Septic System Maintenance with RID-X®

How does RID-X® work?

RID-X® septic maintenance solutions help restore the balance in your septic system

RID-X® Septic Tank System Treatment contains billions of 100% natural active septic tank bacteria and enzymes that have been scientifically proven to digest household waste. These bacteria were developed to be more active than the bacteria that naturally occur in your septic tank. By adding RID-X®, you help restore the delicate balance of beneficial septic tank bacteria and enzymes that are needed to help keep your system operating at full efficiency and avoid costly septic maintenance.

Each box of RID-X® contains the following ingredients, scientifically proven to break down household waste:

  • Cellulase breaks down toilet paper, vegetable matter and some foods
  • Lipase breaks down fats, oils and grease
  • Protease breaks down proteins
  • Amylase breaks down starches

How soon does RID-X® begin to activate and work?

Immediately. The enzymes begin working as soon as they come in contact with water and the waste they break down. The septic tank bacteria take 2-4 hours to germinate, multiplying to the maximum level that the environment will allow in about 2-4 days if the temperature and conditions are favorable. However, with the constant flow of sewage in, and water out of the tank, it is important to add RID-X® according to label directions in order to keep the RID-X® septic tank bacteria level at its highest. Because septic systems vary so much, we cannot make assertions on how quickly the bacteria and enzymes will break down waste.

Why is RID-X® a smart choice for your septic tank system?

Adding RID-X® to the septic system each month is a simple septic maintenance solution that will help prolong the life of your septic system.


  • Trusted for more than 50 years. Septic system owners have long relied on RID-X® along with occasional pumping to help keep their septic systems free-flowing.
  • Breaks down paper. RID-X® contains cellulase enzymes, the only enzyme that can digest paper.
  • Breaks down grease. RID-X® is designed to attack grease in your septic tank, breaking it down to slow the accumulation of the greasy scum layer, which, if left unchecked, can compromise the function of your septic system.
  • Inexpensive and easy to use. Just flush it down the toilet. There's no mess, mixing or waiting.
  • Safe for pipes and plumbing. RID-X® contains 100% natural active bacteria and enzymes. Our septic tank bacteria formula contains no harmful or harsh chemicals and won't harm your pipes or plumbing. Use it with complete confidence.
  • Three convenient formulas. RID-X® Gelpacs, RID-X® Powder and RID-X® Liquid.