When you have a septic system, you rely on it to process the wastewater from your house and return it to the water table. Most of the work is done by the septic tank that is located underground in your yard. Inside that septic tank, there are a number of naturally occurring bacteria that will [...]
A failing septic system can be a catastrophic financial event for a homeowner. This can be particularly frustrating if the homeowner has already spent hundreds of dollars on septic tank additives for the express purpose of avoiding this very problem.
Many property owners in the United States must use on-site waste water treatment systems, or septic systems, to treat organic waste water created on their property. Estimates are that somewhere between one-quarter to one-third of all waste water is treated by property owners with septic systems.
Septic tanks are a necessity in rural areas where sewers are not widely available. However, as many home owners know, septic tank back ups and failures can be expensive messes to clean up. As a result, the septic tank additives industry does good business with septic tank owners seeking a cheaper way to keep their underground septic systems working properly.
Disreputable companies have found a new source of revenue with people that have septic tank problems. These companies are selling customers septic tank additives that do absolutely nothing to eliminate septic tank problems but may lead to premature septic tank replacement.
Your septic tank service told you that the addition of a septic tank chemical or biological additive would save you money as you would not have to have your septic tank emptied as frequently and would also aid in extending the life of your septic system. The fact is you have been lied to!
Of all the homes in the United States, 25 percent have a septic system. There is not a single scientific study that shows that the use of chemical or bacterial additives for septic systems provide any useful purpose.