Septic Tank Bacteria or a New Septic Tank System?

One of the most asked questions we receive is should I get septic tank bacteria or a new septic tank system? New septic systems are expensive There are no cheap septic system installations that cost less than septic tank bacteria. That’s a fact that a lot of septic installers hate to admit. Septic Tank Bacteria or a New Septic Tank System, To us, This is a no-brainer as we know what septic tank bacteria can and can’t do. 

  •      Septic Tank Bacteria can turn around a failed septic system over time  Yes over time.

If any septic tank product claims to turn around your non-working septic system into a working septic system overnight, Either they have a non-environmentally friendly septic product or they may have a product that may work in maybe a very small percentage of septic systems, like .01 % of all septic systems. 

Generally, you will also find the people behind the product have no direct working experience or knowledge of working septic systems. We work on septic systems every day for over 25 plus years.

We know what septic tank bacteria can and can not do.

     Sadly there are some companies who sell a “Cure All” septic tank product just like back in the old days a hundred-plus years ago. They never seem to work but you have to buy more and more of it to get it to work.

  •      Keep in mind also, If you need a good surgeon, You do not go to the local hardware or big box store for one, and with septic tank bacteria, you do not buy from the local hardware store, supermarket, or big box store for septic advice or septic bacteria products. This will cost you many thousands in the long run. We are looking to save you money.

Septic Tank Bacteria or a New Septic Tank System? What can Septic Tank Bacteria do?

  Septic Tank Bacteria can, over TIME. With just some bacteria, Will turn around a failed septic system. Time can mean years for an abused septic system and time can be as soon as 2 months.

Septic Tank Bacteria or a New Septic Tank System? If you want instant Results:

     If you want instant results, Get it pumped, and when it backs up again and it will very soon, Get it pumped again. In this case, I’d advise a new drain field installed and let the old drain field and septic tank bacteria do what Mother Nature designed them to do.

By giving at least a year’s time to work. You can isolate the old septic drain field from the new septic drain field with a tee and a valve, and let the bacteria and Mother Nature work, And it will.

Septic Tank Bacteria: Totally failed septic system:

If you had a totally failed septic system and want to bring it back to life with septic bacteria, This can be done by adding one packet of BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier down your toilet once a week.

If you have an inspection port on your septic tank, You can monitor the change in the tank bacteria just by looking into it. It may take 2 or more weeks before a noticeable change in the septic tank’s waste scum layer{The top floating layer in a septic tank}. You will see it look more liquefied. If it’s going in this direction, Just keep adding one packet of BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier to the septic tank once a week until it’s totally liquefied. 

     If after 2 or 3 weeks nothing has changed, Flush one packet every 3 days down your toilet until you see a change in the septic tank, then go back to a once-a-week packet until totally liquefied.

Please micro-manage your water usage to use as little water as possible during this time and do not use anything anti-septic. Flush only when you have to. Once the good bacteria populate the tank and clean it up, They will then enter the drain field to go to work on it then.

This is still way cheaper than a new septic system installed.

Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer.

Septic tank bacteria and Cancer do not go together. Having a healthy septic tank and septic system, May help the cancer patient be a little more comfortable and not worry about the septic system and wonder if it is working properly. Cancer medications will be tough on your septic tank system, Your drain fields, Your leach fields and all pipes.

Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer, And your loved one:

When it comes to Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer, and your loved one, The most important thing is your loved one.  As long as that toilet is flushing and your showers are draining properly, Who cares about septic tank bacteria at this time?

Your loved one needs the most attention from you during their no holds barred battle with cancer. Be happy around them. Please do not bring up memories that may bring your loved one down. Cancer is a battle BUT not the end. You must be positive at all times and not negative around them. Listen to them and don’t fight with them. Listen to their needs and not what you think they need. Your loved one may seem like they are barking orders but they are not. They are asking for something that will make their life easier and not what you think would make their life easier. Right now it’s about them.

I am fighting cancer right now and I will beat it. I will battle it until God calls me. I hope your loved one has this train of thought. God bless you for being there for them. It means the world to them. If they ask for a hug, give it to them and do not try to get whatever they have on their mind out of them. There will be a time and place when they tell you why they gave you that hug. Their hugs to them will mean a lot more than you know. Don’t spoil them.

Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer Treatment:

     Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer treatment will kill off the good septic tank bacteria that you have been growing in your septic tank and drain field. Even if you have an aeration treatment unit, Almost all septic tank bacteria will be gone. You must add septic tank bacteria to the system to help fight off the medications.

Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer, and your Leach Field:

     Your leach field will take a beating and maybe just like your septic tank bacteria, Almost all the bacteria in your leach field will be almost gone and your leach field will not operate like it was designed to.

 A properly working septic tank system,septic drain field and septic leach field is always ideal and getting it back to working order may take some time but not hard to do. Again this may take some time because the septic bacteria have to reproduce in the septic tank then the entire drain field and septic leach field, Then give it time for mature septic tank bacteria to do what Mother Nature designed it to do. It will take the same time a new septic tank system takes to come up to “Working speed”.

Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer: How to bring your septic system, drain field and leach field back to Life

     There are a few tried and true ways to bring your septic system and leach field back to life during and after cancer.

     The Pump the Tank Method: You can pump the septic tank dry and keep an eye on it every week to see how full it has become with daily use. By doing this method, You will help spare the septic leach field from the medications that a Cancer involved loved one may take. This may get expensive over the long term.

I would suggest installing a few very large septic tanks in series and installing a 4-inch valve before your d box and leach field and turning it off. This would make your septic system a giant holding tank that can be pumped. When Cancer Treatment is over, The septic tanks must be pumped and washed down and pumped again to get as much of the septic tank bacteria-killing medications out of its system. Then you have to restart the system with good septic tank bacteria. This way will also give your Septic drain field or septic drain field a much needed rest.

Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer: The Septic Tank Bacteria Method:

     You can use septic tank bacteria to counteract the Cancer medications. A good example is the year supply of the BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier. You can use one packet of the 1 year supply every day and this method may keep your septic tank and drain field clean enough to break down the cancer medications, The keyword is it may.

Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer: The Aeration Treatment Unit method.

A  Aeration Treatment Unit that takes up little space in a septic tank may help keep the damage down from the treatment of Cancer and the anti-septic medications that go along with it. We do only recommend the one in the link from that company and nobody else. We have seen this model bring back completely dead septic systems from cancer medications back to life. I still do suggest adding BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier down your toilet once a month still. 

Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer: Your leach field and drain field.

     Your septic tank drain field or leach field may need some extra help during and after cancer treatment.  It is not uncommon that a drain field slows down when using anti-septic medications. Clogging up the drain holes in the SDR 35 pipe of your leach field slows the whole septic system down.

     We suggest a product called Septic Scrub to open up your drain field. Septic Scrub must be poured into your Septic Tank D-Box directly.

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Septic Tank Bacteria and Cancer: Your loved one is the most important item here.

     When a loved one is going thru cancer, You should do whatever is best for your loved one. The hell with your septic tank system when your most important job is to help your loved one get thru cancer and to be there for them. 

     Your septic system can be repaired when it’s best for your loved one.  Just like you will be there for your loved one with cancer, I will be there for you and together we will beat cancer and bring your septic tank system back to life.

Undeniable Proof That You Need Our Septic Tank Owner’s Guide.

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Undeniable Proof That You Need a septic tank owner’s guide had to be written. Many great minds in the septic industry are sadly passing away and with every passing, we lose their knowledge. This had to be written down for future generations of septic tank owners and operators.

Septic System Owner’s Guide

     Many others have written tips about the septic systems who sadly have limited knowledge in the septic industry and do not have the keen insight first-hand knowledge of the actual workings of a septic system but read what others wrote who never saw, serviced, troubleshoot or even located a septic system. Does it make them uneducated? No. With Undeniable Proof That You Need our septic tank owner’s guide,We hope to help your septic system last longer and operate cleaner.

    I promise you that we will not “shop Talk” you but make it easy to understand how a septic system operates. Undeniable Proof That You Need a septic tank owner’s guide was written to help you spot problems before they start.

With our clients who purchase our septic tank bacteria products on our website, We offer our 40 plus years of septic system installs, troubleshooting to you name it, To help them pick the best product for their needs. 40 plus years we wear dickie work uniforms and get our hands dirty. We do not just sit in a nice climate control office and sell bacteria. We actually see septic systems every day.

The main septic tank line leaving your home.

The main septic tank line leaving your home carries the waste from your toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, and all drains to your septic tank. Generally, this waste line can be 3 inches and on up.

88% of the septic waste line is are a 4-inch size. The size of your septic waste line leaving your home can even be bigger depending on the amount of waste it has to handle, how many people will be living there full time, the number of rooms in the home or building. 
     This main septic tank waste line leaving your home or building can be made of PVC, Cast Iron Pipe to even metal both galvanized and non-galvanized metal pipe. Yes, we have excavated up 4 inches, 5 inches, 6 inches to 8 inches non galvanized pipe that rotted and caused a root blockage. Metal pipe underground tends to rot in spots due to the moisture in the ground.

