Septic system

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Posted by: from Sturgeon Fall
10/26/2012 at 10:53:58 AM

We have been told not to put treatment in our system as it kills enzems. Is this correct?

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Date/Time10/27/2012 at 10:45:40 PM

A properly working septic system should never need any type of treatment. If you are having problems with it, a treatment will not solve the problem.

A septic tank works off the bacteria that is inside the tank. Most treatments kill that bacteria, which means you will be putting raw sewage to the leaking fields, until the bacteria has had a chance to re-establish itself. Kind of defeats the purpose of the whole system.

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Date/Time10/31/2012 at 1:44:23 PM

No you should not place any treatment in your system. If it needs any attention then it should be serviced by a company that deals in septic systems. I would even advise that you have a discussion with a septic company whether there are any treatments that are available for septic tanks.

I would be careful not to mess with a system that is working.

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Date/Time10/31/2012 at 3:56:02 PM

Hello Gord:

Now you don't need to follow my advice but I've done it for a long time and for the last 40 years have been on a septic tank and only once did I have to have it pumped out.

If you're out on the road and you see a groundhog that is roadkill a farmer once told me that throwing the carcuss in the septic tank was the "Best" way to keep a septic tank "Active". I can't tell you that it is the best advice but I would agree with the other two Contractors I would never put any chemical treatment into a septic tank. But there is more than one use for an old groundhog than telling us when spring is going to arrive.........


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