BioKix Septic System Shock Bacillus Function:
BioKix Septic System Shock Bacillus in a septic tank adds bacteria (bacillus) that does not need oxygen to quickly decompose solids into liquids. Septic tanks lack oxygen, especially in the bottom half where solids sink, and therefore the natural bacteria present works slowly or not at all.
Bacillus has 8 microbial characteristics that make it ideal to treat septic systems.
- Is safe and environmentally friendly.
- Is stable and has a long shelf life.
- Works fast and reproduces quickly.
- Produces lots of enzymes.
- Digests lots of substrates.
- Functions in diverse environments including those devoid of oxygen.
- Does not need special handling such as refrigeration.
- Is included on the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) list for use in animal feed.
BioKix Septic System Shock Bacillus does not need to be added every month like most septic treatments recommend because it is a highly concentrated product that keeps reproducing inside your septic tank until all organic material is gone, and then it hibernates until more organic mater is added. Adding it every six months is adequate or, if for some reason, you have poured lots of paint, disinfectants, bleaches, oils, fats, grease down drains, add it again soon after.
Spend some now or spend more later:
Septic systems are expensive to replace and typically start at $15,000. To protect your system, clean their filters and pump their contents per a schedule, and use BioKix Septic System Shock Bacillus quarterly or semi-annually depending on what you typically put in your system. Monthly treatments are typically not needed regardless of what other brands encourage.
So, the first thing to do is find a pumping service you trust and be present when tank is pumped to get a better idea of its condition and adequacy for the number of people it supports. Then maintain the biological efficiency of the system by dropping pre-packaged pre-measured water-soluble pouch of BioKix Septic System Shock Bacillus into toilet, let dissolve, and flush. The bacillus is carried in the bran inside the dissoluble outer bag and stays inert until activated by water. You don’t handle the bran carrier. No fuss, no bother, no effort.
Protect the biological activity of your system by not cleaning paint brushes in sinks that drain into your septic tank or backwash your water softeners into your septic system or pour grease down your drains. Be mindful that bleaches, sanitizers, and detergents will slow the natural biological process of your system and in excess, will stop it altogether for a period of time.
Septic Systems vs. Sewers:
The following information is helpful if you are new to rural living and find you now have a septic system instead of being connected to a municipal sewer system.
Congratulations, you are now in the sewer and wastewater treatment plant business and you are your own boss. Your septic system provides both of these functions except your septic system will not have mechanical agitators. Webster’s Dictionary defines the septic tank as “a tank in which waste matter is decomposed through bacterial action”.
If you were to 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 faster this clear water layer can be created, the faster it can transfer to the 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. This is what needs to be pumped out. If your tank is full of scum and sludge you are not going to have a clear water layer and you are going to have problems.
Sludge reduces the capacity of the tank. When biological processes are working correctly, waste will partially decompose on its own. What does not decompose either floats and forms a solid crust or sinks to the bottom and stops decomposing.
Partially decomposed waste will also stick to the sides of a tank. Deep accumulations of sludge on the tank’s floor and sides, unless treated with special strains of Bacillus that are in BioKix Septic System Shock Bacillus, requires frequent removal.