SDR PVC Septic Waste Line Pipe:

PVC pipe takes many many years to rot. That is why most septic installers use PVC pipe, Both The green pipe called thin-wall SDR-35 to the common heavier Schedule 40 white PVC pipe. 

SDR-35 Green Sewer Pipe:

The green color of the SDR-35 sewer pipe is there for a reason. Green is the international color of sewer underground. So if a contractor is excavating and finds a green pipe, Just by looking at the pipe you can guess it’s a sewer pipe BUT that is not always the case. If you are digging and you find a pipe underground, You must call again for a Utility Mark Out. It is required before any digging, You would know to proceed with caution or stop and call for another Utility Mark Out.  You never know what you will find digging!

Blue Brute Sewer Pipe:

There is a Blue colored pipe that is extra heavy PVC called “Brute”. This pipe was designed for parking lots where heavy traffic will be. Because of Brute’s extra-duty design, It will take a lot to crush the pipe from a weighted item like a dump truck, car, payloaders, etc. The brute pipe is not common in homeowner septic installs. We have used it in homes where heavy traffic may be a problem.

The Septic Tank: Mother Nature’s gift to the environment!

     Septic tank systems are a gift from Mother Nature herself when operating like it was designed to. A septic tank is a giant filter.  Think of it like a water filter, oil filter, air conditioner filter to even the screens on your home! A septic tank will filter out what is drained or flushed.   

A Septic Tank has a few important jobs………….  

A septic tank has a few important jobs:

  1. To stop solids from reaching the drain field.
  2. Stop the flow of wastewater “Running” thru a septic tank and flooding out the drain field.
  3. To hold the solids so the septic tank bacteria can break it down and digest it.

     Septic tanks are generally rectangular and concrete but just like the times that have changed, So have septic tanks. There are round “Poly” septic tanks that are lightweight and when up to operating level, can be strong.      

Let’s get back to Concrete septic tanks. They are the most common in the ground in the United States. Almost 96 % of Septic Tanks are concrete. “Poly” septic tanks are gaining in popularity.

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What’s inside a septic tank?

Before we look inside a septic tank, Let’s look on the outside first. In the above picture we show our backhoe holding a septic tank. On the top are 2 openings where septic tank covers go. They are important to have so it’s easy to service, inspect or pump a septic tank. Septic tank covers must be raised to grade and always be easy to find and never covered up. Now to the inside of a septic tank.

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  The above picture taken by, From left to right shows a 4-inch main septic drain line made of SDR-35 coming from the home, A cleanout that after backfill we cut to grade and placed a round irrigation valve box cover on top of it, Into an elbow and into the septic tank.

Inside the first cover of the septic tank shows a baffle then a open space. We had to install a baffle due to the pitch of the main septic line. We did not want to have the waste travel thru the septic tank like a river after a massive rain to the septic tank outlet filter tee. In the second septic manhole, you do not see a 4 inch Tee where we install a Septic Filter in it.

Why did we set up this septic tank installation this way?

    We set up this septic tank installation this way because of the home’s location, The site elevation, and where the rest of the new septic system was going to be installed for maxim septic system operation.

Septic Tank and Cesspools……

     We actually installed a total of 3 septic tanks in series on this septic system with septic filters leaving each septic tank. We wanted to keep the drain field as clean as possible and to give the drain field a rest when the 3 septic tanks are pumped, The septic drain field and cesspool will dry out also.

Yes, I just said cesspool. We installed a very large cesspool before the septic drain field. Cesspools are allowed in this county. We installed it just after the last septic tank. The drain field also got a septic filter when it left the cesspool.

Every cover was raised to grade for easy troubleshooting if there is a problem. We do not think there will be a problem If they still add septic tank bacteria from us. Not the hardware store or big box store stuff but actually quality septic tank bacteria purchased from us. 

Septic Drain Fields:

Septic tank drain fields distribute the wastewater that has been filtered thru a septic tank first. The well-kept the septic tank, The better the drain field will be and the easier to operate like it was designed.

This is why a septic tank filter and quality septic tank bacteria are very important in your septic maintenance plan.
     Mother Nature has her plans with every septic drain field, And that is to filter the wastewater for the last time before it gets returned to the Earth to be used again somewhere.

