How Usage of Chemicals Affect Natural Enzymes in Septic Tank

A conventional septic tank system performs the important function of holding and treating raw wastewater. Millions of living microorganisms, naturally present in the septic tank, play an important role in the decomposition of organic solid waste. After being acted upon by microbes, the effluent is dispersed into a soil leaching field to be treated further. Finally, the treated effluent is released into the environment. However, extensive usage of chemicals at home can affect the natural enzymes in the septic tank.

The optimum operational performance of a septic tank system depends on the health of the beneficial microbes and enzymes present. According to various studies, cleaners, disinfectants and chemicals used for cleaning toilets and washrooms, when flushed down the drain, can eliminate the microbes and enzymes. Consequently, the septic tank may malfunction, leading to solid waste accumulation, clogging, leakages and foul odour issues. In addition, the use of harsh chemicals can cause groundwater pollution, which can turn out to be dangerous for human health as well. 

Many cleaning products are used in households, commercial spaces, hotels and institutions. Although the aim is to keep the spaces such as the washroom and toilet clean, it can disturb the natural balance of the septic tank system. Find out few chemicals and substances you should keep away from the septic tank. 

Bleach – Bleach is widely used as a whitening agent. However, the use of bleach in excess amount can create havoc in the septic tank system. Chlorine bleach can be dangerous especially when blended with other chemicals such as ammonia. It can adversely affect the settling of solids, increasing BOD levels and killing off microbes as well. 

Anti-bacterial products – The use of anti-bacterial products or disinfectants can destroy both beneficial as well as harmful microbes in a septic system. Also, flushing a large amount of antibiotic medicines down the toilet can impact the functioning of a septic tank system. Hospitals and clinics should make sure to dispose of medicines and related products safely. 

Chemical Cleaners – Chemical cleaners such as those used for cleaning toilet bowls may contain strong acids and bleach. It is also a harmful chemical that can affect the septic tank function. Drain cleaners are often used to solve clogging issues. But the harsh chemicals can impact bacterial performance. It will eventually affect the breaking down process of microbes, leading to septic system problems. For cleaning washrooms and kitchens in commercial spaces, you can opt for natural and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Chemical Products – Oils, grease, paints, polish, pesticides, thinners, varnishes, should be prevented from reaching the septic tank. It can cause irreparable damage to the septic tanks system. 

Inorganic Acids/Alkalis – Inorganic acids and alkalis are sometimes recommended for removing heavy clogs and improving septic tank performance. However, the powerful compounds can kill the bacterial population necessary for the all-important waste digestion mechanism.

Natural microbes are the best septic tank treatment option available today in the market. Organica Biotech is a leading company with advanced solutions for septic tank treatment and boosting the performance of septic systems. Bioclean Septic contains special septic tank enzymes, highly capable of degrading faecal matter. It also helps in minimizing sludge volume, controls bad odour and prevents clogging issues. 

Another product Bioclean Septic Plus helps in the degradation of human faecal matter and food waste as well. For more details about the septic tank cleaners, contact us at any time.