You just purchased a new house and moved into it after two months. Purchasing a home was one of the biggest decisions that you made as an adult. You were the youngest in a family of five. Your family wanted you to stay and help your parents even if you got married. But you didn’t agree to them deciding for you. So, once you got the job in another state, you moved out. It took a few months for your parents’ to understand and give their blessing on your mature decision. A few months after you have settled in your new home, you decided to go shopping. It was a free weekend for you and you knew that you needed some stuff for the house. Before you went out, your septic expert called for your routine pump out and told you that you had to have raised mound enzymes for your system. You said that you had to set a budget for it and that you would call him right back once you finalized everything. When you hung up, you added the task of looking for raised mound enzymes in your shopping “To Do list”.
You decided to go to the septic store first. You wanted to get rid of that errand before you enjoyed yourself with the other shopping. It was an overwhelming experience to walk down long aisles until you reached the raised mound enzymes. The store didn’t have many customers at the time so you called the attention of one of the attendants. You was very impressed because she knew every product that you referred to.
Raised mound enzymes are just like any other septic system enzymes in the market. These are additives that are supposed to help your raised mound improve its performance. They are classified under biological additives that are naturally occurring. When these enzymes came out, many expert researchers argued that these are not needed at all. human waste that’s dumped everyday in the raised mound system contain enzymes that are more than enough to maintain or enhance the raise mound’s performance. They even said that the potency of enzymes included in the commercially made products is too weak to even leave a significant effect on the raised mound system.
Unfortunately most homeowners buy these raised mound enzymes. The majority of these manufacturers promise that if you use the products they make, regular pump outs aren’t needed anymore. This is just an exaggeration because these company owners take advantage of customers innocence and need to have it all easy. As a result, the homeowners depend on the products that they buy and really omit pump outs completely. Pumping out your raised mound properly is the only constant practice that you should keep. This makes sure that the sludge level is normal. If there is a normal sludge level, then clogging, malfunction, and failure would be avoided. Think of raised mound enzymes as a multivitamin. Raised mound enzymes are going to help maintain the balance in your septic.
Aside from pumping out, you should also look at your property. Look for whatever needs to be changed to ensure the smooth functioning of your raised mound system:
• Trees should be relocated to an area far away from your raised mound because their invasive roots will clog the components of your system.
• You also had to have a dry well installed to take care of the grey water from the dishwasher and washing machine.
• The rain gutter should also be diverted away from the raised mound to lessen the water load when there’s a sudden downpour.
• Of course, you should also be careful of the cleaners and solutions that you use around the house. Avoid dumping harsh chemicals and antibacterials into your system. These kill the resident bacteria.
• Avoid throwing noon-biodegradable materials and greases into your system as well. These cannot be degraded by the bacteria anymore.
Using raised mound enzymes is completely up to you. If you are on antibiotics, it’s a must to have it together with additional bacteria so that the bacterial population is maintained. We hope this article covered raised mound enzymes and the effects they have on septic systems.