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  The other day I read an article that said you should not use any chemical treatments because they
could break up the layer of scum inside the tank. Isn't that what you want? In a perfect world they
might not be necessary but with the potential costs and inconvenience of a clogged drainfield they
ARE a good idea. The important thing to remember about chemicals is consistancey. Using them once
in a while can cause problems, but regular use, like monthly, can prolong the life of your system. But
stay away from those chemicals that promice "you will never pump again", because you will, and should
about every 3 to 5 years. If they were that good how did they find a container to hold it?

Here are a few things to look for in a septic tank & drainfield treatment

  1. Is it poisonous, corrosive, caustic, or polluting, that's bad
  2. Or is it biodegradable, that's good.
  3. Does it aid normal operation of the waste disposal system.
  4. Does it reduce gums and pectins which cause blockage in the drainfield.
  5. Does it reduce soap scum and grease in drain lines and septic tanks.
  6. Does it help eliminate soggy soil and puddling due to drainfield clogging.
  7. Does it help to reduce odors.
  8. Will it hurt pipes.
  9. Does it make rediculous claims.

One of the biggest problems is the old saying "out of sight out of mind" because as soon as the drainfield
is back to normal it is very easy to forget to take care of it. The septic system and drainfield catch all the
water in your home so instead of flushing your septic tank treatment, you can treat the kitchen sink with it
and the sink drain can benefit at the same as the septic tank and drainfield.

     We have found that the best treatment is Lenzyme. The problemis that the maker won'tlet the price be
advertised to protect it's distributors, the tank pumpers. We have found that a company has found a way
around this problem Monthly Septic sells a simple drain cleaning CD ad gives a free box of Lenzyme
with the order.Their website is