Spring has come and gone. It was almost fall when your family finally decided to push through with the Spring-cleaning you always did together. Everyone in the house was as busy as a worker bees, trying to make the most of the two-day “Spring-cleaning in autumn” schedule that you all agreed upon. Your wife and youngest daughter were in the kitchen, trying their best to whip up dishes while they clean the pantry. Your son was in the garage, organizing everything, especially your tools. Your eldest daughter was dealing with the library with your loyal pug as company. You are in the yard with your septic professional, overseeing and helping out in the cleaning of your drain field.
You paused for a while and look back last year, you still didn’t have the inkling to pay attention to your septic system and drain field. You wouldn’t have even imagined talking to your septic professional about the septic cleaning schedule if it wasn’t for your best friend’s frantic call a few months back. Your best friend’s drain field failed and he needed a place to stay until everything was replaced. He spent thousands of dollars to have the entire septic system replaced. Just then, something stirred inside you that reminded you of your own septic system and the importance of utilizing a natural drain field cleaner on a regular basis to ensure a clean drain field.
The septic system is your family’s own personal wastewater treatment system. It is a system that is built and installed under the surface of the ground. It runs smoothly in an environment heated up by the metabolism of the bacteria that does the main work of breaking down the solid waste materials that your wastewater contains and also the purification of the resulting effluent.
The bacteria can be seen in two main places—the septic tank and the drain field. In the septic tank, there are three layers formed. The top surface is the scum that is composed of lightweight solid waste materials. The middle layer is the clear effluent that disperses into the drain field. The anaerobic bacteria do the work of degrading the solid waste. The process brings about the third layer, the sludge layer that accumulates over time. The clear effluent enters the drain field, rid of all the solid waste. There, the aerobic bacteria take action to purify the fluid. Before the effluent is returned to the surrounding environment, all the pathogens and contaminants are already gone by way of digestion.
To make sure that the bacterial population in your septic tank is kept in normal numbers, the use of natural drain field cleaners were recommended by you septic professional. He said that the natural kind contains non-pathogenic bacteria that helps accelerate the decomposition in the tank. It also enhances the performance of the aerobic bacteria in the drain field.
The drain field is one of the main components of the septic system because this is the final phase of wastewater treatment. It is important for the drain field to function efficiently because through the drain field, you are assured that the water that returns to the environment is safe to use. Even if the treated effluent reaches the surrounding bodies of water such as streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes, you can be sure that your septic system was not contributory to any kind of pollution. The backup of raw sewage into your home and onto your yard will also be prevented. Smelling the foul septic odors and wading in the sewage are not regarded very healthy activities for anyone especially for your family.
That day in autumn, you decided to really have the septic tank and drain field cleaned. So, you called your septic professional to get things done. It is definitely a labor of love on your part to see to it that your drain field is clog free. It is better to treat your septic system and drain field with an all natural drain field cleaner than to take a chance on the system backing up costing you the home owner thousands in repairs and cleanups.