Here’s a question we received today from Jason:
Question: I have to have my tank pumped out twice a year and I live alone so its not used much. I thought my leech lines were plugged so I had them cleaned out in december and the tank is full again. Will your product help my problem?
Here’s our response:
Your situation is repeated over and over every day. This situation is defined as an extremely marginal septic system. This means the biomat and other organic material has finally slowed down the absorption process to the point that your system will no longer allow liquid into the soils around the disposal field as fast as you put it in.
Your septic system will continue to degrade unless you do something to reverse the process of biomat slime buildup. Or you can replace the disposal field. Costly, extremely damaging to your property and the new field will fail again from exactly the same process.
The Septic Genie technology was developed to address just this problem.
Jetting the lines merely cleans out any accumulated solids laying within the disposal pipe. At times, there can be a plugging effect from these solids. But jetting the lines does not address the soil clogging issue. In fact, some the solids in the lines will be washed into the leach lines. As your tank has refilled, it is apparent that biomat is clogging the soil not solids blocking the outlet holes in the pipe.
This is the ideal time to install a Septic Genie. There is still capacity in the disposal field so the effluent with the Genie bacteria entrained in it can reach the soil where it is needed to remediate the biomat. The longer the problem lasts the more time it takes for the Genie bacteria to work at restoring your disposal field.
Septic systems depend on bacteria. Unfortunately, we have used the wrong bacteria for nearly a century. Septic systems are a closed system. In a conventional anaerobic septic system the only bacteria that are “allowed” in are the ones from your intestines. They normally do not survive outside of your body.
But in an anaerobic septic tank they manage a meager existence. By adding countless more each day, we develop a large community in the septic tank. When they leave the septic tank entrained within the effluent, they don’t perish. They again establish a meager existence in the soil pores and over time, they cause 95%+ of failures just like yours by doing what they evolved to do, consume energy, secrete slimes (biomat) and divide.
The Septic Genie provides a better species of bacteria (facultative), kills the vast majority of anaerobic intestinal bacteria we deposit in the septic tank each day, and leave the septic tank and travel through your leach lines to the disposal field and breakdown the biomat slimes. Everyday, the Septic Genie continues to remediate the soils and keep the system functioning properly.