Septic Tank Adjustment

Did you know? Just like swimming pool water, when the PH is not neutral, the chlorine and other chemicals will not work no matter how much chemical you pour in. The septic tank juices (septage-is the correct name) will react the same way.

To check the PH in your septic tank for fermenting purposes you need to do a PH test at the outlet end of your septic tank. (Enter Picture or Video) Checking it at the inlet end or center of the septic tank will not work.

Why you need to check the PH at the outlet end of the septic tank: The water coming out from the house (technically known as “On Site”) is the same PH as the water coming into the house, except it has solids and other liquids mixed in with the fresh water. Each ingredient could have a much different PH. For example, tomatoes and vinegars are very acidic. This will change the PH of the water as the fermenting process works its way across the septic tank to the outlet end. If you took a PH of 7 from the inlet and the outlet water was a PH of 5 (which is very bad), the PH reading in the middle would be a PH of 6. This means that basic food like potatoes and mac and cheese, and products such as paper, won’t breakdown. They will bypass the outlet baffle in tiny particles that will make the outlet discharge water cloudy and plug the pores of the earth. These particles, even when they escape, should be eaten up by the natural bacteria in the earth. However, when the cloudy water is overloaded with sludge because the science (the PH, temperature, and retention time) wasn’t right for the earth’s natural breakdown process, it ruins the leaching field and causes unhealthy backup messes in your home. Remember, checking the PH anywhere other than the outlet area of the septic tank will give you an inaccurate reading.

If you want to work with Mother Nature to help complete the fermenting breakdown process in your septic tank, putting in additional bacteria that you bought at a store or over the internet won’t work unless the scientific recipe is proper. You are just throwing your money down the drain and wasting it. Even worse, you are headed for an unhealthy, messy, and costly back up in your house, an expensive leaching field replacement in your yard, and the contamination of your well and ground water as well as contributing to the deterioration of our ozone layer.

If you would like to do something that will help adjust the PH in any tank, the answer is to try our Throw and Go Scientific Septic Tank Adjustment & Process. This formula is especially good for acidic food diets such as, but not limited to, tomatoes and vinegars. Most of us like some form of these acidic type foods, but even bland foods break down a bit on the acidic side. Our process will not harm the structure of any type of material when used as directed. Step 1 is a PH adjuster; Step 2 is a bacteria enhancer. Step 3 is a non-mechanical aerobic process option based on your information that you sent to us.

By keeping a close to neutral PH, you will also help to slow down the deterioration of the outlet on a concrete or metal septic tank. Poly septic tanks do not deteriorate.