A septic tank often requires maintenance if it is not properly cared for. The septic tank is what filters out your washing machine water for recycling. Most washer lint protection filters only only 5% of lint from traveling into the septic tank. These nylon socks or cheap lint screens allow your septic tank to build up with lint over time, clogging the machine. In fact, your washing machine products so much lint, it can cover your carpet within one year for the average household.
A quality septic tank filter is necessary to prevent your septic tank from clogging up with laundry lint. While most households experience frequent and costly repairs to their tanks that could be prevented with a quality filter. Without it, your system has to work much harder to do its job, causing it to break down more often over time. Using a Filtrol 160filter for your septic tank prevents 95% of lint from entering your tank. When compared to the 5% rating above for other filters, you can probably imagine how much better your septic tank system can run. The stress on the system is relieved and its longevity increased to an astounding rate. If you consider how expensive repairs will be, it makes sense to replace a cheap filter with a better one. For more information on keeping the path of your drainfield clean, visit our tab regarding aerobic septic systems.
Washing machines are a leading cause of septic system failures. A typical family washing machine produces enough lint every year to carpet a living room floor! Lint screens and nylon socks trap less than 5% of these particles. These small, light particles don't settle in the septic tank. Instead, they in suspension and are flushed out to the drain field, where they plug up the pores of the soil bed. To compound the problem, much of our clothing is now made of non-biodegradable, synthetic materials such as polyester and nylon. Once these synthetic materials enter the drain field, there is no way to remove them. The Septic Protector is the only product which can eliminate this problem and has been featured on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX and in Mother Earth News, Family Handyman and numerous other publications.
Notice: The Filtrol 160™ is 7" and projects about 7 1/2" from the wall. From the top fitting to the bottom it is about 13" but you should allow a little more space above the unit to remove the top and clean the filter. Please make sure you have enough space before ordering.