WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 5632
    [post_author] => 35
    [post_date] => 2022-11-04 09:38:17
    [post_date_gmt] => 2022-11-04 14:38:17
    [post_content] => https://youtu.be/pN2AjjOln9s

According to the EPA about 1 in 5 US homes depend on septic systems and, with the uptick in working from home, septic tank maintenance and back-up prevention tips are among some of the top online searches. Septic service companies are in high demand, more people are home adding materials to the systems’ limited capacity, and high amounts of disinfectants are being used; all of which, are putting home septic systems to the test. Thankfully, there are many proactive measures you can take to prevent an untimely back-up.

Here are the top 5 tips to protect your septic system:

  1. Recognize your septic system is a biological system. Septic systems are functioning ecosystems filled with living microorganisms. These microorganisms work to keep your septic systems clear by breaking down human waste and toilet paper.
  2. Be mindful of the disinfectants, sanitizers, house cleaners, and chemicals. Highly concentrated bleach products, other disinfectants, and strong chemical-based drain cleaners can be harmful to septic biology. Septic system biology tends to be overexposed to harsh chemicals through the improper disposal of toxic chemistries such as engine oil and paint cleaners, as well as the overuse of strong chemical products.
  3. Only flush human waste and toilet paper. Much too often, wipes, sanitary napkins, feminine hygiene products, and even cat litter are flushed down toilets. These unwanted materials plus others, such as socks, shredded t-shirts, and rags, are discovered in septic systems. No matter the quality of the system, these items present challenges that will wreak havoc on your septic system.
  4. Limit the disposal of food waste. It’s important to understand that food waste going down your garbage disposal and sink drain increases the solids in your septic system, which may have limited capacity. Materials like coffee grounds and vegetable peelings are difficult to digest quickly and can create back up concerns. Fats, oils, and grease (FOG’s) can solidify in your septic tank, requiring pumping out. Worse is the fact that FOG’s can solidify in your pipes and cause back-ups before making it to your septic tank, so pumping out won’t be enough. If you find yourself in this situation, jetting or rodding may be a very expensive upcharge to solve this problem. Industrial wastewater plants, municipalities, and service companies also observe that the natural biology of these treatment ecosystems tends not to digest fats, oils and grease very well and often require a mechanical means to remove this material.
  5. Incorporate a bioaugmentation product into your treatment plan. Pumping out septic tanks regularly is a good idea. However, the sludge that is compacted at the bottom of your septic tank is hard to pump out and may be left behind. Sludge builds up over time and robs the tank of much-needed capacity. Further, a basic pump out won’t reduce FOG and sludge build-up that exists in your pipes or may be plugging up your drain field. A healthy microbial environment can help with the breakdown of these solids.

Why add a Bacillus-based cleaning product?

Your feces (personal waste) continuously add to the biology of your septic tank system, which keeps the ecosystem thriving. However, the natural flora from (personal waste) doesn’t do a good job of breaking down FOG’s and sludge. These organisms tend to be less hardy and more susceptible to the disinfectants, detergents, and household cleaners that tend to weaken the ecosystem.

Pick a good Bacillus-based treatment product

A good bioaugmentation product helps to fill the gaps that pumping out can’t treat. At MDG, we specialize in the isolation and fermentation of Bacillus strains. The Bacillus cultures found in a bioaugmentation product will break up compacted solids allowing them to be pumped out much easier. These cultures will also go into areas such as pipes and plugged areas of drain fields where pumping can’t reach to remove FOG and compacted sludge build-up. Finally, the hardy nature of Bacillus spores will allow them to better withstand events of occasional upsets due to disinfectants, detergents, and household cleaners.

