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Septic Sewer Guard


Septic Sewer Guard

 

Contents

This Sewer Guard Product comprises 1 x 200ml of Soak-Away cleaner;

And 12 x 25g pouches of STR.

 

Instructions

Use the SAC at the start of Month 1 & 6 – follow the simple instructions, and drop 1 x soluble pouch of STR into the toilet bowl [any toilet in any bathroom – it all goes to the tank anyway], and Flush once per month [or just before you have all those visitors, in the holidays]

Explanation

Flushing [1] one soluble pouch per month down the toilet bowl will maintain your septic system [tank and soakaway] in a healthy trouble-free condition. Grey ‘wash’ water should NOT go to the tank, but to a separate soakaway [ r grey water treatment device] – except the kitchen drain which should go to the septic Tank, via a proper grease gulley / trap, to protect the tank.

Look after your tank, respect and feed it. Septic systems do not thrive on ‘feast & famine’ conditions, [they are like diesel engines]...

They thrive on a constant heavy load.

 

The septic tank has two or more chambers. The Primary has a crust of faecal solids, & is where microbes degrade the sewage and the Secondary to Quaternary or more – in very large tanks – allow for ‘maturation’ where bacteria progressively complete the degradation process., The reason for so many chambers is mechanical; to support the roof and what is loaded on it; and the Soakaway [seepage, French drain], allows the semi-purified effluent to escape into the surrounding soil: the leachfield, where the effluent is further progressively ‘cleaned’ by natural soil bacteria before it rejoins the underlying water table in a [hopefully] potable condition. It follows that the residence time for effluent in the tank is critical: to allow the degradation sufficient time to complete, otherwise there will be ‘carry – over’ to the soakaway, caused by hydraulic overload [too much water]; so the residence time and size of the tank is of paramount importance to the success of the unit. Most municipal ‘works’ use aerobic aerators, which speed the process, but at the expense of input energy [electricity].

Remember: A septic system has no direct running cost.

 

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