I'm just happy this project is coming to an end and we can once more use the toilet, washing machine, dish washer, sinks and showers and let water down the drains. Those handy little things one takes for granted. It's not fun going without those things unintentionally.
The plumber did leave me with a very interesting tip though. I had asked him about using products, like R*D X , etc... and other chemicals for your drain field and septic and he told me what he does ... although, he did say that he would deny telling me this if someone asked him... haha ... so I'm just not going to divulge his name. Our new plumber knows his s#*&!
What he does for his own system is this:
Every fall (and he claims it has to be in the fall ~ because it is usually during the winter and spring time when systems fail) ... and this trick will keep the "good bacteria" that a septic system needs to keep functioning properly throughout the winter months.
He adds 2 products to his system by flushing them down the toilet once a year. You can get them at the grocery store ... and it's a very easy and a CHEAP way to keep things flowing and your drain field healthy.
What are they?
A Cake of Compressed Yeast
A Pound of Brown Sugar
Go Green and Keep It Clean ~ you don't need any harsh chemicals for a happy septic system!
The yeast and sugar combo flush, once a year, is enough to keep the good bacteria fed and happy. And a happy septic system make this momma a happy camper!
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.