You never were the type of person to settle down. You were always on the move. That is why being a traveling journalist fit your lifestyle. With that career you were able to come and go as you pleased. Being able to experience the world one day at a time. Well, one day as you were drinking your morning cup of coffee, the phone rang. It was an odd phone number. You couldn’t quite place it but the area code seemed familiar. It turned out to be your parents lawyer. It turns out that your parents had an accident and unfortunately passed. The gentleman on the other end of the line told you that you need to come to their estate to receive your part of the will. It turns out that they left you their house that you grew up in when you were just a child.
There were so many wonderful memories that came back to you when you from when you were young. It was a beautiful house and property to match. You decided to take a walk about the property and that’s when you noticed it. First it was an awful odor. It kept getting worst and worst, then you found the source. It was a giant wet spot on the raised mound for your septic. Being that you were basically a traveling nomad for a good portion of your life, you had no idea what to do about this issue. So the next day, your old friend from down the street met up with you. He just happened to be a septic expert and he informed you that you were starting to have major issues with your raised mound septic system. He told you that it was caused by a bio-mat buildup. He told you that it had to be treated soon. He told you how to get rid of raised mound bio-mat build up. This is what he told you.
1. First was a shock treatment that consisted of good, non-pathogenic bacteria. The bacteria that you add into the raised mound will activate and help the existing bacteria in the raised mound. The shock treatment will also remedy the harmful effects of the soaps and detergents that your household may have used.
2. Use the sinks, toilets, and drains properly by not dumping grease and non-biodegradable materials into them.
3. Lessen the water load of the raised mound by installing a dry well next to the raised mound. If the water load is increased, the solid wastes will be stirred up and dispersed into the soil absorption system. The solid wastes will contribute to the thickening of the bio-mat.
4. Care and maintenance of the raised mound should be provided on schedule so that the bio-mat thickening will be prevented and even eliminated.
5. The raised mound could be replaced to eliminate the bio-mat but this is considered as the last resort and the most expensive means to correct bio-mat accumulation.
When your friend left, he just reminded you of the next monthly treatment and pump out schedule. He knew all the tricks to how to get rid of raised mound bio-mat buildup in a septic system. You said you would see to it that the schedules would be kept just as your late parents would have wanted. It was your responsibility to see to it that your home remained intact. Looking at this new undertaking, you knew that you were home and knew that your new journey was here.