A septic tank’s ability to work depends on bacteria. The sewage’s solid components are broken down by the bacteria in the septic tank, which helps keep the tank from filling up and overflowing.
Aerobic bacteria and anaerobic bacteria are the two types of bacteria that play key roles in a septic tank’s operation.
Anaerobic bacteria cannot survive or grow without oxygen, whereas aerobic bacteria can. The septic tank needs both types of bacteria because they cooperate to break down the solid components of the sewage.
There may be issues with the system if the septic tank’s bacteria levels drop too low. Because the solids in the sewage may not be effectively broken down, the tank may fill up and overflow.
Low bacterial counts might also result in the creation of hazardous gases and offensive odors.
It’s critical to use water wisely, refrain from dumping dangerous chemicals down the drain, and pump the septic tank frequently to maintain healthy bacteria levels.
Using a product made expressly for septic systems, you can add bacteria to the tank; alternatively, you can engage a specialist to do it for you.