Sand mound (also known as a raised mound or mound system) maintenance is required to assure prolonged functionality of any mound type system design. Maintaining a sand mound is similar to the care of a septic tank system since both types of systems generally rely on high counts of bacteria to function optimally.
Signs of a failing or clogging mound system may include odors in or outside of the home, slow flushing toilets, slow drains, shower stalls or sinks. Gurgling sounds or odd noises are also typical of a weakened or sluggish system in need of attention. With sand mounds, high bacteria and enzyme colonies are a necessity to keep organics and other waste broken down into liquid. This liquid passes through the gravel bed, soils and deeper into the subsoil areas where it is reintroduced back into the water table. The mechanisms in place for these simple but effective systems are more than capable of providing years of trouble free service, however, modern cleaner play a major role in the premature failure of many septic systems.
With so many cleaners on the market today, it is often difficult to determine which are regarded as safe or which brands will destroy healthy bacteria. Many so called “green” brands pack a potent punch when it comes to septic safety. Do your own research when selecting cleaners. Visit internet forums and message boards to gain information from other people, universities and public websites as to which cleaners are both effective and safe for your sand mound system
To combat premature failure, introduce high quality bacteria to the system regularly. NT-MAX septic tank maintenance contains higher bacteria per gram counts than any other industrial grade seepage restoration product. Containing hundreds of trillions of lab cultivated, patented strains of bacteria and enzymes, NT-MAX will guard your system against failure while fighting back at the devastating effects of many common cleaners.