Why Use Septic System Shock Treatment?

Household wastes are collected in your septic tank.  The natural biological process can be easily upset and may stop working. Monthly treatments are not needed, however an annual or semi-annual shock treatment  is an inexpensive method to ensure your septic system is maintaining peak performance.

The shock treatment restores the natural biological process and boosts the existing biological activity.

Septic systems are expensive to replace and typically start at $15,000.  Please take care of them.  They have filters that should be checked every 3 to 6 months and they still have to be pumped out.  Find a pumping service you trust and try to be present when tank is pumped to get a better idea of its condition and adequacy for the number of people it supports.

You can help yourself 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. Some common factors that tend to upset the process are overuse of disinfectants, bleaches, and detergents or very hot or cold conditions.

Simple to Use

Just drop a convenient pre-packaged pre-measured pouch into water via toilet or sink, let dissolve, and flush toilet or let sink drain.  The bacillus are carried in the bran inside the dissolvable outer bag. You don’t handle the bran carrier.  No fuss – no bother – no effort.

Understanding Your Septic System

If you are new to rural living and find you now have a septic system instead of being connected to a municipal sewer system and its wastewater treatment plant, this might be helpful.

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.