Questions and Answers...
Q. My system backed up for the first time. What can I do to prevent this from happening again?
A. A backup is the first sign of a possible septic system failure. We recommend you start a maintenance program which includes regular pumping and enzyme treatment, such as Lenzyme.
Q. What is Lenzyme?
A. Lenzyme is five enzyme/ bacteria waste digestants that will help to keep the enzyme and bacteria level high in your system. Your daily use of homecare products destroy enzymes and bacteria, therefore, they must be replaced.
Q. I keep forgetting to use an additive each month. How much should I use if I want to apply it just once a year?
A. This is not recommended. The liquids in your tank turn over 3-5 times a month. The bacteria and enzymes are constantly being flushed out into the drainfield where they continue to help reduce drainfield clogging.
Q. I've been told to put yeast in my septic system. Does this help?
A. Very little. Yeast only breaks down starches which represent a small percentage of the waste found in your septic system. You need a recommended additive to give you a complete breakdown of all five of the major types of waste found in your septic system. Mahopac Septic recommends a product called Lenzyme.
Q. Will adding Lenzyme hurt my drains and plumbing?
A. No. In fact, we recommend you add Lenzyme monthly to different drains in your home. The enzymes and bacteria will help reduce buildup of organic materials in your drain line in addition to helping your septic tank and drainfield.
Q. My neighbor says she pours her bacon grease down the drain. Is this harmful to the septic system?
A. Never put grease of any type into your septic system. Grease is one of the hardest organics to digest. It causes blockages in drains, the septic tank, and the drainfield. That is why Lenzyme's formula is superior, because it includes the enzyme Lipase which breaks down grease.