There are usually two varieties of septic treatment on the market. Both claim that they can deal with the layer of sludge, so it doesn't build up as much and you may be able to forego septic pumping indefinitely. The first option is to put in more bacteria to the system. In theory, more bacteria will deal with the sludge quicker. The problem is, there is no evidence that this works at all. It's money down the drain. The second option is a chemical septic treatment. This can affect the layer of sludge, but not how you might think. Certain brands can make the sludge buoyant, which sends it right towards the outlet, where it can clog lines or contaminate the drain field. Other times, it leaves behind pellets, which still build up, but makes it much more difficult to remove. Neither of these options are good. The Best Septic Tank Treatment is Proper Maintenance Sludge will always build up and it needs to be removed by a professional every 3-5 years, or more if you have a garbage disposal. In order to ensure the bacteria in your system does its job, you should:
Avoid pouring chemicals down the drain.
Skip antibacterial soap.
Don't flush old medications.
Minimize your use of household cleaners, like bleach.
Take care not to upset the balance. Fix leaky faucets and don't overload the system with a lot of water.
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