Lockdown time demands for measures that will keep you safe. As the saying goes we are not in normal times.
Apart from what the government and the World Health Organization (W.H.O) is asking you to do to survive this pandemic, its also on me as your go-to guy when it comes to bio digesters to show you what to do to protect your bio digester and your investment at this time.
Because the truth is when things will be back to even close to normal is something medical officials aren’t comfortable predicting at the moment.
Regardless, Its clear we are not in normal times;
businesses are being shut down, workers being asked to work from home and the general lockdown means you will have to do a lot of things your self (D.I.Y break with sound)
Should you have a problem with your waste system you will not get not get an installer to come fix the fault.
Luckily we have come up with a few things you can do protect your bio digester during this lockdown.
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1. Do not flush your water closet flushed unit unnecessary.
Apart from saving water during the hard times it also has an effect on your pocket.
This is the time to teach your children how to use your facility correctly.
Even though a toilet can handle a reasonable amount of toilet paper and its safe to flush tissue in the newly designed boil bio digesters don’t use your toilet bowl as a universal garbage disposal.
Too much toilet paper can clog the drain. Don’t flush anything else other than human waste and toilet paper down the toilet.
When shopping for toiletries, pick a toilet tissue that’s been proven to break up easily when wet. This way, it won’t cause any trouble when it’s already in your digester.
2. Secure Your Bio Digester
The third most important thing you must do to protect your bio digester in this times is to secure your digester.
What do we mean by this?
Whenever you install a bio digester?, the onus lies on you to protect your investment.
This means doing things that generally makes your digester last longer.
You can fill around your digester to bring it up to the desired level to ensure that soak holes dug for your digester work well.
You can then design the digester to fit the general landscape of your compound.
3. Keep trees away from the bio digester.
In landscaping and general design of your compound, beware of trees which have roots that grow and extend aggressively.
They should be kept far from the digester to avoid any damage.
You can plant grass instead in the drain field or soak hole area to prevent and minimise the instances of soil erosion.
4. Divert rainwater and other waste waster away from the drain field or soak hole area
When the drain field or soak away designed for the digester is soggy it would have challenges in absorbing the filtered waste water.
To prevent this, landscaping and foundation drains should be planned and executed accurately.
Consult a professional regarding this matter.
5. Do perform regular maintenance.
Make sure your biofil digester waste toilet is maintained every one to three years by a professional.
Remember the frequency of having your maintenance done varies with each household and their lifestyle; the amount of users and the the type of facility is it.
It’s best to consult a professional again to know how often you should have maintenance done.
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