Septic Tank Additives

This is  a great video.

Now I did start recording a bit late.  But here’s how the story goes.  This is a home with two people living inside.  This tank is only 3 years old.  They use a commonly known septic tank additive every month.  They have been using it religiously.

So they started backing up in the home.  They were confused and called us to find out what was wrong.  The septic tank was completely full of solids and toilet paper.  I asked her what she thought the “additives” did.  She said that it breaks down the sewage in the tank leaving a tank full of clean water.  Just like the commercials.

I then showed her the septic tank. She was completely shocked and in awe that there was anything even in there.  This tank was full, and bad.  I asked her what she thought it was doing after she saw the contents.  She said it best.  “Nothing at all.”

She is correct.  We showed her the back of the bottle.  Everyone reads the front, but no one reads the back.  It clearly states that this does not replace regular septic pumping maintenance, and septic tanks need to be pumped every 3-5 years.

She then said, “What’s the point of using this stuff then?”  I said, “Exactly.”  Save your money.  Just clean your tanks.  Remember, septic systems have been around for more than a 100 years.  Those companies have only been around for 30 years.  They were working just fine before them, and in my experience, they don’t do anything besides eating a whole in your purses/wallets.

The second video below this one is what it looks like when the septic tank is all cleaned out.  The sewage crushing machine has liquified the entire septic tank, and is now vacumming out the contents.  This is how it’s done, in case you were wondering.  🙂





Thanks for reading,



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