Take Away

Understanding the biological side of your system is essential in preventing back-ups. A septic system and its inherent biology work well when used and maintained correctly, but most systems have problem areas left behind after pump-outs. You can proactively enhance the activity of your septic system by incorporating a bioaugmentation product alongside regular pump-outs to avoid an unplanned upset. If you’re a manufacturer looking to supply your customers with a high-quality biological solution, our team is ready to help. Contact us today to further discuss product possibilities.   [post_title] => Top 5 Tips to Prevent Septic System Back-Ups [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => prevent-unwanted-septic-system-back-ups-with-these-five-tips [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-11-10 15:29:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-11-10 21:29:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.mdgbio.com/?p=5632 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )
WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 24
    [post_author] => 35
    [post_date] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_date_gmt] => 2013-08-14 16:35:32
    [post_content] =>  
    [post_title] => 
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => 24
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-01 14:51:38
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => http://splendid-window.flywheelsites.com/?p=24
    [menu_order] => 1
    [post_type] => nav_menu_item
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [db_id] => 24
    [menu_item_parent] => 0
    [object_id] => 5
    [object] => page
    [type] => post_type
    [type_label] => Page
    [url] => https://www.mdgbio.com/why-mdg/
    [title] => Why MDG
    [target] => 
    [attr_title] => 
    [description] => 
    [classes] => Array
        (
            [0] => 
        )

    [xfn] => 
)
WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 21
    [post_author] => 35
    [post_date] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_date_gmt] => 2013-08-14 16:35:32
    [post_content] =>  
    [post_title] => 
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => 21
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-01 14:51:38
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => http://splendid-window.flywheelsites.com/?p=21
    [menu_order] => 2
    [post_type] => nav_menu_item
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [db_id] => 21
    [menu_item_parent] => 0
    [object_id] => 7
    [object] => page
    [type] => post_type
    [type_label] => Page
    [url] => https://www.mdgbio.com/facility-tour/
    [title] => Facility Tour
    [target] => 
    [attr_title] => 
    [description] => 
    [classes] => Array
        (
            [0] => 
        )

    [xfn] => 
)
WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 22
    [post_author] => 35
    [post_date] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_date_gmt] => 2013-08-14 16:35:32
    [post_content] =>  
    [post_title] => 
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => 22
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-01 14:51:38
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => http://splendid-window.flywheelsites.com/?p=22
    [menu_order] => 3
    [post_type] => nav_menu_item
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [db_id] => 22
    [menu_item_parent] => 0
    [object_id] => 11
    [object] => page
    [type] => post_type
    [type_label] => Page
    [url] => https://www.mdgbio.com/markets/
    [title] => Markets
    [target] => 
    [attr_title] => 
    [description] => 
    [classes] => Array
        (
            [0] => 
        )

    [xfn] => 
)
WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 20
    [post_author] => 35
    [post_date] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_date_gmt] => 2013-08-14 16:35:32
    [post_content] =>  
    [post_title] => 
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => 20
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-01 14:51:38
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => http://splendid-window.flywheelsites.com/?p=20
    [menu_order] => 4
    [post_type] => nav_menu_item
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [db_id] => 20
    [menu_item_parent] => 0
    [object_id] => 9
    [object] => page
    [type] => post_type
    [type_label] => Page
    [url] => https://www.mdgbio.com/capabilities/
    [title] => Capabilities
    [target] => 
    [attr_title] => 
    [description] => 
    [classes] => Array
        (
            [0] => 
        )

    [xfn] => 
)
WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 19
    [post_author] => 35
    [post_date] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_date_gmt] => 2013-08-14 16:35:32
    [post_content] =>  
    [post_title] => 
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => 19
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2022-06-01 09:51:38
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-01 14:51:38
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => http://splendid-window.flywheelsites.com/?p=19
    [menu_order] => 5
    [post_type] => nav_menu_item
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [db_id] => 19
    [menu_item_parent] => 0
    [object_id] => 13
    [object] => page
    [type] => post_type
    [type_label] => Page
    [url] => https://www.mdgbio.com/about-us/
    [title] => About Us
    [target] => 
    [attr_title] => 
    [description] => 
    [classes] => Array
        (
            [0] => 
        )

    [xfn] => 
)
WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 6737
    [post_author] => 419
    [post_date] => 2022-06-01 09:51:39
    [post_date_gmt] => 2021-10-15 17:26:24
    [post_content] =>  
    [post_title] => 
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => 6737
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2022-06-01 09:51:39
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-01 14:51:39
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://www.mdgbio.com/?p=6737
    [menu_order] => 6
    [post_type] => nav_menu_item
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [db_id] => 6737
    [menu_item_parent] => 0
    [object_id] => 6734
    [object] => page
    [type] => post_type
    [type_label] => Page
    [url] => https://www.mdgbio.com/news/
    [title] => News/Media
    [target] => 
    [attr_title] => 
    [description] => 
    [classes] => Array
        (
            [0] => 
        )

    [xfn] => 
)
Become an
MDG Insider
“I finally got a product that I can rely on. And, I got a team of people that support me and my sales team. It's a game-changer.”

