Top 5 Septic Treatments Reviewed
Septic Treatments Reviewed
The process of reviewing septic treatments is not one of small commitment. As homeowners ourselves, we understand the importance of value. We do not live on limitless budgets and we need to make sure the money we spend counts. With that basic principal in mind we set out to determine what the Top 5 Best Septic Treatments were. We established a set of criteria by which we would compare each product. By taking the time to test each septic treatment on real life septic situations, we were able to evaluate them accurately and honestly.
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Here is our list of criteria for rating our Top 5 Septic Treatments.
A.) Effectiveness. There are many products on the market that simply don’t work. In order to deserve our recommendation, we wanted a product that would deliver the results that homeowners need.
B.) Value. Not only must the septic treatment work, it needed to be priced competitively and fairly. What does a homeowner get for their money?
C.) Easy to Use. Homeowners vary in gender, age and strength. We wanted a septic treatment that would allow any homeowner to use it without additional assistance.
D.) Versatility. Septic Tanks vary in age and condition as does the climate for many homeowners. We wanted a product that could be used by ANY homeowner for ANY septic tank, regardless of condition.
With these 4 Rules in place, we compared and rated some of the most visible Septic Tank Treatments on the market. Taking brands from both retail stores as well as online suppliers, we compiled this following list of the Top 5 Septic Treatments.
Our Best Septic Treatments
1.) SeptiCleanse Septic Treatments. The SeptiCleanse Septic Shock and Maintenance programs were more than competitively priced, they were down-right affordable, considering the overall value. Their “shock” system was simply amazing. It was far more effective than the leading brands we tested. Its granular formula was potent, but very easy to administer and safe to handle. SeptiCleanse has made septic system maintenance user friendly, but still delivers industrial grade bacteria that gets to work instantly.
We especially liked that SeptiCleanse offered consumers choices. Not all septic systems problems can be treated with a “one size fits all” treatment. The age of a system, along with history of care administered by the homeowners can play large roles in what a septic system needs or does not need. SeptiCleanse allows consumers to choose what is best for their particular needs AND what is the best option for their budgets. If you are new to septic tank maintenance, SeptiCleanse makes the process easy to understand, and delivers the powerful treatment your septic system needs.
2.) BioZone Septic Treatments. We found BioZone to be a fairly decent monthly maintenance treatment for septic tanks and waste-water tanks. The biggest knock that we had on BioZone was that they didn’t offer a granular septic “Shock”. In our experience, many of the homeowners that come looking for a septic system treatment are generally already showing signs of a clogged septic system. While we believe that BioZone is moderately priced and it would work well on newer systems. The fact that BioZone doesn’t offer a shock for consumers as well as the fact that their products are not potent enough to reverse damage, only prevent it, keeps us from a higher ranking.
3.) Bio Active Septic Treatments – typically used in RV waste water tanks, technically it is in the septic treatments category. Only a maintenance product, so not used for clogs, it is a decent value overall.
4.) RID-X. Most of us have heard of RID X before. This liquid septic treatment has been on the market for years. They also do not offer a septic “shock” per say, although they do offer larger sizes for consumers with larger septic problems. As we found with other liquid septic cleaning solutions, normal water consumption rendered these treatments relatively ineffective and as a result, RID X ranked at number 4.
5.) CLR Septic Treatments. Another store bought, widely recognized brand that we felt deserved to make our list of products reviewed. We had heard many negative things about CLR before; mostly pertaining to its ineffectiveness. We, however, thought that it performed fairly well in a newer system. If your home is brand new or at least your septic system, you may be able to use CLR. While we would certainly recommend the others on our list before you did so, a case could be made in your defense. As for CLR’s ranking of number 5, well we combined our test results and the written testimonials of many of our readers. We were somewhat surprised by it, but felt that considering the volume of negative response, perhaps it should be factored in.