Causes of Home Septic Tank Odors
Septic tanks receive the wastes from your home disposal ... where all the waste is decomposed and stored. Sometimes, the anti-bacterial cleansers used in your household cleaning causes a disturbance in the chemical decomposition and the bacteria in the septic tank that processes the waste are inadequate.
When the pH level is too acidic it causes the septic tanks to develop an unpleasant odor. When home owners experience a foul-smelling septic tank they have to explore the causes and take necessary steps to eliminate the problem.
The Cause of Septic Tank Odors
- A Full Septic Tank: The most common cause is that the septic tank is full; this is the easiest problem to resolve, which is to pump it out. If your plumbing has a leaky faucet, or you’re using more water than usual, the septic tank may need to be pumped more frequently to diminish the odor.
- A Clogged Septic Tank Vent: Septic tanks require a vent to allow sewage gases to escape, and avoids a buildup of toxic methane gases. Occasionally, the vent may get clogged by snow, nest or a ground critter. It is important to regularly inspect the vent to ensure that the gases are escaping. A clogged vent can result in foul smelling septic tank odors inside your home.
- A Covered Septic Tank Vent: If your home has been remodeled or altered since the septic tank was installed, the vent might have been covered over. Many tanks were built to vent into the attic, so if the attic has been converted into a room, that room may experience odors from time to time.
- A Missing Septic Tank Vent: If your septic tank was installed by a careless contractor, the system may have been installed without a vent. Without a vent, the odor from the tank comes up through the drains, making the kitchen and bathroom smell terrible.
- A Chemistry Problem: Flushing things that should not to be flushed down the drain can cause problems with decomposition of sewage and lead to problems in the tank. It is very important to NOT flush oil or fat, industrial cleaning products, feminine hygiene products, paints, plastics, condoms, antibiotics and gasoline. These items cause a disturbance of the breakdown of sewage and results in offensive septic tank odor.
Preventing Septic Tank Odors
Eco Tank Pro™ is designed specifically to fight even the toughest septic tank odors. Continuous use of Eco Tank Pro™ also reduces surface and bottom solids in the septic tank. Eco Tank Pro™ products actively stop the production of odors. Continuous use of Eco Tank Pro™ reduces bottom solids that can carry over to the leach field and cause clogging. Once clogged, the system has nowhere to drain and the tank fills up, causing backup in the home and wet areas in the yard. Eco Tank Pro™ dissolves the waste!
One scoop of granules is suitable for a 20 gallon septic tank. Simply drop granules in the toilet and flush every month. Billions of septic-specific bio-stimulants per dose begin to work by helping to prevent back-up and by dissolving sludge. Eco Tank Pro™ is plumbing safe.
Use of Eco Tank Pro™ boosts the biological metabolism of active cultures which dissolve solids. This beneficial bacteria is then carried over to the leach field to reduce solids and help prevent clogging – the biggest problem for septic systems, and the hardest and most costly to repair.
Eco Tank Pro™ also allows you to keep your grey water tank and drain lines open, flowing and odor-free. Eco Tank Pro™ is a grey water deodorizer. The rapid-dissolving granules use a unique compound of odor stopping bio-stimulants and biodegradable surfactants.
Experience the Convenience for Yourself:
- Deodorizes grey tanks with the odor control formula
- Freshens sink and drain lines
- Dissolves grease and organic sludge from sink and drain lines
- Cleans the sensors inside the grey tank
- Dissolves rapidly
- Is Biodegradable
- Is Formaldehyde-free
- Has no Perfume