Septic Tank Systems Environmentally Superior to Sewer Systems. Yes, Let me get that right our and I am right. Generally, people who do not know about septic tank systems will fight all day long instead of asking how are septic tank systems environmentally superior to sewer systems.
Let me dig into some 45 plus years of working and installing both.
I know how they both work and I know what exactly happens when a sewer system is built. Don’t get me wrong, there are ways to build sewer systems that the sewer treatment plant does not dump raw waste into the streams, bays to oceans for further processing. Environmentally sadly most designers choose not to go that route due to the money being spent on the system. I won’t even go into the municipal side of this.
So how do home septic systems work?
Waste comes out of the mainline from your home into the septic tank. The waste gets digested over time by Mother Nature’s best friend, Septic Tank Bacteria, Then the gray water gets “Dosed” into your drain field or chamber system to be filtered back into a local water source. This is the circle of an environmentally friendly septic tank life. This is ideal. This filtered water goes back into deep wells to be used again. Without this, The price of water would go Thu the roof.
Sewer systems take wastewater from your home or building, send it many miles from your home to a sewer treatment plant where it gets screened, aerated then pumped back to get screened again then aerated then what is left is dumped into a local waterway and not back into a local well. Sewer Systems take water from the ground and never ever return it back to the ground. I won’t even go into the amount of electricity it takes to run a sewer treatment plant.
Now let’s get back to a septic tank system:
A septic tank system and drain field are owned, maintained by you. It also keeps your well water local. It gets filtered by Mother Nature and all you have to do is add septic tank bacteria once a month! The only thing I can add is the system has to be designed for the home’s needs and that is it! Septic tank systems are an environmentally winner no matter how you look at it.
Septic tanks and hurricanes generally do not go hand in hand. This weekend in the eastern ocean border states, A possible hurricane may pass thru. It may be a massive rain event too. Either way, heavy rain, and your septic tank do not agree with each other at all.
Septic drain fields are designed to move wastewater away from the septic tank. Septic drain fields do not have a one-way valve so wastewater can move from inside the drain field pipe out and from outside the drain pipe into your drain field and fill up your septic tank. I know that was a mouth full to read but very important to read and understand. Some people have built a french drain around their septic drain field to catch surface rainwater and moved away from their drain field in an environmentally friendly way. If your drain field’s soil above it is pitched to the french drain, The hurricane rainwater would then naturally move from the surface to the french drain. This is ideal because you do not want rainwater or even show to sit on top of your drain field.
Ponding of rainwater on top of your drain field must be avoided at all costs and if you see this happening, I strongly suggest you dig a ditch away from your drain field to move the rainwater away from your septic drain field. Do this even in a rain but be careful doing this!
What to do if your drain field is was flooded?
You would have to stop using all water and get the flooded out rainwater off and away from the top of your drain field. You should also get your septic tank pumped dry to let the drain field dry out. Your drain field then has to energize its septic bacteria population but some help is needed here.The BioForce Combo Special must be used in your septic tank to bring back your important hungry septic bacteria. We suggest using 2 gallons into your septic tank right after pumping and another 2 gallons 2 weeks later with one pac of the BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier. When your septic tank fills up to normal level, It will then dose septic bacteria into your drain field and get it back to normal.
What if my drain field does not drain?
I would get your septic tank pumped again but not to the bottom and locate your “D” Box and pump your drain field as dry as possible and pour our product called BioForce MAX or the HD PRO septic tank bacteria into each line leaving your “D” box and go very lightly on your water for a month. What can happen to drain fields that had a pond on top of them is that the biomat that build up around the drain field pipe may have covered the holes in the drainpipe in your leach field., And back up your septic tank. The BioForce MAX would help the holes open back up. BioMat is mother nature’s own filter and that makes biomat a good thing.
Right now, Your septic tank, drain field or cesspool is working very hard to keep up with the demands you are placing on it. Long showers, clothes washing to doing the dishes, every ounce of water that goes down a drain will end in your septic tank taking space. August is the Thanksgiving septic tank.
Every day makes your septic tank system a day older and it is not new anymore. It takes more time to digest the waste before it goes out to your older drain field.
Time and space is very important for septics. The more space you have in your septic tank for it to operate the way it should the better it works. The more time you give your septic tank drain field to rest and not take on any new wastewater, The longer the better. If you can go without using any water in the home for long periods of time so the drain field can dry out, That is even better.
