Maintaining, cleaning and treating your drain field and septic tank is a prudent move regardless of whether you have a drain field with lateral lines, or a cesspit or drywell type system that allows liquids to pass directly through the outer shell of your containment system.
Septic systems are generally not very popular in city areas since most of those zones are directly linked to a public wastewater treatment system. However, septic tanks are ideal for country living. They permit the waste generated by one family to be treated in an appropriate manner. It’s a simple method for individuals in country settings to manage their sewage in a process that safeguards the environment.

Imagine if waste products were passed to surrounding areas prior to being properly treated. The outcome would be one with serious health issues resulting in disease such as dysentery and hepatitis. Certain bacteria are used for the treatment of waste in septic tank systems. This bacterium is not harmful to other live creatures. If there were no septic tanks, how would families living in the country take care of their waste removal? I don’t think this is one of those circumstances where you want to get down and dirty.

It doesn’t take much to keep your septic tank running smoothly. The bacteria in your septic tank have a very important and vital job. You just need to be certain the bacteria in your septic tank are healthy so that your septic system does not clog and create issues that require costly repair. With the help of bacterial additives, septic systems can basically maintain themselves.Steps to treating your drain field

By treating your drain field with bacterial additives, you can be certain that your septic tank will be operating with an overabundance of healthy bacteria and enzymes which act as biochemical catalysts. Your septic tank will perform and function in the best way possible. By using products specifically designed to maintain a healthy septic system, you can be sure that all your solid waste is converted into effluent and disposed of appropriately. Let’s just assume your septic system is totally clogged up, wouldn’t you rather spend some money on a product instead of sinking thousands into a brand new septic system? Always consider the options.

A key thing to do is clear your drain field of trees and other shrubbery with deep roots. Roots from trees, bushes, and other garden plants, including vegetation and even flowers, can also intercede and even wreck your septic drain pipes. Remember to never plant anything over a septic tank or drain field that may develop a root system aggressive enough to protrude through perforated leach field lines and surrounding gravel beds.

As long as your septic drain field is cleaned, treated and kept unobstructed, your septic system will work at an optimal level of performance clearing your home all solid waste. By keeping the levels of good bacteria high your septic system, you will effectively disintegrate and dispose of disease spreading solids.