Septic Drain Field BioMat:

     Septic drain field biomat is a gift from Mother Nature. After a new drain field installation and wastewater makes its way thru the septic tank and into the drain field, It will slowly develop around the drain field pipe holes. 

88% of all septic drain fields after 5 years have biomat growing around them. A properly designed, sized, installed with pumping every 2-3 years, With inspections every year to catch problems early and the use of our septic tank bacteria, You can control the growth of biomat.

Another way to control the growth of biomat is having 2 or more septic drain fields and a directional valve to switch wastewater from one drain field to another.

Septic Biomat Control:

Another way to control the biomat around a septic drain field is the use of the septic bacteria we offer and some specialized equipment some septic contractors have. This procedure will clean up the septic drain pipe and digest scum that is blocking the normal operation of your system. This procedure is all-natural!

Why murder Mother Nature?

There are companies out there whose website, advertising, and used car salesman say their machinal product will “murder” the Biomat that Mother Nature uses as a filter to keep the environment cleaner.

If you “Murder” the Biomat, You are helping to destroy the environment. Biomat is part of the last treatment process of septic waste. Biomat is needed in all onsite septic systems to keep the environment as natural as possible.

If you have a backing up problem due to the Biomat, Your system was not designed correctly for its use. Problems tend to start when people sell Homes and more people live inside the homes than what the system was designed for.  Why murder Mother Nature?

Septic tank bacteria’s role in septic maintenance.

     Yes, even after a well-thought-out and planned septic system install, They will need a quality septic tank bacteria product purchased from us to help it keep as clean as possible and full of quality septic bacteria.

Every septic system is better when septic tank bacteria is used every month.

     Just like pumping every 2 to 3 years, All septic tanks work better with added septic tank bacteria products purchased from us. Septic bacteria products are part of a healthy working septic drain field system and help protect it from failure if the system was installed correctly and sized for the home’s needs.

     Our studies show that the septic systems we take care of that use our septic tank bacteria every month, Receive a 5 – 15 % increase in time between septic pumpings, and the septic system is just cleaner and that makes the system last longer.

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrogen Sulfide, The black scum under non-breathing septic systems is a killer of septic bacteria in septic systems. It grows and rots out concrete above and below the wastewater.
Hydrogen Sulfide is a very powerful acid.

Septic systems that have airflow all year long will have less of this septic tank killer and if you use our septic tank bacteria, You have even less!

All Septic Systems Must Breathe…….

All septic systems must breathe. I can not hammer this point hard enough. All cleanouts, manholes to the end of a septic leach field, Must be raised to grade and above to allow the free flow of air in the system. Just doing this alone will help your septic system last longer. Air will circulate inside the septic system and remove some of the hydrogen sulfide and send air into your drain field to help dry it out.

If your septic install contractor will not raise all your covers and clean outs for you, I would ask myself what are they hiding? No County or Local Government inspections before they backfill? What are they hiding? If your contractor raises every cleanout or inspection port to grade and calls for a county inspection for a permit and the county worker gives the installer a hard time about installing a system that is easy to inspect, Let the permit inspector know you as the homeowner requested it for environmental reasons.

Septic Tank Maintenance

Now onto septic tank maintenance. Let me start with when not to wait till to get your septic tank serviced and yes I have seen all of this happen and all the excuses that generally follow.

  1. Do not wait till your toilet does not flush to get your septic tank serviced. If you wait this long and the problem is your clogged up septic tank, This is not a service but an emergency pumping to get your toilet flushing.

This also means that the septic pumper contractor will have to come back and spend many hours cleaning up your septic system and this will get expensive.

Think of this as the oil in your car. If you only change your oil when your engine blows up, Waiting till your engine blows is not the warning light to tell you to change the oil. It is an engine failure and the engine must be replaced. If you wait till septic failure before you service the system, You are replacing the system with a new septic system.

Once A Year Septic Inspections.

Do: Have your septic system inspected once a year to catch problems before they become expensive problems. Many expensive problems can be caught early enough to keep them from not being expensive.

On all of our septic systems we installed and those that we did not install but meet our standards for septic installation, We find a 30-50 percent increase in performance when managed by us.     

Once a year, Every year of the life of the waste system, Have your septic cleaning contractor safely lift all clean out and covers and inspect the septic baffles, Filters to the thickness of the concrete itself. Take a measurement of the Scum and Sledge levels of the tank and see if they are within proper operating requirements.

ProTip: Your septic tank is not your garbage can, so do not treat it that way.

