You may stumble upon a septic tank treatment, but that doesn’t mean you should pass go. Here’s what’s really in those products and why you should avoid using them.
What Is A Septic Tank Treatment?
Also known as a septic tank additive, these treatments are products designed to assist the functionality of your septic system. As advertised, their goal is to:
- Break down the scum in your septic tank
- Unclog the soil absorption system
- Accelerate solid digestion
A septic tank treatment claims to offer your system positive benefits so that you can practice maintenance on your own, but from a professional standpoint, there isn’t enough research to prove that these additives work. In fact, research has shown that these treatments are actually harmful to the health of your septic tank, and should be avoided at all costs. Here’s why.
Why You Should Avoid Septic Treatments
Much like some of the other information we’ve preached in our blogs, it’s important to note that adding any chemicals down your drain or directly into your septic tank can interfere with the natural balance of your system, thus preventing it from performing accurately. These septic treatment additives include corrosive matter, such as sulfuric acid, that damages the structural integrity of your system.
Not only could they negatively affect the inside of your septic tank, but they could also begin to have an impact on the soil in your drain field. This indicates that the purification process of the wastewater in your field will both become less effective and slow down. These are problems we, as industry professionals, wish to avoid at all costs so that the repair costs don’t skyrocket.
Be Safe Rather Than Sorry
If we can tell you one thing, it’s that your septic tank should be installed by professionals and maintained by professionals in order to preserve the natural bacteria and maximize the lifespan of your system. When you think about buying a septic tank treatment, we urge you to think again! Instead, give us a call to let us know what concern you’re having with your tank. We’d be happy to offer a natural solution or come out for an inspection to see if the problem is bigger than what appears on the surface!