How does bacteria in a septic tank work?

Septic Tank problem solved with bacteria diagram

We were asked today a question we get asked quite often, so we thought we might answer it in detail.

"I guess in order to be able to talk about how a septic tank works we also have to cover what makes a septic tank not work. Back in the day, people would put roadkill and meat and all sorts of things in the septic to get the bacteria levels up and this helped break down the waste. Unfortunately, we have all sorts of things that go down the drain now that are more complex than they used to be and this stuffs up the bacteria levels and that's when you start getting troubles.

Our sachets have over 60 different types of bacteria that eat different types of waste. Another thing to note is that different types of bacteria can die at different temperatures so we factor this in too. We have one customer that is in the snow fields and our product was the only one that would work because we factored this in when other products have not. Another thing that can cause problems is when people are on medication. Because the medicine is created to fight bacteria this kills a lot of the good bacteria in the tank. This is a very common problem for people undergoing cancer treatments and we are very proud to be helping people when they need it the most, let's face it the last thing you want is your bathroom smelling like a septic tank when you are feeling that ill. Now, I should answer your original question because it's a good one. We tell our customers when they put the sachet down the toilet they should wait for it to dissolve and flush it last thing at night. What this does is it cleans all the pipe work on the way to the septic tank. The product then works in the septic tank and the more waste in it better the bacteria operates. The bacteria then follows through to the drain field and eats all the waste through there too. So you can have a system that is blocked up completely and fix it all with good beneficial bacteria and also by watching what you put down the drains and toilet. We have many customers that have been using our product for 10+ years that started off with a fully blocked system and have not had a pump out since. If you have a challenge for us (which it sounds like you do) let us at it, we would love to help with any septic tank.

Now, I should answer your original question because it's a good one. We tell our customers when they put the sachet down the toilet they should wait for it to dissolve and flush it last thing at night. What this does is it cleans all the pipe work on the way to the septic tank. The product then works in the septic tank and the more waste in it better the bacteria operates. The bacteria then follows through to the drain field and eats all the waste through there too. So you can have a system that is blocked up completely and fix it all with good beneficial bacteria and also by watching what you put down the drains and toilet. We have many customers that have been using our product for 10+ years that started off with a fully blocked system and have not had a pump out since. If you have a challenge for us (which it sounds like you do) let us at it, we would love to help with any septic tank.

So you can have a system that is blocked up completely and fix it all with good beneficial bacteria and also by watching what you put down the drains and toilet. We have many customers that have been using our product for 10+ years that started off with a fully blocked system and have not had a pump out since. If you have a challenge for us (which it sounds like you do) let us at it, we would love to help with any septic tank.

If you have a Question about your septic tank please contact us, we love to help.