The D Box:

2. The D Box, Also known as the distribution box is located just after your septic tank and before your drain field. Check to see if the d box settled with a level. Check for signs of a stoppage, cracked or broken pipe, roots growing in, and see if any animals are making a home in there.

Have somebody flush the toilet and wait to see the wastewater flow thru the d box and if it stops in the d box, ponds in the d box, or just flows out to the drain field. There should be no standing water in the d box!

Check for crushed-looking pipe inside the D Box. Look where the pipes come in with contact with the concrete d box itself. If they look oblong and not brand new round, You may have had a car drive over it and crushed pipe you can not see with just your eyes only. You should never ever drive over your septic system no matter where it is. No excuses!

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Septic tank drain field inspection.

     Since your drain field is below ground level, We will start with an above-ground visual inspection. Look for above ground noticeable damage to the leach field by cars, Animals, Tree roots to ponding, and signs of septic leach field failure. In some areas, The frost line can move pipes upward and poke them out of the ground.

Any damage has to be fixed as soon as possible for the system to work correctly. If you have inspection ports on the end of your leach field, Check them to make sure they are not root bound or holding water. Air must circulate out of them and not wastewater!
     If your septic contractor has a small push sewer camera, Have them inspect each leg of the leach field.

An educated septic tank owner is a smart consumer…………

Now, do you see why Undeniable Proof That You Need our septic tank owner’s guide had to be written? We just scratched the septic tank surface with the above information! This was written to be just a basic guide for a homeowner who owns a septic tank system and who may have questions about its operation of it.

An educated septic tank owner is a smart consumer. I hope I educated you a little bit. I hope with all this information you can weed out the good honest septic contractors from the rest.

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What the Heck Is Truly septic bacteria-safe toilet paper?

What the Heck Is Truly septic bacteria-safe toilet paper?

We all use toilet paper and some toilet paper is better than others when it comes to your septic system But What the Heck Is Truly septic bacteria-safe toilet paper? 

“Septic Safe” toilet paper?

     Septic safe toilet paper is basically a marketing ploy by some big toilet manufacturers to make their toilet paper sell to people who have septic tanks. 

What does “Septic Safe” toilet paper mean?

     It means it will not harm the physical structure of your Poly or Concrete septic tank or your plastic pipe drain field or Cultec chamber system.

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What septic safe toilet paper does not mean:

     It does not mean it does not murder the good septic tank bacteria that is growing in your septic tank or break down lighting fast so your septic tank bacteria can go to work on it and break it down and digest it.     

This also means you have to use septic tank bacteria packets every month to offset the heavy bleached toilet paper slowly breaking down. When you use most toilet paper on the market, It’s like adding septic tank bacteria-killing bleach to your expensive septic tank!

What the Heck Is Truly septic bacteria-safe toilet paper?

RV toilet paper was designed to break down very fast into a small holding tank in an RV holding tank, To be dumped at an RV dumping station generally found at Camp Grounds and Truck Stops. These dumping stations have requirements of the septic waste being pumped into their advanced treatment systems and one of them is a low bleach content. Bleach is a killer of good septic tank bacteria.

Do septic tanks shake rattle and roll?

    Please keep in mind that RV toilet paper breaks down when the RV is moving also. Septic tanks in a home do not move unless there is an aeration treatment unit installed that would at some point in time during the day, will help mix the septic waste solution, grow septic tank bacteria and help break down the toilet paper. Aeration treatment units also counteract the bleach in the toilet paper over time.


 The best toilet paper for septic tank systems:

RV toilet paper is the best to use with a septic tank. Next is a single-ply toilet paper.The “Soft” toilet paper is very bad for septic tanks because it takes a long time to break down, Unlike single-ply toilet paper. To help offset bleach, You must use BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier once a month to help break down the bleach in the toilet paper.

Good luck in controlling and taming your septic tank!

What kills bacteria in a septic tank?

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    The biggest question we get all the time is what kills bacteria in a septic tank? We hear this question asked every day. Septic tank bacteria is important as the oil in your car. Without it, You have to replace an expensive septic drain field system. What kills bacteria in a septic tank? Here are some tips and advice to try.

So what kills septic tank bacteria?

The biggest killer is septic tank bacteria in a septic system are items we use every day. Anything that says anywhere on a label anti-septic. A good example is a mouthwash and toothpaste!  We brush our teeth a few times a day and follow it up with mouthwash. This is not a bad thing because it keeps our teeth healthy BUT what we do is drain it down into a sink that leads to the main drain line that carries it to your expensive septic system where it still stays killing bacteria for some time.

