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Preventative Septic System Maintenance

If you are a homeowner who lives in a rural area, you might not have access to town sewage. If this is the case, you likely have a septic system that you rely on to treat your home’s wastewater. As you’re responsible for your home’s wastewater treatment, it’s in your best interest to make sure that your system runs smoothly and you don’t have to deal with blockages, odours and repairs due to poor maintenance.

Why preventative maintenance is important

All septic tanks require some form of preventative maintenance. The importance of maintaining your septic tank cannot be overstated, as it helps to stop the root cause of septic system failure… insufficient beneficial bacteria to digest waste.

Preventative maintenance can save you thousands, in replacement costs, in the long run.

It stops the root cause of septic tank failure

Septic systems fail when they don’t contain enough beneficial bacteria to effectively digest waste. If waste isn’t being digested properly it builds up in the tank, smells develop and blockages soon follow.

The quality of your wastewater effluent will improve

If your system is in operating at peak performance, the effluent you’re discharging into the ground will have been treated well. An underperforming system will disharge poorly treated wastewter into the ground which can lead to health and safety issues for you and the environment.

You’ll save money because you won’t have to buy a new tank or rebuild your leach drain

Prevention is always cheaper than the cure. Having treated septic systems for over 20 years, we know that almost all problems start out being biological. Biological problems are easier and cheaper to solve than physical problems. Preventative septic maintenance will maintain the optimal biological conditions within your system and prevent the need for costly repairs.

What is preventative septic maintenance?

Preventative septic maintenance used to require special machinery, time consuming processes and naturally, exorbitant costs. Now, with advances in biotechnology and a better understanding of micro-organisms we know that the key to septic system performance is keeping the bacteria within them healthy and happy.

Using a biological stimulant based additive is the best way to maintain the optimal environment within your septic or AWTS system. EcoCare Activator contains the micro and macro nutrients that beneficial bacteria need to thrive and efficiently digest waste.

What makes our products different?

Most septic, AWTS or greywater treatment products add bacteria or enzymes to make up for low bacteria populations. While we do provide specialty bacteria, we know that the underlying cause of most wastewater issues is poor biological conditions within the system that kill the bacteria necessary for waste breakdown.

EcoCare‚Äôs Biological Stimulant Technology introduces select nutrients, minerals and amino acids that improve the biological conditions, overcome the damage caused by everyday household chemicals and allow beneficial bacteria to maintain healthy populations. This is what allows septic systems to operate at peak performance and minimises the need for pump outs and expensive repairs.

To prevent future septic system failures and costly repairs, we recommend that you use a biological stimulant like EcoCare Activator. The additive will stimulate the bacteria within your tank and keep it at peak performance for years to come. Contact our team today if you’re interested in learning more about this powerful product.

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