Septic Tank Treatment Ocala, FL

Ocala Septic Tank Treatment Service

How to choose the right septic tank treatment:

There are a lot of options out there for septic tank treatment in Ocala, and many people find themselves trying them all in an effort to do as little work as possible. This can lead you down the path where each new 'additive' promises greater results than its predecessor- until finally coming across one that actually delivers on their promise!

Let us tell you about these additives, though: they don’t just break down waste, they help with draining too! You add the additive by flushing or pouring it down your drains, which will make sure everything runs smoothly.

Just like that, the additive will begin to break down solid waste in your system, so that it can run more smoothly, and you will not have to pump your septic tank as often.

So, how do these additives work, how often should you use them, and which one is the best for your septic tank?


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What a Septic Tank Really Is

Your septic tank is a natural treatment facility. Septic tanks are designed to separate household waste and wastewater. The water from your home enters the tank at a central location, where it’s funneled in with special features like baffles that help keep new additions from floating on top instead of sinking down below as layers for easier disposal.

Eventually, these lighter materials become separated out into sludge at lower points, while heavier wastes eventually settle on the bottom and are referred to as sludge.

Natural bacteria from human waste is what activates the septic tank. The bacteria will begin its work by cleaning out the water that is in the tank. Once it is finished and has sat for a while, it can then safely leave the septic tank and be distributed into the earth's soil through the leach lines that are installed along with the septic tank system.

The natural bacteria that are found in the soil will handle anything that is left in the water. The tank will build up a layer called sludge, and this is that part that is pumped. Septic tank pumping should be performed by a trusted septic tank service like our team here at Ocala Septic Tank Service Pros. We recommend pumping every 3-5 years.

How a Septic Tank Treatment Works

There are usually only three varieties when it comes to septic tank treatment. One variety of septic treatments is to add more bacteria. Although, this is not proven to work. The theory behind this approach suggests that if we increase the amount of sludge-dealing microorganisms, then they can break down waste products faster and reduce their ability to build up over time in your system.

The second is chemicals. Chemical septic tank treatments sound good in theory but, it can actually cause more harm than good. Certain types of chemical septic tanks treatments can cause the sludge at the bottom of the septic tank to become buoyant and float to the top. This will cause the outlet into your field leach lines to become clogged. We do not recommend these two options.

The third option (which is the best option) would be an increase in pumping frequency, which could potentially allow you to avoid treatment services being done altogether. We recommend that you have your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years, or possibly more if your home is equipped with garbage disposal.

Contact our team for all of your septic tank pumping Ocala needs!

How to Maintain a Healthy Septic System

The best septic tank treatment that you can use is maintenance. Let's face it, we know that every septic tank is going to get full and there really is no way to stop that but, you can help prevent things such as backups and clogged piped by having your tank pumped every 3-5 years.

Here are a few tips to make sure your septic tank works properly.

  1. Avoid pouring any chemicals down the drain.
  2. Try not to use antibacterial soaps. The bacteria in the tank don't like it.
  3. Do not flush any old medicine down the toilet.
  4. Use less household cleaners, the biggest one is bleach.
  5. Fix any leaking faucets so you do not overload the septic system with too much water.

If you follow these simple steps, it will help prevent extensive work on your septic system. For the best septic team in the area, call Ocala Septic Service Pros today!

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