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How to increase the bacteria in your septic tank

If you’re looking for the best way to increase the populations of bacteria in your septic tank, you already understand the critical role bacteria play in waste breakdown. They’re essential for your wastewater system to function and keeping them healthy is your job if you live off town sewage. 

Maintaining healthy populations of bacteria in your system is the best way to prevent septic smells, blockages and repairs. 

Fastest way to increase bacteria in your septic 

The fastest way to increase any bacterial population is to provide them with the food and nutrients they need to grow. If you’re having issues with the bacteria in your wastewater system it’s because they aren’t getting what they need to sustain their growth. 

A biological stimulant based additive is the fastest way to increase the bacteria in your septic. A biological stimulant based additive like EcoCare Activator contains the minerals, nutrients and amino acids which will allow beneficial septic bacteria to rapidly repopulate. 

If you have installed a new septic system or have had a pump out and suspect that too much bacteria was removed, you can supplement your system with specialty seed bacteria. The biological stimulant based additive will then allow these bacteria to quickly establish healthy populations. 

Prevent your bacteria from being killed off 

Another approach to maintaining healthy populations of bacteria in your septic is to prevent them from being killed off in the first place. This is effective after you’ve re-established healthy populations. 

Eliminate the use of harsh chemical cleaners

Conventional caustic chemical based cleaning products are very harmful to septic systems as they kill off the beneficial bacteria. Switching to septic safe cleaning products will protect the delicate ecosystem within your system and prolong the life of your septic. The EcoShield range goes one step further by including biological stimulants which will help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. 

Start a preventative maintenance program

A maintenance dose of just ½ cup per person per week of EcoCare Activator is all you need to keep your system healthy and to overcome the damage caused by the realities of modern living

Many of our customers have found that with regular dosing of Activator, they’re able to reduce the frequency of their pump outs and save on costly callouts and expensive repairs.

We have been using the product for over 15 years in our septic system and have had our system pumped out once in all that time and were told our system was the cleanest they had ever had to service.

Gerry Kelly

I love it, I clean everything with it. We have been using it for 11 years and only pumped out once, we where told it was so healthy.

Michelle Wright