COVID-19 and Its Impacts on Septic Systems

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With lockdown, social distancing, and quarantine measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time at home. This can put pressure on the septic tank system at your home.

Lack of outdoor eating facilities has led to increased food preparation inside homes, eventually generating more food wastes and particles which are washed down the drain.

Along with it, harsh chemical agents are used for dish-washing as well.

Due to Coronavirus, the importance of keeping oneself clean has captured the imagination of a man more than ever.

Just a walk outside the home or shopping of essential items calls for cleaning of clothes and taking a bath. This means more laundry, more chemical cleaners and a large amount of water.

So, how can you reduce septic system stress and prevent it from failure?

First, you can begin by using water in a limited fashion. Repair any kind of leaks, if any. Avoid using the shower for a longer period. Similarly, use only the required amount of water for kitchen dishes.

In the case of washing clothes, you can gather a larger load and wash them in bulk thus preventing flooding of the septic tank everyday.

Secondly, with increased food consumption within homes, make sure to prevent fats, oil and grease from going down the kitchen sink and into the septic tank.

Additionally, leftover food particles increase the organic load of septic tanks. Therefore, you can follow home composting during COVID-19 to dispose of such food waste.

Another COVID-19 induced factor that is impacting septic systems is the use of sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and other toxins which are flushed down and reach the septic system.

All these factors combined can lead to septic failure in your home. Moreover, these flushable wipes can lead to clogging in the tank.

Remember, using harsh chemical cleaning agents increases its concentration in the septic tank, which will inhibit its function of degrading waste.

They kill the good bacteria, which break down the waste and make it easy for septic tank effluent to flow through the outlet. This will lead to clogging, backflow, and septic system disaster.

With all that’s happening around, you wouldn’t want that to happen at your home.

Instead, you can opt for natural and organic cleaning agents that cause no damage to the environment and do not harm human beings as well.

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An efficiently working septic tank system can manage and treat the waste generated by a household. Therefore, the working of the microbial community inside the septic tank is very essential.

Furthermore, the effluent which is released into the environment can deeply affect the living organisms under the ground.

This can lead to the spread of dangerous diseases in the community. Therefore, along with the reduction in the usage of chemical agents, it is necessary to keep your septic system working efficiently.

Advanced biological treatment solutions can enhance the lifespan of septic tanks and prevent failure.

Organica Biotech has developed products like Bioclean® Septic and Bioclean® Septic Plus which consists of a natural microbial community.

The septic tank enzyme-producing bacteria completely degrade faecal matter, organic and food waste and boosts septic tank functionality exponentially. It is safe, eco-friendly and a natural product in the market.

Simple and easy to use, it reduces sludge build-up and eliminates disease-causing germs as well.

Use it regularly to maintain the health of the septic tank. Embrace peace of mind by using Bioclean® Septic or Bioclean® Septic Plus and help your septic tank to work at its best always.

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