On 2 Oct 2006 06:33:39 +0200, Wayne Boatwright
I've used it or a competetive product for years. Had the tank
pumped for the first time at about 25 yrs of ownership; and the only
reason for problems was an accumulation of cigarette butts plugging
the outlet to the drain field.
The septic guy said he was amazed at how little sludge there
was in the tank.
I've since switched to another product from Bio-Safe One in
the NYC area.
My drain field had become "blinded" with grease; and the
Bio-Safe cleared it when Rid-X couldn't.
Bottom line for me is: "Essential".
I cannot agree with your more. The biosafeone products work unbelievable
well to say the least never seen anything like this before. Read my story
below. I will never doubt again. Don't let any other company tell you
they have the same thing either. I first tried the other product because I
didnt want to spend the money but I am so glad I gave this co. a spin.
Read my blog story:
I used to think like you that all septic tank additves were the way you
described but recently I had experienced a totally different thing
happened to me. I live in a house that is 43 years old in Connecticut. I
have 3 kids and a wife. I had alot of friends over the years come by and
visit my house. I have lived there for the past 15 years. Before me there
was a family of about 5 as well. For 15 years I relied on pumpouts and
used yeast or Rid x (along with other product ) which is basically the
same thing except Rid x is bad because they add fillers. Anyhow, one day I
noticed odors and backup inside my house so I pumped the tank like I had
done for many years once every 3 years, The pumper and local officials
told me never to add anything into the tank. When the pumper came this
time he pumped the tank but run off came back into my tank from my field.
So I ignored it even thought the pumper told me that my drainfiled was
saturated, clogged and ruined. I asked him why and he didnt know. I did
some research and called a co. which looked more reputable then the other
co's which I saw online www.biosafeone.com a field tech there advised me
that I needed to shock my system with their patented products that no
other products would work. I was very skeptical and decided to wait. 2
weeks later the problems got worse there was a flood on top of my
drainfield and black biomat shot up out of the ground as the biosafeone
tech said would happen. I was very afraid of getting code enforced by the
local health dept. which they would have mandated a new drainfield with a
contractor which would have cost me $35,000, I did get three quotes from
contractors they each tried to low ball me but I knew better they told me
$8K for a new field but my neighbor Jim told me that was baloney that a
new septic system would be about $35K. Contractors always quote low and
charge high! I tried to first save some money with some cheaper septic
products but nothing worked. Then I called back biosafeone is a desapate
attempt to fix my septic system. Biosafeone was not cheap but turned out
to be worth every penny!
I called back BioSafeOne to order biosafeone products after all of
biosafeone's references that were given to me came back very positive but
I was still skeptical because nothing else had worked at this point.Yet
all the references spoke highly of the biosafeone products. So I deceided
to shock my system using 11 pails of their BIO-112 Heavy Sludge Digester
along with their 3 Yr. BOSS product and 1 Biocube . Within 2 weeks all the
flood had dried up within 3 days all backups and odors were gone. I was
totally amazed in shock!! I could not believe how well the products
reversed 43 years of sewage buildup! Just goes to show you the big lie is
dont add anything to your septic and everything will be fine just pump it.
I found out later that my pumper was directly related to the replacement
guy. He was mad that I didnt hire him too. How ironic. My conclusion is
that it is one VERY BIG LIE and MISCONSCEPTION TO NOT ADD ANYTHING TO YOUR
SEPTIC TANK TO MAINTAIN. Another big lie iis to just rely on pumpouts
nothing could be further from the truth. The local government, pumpers and
replacement people all profit when the system fails so they tell you this
to expect your system to fail in time. The Biosafeone tech explained to me
that when their BOSS product is used from day one total and complete
digestion occurs of all incoming waste therefore nothing accumulates in
the tank or field or pipes so obviously there is nothing to pump out and
even better no big replacement bill. I totally refute all other comments
on this page if you havent tried these biosafeone.com products then you
really have missed something! Thank you so much Biosafeone for saving me a
fortune ! You guys are great!
Nobody You'd Know wrote:
Trust me, if you are an intelligent man, posting from that site will
make you appear stupid. If you aren't intelligent, well that's why you
posted from there. Read and study about "usenet" and "newsgroups" give
it a month or so to learn a little. Then find the proper way to post
and you will never let the homeownershrub make you look stupid again.
You can get any answer you'd like on this subject. Some will tell you
they've used it for xxx years without having to pump the tank.
I've had two septic tank installers tell me that it does reduce the amount
of sludge that accumulates in the tank but at the risk of plugging your
drainfield. They claimed that in normal operation, septic effluent is taken
from approximately the center of the vertical height of the tank and goes to
the drainfield. In a properly operating system, the center section of the
tank will deliver the clearest water, which is what you want to go to the
drainfield. The top layer of the tank will have the floating sewage and the
bottom layer will be the denser sewage, along with the mineral matter that
came from the fully digested solids in the sewage. When you have a tank
pumped, what is being removed is primarily the mineral matter that has
accumulated from the digested sewage. The septic installer's explanation as
to why the Rid-X is not good for a septic system is that it causes solids in
the sewage to break into fine particles and that many of these fine
particles are suspended in the center layer and wind up going to the
drainfield. When they get to the drainfield, they create what they call a
'biomat' on the surfaces that are supposed to absorb the liquids into the
soil. Eventually, this can plug the drainfield.
This explanation sort of makes sense to me. I can't imagine how a 1000
gallon septic tank can hold 20 or 30 years of mineral matter accumulation
when you consider that the mineral matter should only be allowed to
accumulate in the bottom portion of the tank (to the bottom of the riser
that delivers effluent to the drainfield). If you let the mineral matter
(plus any solids in the sewage that is denser than water) build up to the
bottom of the riser, you'd either get sewage solids going to the drainfield
up through the riser or the riser would plug, which could allow floating
grease and sewage enter the drainfield line over the top of the riser.
Either situation would lead to plugging of the drainfield.
"Wayne Boatwright" <wayneboatwright_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
The last time I had my tank pumped out I asked the service guy the same
question. He said some septic tank treatments do help, in fact they
sold one they recommended. I asked if it was any better than Rid-X.
He grinned and said "probably not".
Looking into purchasing the Bio One for my septic system. Being the
untrusting skeptical I am, I am researching this product myself before
spending $1400+ on the product. My systems does not appear to be as bad
as some of the stories I have read but the sales guy insists that I
need to start with his recommendations based on the info I provided
(brown lines in the field - looks lie a football field) but no foul
Wayne Boatwright wrote:
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