How does a toilet affect the septic tank?
There are a number of factors involved to determine how the toilet will affect the septic tank.
How many people are in the house?
Septic tanks are sized based on the number of bedrooms in the house. A 5-bedroom house will have a 1500 gallon tank and a 3 bedroom house will have a 1000 gallon tank. If the occupancy of the house is above average the number of flushes per day is going to be more than anticipated. Sometimes add on bedrooms do not take into account the smaller tank so caution must be used. The simplest solution here is to use TankTechsRx for Septic Systems on a regular basis adding smaller amounts monthly or quarterly. Start with one liter and add 8 oz every month or every other month if there is a high demand due to above average occupancy.
Male or female?
Females tend to put a higher demand on septic tank. If there is a larger number of females in the household than the average, consider adding TankTechsRx for Septic Systems a little more often. Start with one liter and add 8 oz every month or every other month if there is a higher demand due to above average number of females in the household.
Age of each occupant?
The very young and the very old tend to put a higher demand on a septic tank. If this situation is present, consider using TankTechsRx for Septic Systems on a more frequent basis. Start with one liter and add 8 oz every month or every other month if there is a high demand due to above average number of young or old in the household.
Type of toilet and how much gallons it uses with each flush?
Older toilets built before 1982 could use 5 to 7 gallons per flush. Federal law requires NO MORE than 1.6 gallons per flush in all new toilets. The simple solution here is to replace older low efficiency toilets. Since the average person flushes the toilet 5 times a day this can make a huge difference in a 4 person household. That’s 140 gallons per day verses 32 gallons a day.