It has been six months since you started work in your father’s septic system company and all that your father talks about are septic system treatments. The family business focuses on septic system treatments and maintenance practices. When your family decided to build a septic store, you aimed for the best service possible. As the youngest in the business, you wanted to help in giving the edge that the family business aimed for.
You researched heavily on important trends in the field of septic systems. You wanted to prepare a set of pocket-sized reading materials for anyone who stepped into the store. The information you provide would readily answer the frequent and even advanced questions that many homeowners have with regard to their septic systems.
One of the basic topics that homeowners are curious about is the right septic treatment that they should use on their system. There are so many septic treatments that are available in this day and age. Without the proper guidance, homeowners usually buy the wrong treatments that do more bad than good to their septic systems.
Many septic system owners often end up spending thousands of dollars to replace their failed systems. One of the main reasons behind this is that they fully surrender to the unbelievable promises of septic product manufacturers such as not having to pump out anymore. Pumping out is the most important practice that homeowners should do on a regular basis. This depends on the number of people in your household.
Figure out the living situation in your household before you talk to your septic expert. If your household has two people in it, then you have to pump the system out every 3 years. For a home with up to 5 inhabitants, you should have the septic pumped out every 2 years. For a big household of 6 or more members, you have to have an annual pump out session. The cost of septic pump outs is not that expensive at all. It would only set you back 75 to 300 USD depending on the area and on the services included in the actual pump out. If you calculate it, you should just save a few bucks a year.
Septic system treatments are meant to help these pump outs in making your system optimal. There are three types of treatments available—inorganic, organic, and biological. Inorganic treatments use harsh bases and acids that are very corrosive and harmful to bacteria. Organic treatments use yeast or baking soda that initially benefit the septic system. If you use this for an extended period of time, these treatments would affect the performance of the system. The best septic system treatment is the biological type. These treatments contain bacteria or enzymes that greatly improve the rate of solid waste degradation. Biological treatments do not have chemical discharges that harm the surrounding water supply systems. This was the septic system treatment that you wanted to promote in your family’s septic store.
But even if biological treatments are highly recommended, some expert still argue that they are not necessary at all. They say that the human wastes that get dumped into the system is enough to improve the bacterial activity. Again, only the pump out treatment is the only thing that they stress to have a smooth running septic system.
Despite this, you believe that it is the homeowner’s prerogative whether septic system treatments should be used or not. What’s important is that they maintain the pump outs and use the septic system properly. This means that the septic system should not be treated as a trash bin wherein non-biodegradables and grease are thrown. Even if you use a garbage disposal unit, the composition of these substances remain the same. The resident bacteria are not able to digest these materials. They only stay in the system until they accumulate enough to clog the entire system.
You successfully distributed the septic system treatments brochures you printed. Most of the clients were enlightened by the information you shared. Hopefully, homeowners will not experience failed septic systems anymore.