Re: Septic tanks smells
maybe I am missing something here,
but anaerobic Bactria has never been a pleasant smell to me, and if it does not have any anaerobic bacteria by killing it off by adding things then the unit will not digest the wast correctly,
and regardless if you use additives or not, there will be at some point where the solids can not be broke down any more and the tank will fill up with solids,
some of the pumping recommendations are so there is enough volume so that the new solids wasts can separate out and either float or sink, and be digested, by the microbes that live in the tank,
if the flow of water is passing through the tank to fast they will be carried out into the drain field and in a short time plug that drain field,
and if let go long enought it will jsut start to pass soilds out to the drain field as there is no longer room in the tank to store them,
It is kinda of like changing oil on your car, you can extend the intervals and the car will last for some time, but the longer you neglect proper maintenance the shorter the life the septic system will have, and the drain field, but if you change your oil at regular intervals you will have a car that will last for a very long time,
there are two basic septic systems the anaerobic and the aerobic system, the normal system is the anaerobic system with out oxygen, and the aerobic with oxygen, and most of the time the aerobic is less odorous but will have more cost as there is need for a air pump to keep the oxygen content up in the effluent, most to my understanding are less gallonage than there anaerobic counter parts, as the anaerobic is less efficience,
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