We can all pretty much agree: mounds of gold are better than handfuls of silver. And when it comes to septic systems, using a high-quality septic treatment product can make all the difference over run-of-the-mill products, keeping your system running smoothly and eliminating hassles for you. This article will show you exactly why you should use a high-quality product in your septic system.
First, you need to understand why the “traditional” wisdom about septic systems can be bad advice. Many of you may have heard of putting yeast in your septic tank or using a yeast-based product to help break down waste. The problem with this approach is that yeast only breaks down ONE type of macromolecule found in septic waste, which basically means that the waste in your tank won’t get completely broken down. In the same way, some septic wisdom encourages people to use baking soda in their septic systems, but baking soda does very little to help out the bacteria in your septic tank other than buffering PH levels, which is entirely unnecessary. In fact, without knowing your starting PH level, you could be making the problem even worse! The bacteria in your tank thrive in neutral PH levels between 6.5 and 7.5, and if you accidentally push the PH level beyond these bounds, the bacteria can’t break down waste as efficiently, which, in turn, can lead to clogs and backups.
What about things like yogurt, chopped tomatoes for PH regulation, or “at home treatments” like sugar or cornmeal? Again, though yogurt does contain beneficial bacteria, it only breaks down a small portion of the macromolecules in your septic tank. So, although it theoretically could help, it is not very effective (and it could be expensive to buy enough yogurt to make a difference!). With chopped tomatoes, the answer is even more clear cut. First off, you never want any sort of raw food waste in your septic tank. It can cause clogs, and it won’t break down effectively. Moreover, like we said above, you likely don’t know the current PH level in your tank, which means that adding PH-boosting foodstuffs to your tank can actually cause more problems.
As for so-called “at home treatments” like sugar or cornmeal, the waste in your septic tank is already feeding the bacteria. In other words, you don’t need to feed the bacteria any more than they’re already being fed. Also, as a result of putting foodstuffs down your drains, there is the unlikely (but possible) chance that a bloom of the wrong bacteria could develop in your tank, creating a monopoly of that bacteria and causing some waste in your tank to not break down. All in all, adding sugar or cornmeal is completely unnecessary, and as with the yogurt, it could be expensive to buy all that sugar and cornmeal!
Though perhaps tantalizing, the above “hacks” of septic care don’t really do very much for your septic system. It’s probably best to save your yeast, baking soda, and yogurt for better uses!
Now, with all the “traditional” wisdom out of the way, what does a high-quality septic treatment do that makes it a better choice? The purpose of a high-quality septic treatment is to do the following:
With higher counts of more efficient bacteria, there will be less waste that builds up in your septic system, which means you won’t have to pump out your septic tank as often. Additionally, using a high-quality septic treatment can help to break down residues in your lateral line system (your leach field), which means your system will last longer and run more proficiently.
Maybe you’ve been using mediocre septic treatments for years, and you’ve had no problems. Why should you use a high-quality product if it’s not necessary? Well, septic systems can be tricky at times. With a mediocre product, a system may run perfectly for months or even years, but one day a problem (or more likely a host of problems) might suddenly crop up and create a fiasco for you. It’s our advice that solving the problem early at its source is a better option than waiting for something to go wrong.
For all the above-mentioned reasons, we recommend Unique Septic System Digester as a high-quality, effective treatment for your septic system. There are several reasons why Septic System Digester is the best product for your system:
A high-quality product like Septic System Digester can greatly maximize the performance of your septic tank. When used regularly, Septic System Digester will keep your septic system running smoothly for years to come.
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