Right now, To get your septic drain field and tank ready for Thanksgiving, You must micromanage every drop of water down your drains. Do whatever it takes to limit the waste of water down any drain. If you have a divert, Switch it to the resting drain field. This will give your drain field time to rest also. It would be also a good time to pump your septic tank dry and clean it up and start using low-cost BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier. 2 packets right after pumping your septic tank and one every month after. If your septic tank septic system was designed for your long-term needs, These tips should get you a happy thanksgiving and not an emergency one!
Right now is the time to get set up for the June 2021 septic tank and septic tank bacteria plan. If you plan right now, You can have an easy July 2021 septic tank problem-free warm weather month! It’s May 2021, Why now?
June 2021 Septic Tank Plan.
Good question! If you start to watch the water you are using now and cut back, Your Septic Tank will have important time to reproduce new septic bacteria( If you are using one of our products! Go to SepticTankBacteria.com for more information)
Get your septic back to normal.
Your septic tank will have a chance to get back to a normal and not overloaded state, As it was designed for. Your drain field will start to dry out. Having a dried out septic drain field is important because when you flush your toilet into a working septic tank, The solids will stay in the septic and the wastewater will just empty into your dry drain field, Thru the pipes, Thru the septic drain field filtering rocks and then returned to Mother Nature.
Every Septic System needs to rest.
Every septic tank system needs rest to do this. Think of it this way, If you put your clothes in a washing machine and hit the start button and close the lid then every 10 seconds you lift the lid to see if the wash is done. Doing laundry this way will take forever to do. Now if you just left the washing machine with the closed lid just work and let it take its time to get the job done, This will be the fastest way to get your laundry done. The same goes for your septic tank system.
Summer Septic System failure STINKS!
Ever have a septic system failure during a hot summer day? The smell, The neighbors, The damage to the system to even damage to your landscape! It’s not fun and the clean-up will last for weeks. Plan now for June 2021 and you could stop a septic nightmare the will be the talk of your neighborhood!
For more information on tips on how to take care of your septic system please go to: SepticTankBacteria.com for more information!
YES! adding septic tank bacteria right after pumping or servicing a septic tank, drain field or cesspool is the perfect time to add it!
What happens when my septic tank gets pumped?
A pumper first comes to your home to locate the septic tank and excavate the septic tank lids and open them. They will also locate your “D Box” and excavate that cover and open it. They will pump the septic tank and the d box and clean up every speck of waste in them to an almost like-new condition. They will inspect the septic tank and d box and may make recommendations about their conditions. They may do other work too like cleaning a line, a septic filter, roll up their hose to their pump truck, get paid, and head to a sewer treatment plant to propery dispose of your septic waste that YOU are also responsible for it is disposed of properly. Please demand a copy of the dispolal receipt they get from a county or private haz mat waste county licensed plant.
What happens next?
After all service from the septic pumping company, A major problem starts. When they pumped your septic system, They took away all the good bacteria and dumped it at a plant. Your septic tank system is right now even empty, failing and fighting for it’s life until you add some waste and a septic tank bacteria designed to bring back your system stuck in failure back to life.
What must I do to save my expensive septic system after pumping?
You must add a high-quality septic tank bacteria that is not a watered-down product that a local big box store or supermarkets sell.
You should never go to a big box store to buy septic tank bacteria. Would you go there when you have chest pains or a hospital? I would never go to a hospital to buy septic tank bacteria for my septic tank.
What must I add to my septic tank after pumping?
We recommend this low-cost septic tank bacteria kit to save your septic tank and septic system after pumping or service.
Your septic tank, drainfield and all drainage pipes since the start of Covid-19 have been taking a brutal beating. How long this brutal beating can a septic system take is up to how it has been serviced and maintained over the past 20 years. Yes I just said the past 20 years of its working septic life but left out how many times it has backed up to how many people it was designed for.
What is a working septic system?
A working septic system is not defined as a septic system that has not clogged, backed up or puddles over your drainfield. Any septic system MUST be oversized with larger septic tanks and drainfields and not just the bare minimum.
A working septic system is absence of any problems outside of a pumping schedule to keep it clean as possible but then again that is no guarantee on it not being abused. There is always septic waste slipping by your septic tank and landing in your expensive drainfield. With all the above being said, Septic tank systems and all septic systems have been working overtime, if Mother Nature allows it. Mother Nature is the boss of your septic waste system and she gets the final say on what will happen and when it comes to a working septic system, She even controls the life and feeding of it.
