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A clogged drainage field and a septic tank filled with solids are never good. There are many products on the market that claiming they are the “miracle” cure for all septic maintenance, but the truth is, they aren’t. In fact, in some areas, they are illegal. The only additive your septic tank needs is an all natural bacterial additive, CCLS. CCLS contains 50 million colony forming bacteria; other brands have 1 million or less colony forming bacteria.
What do bacteria have to do with septic maintenance? Septic tanks are homes to beneficial bacteria. According to Survivopedia, natural bacteria decompose and transform waste products into an environmentally safe substance before draining. CCLS is an important part of the 3 step maintenance program for septic systems. A regular pumping of the tank or cesspool, the addition of beneficial bacteria, and the installation of a septic system filter are the basic steps for maintaining a healthy septic system.
Another part of keeping a system healthy is to avoid dumping harmful chemicals into the tank. Chemicals such as bleach, antibacterials, and drain openers devastate bacterial colonies in the tank. All drains lead to the septic system, so anything flushed down a toilet or dumped in the sink finds its way into the tank. Here are some examples of chemicals to avoid pouring down the drains:
Septic maintenance is not a mysterious magical spell. With the 3 step maintenance program and a little chemical diligence, your septic system will thrive. Also, make sure you avoid pouring chemicals down the drain that are bactericidal since beneficial bacteria live inside the septic tank and decompose solid wastes.
And of course, giving systems an added boost with the 50 million colony forming bacteria from CCLS is a great way to promote a healthy system!
Looking for help with your septic system? Make sure you contact us!