Septic tanks need maintenance! Without it they can get into serious trouble and cost a lot of money so I thought I would pass on a few tips that I have learned from professionals.
Instead of spending a lot of money on products like Rid-x and such you can buy the small packets of yeast for 50 cents each or less. The yeast provides the cultures needed to get your septic system to “cook” and breakdown its contents. Each month put one packet of yeast in a glass of warm water and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. Stir the contents well and then flush it down a toilet. It works magnificantly!
The only product I have ever had recommended to me was Root Kill. I got mine at Lowe’s. It is not used in place of the yeast. It works in your pipes and field lines as well by killing any roots that have grown into them. Roots can cause major headaches with backups and such so they need to be taken care of. I suggest putting the Root Kill in 2 weeks before you put in your yeast. It will have a chance to work and then the yeast will replace any good bacteria that were affected by the Root Kill.
Happy septic systems= Happy and Frugal Homeowners!!
That is my WFMW tip. For more tips and tricks visit Rocks in My Dryer