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What is a Septic Tank?
A story told through definitions


From Webster's Dictionary

: an underground tank in which waste matter is decomposed through bacterial action."

If there is too much solid material in your septic tank, the "bacterial action" is not taking place properly. Why? Not enough bacteria.

What's Under Your Sink?

DISINFECTANT: "a means for destroying bacteria."

GERMICIDAL: "an agent for killing bacteria."

ANTIBIOTIC: "having the capacity to inhibit the growth of or destroy bacteria."

SANITIZE: "to free from germs by cleaning or sterilizing."

STERLIZE: "to cleanse by destroying microorganisms.:

Have you noticed the recent rise in the use of anti-bacterial soap?

ANTI-BACTERIAL: "destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria."

Do you think of what "ANTIISEPTIC" means as you flush mouthwash down the drain?

ANTISEPTIC: "any substance that inhibits the action of bacteria

What are these substances in" Cleaning compounds, detergents, bleach, toilet cleaners, sink and tub cleaners, wax removers, polishes, drain openers, and many, many other products what we all use in our homes every day. Toilet disinfectants that get dispensed with every flush kill bacteria before they even get to the septic tank! Garbage disposal and water softeners also challenge the bacteria needed for proper septic tank operations. It's no wonder there are so many failed and failing systems? Are there any products that are better to use than others? Sure, look for one key word, again from Webster's:

BIODEGRADABLE: "capable of being readily decomposed by bacterial action."

The Cleaner the Home, The Deader the Tank

So what are we saying here? Should you stop cleaning and disinfecting your home? No, we're saying that if you are going to regularly kill bacteria necessary for proper septic tank operation, you need to regularly replace those bacteria. How? With a monthly addition of CCLS "The Original" bacterial additive. CCLS is USDA-Approved, and has been in households since 1976.

The CCLS Family Of Products

CCLS Septic Tank and Cesspool Treatment

A very high potency, USDA Authorized liquid formulation of bacteria and enzymes. This is the best residential septic system maintenance product available. This product is the answer to the question: "Is there anything I can put in may tank...?"

Residential septic systems maintenance
Commercial septic systems (not restaurants)
Municipal waste treatment plants
To remove pet stains
To clean organically stained carpets. upholstery

Grease Trap and Sewer & Drain Line Treatment

A broad spectrum USDA Authorized granular bacteria/enzyme product formulated to treat grease in restaurants, commercial and institutional kitchens not requiring automatic injection. It is also effective for restoring drainage to clogged leaching facilities.

Restaurant grease trap maintenance
Commercial and residential drain field restoration
Aeration treatment units
For use in conjunction with soil facturing
For use in conjunction with oxidizing


A very high-count liquid buildup remover for residential and commercial use. DrainMaster is available with an automatic injection system for restaurant grease trap maintenance.

Residential and commercial drain/pipe buildup remover
Commercial grease trap maintenance
Restaurant grease trap maintenance: automatic injection
To use as deodorizing spray
To introduce through jetter

BIO-GEL gelpacs will maintain 20-50 pound grease traps or floor sinks for one month. Can be suspended in lift stations to control buildup. Can be dissected to treat any size trap.