She does not like a home full of people. She likes it when no waste or water is going down any drain so she can do her magic in your septic tank. Mother Nature does not like Covid-19 and is taking her anger out on your expensive septic system by slowing down.
Why is Mother Nature slowing down my septic system?
Because she can and will. Covid 19 has kept a lot of people home and more people have been working from home and more families have been staying home. Alot more waste and wastewater has been flowing out. Mother Nature takes her time working on your spetic tank system. Septic tank bacteria is Mother Nature’s “Mechanics” she sends to break down the waste and to clean up your septic system. If you don’t have enough of it, Your septic system will fail until Mother Nature takes her time cleaning it up on her time. Mother Nature is lazy and is a slow worker. How long does it take for rust to dissolve metal? It takes even longer for Mother Nature to build up her septic tank bacteria to get to work and digest waste that is in your septic tank. Before Covid 19 and if you have a brand new septic system installed, You may be ok.
What can you do right now?
Not much because there maybe not enough good septic tank bacteria in your septic tank. You can get your tank and field pumped out but the side effect is that you are also pumping away the good bacteria also and Mother Nature’s clock starts all over again and she will take her time!
There is a smarter way to help Mother Nature fix your septic tank!
We put together a Covid-19 Septic Tank Bacteria package to help jumpstart your septic tank and get it moving in the direction of pre covid 19. This low cost special septic tank bacteria package will add Mother Nature approved septic bacteria and start to get it back in a working condition and what was normal before covid-19.
We hope that the information above helps you understand your septic system and what covid-19 has done to it and how to get it back the way it was before covid-19. Please join our Friends and Family on our homepage to get non website specials we only run for our friends and family!
Is it ever too late to start to add septic tank bacteria?
Yes and no is the answer. You can go years with a septic tank system working just fine before you have a problem with it. The first problem is thinking that you can go years with no maintenance at all and only get it pumped when it clogs up the pipes or backs up the septic tank. This is the wrong way to take care of your expensive septic tank system.
Think of your septic tank system like the oil in your car. You change the oil in your car to keep the car’s engine as new as possible. You just do not change the oil only when you blow up the engine. Replacing the engine when if blows up is expensive so changing the oil is alot cheaper.
Pumping your septic tank every 2 to 3 years is a good idea if your septic system was designed for your needs. The keyword is for your needs.
Not every septic tank system is designed for your needs and not every septic system is overbuilt even when people tell us that their septic system is, it’s not.
Is it safe to add septic tank bacteria to a septic system that has not been serviced in a long time?
Yes it is safe to add septic bacteria to a system even if you do not know the history of it or the last pumping date. If this is the case, We advise to double up on the recomend dose. This may help stop a back up.
If you are buying a home with a septic tank, Treat it like it was abused. Use as little as waster as possible. When you can call a septic professional to excavate up the lids on the septic tank. This will help see how the septic tank is operating and if more bacteria is needed.
Can septic tank bacteria reverse a abused septic tank?
Yes it can if the right septic bacteria is used at the correct time, A abused septic tank could come back to proper working order over time.
Mother Nature and a septic system go hand and hand, and work together, and with a little help from you, Mother Nature and your septic tank could work trouble free.
What septic tank product should I use?
Everyday you should be asking yourself if something you are putting down your drains is harming your septic tank. If you have this mindset, Your septic system will work better. Even if you do this, Your septic tank still needs extra help that a septic tank bacterial product could provide. We do not suggest at all to buy a bacteria product for septic tanks from a local hardware store or a big box store. They tend to be low quality, heavy marketed products that are not worth the price you may pay. Using a store product will also just fill your septic system needlessly.
A good example is a BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier. It comes in a year supply of septic bacterial packets that you just toss into your toilet once a month. That one packet once a month is more powerful then any big box store product. You would have to use 2 bottles everyday to equal one packet of the BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier! Using BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier IS working with Mother Nature and not against her.
What would help my septic drain field?
A clogged septic drain field, septic fingers, septic chambers, septic mound system to even a septic cesspit, When they clog up, It gets expensive real fast to fix and almost all the time, the fix is a new expensive one. 10 thousand dollars and on up to replace a drain field is not uncommon. In many parts of the country, You can not replace or even service a septic system in the winter, So if it backs up late fall, You are in trouble because you then have very limited use of your toilet,Shower, Bath and sinks until late spring!
