Septic tank shock treatments are becoming more common than ever with today’s failing septic systems. The introduction of antibacterial hand soap has had a devastating impact on septic systems worldwide especially in the United States where antibacterial products are more popular.
Septic systems function on natural bacteria produced by the human body. This natural bacterium is responsible for digesting solid waste into liquid effluent and reducing odors.
The digestion process starts when household solid waste is flushed down the toilet. The solid waste flows out into the solid side of the septic tank or the first stage where the digestion process begins by first digesting odors. The solid waste carries the natural bacteria from the toilet into the septic tank.
The solid waste generated by the home begins to mix with the fats, oils and greases. This combined with the natural bacteria produced by the human body create the digestion process of breaking down waste into effluent and elimination septic odors.
When antibacterial additives, generally used in today’s home come in contact with bacteria, the antibacterial additives win by a land slide killing off beneficial bacteria responsible for the breakdown of solid waste in the system.
Solid waste will be forced out into the drain field where coagulation will occur. Bio-mat will eventually clog the drain field creating backups in the house and damp wet spots over the drain field and surrounding areas of the system.
Septic tank shock treatments are often used to treat clogged septic systems restoring the septic tank and drain field back to a normal leaching condition. Commercial septic shock treatments have been used for decades in the treatment of waste water treatment plants worldwide with great success in solids removal and odor reduction.
Treating a clogged drain field and septic tank with a septic tank shock treatment is a great alternative to replacing the system. Repairing or replacing a septic tank and drain field can cost a homeowner thousands for the simplest of repairs. Maintaining a septic system is the key to a healthy system giving you the homeowner years of problem free service.