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My toilet paper is killing my septic?

     Yes, toilet paper is helping to kill your septic system. Toilet paper contains septic-killing bleach. This makes the toilet paper look white. This also kills septic bacteria.

Bleach is killing your septic tank.

Yes, anything with bleach in it will kill your septic bacteria. You won’t believe how almost every cleaning product has septic-killing bleach in it! I suggest using only a cap full.  Read the directions on the label of bleach and follow them with caution. You can still use all the bleach you want in a mop bucket but dump it outside somewhere safe and keep it out of your septic system.

Septic Bacteria Killing Medications.

     There are some medications that will kill the good septic tank bacteria in your system. Antibiotics are great medications to help your doctor get you well but when it comes to your septic system, They continue their job by killing the septic bacteria in your total system. If you are on antibiotics, You need to add extra septic tank bacteria into your septic tank. When you are done with all medications, Do not flush them down your toilet but bring them back to your pharmacy for proper disposal. By doing this, You are also protecting the local waterways and drinking water!

Shampoo is killing your septic tank bacteria.

     Yes, you read that right. Shampoo, Conditioners, Hair coloring products to soaps are killing your good septic tank bacteria. They all contain fats, oils, and greases! All septic bacteria-killing products. You need a septic tank and drain field system designed for them to use in your home. Just having a septic tank does not mean it was designed for shampoo,  conditioners, hair coloring products, fats, oils, and grease. If you want to use the above products in your home, I strongly advise using a septic tank bacteria called BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier.

What can I do to save my septic tank bacteria?

What can I do to save my septic tank bacteria? Follow the above advice. Do not use or put harsh caustic chemicals down any drain and dispose of it in an environmentally mother nature-friendly way and never just dump it outside somewhere. Read the directions on the side of the cleaning products you are using and whenever possible and safe to do so, Use half of the recommended amount of the cleaning product.

The septic tank bacteria bottom line.

     Your septic system was designed and installed to meet the lowest standards for the area and for the contractor to make money. Most systems are designed for 2 people living in a home with very little water use. Sadly this is very popular all over, So the need for a monthly dose of septic tank bacteria like BioForce Bacterial Waste Liquefier will help your septic system work better than before. Even to the point of maybe not needing a new septic tank and drain field system. Please try the tips above and remember, Mother Nature takes her time so nothing will happen overnight. If you have any questions after purchasing from, Please let us know!

Septic Tank Bacteria and the Fall Weather.

    With the upcoming change of seasons where we turn off our air conditioning units and allow the fresh fall air into our homes, This should be your brain on septic tank bacteria and the fall weather.

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Septic Tank Bacteria and the Fall Weather.

When it comes to your septic tank and the brew of septic tank bacteria that has been growing all summer long. We call this season the septic bacteria fall season.

     Hopefully, your septic tank is raised to grade where the sun can help give the environment of the septic tank at a temperature that the septic bacteria can grow, eat and reproduce.

Septic Tank Waste Temperature.

     The septic tank waste temperature, to have septic tank bacteria already there grow, It’s “Mother Nature’s Magic”  temperature is between 75 to 100 degrees year-round.

     In some areas of the United States, this magic temperature is not a problem BUT cold areas during the fall, winter to even spring seasons, This temperature is only a dream. Some states freeze completely and this will also freeze the septic tank solid. Septic tanks must be kept in a liquid state at al times so no damage happens to the system.

Septic Tank Heaters.

     A great solution to keep your septic tank bacteria in the temperature range to grow and reproduce septic tank bacteria is an item known as a septic tank heater.

A septic tank heater will keep the liquid waste at a pre-set temperature. We do suggest 80 degrees if you install a properly sized septic tank heater.     Sometimes just putting bales of hay on top of your septic tank may insulate it enough to keep the septic bacteria growing.

Septic Tanks Must Breathe!

Do not cover up any Septic Vents or Clean Outs! Even during the winter your septic tank and drain field must still breathe!

I hope this tip may help you keep your septic tank and drain field working at its best with the septic tank bacteria you have in it.

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Septic Tank Systems Environmentally Superior to Sewer Systems.

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.

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.

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     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?

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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.

     I hope you find these tips helpful. If you have any questions please go to

August Is The Thanksgiving Septic Tank.

     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.

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     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.

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     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!

Get ready NOW, June 2021 septic tank season!

     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 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!

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