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July 14, 2023 1 min read

Can bacteria help my home pipe drains and septic?

Yes, bacteria help keep your home's wastewater and septic systems healthy. Bacteria play a vital role in breaking down organic matter, such as food waste and other materials that go down drains, into simpler compounds that can be processed by eptic tanks. Bacteria can help prevent household drains from clogging by breaking down grease, oil, and other materials that can build up and cause blockages. They can also help break down toilet paper and other materials that may not completely dissolve in water, reducing the risk of clogging your septic tank.

 However, not all bacteria are created equal, so it's important to choose the right type for your specific needs. Some commercially available bacterial additives can be harmful to plumbing and septic systems and may not be effective in breaking down certain types of waste.

 It is recommended that you consult a professional or the manufacturer of the bacteriostatic product to ensure suitability for your septic and septic system. In addition, regular maintenance, such as avoiding pouring non-biodegradable items down the drain and reducing water consumption, helps maintain a healthy plumbing and sanitation system.