They say that there is always room for improvement. This applies to everything from education to inventions. It’s true because people keep on thinking of ways to enhance every single thing that comes their way. There are various gadgets and equipment that could practically finish the job for you or enable you to do so many things at one time. This same perception applies in the care and maintenance of the septic system and its leach bed. As you know, the leach bed is a very important component of the system aside from the septic tank.
The leach bed is the final stage of your home wastewater treatment. It is where the pre-treated effluent gets purified. The aerobic bacteria regulate the bio-mat that filters the disease-causing organisms and contaminants before it is released into the surrounding environment to be used again. The aerobic bacteria in the leach bed should be at high levels to make sure that the purification process takes place properly. Everything in the leach bed should be maintained at ideal conditions so that no backups or failures will happen. You can fairly say that the leach bed has the final say on the fate of your septic system.
In the care and maintenance of the leach bed, there are several products that you could choose. But be warned of many manufacturers that promise unrealistic results like never pumping out your septic tank ever again or never have to even clean your leach bed again. The propaganda that they release publicly will make consumers like you choose which product that you want for your septic system. There are three types that you could choose from—organic, inorganic, and biological products.
Inorganic leach bed products are very strong bases and acids that have the tendency to leave your system corroded or damaged. Organic leach bed products may seem to improve the leach bed conditions at first but in the long run, would aggravate the conditions like increase the amount of sludge in the system. The most advantageous products for the leach bed are the biological ones. Biological leach bed products are either bacteria or enzymes. When you use bacteria, you enhance the decomposing performance of the resident bacteria by adding more non-pathogenic bacteria in the system. The bacteria proliferate even more even when the treatment is over.
On the other hand, when you use enzymes, you just jolt up the process of breaking down the solid wastes in the leach bed. These enzyme products work well with bacterial additives. As a matter of fact, enzymes are often used or recommended by septic professionals to be used in septic tank leach beds. You could also improve the condition of your leach bed by regularly pumping out your septic tank and leach bed. Regular pumping is a good investment for your septic system or leach bed.
Septic enzymes could either be administered or not. It is really up to you on how far you want to go in the treatment of your septic. Enhancements for your leach bed are said to be needed because of the household chemicals and detergents that are harmful to the resident bacteria. The bacteria, as you may know, are the main players in the entire septic system. This is why the conditions inside the septic tank and the leach bed should be well taken care of. The biological additives are much preferred because they do not harm the system or the environment. If you would want to use biological additives for your leach bed, better stick to those that contain bacteria. This would be much more beneficial to the existing bacteria in your tank and leach bed.