Homeowner is the Best Septic Treatment Available
The search for the best septic treatment usually begins after a homeowner has a problem. Occasionally, homeowners are very proactive with their septic systems, what products they use, what steps they take all directly impact the performance of their septic system. Experts agree, that while there are fantastic septic treatments out there to fix your existing problem, the best septic treatment in the long run is making sure that you, the homeowner, take care of the system.
In order to take care of a septic system, you need to understand the septic system. This is no major project, understanding septic systems is fairly easy. But if you do not understand the way that septic systems work, it is very difficult to find the best septic treatment and even harder to keep the problem from coming back. Septic systems come in different shapes, designs and sizes, but essentially they are all the same. There is a pipe that leaves your home and deposits the waste water paper products and waste into the tank. Your tank may be one compartment or multiple compartments, depending on the age. But essentially in the tank / tanks is where the solid waste is collected, broken down and liquefied. Naturally occurring bacteria and enzymes actually eat, digest and liquefy paper, solids, greases fats, etc. Once liquefied, they along with the waste water is then sent out through the lateral lines into the drainage portion of your system. Some drain fields, or leach fields are small, some large, some septic systems use cesspools and more modern systems use sand mound systems to drain. No matter what type you have, it is in this portion of your system that the waste water and liquefied waste (effluent) is returned to the soil.
Now that you have a better understanding of the system we can begin to discuss what the best septic treatment would consist of.
Of all the information listed above the portion about the naturally occurring bacteria is the most important to focus on. It is the bacteria and enzymes that breakdown grease, fats, paper products, essentially all solid waste that enters the system. Theoretically, the tank is to hold the solids until they are liquefied. Then and ONLY then are the liquids to travel to the drain field. Septic problems are caused by a drop in the bacteria counts, causing the waste to NOT BREAKDOWN completely. This leaves floating particles of waste that travels with the effluent to the drain field. These particles are filtered out of the effluent when it comes in contact with the soil. Here these particles are accumulated over the years until which time that they cause the drain field to fail. Every drain field has a life line, and every single one fails eventually. How quickly that is depends on the homeowner and their septic related behavior.
The best septic treatment that money can buy is being aware of what you put down the drains. How much paper you use directly impacts the amount of work that must be done in the septic tank to break it down. Less is better. What types of cleaners you use impacts the naturally occurring bacteria you need to break down the waste. Bleach, anti bacterial soaps, detergents, etc all kill germs. Well guess what? The bacteria in your septic tank is also killed off leading to your problems.
In order to fix your problems, you need to get bacteria into the system as quickly as possible. This will rapidly breakdown all sludge and sediment throughout your system. With a strong enough dose, the best septic treatment can restore even the worst drain field failure given a little time.
But once it is repaired, it is up to YOU to make sure the problem does not repeat itself.