This article will discuss the benefits of using sand mound enzymes in a septic system. Admit it. You’re just too ecstatic about your new house. It was contemporary but still had touches of the plantation era that you have always loved. There were inserts of pillars inside and outside the house and the huge windows really welcomed the sun inside your home. It was divine. It was perfect. But you knew you shouldn’t be too overwhelmed by the exteriors. You had to know what made the house tick—electricity, plumbing, water, gas, and of course, the sand mound system.
It just so happened that the house was placed in an area that had poor soil percolation rate and a high water table. The septic expert recommended the sand mound system so that the wastewater would not mix with the high ground water. It was something to get used to especially when you grew up with a septic system that was underneath the ground.
The septic expert made an appointment with you so that you would be oriented as to how to take care of the sand mound system. He said it would be best to treat your system with sand mound enzymes. This would assure that the process of wastewater treatment would run smoothly. Sand mound systems are classified under the biological additives that naturally occur and do not pollute the environment.
There are independent researchers who argue that these sand mound enzymes contained in the additives sold commercially do not provide any significant benefit to the system at all. This is because they are just present in very small amounts. They strongly believe that the human wastes that are dumped every single day are enough to improve the performance of the sand mound. The homeowner just has to keep the pump out schedule on a regular basis. the sand mound enzymes are there to give support to the bacteria that are already doing their job in breaking down the solid waste materials.
Think of your sand mound as a protruding stomach in your yard. It is a giant digestive system that has all these essential parts, chemicals, bacteria, and of course, catalysts (enzymes) that are needed to complete the wastewater treatment process. The solid waste materials are the primary items that have to be broken apart so that the essential fluids and nutrients could readily be absorbed and returned to the surrounding environment.
In your body, the peristaltic movement, the bacteria, and the enzymes all work together to make sure that the food you eat turns into something that can be used by your body to function well in every given activity. With the help of the enzymes, the process of metabolism is made faster. The same thing happens in your sand mound system. With the sand mound enzymes, in any form, the digestion of the solid waste materials is hastened, resulting in a smoother, faster treatment of wastewater.
If your body yields undigested food in your stomach, the sand mound has sludge. You eliminate undigested food by defecating. When you get rid of the sludge, you pump it out. This is the most basic method of maintenance that you can give your sand mound aside from the sand mound enzymes. If you pump out on schedule, the sludge level is kept at a normal level. This makes enough room for wastewater treatment and lowers the risk of system clogging and failure. Pumping out your sand mound system depends on the number of people in your home. Just talk to your septic expert about the living situation in your house so that proper scheduling can be made.
It is really up to you if you want to use commercially manufactured sand mound enzymes. They’re just there to help improve your system’s process. When you decide to use them, do not let the exaggerated promises fool you into thinking that there will never be another pump out once you use the product. You know your responsibilities as a homeowner so never forget them. We hope this article helped to explain the benefits of using sand mound enzymes in a septic system.