To begin with, let us first understand what is a septic tank? A tank in which solid organic sewage is decomposed and purified by anaerobic bacteria is a septic tank. In rural areas, most of the people are aware about what a septic tank is and the problems associated with it. Majorly there are two problems that are identified as septic tank problems by Septic Tank Service people – 1) blockage of the septic system line and 2) damp and sodden absorption in the septic tank field or a foul odor.
Slow emptying of drainpipes along with that gurgling sound are signs of a blockage anywhere between the building and the septic tank. The Septic Tank Service people perform the septic tank cleaning by using a chemical treatment of the drainpipe or by pumping the septic tank known as septic tank pumping. The clogged drainpipes can cause back flow of sewage but all the same, the chemical treatment and the septic tank pumping both have harsh consequences, which harm the environment. The damp and sodden septic tank field with or without foul odor arises mainly due to the clogging around the absorption field or failure of the outlet baffle. A proper functioning septic tank manages to contain the slush and froth while allows the water to flow through the absorption field. Although, there are ways to correct these problems too but they are costly methods.
The research in the microbiology has found environment friendly and cheap measures to manage the septic tank problems and septic tank cleaning. The microbial-based products are used for both septic tank treatments as well as for maintenance of septic tank curtailing the possibility of septic tank problems and reducing the cost of septic tank pumping. The microbes reestablish the biological action and aerobic absorption is reinstated also treating the soggy, foul smelling absorption fields. Lastly, these microbes being environment friendly do not cause any health hazard to living beings and prevent damage to the drain lines being non-corrosive and non-caustic.