How Bacteria Helps Your Septic Tank Work Well

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Have you noticed that your septic system is having a little more trouble running as it gets colder? Most homeowners are surprised to learn that all bacteria is not harmful. There is a number of “good” bacteria that helps break down waste inside septic tanks.

 

During winter, you may be more likely to see issues with your septic system due to a lack of good bacteria. If you do encounter any problems, contact our professionals at Delaware Valley Septics, the top emergency septic system repair company in Chester County.

 

You might be surprised to learn that your septic tank does more than store your septic waste for removal. It also provides a home for a large number of good bacteria that helps break down the contents of your septic tank for easier removal later on. Bacteria is important because, without it, your septic tank has to work much harder to get rid of the same amount of waste because no additional chemicals are helping to better dissolve waste.

 

This can be an especially big problem during the winter because there is less bacteria to help break down waste. Most bacteria is sensitive when it comes to temperature, and needs to be kept at a particular range of temperature to live and digest their waste. Most bacteria flourishes at warmer temperatures, which is a large part of what causes the bad smell that is characteristic of waste during the summer season.

 

If your home relies on a septic system, it’s important to keep the number of our septic repair company in your home. Leaving problems to sit and get worse increases the likelihood that the repairs will be more expensive and time-consuming to fix.

 

Do you want to learn more about your septic system or learn about septic installation for your Chester County property? Contact our friendly team today!

 

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