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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do You Guarantee Your Product?
    The Septic Perc formula has been laboratory tested, field tested and user tested and found to work statistically better than older, similar products, which have been successfully used since the 1950s. Mega-Bio is a powerful industrial-grade, high-end product produced by one of the most reputible manufacturers in the industry. Because of the wide range of factors that can contribute to septic system failure, we do not guarantee our products will work for your situation. Based on our ongoing customer survey we think we are better than 90% successful in restoring failed drain fields using our Combo treatment. There are a number of products that offer money back guarantees if the customer is not satisfied. The truth is that offering this kind of guarantee forces a marketer to raise the sale price of his products in order to cover the inevitable claims for refunds. This means that the purchase price is not based on providing the highest quality product, but the cost of the product plus the guarantee. It follows then if more refunds must be made more of the sale price is dedicated to the guarantee than the quality of the product. Some products advertise "never pump your tank again". This claim is the leading cause of customer complaints about septic tank additives made to various consumer agencies including the BBB. It is advisable to check the Better Business Bureau record of any company offering a money back guarantee on their products, or making misleading or too good to be true sounding claims about their products before doing business with them.
  • How long will it take to receive the products?
    Orders are usually processed the next day, but may take up to 72 hours. Once processed, shipments to the East Coast take 5 working days, the West coast approximately 2 working days. Locations in between 3-4 working days. Orders are shipped by UPS Ground service.
  • How long will it take for me to see results?
    Results vary, it may take up to 2 weeks for the full effect of an application of Septic Perc and/or Mega-Bio to take place. If you have not seen results in this amount of time either you did not apply a sufficient amount of the product, or your soil condition is beyond the scope of what the products can remedy.
  • How much Septic Perc do I need?
    Normal working system maintenance - 1 gallon every 6 months will help maintain your drain field. Sluggish systems - 3 gallons of Septic Perc. 1 gallon for the first dose, then 1 gallon a week for 2 weeks. Failing drain fields - 4 gallons of Septic Perc & Mega-Bio. If your septic system's drain field or leach field has stopped accepting water, Septic Perc may be able to rejuvenate the soil. If the soil is contaminated with sludge follow the application with a dose of Mega-Bio to digest grease, soap, paper and organic materials in the drain field. See our Combo Shock Treatment.
  • Can Septic Perc be used in soil other than clay?
    We have found that Septic Perc works well in many types of soil containing fine particles, which can bind together similar to clay. Mega-Bio can be used in any type of soil.
  • How can I tell if I have clay soil?
    Clay soils are made up of tiny particles that cling together and subsequently cling well to water. To help determine how much of your soil is clay you can simply take a handful of your soil and try to squeeze it together. Once squeezed, release your fingers and see if the soil is still in a ball. The more clay it has, the more solid and less-brittle it will appear. Although it is not unique to any one place, you can usually find an abundance of clay soil in the southeast portions of the U.S.
  • How do I know soil is failing in my drain field?
    Pumpers often observe water falling back into septic tanks from the field as the level is pumped down. This is an important sign of soil failure. It is obvious that the problem does not originate in the tank, but in the drain field. Puddles of water appearing on the surface of the drain field are a good indication that the soil is flooded and the drain field is failing. It is not always easy to diagnose the cause of backups. Slowly draining sinks and toilets, gurgling sounds in the plumbing, plumbing backups, sewage odors in the house, or tests showing the presence of bacteria in well water are signs of drain field failure.
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