cope with run of the mill hand, body and dish soap, they don't cope well with disinfectants, laundry detergent and other chemical based cleaning products so every time you throw such products down the drain you are sending our little septic helpers to their grave.
With that in mind it's clear that regularly treating your septic tank to a fresh dose of good bacteria will keep your septic tank in check, it will have a longer life, require less frequent emptying procedures and you will avoid costly septic backup repairs which typically run in the thousands of dollars and are a threat to the health of those in your household.
Chemical or enzyme based solutions might have good immediate results but they cause more harm than good in the long run so the smart choice is to go with high concentration bacteria based septic treatments which wont corrode your pipes or kill the precious bacteria which do the heavy lifting in your septic tank.
A septic tank filter is also a good idea to help avoid solids from reaching the tank and clogging its leach field / drain field.
Think of a septic tank as your homes stomach... it requires tender loving care, feed it well, don't fill it with junk and exercise preventive care.
Be sure to read our post reviewing the best septic bacteria additives!
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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.
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