I've been told that it's necessary to have bacteria in the tank to
digest the waste.
I know that Rid-X or yeast will supply this.
My question is: "If anti bacterial soaps are used in cleaning
products,will this cancel out the process"?
Maybe if you poured a dozen gallons of the stuff directly down the drain
(for that matter so would a whole lot of other things at that concentration)
but not from the suds made by washing hands. IMHO the stuff is not any more
effective than regular soap, its a bunch of marketing hype if you ask me.
Rid-x may fortify the most useful bacteria but there is plenty of the stuff
around. It comes right out of people with what gets flushed. Metabolized
antibiotics discharged in urine are far more potent than any soap and you
can flush that into a septic system.
I get my tank pumped out about every 5 years. I have never had a problem and
I have been known to put some bad stuff down the drain, IE bleach. I have
never had a problem with my tank and I did use the anti-bacterial dish soap
for a while. I have dealt with one "dead" leech field/tank and that was
caused by grease as bob mentioned. To fix a company had to come out and
drill holes in the yard where the leech field was fill with fresh water and
bugs and a fishtank bubbler. (holes were about 6 inches across and 3 feet or
so deep. (perhaps deeper, I didn't get a good look) after a while the good
bugs were able to take over agian.
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