Be Prepared For A Clog With This Homemade Septic-Safe Declogger
Your septic tank relies on the delicate balance between nitrate, phosphorous, and several beneficial bacteria. This balance helps break down waste that keep your system working, but regular decloggers have harsh chemicals that might kill the bacteria your tank needs. The following guide will help you make a declogger that is natural, cheap, and safe for the eco-system in your septic tank.
How Enzymes Make A Septic-Safe Declogger
Many of the things that get stuck in your drain are organic matter such as hair, toilet paper, or fecal matter. The enzyme-filled declogger will feed the natural bacteria that eat organic matter, which will speed up their feeding. The bacteria turn organic matter into particles that are water-soluble. This is helpful because any clogs that are forming will gradually degrade when using this enzyme-filled declogger.
Process To Make Your Enzyme Declogger
You should know that it will take about a month to make this declogger on your own, but it will be helpful and cheap. Making this homemade declogger takes a month because you will have to ferment the contents of the solution. The fermentation process will naturally create several colonies of bacteria and enzymes through bacterial matte breakdown.
What You Will Need
You will need the following to make your solution:
- 2 liter soda containers or similar containers
- ½ cup of sugar (choosing natural sugars like brown sugar or raw cane sugar will create a stronger solution)
- 1 teaspoon of wild yeast or regular yeast
- 1 liter of water
- 2 cups of citrus rinds, like lemon or orange rinds (make sure the rinds are sliced small enough to fit your container)
The ingredients you need to make this solution are likely in your home, making this declogger cheap and eco-friendly.
Remember that this declogger will only help prevent clogs and help you deal with mild to moderate clogs. You will need to talk to your septic tank specialist should you have a severe clog, which is almost certain if this solution does not work. You should know that frequent clogs might mean that your septic tank is faulty or the eco-system has some type of imbalance.
Making Your Enzyme Declogger
Follow the steps below to make your declogger:
- Add the rind pieces into the container.
- Pour the yeast into the container.
- Add the sugar to the mix.
- Carefully pour the water over the rinds, and close the container.
- Shake the container for at least 30 seconds to make sure the contents blend well.
- Place the container in a dark place at room temperature, and keep it closed.
- Shake the contents, and let some pressure out for the first three days.
- Let it continue to ferment for a month. This solution will keep indefinitely, and you can use it for regular cleaning as well.
As you can see, a little patience can save you a lot of money and keep your septic tank safe while helping you remove a clog.
For professional help with a septic tank clog, contact a company such as Mr Bob.