The purpose of Septonic is to enhance the naturally occurring bacterial action of the septic system, the basic design of a septic system goes back hundred’s of years, in that time there have been very few improvements required. However, in the increasingly germ and bacteria conscious world of today septic systems are becoming more and more abused and ineffective.
Septonic uses enzymes to split the waste into less complex particles that are easier for the bacteria to attack, this in turn increases the bacteria count of the septic system and increases its efficiency.
Stimulates action in septic tanks !
When sewage is received by the septic tank the heavier particles will sink to the bottom, forming what is known as the sludge bed, while the lighter particles will rise to the top, forming a scum; this scum seals the tank against the ravages of oxygen, or light, and also forms an ideal culture ground for bacteria. These bacteria, which are called anaerobic bacteria, attack both the solids and the scum layer changing some of it to liquids and gases. The bacteria are carried throughout the septic tank and attack the particles in the water, as well as digesting part of the scum and sludge.
Since all solids in sewage are not converted to liquids or gases by the action of the septic tank, the bottom sludge gradually builds up and the surface scum thickens. After several years these two layers occupy a considerable volume of the tank. This has the same affect on incoming sewage as if too small a septic tank was being used. Solids are not properly settled and the sewage does not remain in the tank long enough for proper digestion by the bacteria. The result is that solids are carried out into the tile disposal field and rapidly clog the soil and tile, the liquid is forced up to the surface and becomes objectionable and a menace to health and the environment.