Maintenance for a System with a Septic Genie
It’s also recommended that you visually inspect the system each year — odors and floating solid waste are indicators that the bacteria has died off and needs replenishing.
- Be sure that there is adequate air flow through the Genie. If there is low turbulence around it, this could indicate a pump problem. If this is the case, call us.
- Look for non-organic materials floating in the tank, anything other than toilet paper doesn’t belong there. If there is a large amount of toilet paper, use a septic safe tissue.
- Check to be sure that inlet and outlet pipes are intact and clear of debris.
- If you have an effluent filter in the outlet baffle, now is a good time to remove it and clean it. Be sure to wear gloves! There are many YouTube videos showing how to do this is.
- Add your Bacteria Tablet by carefully slipping it out of the plastic bag and into the tank near your Genie. Try to avoid splashing.
- Close and secure the tank lid.
WARNING: Be sure to never leave an open tank unattended as pets and children could fall in and perish!