BioKleen Septic Dosing 101
Who is BioKleen Septic
Disclaimer: These are the good and bad candidates for septic fields in distress.
- I can only claim to improve fields and lines that are in distress due to organic loading or over-loading, including massive biomat failure and massive grease conditions.
- There must be a way to establish some flow to the field so that the fluid can flow to the affected areas. (This may require pumping and draining the field and allowing it to dry out, while the tank fills). See Instructions.
- Many modern fields/systems, built after the 1970’s, with plastic pipe, on the shallow side, with well defined gravel trenches are good candidates.
- Systems built under permit after 1990 can expect to achieve excellent results. No harsh chemicals or anti-bacterial materials allowed.
- All functioning fields are excellent candidates for long term results. Aeration and other engineered systems are good candidates.
- Systems that have a distribution chamber or a clean-out after the tank are good candidates because you can introduce the bacteria into the field directly. See Instructions.
- Systems with pumps are usually engineered and are therefore good candidates.
- Poor hydraulic conditions (Low gravity flow)
- High water table
- Broken, crushed or disintegrated pipes
- Clay pipe laid end to end
- Pipes clogged with dirt or roots – poor flow
- Deep fields are not good candidates
- Systems that never worked correctly – bad dirt
- If your system is completely under water due to total failure, and cannot accept any more fluid
- All applications require the permanent location of a 5–gallon bucket and pump. The pump can mount on a vertical surface like a wall or sit on top of the bucket.
- The closer the pump and bucket are located to the injection point, the better. It is highly desirable to have constant electricity supplied by plug or rated extension cord when compared to battery operation when installing pump.
- Buildings with basements, where the main drain leading to the septic tank is accessible, are the easiest applications to install the installation port.
- Buildings with tall crawl spaces, where the main drain leading to the septic tank is accessible, are acceptable applications to install the installation port and store the bucket and pump.
- Buildings on slabs can have an injection point installed on a main clean out, but it can often be difficult where to hide the bucket and pump.
- PVC or CPVC drain pipe – Drill ½” diameter hole on top of pipe and tap plastic fitting into hole. See picture below.
- Cast Iron drain pipe – Same as above – Cast iron is brittle, but as far as metals go, it isn’t very hard — so drilling a hole into it isn’t as difficult as you might expect. Moreover, you don’t have to be overly choosy about your drill bit. Any bit intended for drilling through metal will drill through cast iron. The key is to take your time to avoid overheating the bit and wearing it out.