Most homeowners have questions about their septic systems and we find these questions are very similar in nature. They tend to deal with either getting a better understanding of how their septic system works, whether or not it is necessary at all to use a septic treatment, if septic treatments will really work, or if it is necessary to use a monthly septic treatment. While it may seem on the surface to be two different questions, they are, in fact, very closely related. If you are now, or have ever experienced a clogged or slow draining septic system, this article will help you grasp a better understanding of just what it takes to keep your septic system running smoothly.
As an example, you wouldn’t think about needing to change the oil in your car, because you understand that without oil, your engine is going to breakdown. Sure you don’t want to spend the money and time today on an oil change, but you understand that having to replace the entire engine, or worse yet, buy a new car that is going to cost far more money in the long run. It is the exact same principal with your septic system.
In the past, septic systems tended to function for longer periods of time without treatment or pumping. Many people assume that in todays’ day and age it would be the same. But, we now use different cleaning products that contain anti-bacterial agents which are destroying the beneficial bacteria needed to keep your septic system operating at peak efficiently. Those subtle differences in our daily routines magnify themselves greatly when it comes to your septic system.
There is no sense in spending hours of time discussing all of the social changes that have led to more septic tank failures in the past 5 years than in any other previous period of time. What we do mention is a few of the most common factors that have altered the way we must maintain our septic systems. It is hard to argue that Americans are more wasteful now than they were 25 years ago. The amount of water a household consumes in up by 75%. We use anti-bacterial soaps now, which kills the bacteria in your septic tank as soon as you rinse it down the drain. Detergents, body washes, hand soaps, and shampoos, all contain the same bacteria reducing agents. Household cleaners with bleach, germ killing ingredients, etc. We even have garbage disposals so we can put even more waste into our system rather than throwing it away in the garbage.
When considering what goes into your septic system each and every day, it is no wonder that the bacterial and enzyme levels that naturally occur within your septic tank drop dramatically. Of course, your septic system it is not able to keep up with it, we are waste making machines, think about it.
So in a perfect world, we wouldn’t want to stop using these products and go back to our old ways, it is a much larger problem than many of us think. In the meantime, you need to protect your home, your investment and your hard earned money by treating your septic system monthly. The monthly boost of bacteria and enzymes will help maintain the normal activity level and help it keep up with your family’s water usage. Taking this tiny step today will most certainly save you thousands of dollars down the road in costly septic repairs or septic system replacement. It is no different that changing the oil in your car, the only difference is that now you know how it will affect your home, your wallet, and your life.
Do you really need to deal with a clogged or malfunctioning septic system?
Check out Crystal Clear Septic Treatment to maintain your septic system.