Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about septic systems or about RID-X®, choose from our list of frequently asked questions below. If your question isn't included in this list, please visit the contact us page.
A: RID-X® Septic Tank System Treatment contains billions of 100% natural active bacteria and enzymes to break down household waste. By adding RID-X®, you restore the delicate balance of beneficial bacterial and enzymes needed to help keep your system operating at full efficiency. Each box and bottle of RID-X® contains the following ingredients scientifically proven to break down household waste:
A: The enzymes in RID-X® begin working as soon as they come in contact with water. The bacteria take 2-4 hours to germinate and then begin to break down solid waste. If the temperature and conditions are favorable, then the bacteria will multiply to the maximum level that the environment will allow in about 2-4 days. Since septic systems vary, the speed at which the bacteria and enzymes break down waste varies.
A: All three products are formulated to have the same amount of active ingredients, and are equally effective.
A: Watch what you put down your drains. Taking long showers and doing extra loads of laundry can flush beneficial bacteria out of your septic system. Use RID-X® to add
A: No, however, when used regularly, RID-X® liquid can help break down organic build-up in your pipes, to help prevent clogs before they happen.
A :No, either pour RID-X® down one drain or toilet or flush a RID-X® Septi-Pac down one toilet.
A: If you use RID-X® right before actively using your plumbing, it will not be necessary to add more later in the day. However, RID-X® is most effective if used before long periods of plumbing inactivity, such as before going to bed or right before you leave for work. This will allow the product to settle into the bottom of the tank to attack solid waste and to reduce the risk of being flushed out
All Plumbing Types?
Aeration type systems?
City Sewer System?
Composting or Chemical Toilets?
Recreational Vehicles (RVs)?
A: Yes, the average recommended time between septic tank pumpings is 2-3 years, depending on the rate of sediment build-up, family size, and other factors. Used regularly, RID-X® helps break down the solid waste in your septic tank.This may slow the accumulation of solid waste in the tank.
A: Septic tanks serving a single household can range in size from 500 gallons (for older systems) to 2,000 gallons or more. Residential septic systems installed after 1990 have a mandated minimum tank size of 1,000 gallons.
The size of your tank is generally a function of the number of bedrooms in your house. See the chart below for current septic tank sizing guidelines by number of bedrooms. Notice that for homes with more than 3 bedrooms, each additional bedroom requires an additional 250 gallons of tank capacity.
Minimum Capacities for Septic Tanks Serving Residences
Source: Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
A: The bacteria in RID-X® are all natural and beneficial to your septic system, and not harmful to people.
A: While most of the product will have been flushed away, we do not recommend that the pets drink from the toilet after using RID-X®.
A: Planting shrubs or trees with deep roots over septic tanks is not recommended because the roots may invade the tank and cause clogging.
A: Used according to directions, the all-natural ingredients in RID-X® won’t harm plants. However, it should not be applied directly to the lawn or plants.
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