This article will discuss Raised mound maintenance additives and their effects on septic systems. Your new home was your dad’s gift to you for sealing a multi-million-dollar deal with a French client. You could still remember the day he handed over the keys and the title to you. It was the day your wife left you for another man. It was a pretty big cheering up gesture that only a parent could ever do.
Now that you have your own home away from the one which your wife still keeps, you knew that you had to make great efforts to take care of it. It was always your duty before to take good care of everything about the house. It wouldn’t be that hard now.
It’s one of your favorite things to go to the DIY store, utility store, handyman store, or any store that offered things that your house would need. One weekend, you wanted some that your septic expert talked to you about the other day. It was the right raised mound maintenance additives that you should use. As a smart consumer, you only wanted to buy products that would be worth your money and would not do harm to your system. The raised mound is an extra special type of wastewater treatments system because of your property’s high water table and the soil’s percolation rate. You had to find the ideal raised mound maintenance additives and not be swayed by false products.
Raised mound maintenance additives are still being studied. There are no facilities to establish the best among the manufactured products in the market these days. The consumers just rely on independent researchers and company scientists to tell them of the facts about the raised mound maintenance additives that they buy. Because of this, there are no actual standards to be regarded. Debates spring about on whether raised mound maintenance additives are truly beneficial to the system.
There are two main classifications of raised mound maintenance additives—chemical and biological. The chemical raised mound maintenance additives are those that use inorganic and organic compounds. These are strong acids, bases, yeasts, and baking soda that mostly do harm to the system’s structures and the resident bacteria that decompose the solid wastes. Inorganic are the acids and bases. They usually corrode the physical components of the raised mound and kill off the bacteria. The organic are those that improve the performance of the system for a while but harm it when used for a longer period of time.
When chemical raised mound maintenance additives are used, you can expect the following harmful effects:
- The scum is broken off and the floatable grease enter the filter system and the soil absorption system which is eventually heavily clogged.
- The methane gas bubbles increase. These bubbles lift the solid wastes and carry them over to the soil absorption system.
- The sulfur content corrodes the physical components of the raised mound and kill the resident bacteria.
- The additives that contain formaldehyde, paraformaldehyde, quartenary ammonium, and zinc sulfate kill off living organisms when used excessively.
- The naphthalenes, alkenes, and benzenes that some additives have are active pollutants.
Biological raised mound maintenance additives are those that are widely accepted and recommended because these are non-pathogenic bacteria and enzymes that accelerate the degradation of solid wastes, eliminate odors, and leave the environment unharmed. These should be the products that you should look out for.
Of course when you choose to use raised mound maintenance additives, you should still perform your duties as a responsible homeowner such as:
- Do not use antibacterial solutions and harsh chemicals in your home. These eliminate the needed bacteria and damage the physical components of the system.
- Do not throw non-biodegradable materials and grease into your raised mound system. These given substances cannot be degraded by the resident bacteria and will only stay there to clog it.
These are only some of the things that you should do. Consult your septic expert for further information and if there are any issues that you would like to address with regard to applying your raised mound maintenance additives.