Homemade Septic Activator
I live out in a rural area so I do not have access to a city sewer. Instead I have a septic tank. A septic tank is a water waste disposal system that separates the waste into solids and liquids. The liquid drains out to the septic field lines and then leaches out to the surrounding soil. For this to happen there must be bacteria in the septic tank. The bacteria help to digest or decompose the solid to a liquid so that the liquid can drain out to the septic field lines. Without these bacteria severe plumbing problems can occur.
A septic tank requires monthly maintenance to ensure that the level of bacteria is available to keep it in working problem free order. On a monthly basis you need to flush a septic tank activator down your toilet. You can buy this commercially made product at your local discount store or grocery store. For the past three years instead of buying a septic tank activator I have been making my own. At first I alternate using store bought activator one month and homemade activator the following month. But now I mainly use the homemade activator. Once in a while I will buy it.
It is easy to make your own septic activator to keep your sewage digesting bacteria in working order. This homemade septic activator will give your septic tank an active level of bacterial activity improving septic tank function and help remove any bad odors.
Homemade Septic Tank Activator
1 quart of hot water
1 pound of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of yeast
Add the sugar to the hot water. Mix water until the sugar dissolves. Let this mixture cool down to a lukewarm temperature. Add the yeast and let the mixture rest for about 15 minutes until it is foamy. The foaminess indicates that the yeast has bloomed. Then flush it down your toilet.
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Making a homemade septic tank activator is more frugal, safer to have around your family and is more self-reliant knowing that you can rely on yourself more than a prepackaged product to keep your septic tank in good working order.