Septic Tank & Cesspool Treatment
In a typical septic system, waste (including discarded food scraps,
laundry water, cooking oils and grease) flows to a watertight
septic tank where it is decomposed by bacteria. In the tank, the
complex food and waste particles are broken down by natural
bacterial processes so they can percolate into the subsoil
surrounding a drainage field. Inside the tank, the majority of the
waste decomposes into sewage water, while heavier solids settle
to the bottom and accumulate as sludge. Other lighter particles,
including grease and oil, rise to the surface and form a scum.|
The decomposed sewage water then flows from the tank through a distribution box and into a drainage field – a
series of perforated pipes laid below ground in a bed of gravel. The liquid leaches out through the gravel and is further
purified as it percolates through the soil. The more complete the decomposition of the waste, the more efficiently and
trouble-free a septic system functions.
However, when a septic system is overloaded or not properly maintained, the bacterial decomposition can slow or
stop, causing untreated liquid and solid wastes to overflow into the soil. Excessive use of bleaches, disinfectants or
acid drain cleaners also deters the bacterial action of the system. Greases and solids can build up until they choke the
system and block the flow of the liquid into the soil. ProClean Septic Tank & Cesspool Treatment helps stimulate the
bacteria to maintain or promote the necessary decomposition for a trouble-free system.
For septic tanks up to 1,000 gallons, place one 2-ounce pouch in the toilet once a month. For septic tanks more than 1,000 gallons, place one
2-ounce pouch in the toilet every two weeks. There is no need to unwrap or open the plastic wrapper as it is water soluble and will dissolve in the
water. Do not add disinfectants, bleaches, acids or caustic drain cleaners to the system.