Under normal circumstances, one would expect the septic tank system to function at its peak. Since clogs, sludge build-up due to septic tank failure, and other issues such as foul stench from your garden can ruin your day, optimal performance provides piece of mind. Nobody wants a hassle caused by a septic tank, especially over the holidays.
During the chilly winter months, though, your septic tank is under a lot of strain. A septic tank's performance is influenced by a number of factors. Fat, oils, and grease issues are at the top of the list.
How does septic tank work and how FOG is produced?
Any type of waste is flushed down the toilet and into the septic tank. In an ideal septic tank, millions of helpful microorganisms vigorously destroy the organic matter contained within it, not only storing waste but also degrading it. Carbon dioxide and water are produced as by-products of biological decomposition. The effluent is discharged, and solid trash settles to the bottom, resulting in sludge.
Septic tank difficulties are common throughout the cold months. During the holidays, many people stay at home, and several visitors come to see them. There is a lot of cooking going on, and the amount of oil used increases as well. It leads to an increase in waste as well as the production of extra fats, oils, and grease.
Issues due to FOG
At home, fats, oils, and greases (FOG) are often utilised in items such as vegetable oil, cooking oils, gravy, mayonnaise, butter, cheese, milk, and so on. During the winter, the physical state of FOG changes from liquid to solid. FOG solidifies but becomes encrusted on the surface of numerous components in the septic tank system, causing caking. Because the effluent has been unable to drain out of the system, the system may get clogged.
Furthermore, it prevents dissolved oxygen from entering the septic tank system. The first two phases of anaerobic digestion, which are required for successful organic matter degradation, are disrupted by a lack of dissolved oxygen. It also contributes to the build-up of organic materials in the system, resulting in obstructions.
The microorganisms that live in the septic tank's ecosystem are extremely temperature sensitive!
Microbes' performance decreases or stops totally during the frigid winter months. The war against septic tanks becomes even more complicated when there is a scarcity of metabolic heat due to poor microbial communities.
Septic tank treatment may be completely disrupted as a result of this. As a result, additional attention must be paid to the septic tank throughout the winter season in order to minimise difficulties. This can be accomplished by utilising innovative natural and eco-friendly septic tank treatment technology and solutions.
Netsol Water is a prominent company that provides the best septic tank treatment and maintenance solutions.
Netsol is developing sophisticated Septic tank treatment solutions with customisation to meet all of our clients' needs. During the winter, these solutions can aid in the breakdown of fats, oils, and grease. Maintaining the performance of the septic tank system in cold weather is simple and cost-effective.