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Leach Fields

The Drain or Leach Field consists of a network of perforated pipes (or “laterals) laid in gravel under the ground that allow the water to pass into the ground from the septic tank. In most systems this pipe consist of PVC or the newer chamber style field lines that have a higher surface area. Most septic systems work by gravity where the liquid wastewater from the house flows into the septic system (influent) and is discharged from the tank (effluent) to the absorption or leach field. The absorption field is where the final treatment takes place.

The basic septic tank is designed to retain the solids and scum and prevent them from entering the leach field. Most septic system provide a two to four day retention time. When the volume of the tank is reduced by the build up of solids and scum, the retention time is reduced allowing higher levels of the undigested sewage travel into the field. This increases the demand on the field to break down the undigested material causing a “biomat film” to form. This biomat is an, ugly, black, anaerobic, layer that prevents the liquid from “percolation” (dispersing into the soil or evaporating through the surface).

Early signs of Absorption Field Failure:

  • Odors or surfacing sewage (wet spots)
  • Gurgling sounds in plumbing system
  • Standing liquid over the drain field even during the dry months
  • Backup in plumbing during high water use (early signs of absorption field problems)

Routine use of REX-BAC-T® Septic and Leach Field Products prevent the build up of the scum layer and the accumulation of sludge in your septic tank and are formulated to provide effective reduction of the fats oils grease, proteins, carbohydrates and cellulose in the wastewater reducing the load on the drain. Our BioMat-X™ leach field cleaner is formulated to break up the biomat layer that has formed in the leach field lines.

Septic Leach Field Do’s and Don’ts

  • Know where your field is located so it is easier to protect from trees or runoff
  • Keep heavy equipment off your field
  • Minimize water use or surges. These fields do not have unlimited capacity
  • Divert downspouts away from field
  • Do not plant trees on or around your field

For more information, please view our Septic System FAQ's HERE.

Reasons To Use REX-BAC-T
  • Failure to maintain your septic system can cost you unnecessary pump-outs or cost you several thousand dollars to replace your septic tank!
  • ALL-NATURAL enzymes quickly break down and liquefy proteins, starches, carbohydrates, animal and vegetable fats & oils, and paper.
  • Regular use of REX-BAC-T in your septic tank establishes thriving colonies of waste digesting bacteria providing uninterrupted cleaning action.
  • Because REX-BAC-T is a spore-form septic tank digestant, it resists chlorine and high temperatures.
  • REX-BAC-T is available to you in two different types of packaging: Our convenient Bio-Paks that are pre-packaged in a biodegradable bag and require no dilution, measuring, mixing, special equipment or cleanup
  • Our Economy Paks which provides additional value to our customers and are prepackaged in re-sealable jars.
  • Both product formulations have the same powerful waste digesting characteristics. The only difference is the packaging
  • Industrial strength septic tank, cesspool, and leach field and drain line aid product
  • Premium grade bacteria/enzyme/nutrient blend
  • Guaranteed bacteria count of at least 3 billion per gram. We certify each lot. (Note: Buyers Be Wary Of Other Brands! Please Compare).
  • Combines the waste digesting activity of natural bacteria and free enzymes to keep septic systems, cesspools, leach fields, and drain lines free from organic buildup.
  • Every lot certified Salmonella free and guaranteed to meet or exceed our product specifications.
  • To view general principles of how a typical septic tank functions please view a Diagram of Typical Septic Tank.

For additional questions about our septic tank aid solutions or other waste digestants please fee free to contact us at 888-886-1461 or email us at [email protected]

REX-BAC-T Advantages
  • For as little as $3 per month, avoid septic problems associated with a lack of maintenance.
  • Choose a supply that fits your budget!
  • Our septic tank product(s) has been independently tested by a leading University's Bio-Chemistry department proving the superior effectiveness of REX-BAC-T against many competitive products!
  • Our industrial strength septic tank Bio-Paks are conveniently packaged for easy storage and handling. Simply grab and toss... no dilution, measuring, mixing, special equipment or cleanup!
  • Our biodegradable, rapidly dissolving (water-soluble) packets and unique micronutrient enriched formula provides accelerated germination, growth, and superior enzyme production in the septic tank while eliminating odor and reducing ammonia concentrations in your septic system.
  • Our industrial strength septic tank Economy Paks provides our customers the same industrial strength formula at a discounted price!
  • Scientifically selected bacteria that provide outstanding performance in your septic tank that thrives in an aerobic (with oxygen) and anaerobic (without oxygen) environment! Our BioMat-X – Ultimate Septic and Leachfield Cleaner is formulated for slow or failing systems. BioMat-X Industrial Strength Septic Product is absolutely the most cost-effective highly-concentrated septic tank aid product on the market today. With more than 15 Trillion bacteria per gallon our BioMat-X restores clogged septic systems and leachfields. No other product compares!
  • Guaranteed to work!
REX-BAC-T Septic Products Are Designed To Maintain
  • Septic tanks, cesspools, holding tanks, leach fields and drain lines.
  • Grease traps on septic tank systems / restaurant grease traps
  • Food processing and municipal wastewater treatment facilities
  • Animal waste septic pits and lagoons
  • Portable toilets and pit toilets, RV Tanks, marine holding tanks
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Each biological solution starts with the basic understanding that the digestion process by all microbes require a food source for the waste digestion, bioaugmentation, or bioremediation process to thrive. Selection of the bacterium species targeted to flourish in the environmental conditions made available is the underlying key to a successful process. Our septic tank aid products are specifically formulated for septic tanks, cesspool, holding tanks and other similar waste treatment processes.

Bacterial field waste digestant products must contain three necessary components:

  • Bacteria Cultures
  • Enzymes
  • Essential Nutrients

Our superior blend of these essential components works in harmony to digest and destroy organic waste QUICKLY and EFFICIENTLY with NO ODOR or NOXIOUS GAS.

Check out Bacteria 101 our expanded instructional guide outlining the biological process of our bacterial waste digestants.