Industrial and Institutional

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Septic System Back-Ups

  • MDG
  • November 4, 2022
https://youtu.be/pN2AjjOln9s According to the EPA about 1 in 5 US homes depend on septic systems and, with the uptick in working from home, septic tank maintenance and back-up prevention tips are among some of the top online searches. Septic service companies are in high demand, more people are home adding materials to the systems’ limited capacity, and high amounts of disinfectants are being used; all of which, are putting home septic
-READ MORE-
"What's Your Spec" article highlight. Glove holding petri dish with bacteria.

What’s Your SPEC?

  • MDG
  • July 7, 2022
As consumers, we constantly search for a particular level of quality in everything we purchase. From toilet tissue, cleaning products, or microbial products, there is an expectation to deliver upon standards. Those standards are established through trust, and it's incredibly important to uphold that trust to keep the customer coming back. MDG is passionate about delivering a product that meets that high and personal standard. A standard we
-READ MORE-

Trends of Today: Janitorial and Sanitation Market

  • MDG
  • April 12, 2022
All markets experience industry trends, both perils and opportunities. The key to success within any market is not simply navigating trends but getting ahead of the impact. As a Bacillus manufacturer for multiple markets, we tend to see overlap, allowing us to predict and forecast changes. Today, in the Janitorial and Sanitation industry, many of our partners are discussing trends that are both specific to the industry, and trends impacting
-READ MORE-

Clean Ingredients for Cleaning Products 

  • MDG
  • March 21, 2022
With growing restrictions faced by ingredients used in cleaning products, Bacillus has found itself in a unique role as a solution. Clean ingredient incentive groups all over the world have taken a hard look at manufacturers of products used for industrial, institutional, janitorial and commercial cleaning. Of particular interest is the environmental impact these products elicit. Many commodity ingredients of the past decades have
-READ MORE-

Oil vs. Bacillus

  • MDG
  • January 6, 2021
If you’re in the business of keeping your customers' kitchens running safe and clean, you’re aware of the impact cooking oil can have over time on drains and pipes. A lot of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) can build up in systems like grease traps, sewage systems and industrial systems. Eventually, the FOG from both commercial and residential food preparation can accumulate in pipes and lead to major issues like sewer overflows, problems at
-READ MORE-

Cleaning with Biosurfactants

  • MDG
  • November 6, 2020
In your search for environmentally friendly cleaning ingredients, you’ve likely come across the term ‘biosurfactants’. Do you know what they are – and what they do in bio-enzymatic cleaners? Read on to become armed with the knowledge you need to make informed formulation decisions. What is a Biosurfactant? A biosurfactant is a biologically derived substance that helps reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it’s
-READ MORE-

What’s Inside a Bio-Enzymatic Cleaner?

  • MDG
  • September 16, 2020
With environmentally friendly cleaners continuing to trend, more and more chemical manufacturers want to know – what’s inside a bio-enzymatic cleaner? In this article, we’ll walk through some of the common building blocks within formulations. Not all ingredients are essential for every product as it depends upon the application, but by understanding each element, you’ll know what you may want to request when discussing products
-READ MORE-

Are You Offering a Bacillus RV Septic Treatment?

  • MDG
With social distancing still the norm, outdoor activities like RV camping are providing much needed freedom from indoor seclusion. While campfires, cooking outdoors, hiking and going wherever the road takes you are everyone’s favorite – sleeping in an RV with a smelly toilet isn’t! As a cleaning solutions manufacturer and/or distributor, you may know that there are three main types of RV septic tank treatments on the market:
-READ MORE-

SporActiv® New Water-Soluble Film: Makes Treatment Easy and Safe

  • MDG
As more and more people are working remotely, their sewage and septic systems are being put to the test. We’ve written recent articles highlighting the potential for backups and the various items that shouldn't be making their ways into your septic tank. Good news, we’ve also touched on the strength of biological treatments. MDG manufactures pre-measured and easy-to-use septic tank pouches that work hard well after application to continue
-READ MORE-
Become an
MDG Insider
Gain exclusive access to fresh insights from MDG’s top microbial experts, learn relevant new industry trends, and hear about upcoming events.