Hydrogen peroxide, formaldehyde, baking soda, and alum are some common additives that are used in septic tanks. Do these additives really help, or are they just another marketing gimmick? Our team from Acme Environmental Services breaks down how this topic relates to your Mims septic tank maintenance.
Septic tank additives are used to help break down solid waste. Additives are also called septic treatments, biological additives, or septic system enhancers. You may be wondering if additives are actually helpful for your septic tank or if they are just another way for the companies that distribute them to make money. The team at Acme wants to help you learn more about septic tank additives and if they are really necessary for your septic system maintenance routine.
What Do Septic Additives Do?
Septic additives are bacterial or enzyme-based, and they are intended to increase the natural bacterial activity in septic tanks. If additives work as they should, solids in septic tanks are broken down more easily and the septic system’s health is better maintained.
Septic additives help your septic system by:
- Digesting organic waste
- Preventing clogs and odors
- Breaking down waste
- Reducing sludge buildup
The answer to whether or not septic additives actually work is yes. Including additives as a part of your septic maintenance plan will allow your septic system to operate at its highest level, will protect the investment that you made when you purchased your home, and will help you avoid unnecessary repairs or replacement in the future.
Does Acme Offer Septic Additive Treatments?
Yes, Acme offers additives along with our pump-out services! If you are having your septic system’s routine pump-out performed, we will also recommend any septic additives that we feel can help boost the performance of your septic system.
Other Septic Care Tips
Besides knowing what additives would and would not work in your home or business’s septic system, there are a few more elements to septic care that will keep your septic system operating at its best:
Always Schedule Routine Pump-Outs
Septic pumping appointments should take place at least once every 1-3 years. The number of septic appointments you schedule each year may vary depending on the size and type of your septic tank and the size of your home or business. Need some help remembering when to schedule your next pump-out appointment? Acme offers automated reminders to let you know when you are due for one!
Routine pumping is the number one way you can prevent avoidable disasters such as clogs, breakdowns, or plumbing problems. If septic systems aren’t routinely cleaned, there are certain signs that can indicate a clog or backup has occurred, including:
- Unusually lush, green grass around your septic tank cover or over your septic drainfield
- Foul odors
- Leaking and/or gurgling pipes
- Water that has backed up through showers, toilets, or sinks
- Pooling water on your property
If you see any of these signs, you know that it’s definitely time for a septic pump-out. Don’t wait to contact Acme for your Mims septic tank maintenance appointment.
Only Human Waste And Toilet Paper Belong In The Toilet
You should never flush anything except human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. If substances that aren’t meant for septic systems end up in your septic tank, no additive can prevent the clogs and breakdown that almost always results.
Stay Up-To-Date On Your Septic Inspections
Septic inspections allow a professional to examine your septic system, evaluate its state of repair, and identify any possible needs for replacement parts. Inspection is generally a requirement for home and business owners and often results in legal consequences or fines if it is missed.
Inspections are often performed along with routine pumping, but even if you are not having your septic tank pumped at some point during the year, make sure that it is up-to-date on its inspection to avoid possible problems in the future.
Learn About Septic-Friendly Landscaping
Septic care isn’t only about what happens underground – what happens on the land also matters. If you want to improve the appearance of your septic tank cover or are planning to put in a garden, make sure you know what guidelines to follow for landscaping over and around a septic system.
What Our Satisfied Customers Are Saying:
Whether you will be scheduling your routine pumping appointment, are in the market for a septic installation, or need septic repairs, make sure to find a company for your Mims septic tank maintenance that has proof of great service. Here’s what our customers are saying about their past experiences with us:
“They installed a septic tank that worked great for the situation I had. Everytime I called to get a pump-out, I was given an appointment right away. The drivers that came out were always on-time and professional.”
“Extremely responsive, exceptional service, and fair prices. Stacy is a delight to work with and always responds in a timely manner. I refer this company to everyone that needs a new septic install, septic inspection, pump-out, etc. Highly recommend!”
“This was my first time using Acme and I will no longer use any other company. The gentleman was great, answered questions, and was very professional and knowledgeable. I was impressed with the service. This is now my septic company!!”
Keep Your Septic System In Top Shape With Acme
Stay on top of your Mims septic tank maintenance schedule with the help of Acme.
Contact us for your septic service needs today!