Should You Use a Chemical in Septic Tank s?

 The use of a chemical in septic tank s is not advised. We’ve been installing tanks for a long time and we do not advocate the use of additives.

Chemicals or additives are products that are usually advertised as a way of keeping your septic system “healthy.” Septic systems are made to work without assistance. The process involves bacteria which break up the sludge and the addition of chemicals into the septic tank will not help.

Be wary of any product advertising that it will keep you from having your septic tank pumped. Pumping is the best septic system cleaner and bypassing this crucial step will only end up costing you money in the long run.

The only time we advocate using an additive is when a tank is first installed; at the time we suggest the addition of a single packet of yeast.

Inevitably, homeowners will pour chemicals of some kind down the pipes and into the septic tank. Normal use of household cleaners such as bleach, etc., should not harm your septic system.

We suggest limiting the use of anti-bacterial products because this can damage the bacterial action of the septic system.

Some companies sell biological additives, and while these may not harm a septic system, we feel it is a waste of money.

So save your dollars and don’t put chemicals or additives in septic tanks.

 

 


 

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