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<img src="/images/stories/septic_system.jpg" alt="Septic System" title="Septic System" />Septic Systems A to Z Maintenance

A septic system has two major components: a septic tank and a drainfield. Septic Tank: Waste water flows from the house to the septic tank. The tank is designed to retain waste water and allow heavy solids to settle to the bottom. These solids are partially decomposed by bacteria to form sludge. Grease and light particles float, forming a layer of scum on top of the waste water. Baffles installed at the inlet and outlet of the tank to help prevent scum and solids from escaping. Newer septic tanks can have a partial concrete dividing wall in the center, thus making two compartments. This helps ensure the sludge does not get forced out of the baffle into the drainfield. Newer tanks can also have two manhole covers, one above each baffle.

Drainfield (Trench): A solid pipe leads from the septic tank to a distribution box where the waste water is channeled into one or more perforated pipes set in trenches of gravel. Here the water slowly infiltrates (seeps) into the underlying soil. Dissolved wastes and bacteria in the water are trapped or adsorbed to soil particles or decomposed by microorganisms. This process removes disease-causing organisms, organic matter, and most nutrients (except nitrogen and some salts). The purified wastewater then either moves to the ground water or evaporates from the soil. Trench systems are the most common type of systemused in new home construction.

Overflow of solid material into the soil absorption
area should be avoided at all costs. When
solids overflow, they clog the soil pores
and cause septic systems to fail. One
of the main causes of solid material
build up and overflow is bacterial
deficiency. Bacteria is needed in
the septic tank to digest organic
solids. Normally, it is introduced
into the septic system via
household waste. Unfortunately,
many common home care products,
such as antibacterial soaps, toilet
cleaners, laundry and dish detergents
and bleaches kill bacteria. Additional
bacteria destroying agents are acids,
polishes, caustic drain cleaners, oil, paint
and similar items. You should never dispose
of them in your septic system.

Septic Savior is a once a month additive that replaces the bacteria that has been destroyed. It helps keep your septic system healthy for years.Solu-pack

Septic Savior also contains nutrients and micro nutrients that stimulate the germination and outgrowth of the synergistic microbial consortium. Enhanced, individual solu-pack technology makes Septic Savior convenient, clean and safe to use.

Septic Savior Products

 
ENZA Power
ENZA Power
$34.95
Septi Kleen
Septi Kleen
$99.00
Fresh Tech™
Fresh Tech™
$79.95
Septic Savior
Septic Savior
$199.00
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