What is a Septic Tank?
General information on septic tank maintenance
Where a home does not have a mains foul waste system because of it’s remote location, it is usual for a Septic tank to be installed on the property to accept and process the waste from toilets and sinks etc. In this piece we wish to give you broaden your knowledge on septic tank maintenance.
The septic tank is a large container, often circular, which is buried in the garden of the house some distance from the building. All foul waste is directed down pipes into this tank where it is allowed to settle and separate. Under ideal conditions, this waste undergoes a natural degradation and breakdown due to the organic action of natural enzymes in the waste which digest the waste solids.
Occasionally, for septic tank maintenance purposes the tank may need to be emptied by a visiting pump tanker truck, particularly if accepting a large volume of waste or if the organic action has slowed or in some cases even stopped working. The frequency of this emptying is dependant on the efficiency of the organic breakdown action and the volume of waste being discharged compared to the size of the Septic Tank.
The tank has an overflow system at the top where the purified water from the waste is allowed to overflow and soak away into the ground much like a rainwater soakaway. If this water contains undigested waste solids however, the soakaway becomes blocked, soggy and foul smells will develop. Under normal conditions, this water is odourless.
What causes the Septic Tank to clog up, overflow or start to smell?
Detergents and household cleaners can kill off the natural enzymes which help to break down the waste solids. This leads to a sluggish condition in the septic tank and eventually, the build up of waste solids blocks the tank completely causing raw waste solids to be discharged into the overflow area causing waterlogged ground and bad smells.
How can SepClean and SuperClean help?
SepClean contains many millions of live enzymes and restores and reactivates the organic breakdown action of a sluggish Septic Tank. In many cases, a septic tank which has almost stopped working can be restored to working condition by the use of SepClean. In some very bad cases, where the septic tank has become completely blocked with solid wastes, it may be necessary to have the tank pumped out before using SepClean to allow SepClean to permeate into the waste solids properly. Regular use of SepClean will ensure the clean efficient working of your septic tank and dramatically reduce the need for future emptying. The use of a compatible household cleaner such as SuperClean will also help maintain your tank in peak working condition. SuperClean does not retard the natural action of the enzymes in the septic tank unlike many common household cleaners and detergents. Regular use of SepClean and SuperClean will also help to keep drainage pipes in clean and sweet condition.
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