The best thing to do with any septic system is to always have your covers raised to grade and easy to get to. When you have this, You have a fighting chance to get your toilet system back to working order. BioForce Combo Special will help reverse the clogged up drain field. Just pour one gallon into your septic drain field’s inspection port and let the septic system rest for 2 days. Use no water at all except for flushing your toilet. After 2 days, Take a look into your septic drain field’s inspection port and if you see less water in there, Add 2 gallons of the BioForce Combo Special in and let it rest for another 2 days. After 2 days, Take a look into the inspection port and you should see no water. Add one packet of the BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier into the inspection port and one packet into your toilet and flush twice and then let the system rest for 3 days. After 3 days, You can use very limited water down any drain. Make it a game to see who can use the least amount of water. This will also let your septic system rest for the longest amount of time and let the BioForce Combo Special work.
What if my drain field still will not drain?
If your drain field still did not work after you tried the above, Septic Scrub maybe your answer, But it will take a little work during the spring and summer to get the full benefit of it. Septic Scrub for it to work like it should, You have to pump dry your septic drain field and every finger before pouring the Septic Scrub in and then let the system rest for a week to let it work.
If the above advice does not work, Your septic system maybe overloaded and not designed for your needs or just flat out dead and the only thing to do is a new expensive septic system sized to your needs.
This is important as there are companies out there claiming to be selling BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier and they are not. They may look alike but they are not. After a little investigation, we found out they were selling a cheap Chinese knock off and not the BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier that is PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA!
When you buy the BioForce Bacterial Waste Liqueifer from us, YOU ARE GETTING THE PRODUCT that we buy from the manufacture and not a cheap Chinese knock off that is circulating around the web.
We are authorized United States sellers of the BioForce Line of Septic Tank Bacteria products.
BioForce Septic Tank Bacteria products are MADE IN THE USA. The imported fake knock off actually cause expensive damage to septic tank systems. When our long time clients who purchased BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier or the complete line of BioForce septic tank bacteria, Never have the same negative problems that the Chinese knock off make!
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Septic Tank-Covid-19 Fall/Winter Problems will happen this year. Septic tank systems of all types have taken a beating during the Covid-19 shutdown. Some of the benefits is that hopefully, we had our family and good friends close and were able to help everybody out. Family is the best feeling to have. With all the family at home and using water, Your septic system has taken a direct hit and even abuse of it without most knowing until a problem rears its ugly head like a clogged pipe, clogged septic tank filter to ponding above your leach field.
The next problem is that fall/winter is right around the corner, here is how to get ready.
The next problem is that fall/winter is right around the corner. Septic system problems during the fall/winter season is not something people look forward to like Christmas and the New Year, and most people during the Covid-19 shutdown have totally forgotten about their septic system and basic maintenance.
Even if you see no noticeable problems, To survive the Fall/Winter without septic system problems will be a challenge this year
Even if you see no noticeable problems, To survive the Fall/Winter septic system problems ahead will be a challenge this year. There are a few things you can do depending on your budget. You can just go and call in a expensive septic tank pumping company and pump your septic tank and jet your drain field at a expensive cost and that would basically solve a septic problem for a short time. Yes I said a short time because right when you start using that water, Your on a timeline for it to fail again. On the other hand, If you where using a high quality septic tank bacteria product before, during and the future, Your septic tank problems would be way less if you used your septic system like it was designed to operate. Mother Nature has her own timeline on things and her timeline in not overnight. Any septic tank bacteria product claiming to solve a septic problem overnight is just not true. Septic tank bacteria takes time to adjust, Grow,populate,establish and digest septic tank waste and that is not overnight.
So what septic tank products do you suggest?
We strongly advise to use a septic tank product that you drop down your toilet once a month. This helps you keep your septic tank in your mind with the day to day activity of your home. This is a positive step because you will find yourself using less water and know when you can use some water and not damage your septic system.
If you have had problems in the past and want something with a little more punch, We suggest the BioFrce Combo Special. If comes with the BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier and 4 gallons of strong industrial strength liquid septic tank bacteria. You use once a month packets down your toilet and every 2 weeks put a 4 ounce cup of the liquid bacteria down a sink. This combination will bring most septic systems back from a expensive pump and jet job from your local professional.
Just these 2 products should help your septic system get back into operating like mother nature wants and what was designed to work .Hopefully this Covid-19 virus will just pass but the time we spent with our loved ones will be memories that last a lifetime.
Septic Tank-Covid-19 Fall/Winter Problems will happen, But is your septic tank ready for them?
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Owning a septic tank during the covid-19 virus and keeping it in good working order should not be hard and it is not when you use the right septic tank bacteria.