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Bacteria & Hydrogen Peroxide Treatments

If you are like most people, you know very little about your septic system. This is understandable. In urban and suburban areas there are sewers to carry household waste to carry household waste to municipal waste-water treatment plants.

In more rural areas, however, septic tank systems provide the functions of both sewers tank as “a tank in which waste matter is decomposed through bacterial action”.

If you could look inside your septic tank, you would find three layers. The top layer is the “Scum” layer where organic material floats to the surface. Bacteria in the septic tank biologically convert this material to a liquid.

The middle layer is the “Effluent” layer where mostly clear water will be found. This clear water is the only layer that should enter your absorption area. The bottom layer is the “Sludge” layer. This layer is where the inorganic or inert solid materials and the by-products bacterial digestion sink to.

Call your pumper regularly to clean out the organic and inorganic sludge in your tank. The frequency of pumping will depend on the size of your system, the number of people in the household, the previous care the system has received, etc. Rely on your pumper’s knowledge and experience to set up a pumping schedule.

Once your tank has been pumped, monthly applications of bioFORCE Septic Tank Additive will maintain the bacterial level in your tank and leach field. This is needed for optimal system performance.