Septic tank care is probably not something we think or talk about very often, but it is an important part of keeping our homes and environment safe and healthy. Natural and green septic care is extremely important for a healthy ecosystem.
If you have a well and septic system or septic tank, you’re likely aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem of beneficial bacteria in your septic tank. Without it, organic material and paper cannot be broken down, which can result in a blockage of flow to your drain field or, worse, a backup of sewage into your home. In addition to protecting your septic system’s bacteria, you should avoid putting things down your drains which could possibly clog your septic field and possibly pollute ground water.
Household products such as antibacterial soaps, especially chlorinated bleach, can interfere with this natural process. Many other products such as solvents, paints, pesticides, herbicides, unwanted medications should not be poured down your toilets or drains, as these products too can damage the good bacteria in your septic system.
Even if you use natural cleaning products every day in your home and are very careful not to put any contaminating products down into your septic system, there are still bound to be agents designed to kill bacteria going down the drain. Just running large amounts of water can weaken the bacterial status of a septic system.
What is the solution? You need to feed your septic tank some bacteria every 4 to 6 weeks. Make sure it is the green, healthy, and natural way that will be safe for our environment and for our own health. Use some medicine that will ensure a supply of beneficial bacteria that will keep things flowing smoothly.
DIY Brown Sugar Bacteria Activator For A Healthy Septic System
- 4 Cups very warm water
- 4 cups brown sugar
- 2 packets active dry yeast
1. Add the warm water to a large bucket, then dissolve the sugar into the water.
2. Add the yeast and stir.
3. Set the mixture aside for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the yeast reacts with the brown sugar and becomes frothy.
4. Flush this mixture a little at a time or in portions. Don’t try to flush it all at once!
The best time to use this treatment is at night when everyone is going to bed for the night. The treatment will have time to work without the likelihood of anyone using the bathroom.
Make sure you are taking care of your septic system and protecting our environment the green and healthy way!