Plumbing FAQ 13: What Is An Aerobic Bacteria Generator?

Is your sewage system starting to fail? If you have a septic tank on your property, you are probably already aware of its importance. As the drainpipes moves wastewater out of your home, the sewer line brings all of it to the septic tank, where bacteria disintegrate and separate your home’s waste. The septic tank is therefore vital to the functionality and hygiene of your home, and because of its size and underground location, can be costly to replace. While replacement is sometimes necessary, there are some good reasons to consider alternatives that can breathe new life into the septic tank in order to avoid unnecessary or premature replacement costs. In today’s post, we’d like to take a look at a device known as the aerobic bacteria generator. Call the Glendora, CA plumbing specialists at Ace Pelizon today for all of your plumbing related needs.

An aerobic bacteria generator is a relatively small device, about 3 feet high and 50 pounds in weight that is placed at the bottom of your septic tank. As its name suggests, the ABG grows aerobic bacteria and releases it into the septic tank. Septic tank problems can often be the result of low bacteria levels, which means that the organic waste is not being properly broken down, thus leading to inefficient and ineffective treatment.

One frequent problem associated with the failure of your septic tank is actually due to excessive biomat in the drain field, which is the underground location where the gray water goes after it has been separated by the waste inside the tank. Biomat is a bacterial slime that occurs just below the soil of the drain field. While it is a necessary part of the wastewater disposal process, it can become a problem if it becomes too thick or blocks the effectiveness of the drain field.

You should make sure that your septic tank is serviced regularly to prevent problems. This also allows a professional plumber to take stock of your system, and recommend a solution such as an ABG, if necessary. Call the Glendora plumbers at Ace Pelizon today for all of your plumbing needs.

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