New Truly Green BIO Solutions Aerobic Microbial Bacteria Maintenance Program
Put one package of bacteria into 1 gallon of lukewarm
water once a month, on or about the same day. Let the
water sit for approximately 6 to 8 hours. This will help
jump start the bacteria action. In a good environment,
the bacteria, once activated, will double in volume every
20 minutes. You may also use the powder directly. The
results will be just as effective, however, it will take a
little longer to work.
When liquefying and applying, it is recommended that
you put our micro bacteria product in the fixture(s) i.e.,
shower, tub or sink and not use the fixture for a while,
so as not to flush it down the drain to the septic tank
before it has a chance to work on the inside pipes. When
putting dry powder in toilet, add product while flushing.
A good time to use the bacteria is at night, while at work
or before you leave for vacation. Best results will be
achieved if you use the micro bacteria on or near the
same day of each month. A letter, phone call or email
reminder will be sent every month according to your
preferences when you’re on our Truly Green Septic
Every month thereafter, rotate the deposit treatment area (bathroom) of 1/3 gallon of liquid bacteria mix or 1/3 of liquefied bacteria into a sink, tub, shower or toilet that runs into the septic tank system or 1 tablespoon down sinks, shower or tub and balance of product flush down toilet. This will aid in keeping your sewer traps and sewer pipes clean on the inside of the piping system. Then it will eventually end up in the septic tank where it will be put to use again aiding in the micro bacteria build up of septic juice. If you have more than one septic system, or a separate dry well for laundry, we will make recommendations on how to treat the system(s), when we know the size of each. The additional cost for added bacteria will be on an as needed basis. The cost may be added to your plan’s program. Often we’ll recommend just taking a little away from regular treatment.
When we pump your septic tank, as per your plan (Plan II customers follow same procedures), we will check the pH of the water in the tank. Your house, or intake water, should be about 7.5 pH. Your septic tank septage water should never go under 5.5 pH or over 8.5 pH. This is very important for bacteria culture. If your pH is off, we will make recommendations as to what to do. It will probably be inexpensive and easy to do compared to the damage a non-bacteria active septic tank can do to your leach field, not to mention your wallet and clean floors. Check out our comparison report and chart.
The amount of micro bacteria we have furnished you will last 1 year if used as directed. However, if more is needed, we will furnish it at an additional cost toward your plan program. If its being added for something we did wrong it will be FREE (the additional microbes only).
Bacteria is not magic and not to be used as such. It does help in maintaining the necessary environment for a good working (fermenting) septic system. Be very careful of buying bacteria through the mail. If it’s true bacteria, it could be as dangerous as a short fuse on a stick of dynamite. That comment came from a biologist. It’s not knowing the type of bacteria and viruses in it that can be extremely dangerous. Our products are cultured (farmed) separately under laboratory conditions and each culture is farmed in its own preferred environment and mixed according to your needs. The micro bacteria (bugs) are basically the same bacteria (bugs) your digestive system cultures to break down what you eat. The bacteria your stomach uses is taken from the foods you eat, grown in your stomach and used to break down biodegradable foods. Our bacteria are the same found in the first 1″ of the earth.
TIPS FOR A GOOD WORKING SEPTIC & LEACHING SYSTEM
- Use a soft toilet paper, such as Scott’s. Do not throw anything except toilet paper into the toilet, including but not exclusively, face tissue, paper towels, cigarette butts, diapers, tampons, applicators, Q-tips, etc.
- All laundry detergent, dish soap, etc. should be liquid and biodegradable (no new type anti-bacterial soap).
- A large septic tank for retention reservoir is very important for bacteria colony growth. The larger the septic tank, the clearer the discharge water is leaving it. Our micro bacteria will compensate for a small tank to a degree.
- A. Dye test toilet tank(s) reservoir monthly or at least every 3 months for leaks. Don’t let sinks, tubs, etc, leak either. B. Listen and look for leaks daily – tenants should contact landlord immediately and keep reminding him/her every couple of days until problem is fixed. A costly septic repair caused by leaking fixtures may lead to an increase in your monthly rent.
- If laundry goes through septic tank and the septic juice is black and cloudy, we recommend the tank receive a pumping yearly or separate the gray water from the septic system properly. Our micro bacteria will break down biodegradable gray water, (Laundry, shower and sink water, etc.)
- Absolutely no garbage disposal waste should enter the septic tank. A separate grease trap/trash tank can usually be added to the system if you want to use one.
- Have outlet baffle of your septic tank checked at least every 3 years. We have found quite a few baffles completely deteriorated down to the water line in just 3 years. A larger percentage have rotted even before 15 years. Concrete tank baffles can rot away just like metal ones.
- Do not use the tablets that color the toilet water. If you absolutely must, only use them on special occasions then remove them. They contain certain dyes and anti-bacteria products that will kill the good bacteria that is vital to keeping the septic system maintained.
- Do not flush any grease down any part of the system at any time. Scrape the pots and pans into the garbage or into a coffee can etc. and wipe clean with a paper towel. Your septic tank can then handle the remaining residue.
Signs of a system failure:
- Septage odor
- Back-up into the house, gurgling noise or slow flush
- Septic water surfacing in yard
- Sludge on top of baffles in septic tank