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For residential and commercial establishments to effectively remove and treat wastewater, a well-maintained septic system is essential. In certain cases, however, only regular septic tank cleaning might not be enough, and bacterial additives are useful in this situation. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of the role of bacterial additives in the efficiency of septic tanks as well as their benefits. 


When wastewater goes down your septic system, there are three steps that occur:

  • When wastewater reaches the septic tank, it gets separated into three layers: scum, wastewater, and sludge.
  • After passing through a distribution box, the wastewater is divided across drain field lines.
  • The liquid passes through the layers of soil, where pollutants are filtered and broken down by microbes. The effluent is completely cleaned by the time it reaches groundwater. Bacteria, in particular, play a significant role in the septic tank and in the soil after the water has reached there.

Here are a few brief explanations for why it's important to add bacteria to your tank rather than just keeping the population there.

  • You'll avoid the requirement for frequent pumping. All tanks eventually require a good pump; however, maintaining your bacterial population can make the difference between needing to replace your pump more often than what's needed.
  • You would see a significant benefit from increasing the number of bacteria in your tank if you are already experiencing unpleasant odors coming from it or waste is beginning to seep through.
  • It's possible that the chemicals and cleansers you use are eliminating your bacteria. While keeping your toilet clean is somewhat inevitable, flushing carefully is important, and since you're killing the bacteria with all those detergents, replacing them becomes a necessity after some time.
  • Although it seems like a big deal that requires a lot of attention, constantly checking the levels when you add bacteria to your tank is not even necessary. You only need to keep an eye out for certain signs in case anything goes wrong, but other than that, it's a relatively easy procedure with great benefits.

Selecting Appropriate Biological Additives

  • Choosing the right bacteria for your tank is just as important as adding the bacteria and maintaining your pump. Here are some things to consider:
  • Select bacterial additives from reliable suppliers who have a track record of creating high-caliber goods. There's a reason why they're so widely preferred in the same place.
  • Search for bacterial additions that have a variety of good bacteria strains in them that can not only break down certain kinds of waste but a large variety.
  • Verify that the bacterial additions you select are appropriate for your particular kind of septic system. While certain additives are appropriate for aerobic or anaerobic systems, others are made for ordinary systems.
  • This is a huge point for people who are environmentally conscious. Choose biodegradable and ecologically friendly bacterial additions. Don't pick additives that include contaminants.

Dependable Septic Services

The experts at New Era Plumbing & Septic will be more than pleased to assist you with septic tank pumping and repair if you find problems with your septic tank. We are a reputable septic company in your neighborhood, and we would be pleased to assist you with any problems you may be having with your septic system. Our main goal is to make you happy, and we'll do everything in our power to assist you. Get in touch with us right now to learn more.


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