Acid treatment for drain fields and cesspits has been the center of controversy for many years. This post will give the reader some insight into the pros and cons of using chemical additives in a drain fields, cesspits and cesspools.
Chemical additives such as caustic soda, hydrogen peroxide, sulfuric acid have all been used as chemical additives in the treatment of bio mat buildup in septic systems. These products have all been credited with restoring the leaching properties of failed septic system.
The one thing that these products all have in common is that they all affect the natural digestion process of the septic system affecting the microbial biological population. The presence of beneficial bacteria in a septic system is crucial in the design and the ability of the system to digest solid waste.
Acid treatment can be very effective in the opening of cesspit septic systems due to a bio mat build up. When the process is used in a septic system environment it is important that the system be treated with monthly beneficial bacterial supplements. Beneficial bacteria additives should be used 1 to 2 weeks after the acid treatment is introduced into the system. Maintain the system with beneficial bacteria will give the system years of extended service eliminating the need for further use of acid treatments.