Leave it to Nature to come up with the perfect solutions for our messes. When it comes to getting rid of our own natural, organic wastes—from food, grease and gunk to your “you know what”—Nature has the answer: bacteria!
Hungry super bacteria are what eat the gunk we find in our drains, grease traps and septic tanks. That’s how all this solid waste gets broken down—and what keeps our drains and tanks flowing clean (relatively speaking, of course) and free.
But what happens when the good bacteria and the solid waste get out of balance?
That’s when systems get clogged and start backing up. You may get dangerous fumes coming up your pipes. You could literally even have raw sewage backing up into your dishwasher, your sinks—even your laundry.
And it can happen so easily. Sometimes, excessive water in the system flushes out the much-needed bacteria. Other times, the overuse of antibacterial cleaning agents, such as hand soap or bleach, can kill too much of the bacteria in the septic system—causing the solid waste to build up and … well, you know what happens next.
Completely disgusting—and expensive. The average cost to repair a backed up septic tank is around $6,000.
That’s why we recommend BioOne —a product that has earned the EPA’s “Design for the Environment” (DfE) logo, meaning that it has met the EPA’s DfE challenge for biological drain line, grease trap and septic system products by demonstrating it has a more positive impact on human health and the environment.
In addition to being better for the environment, BioOne is better than other treatments we’ve tried, because:
- It works instantly. BioOne begins working immediately when you add it to your drain line or collection system. These friendly bacterial cultures do not require a “wake up” period, as some microbial products do. And that fast action could save you from eminent septic disaster.
- It’s easy. BioOne is ready to use out of the container—just pour and go. You use the lid to add the correct amount of treatment every time.
- BioOne goes farther. You’ll use 1 half capful per treatment, compared to as much as 5 capfuls of other bio-products.
- It eliminates emergency call-backs. BioOne continues to work LONG after our technicians have left, as the bacteria in BioOne continue to feed on the organic residue left in the drain line, grease trap or septic tank.
Taking care of and maintaining your septic system and drain lines shouldn’t be a hassle. You have to do it—but it shouldn’t consume your time, your sanity or your bank account.
Of all the products we’ve tried, BioOne gives you a cleaner, less expensive, easier and more effective way to maintain your system. And it’s easier on the environment than some treatments. That’s always a good thing.
Have questions? Call us 804-794-0918! We’ll be happy to answer your questions about any of these fun topics. You’ll always get the “straight poop” from us.
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It’s just what we do at Robinson’s Plumbing Service—helping our community one leaky faucet at a time.