Why Enzymes and Additives are Bad for Your Septic System

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What Are Septic Tank Enzymes or Additives?

Septic enzymes and additives are supposed to ‘refresh’ your septic system which they often fail to do. Utilizing septic enzymes will cause homeowners to spend more money trying to ‘maintain’, ‘repair’, or ‘restore’ their system with the damage caused by the excess bacteria that your system doesn’t need.

Do Septic Tank Enzyme Products Work?

It is important to not be fooled by the promoters of septic enzymes and additives. Your septic system is unique in the way it processes your waste. There is already bacteria within your septic system, so adding more enzymes and additives keeps your system from running smoothly.

If this information is not enough to convince you that enzymes and additives are bad for your septic tank, they can also cause complete septic system failure by allowing sludge and grease to pass to the soil treatment area, also known as the leach field. Septic system failure requires a full replacement of your existing system, leaving you with a large financial burden as well as unnecessary stress.

Trust NoCo to Properly Service Your Septic System

At NoCo Septic, we always take care of Northern Colorado’s septic systems by providing customers with services that do not involve putting unnecessary bacteria into your system. All of the services we offer are affordable, trusted, and long-lasting. We are always available to our Northern Colorado customers including BoulderLongmont, and Broomfield. Your septic system is our number one priority, so contact our team today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with one of our expert professionals.

To read more about the topic, check out the EPA's description on Septic Tank Additives and Small Flows Quarterly description as well.