Frequently Asked Questions
It's easy! Flush it down any toilet connected to the septic system.
Drain Field Cleaner Tablets: Put 2 tablets into your toilet bowl and allow it to dissolve, then flush. Use 2 tablets every 3 days until your system is working properly. For maintenance, use 1 tablet every 2 weeks.
You can also put it directly into the tank if you prefer.
Accelerator Liquid: Per instructions on bottle, pour the right amount from the dosing section (small section) into the toilet and flush.
Accelerator has repeatedly demonstrated that it will break down even very thick, hard layers in septic systems as long as there is wet solution in the tank and system so the Accelerator solution and the invigorated bacteria can spread.
Yes, you can use Accelerator products even in metal septic tanks. It will not harm the tank.
Yes, it will greatly reduce odors and increase the rate of breakdown of fecal solids (to harmless liquids and gases) for any application. If your pets or livestock waste is consolidated to a specific area (a cesspool, bucket/basin, or lagoon) then Accelerator will work -- including commercial applications such as veterinarian or boarding facilities, livestock lagoons, and more.
Yes, it is safe for those.
The only thing we don't recommend is to let it sit on metal parts -- in its concentrated form. The Accelerator by Dr. Pooper is an exceptionally mild oxidizer -- much less potent than bleach, for instance, and you probably used that without even thinking about it.
When used as directed -- being flushed or poured into drains -- it is totally safe for any kind of system or pipe.
There are 15 "FS66" tablets in the container. For the initial cleaning, use 2 tablets every 3 days until your system is flowing properly again. Then, use 1 tablet every 2 weeks.
If you are using Drain Field Cleaner for maintenance, then simply use 1 tablet every 2 weeks.
We also have products and solutions for municipal systems and various industrial applications, such as for oil and gas production and saltwater disposal. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.
We refer to them as "FS66" because this is a residential (and light commercial) version of our commercial-strength products, designed for use in livestock waste lagoons (which must be non-toxic and natural) and small municipal systems (again, non-toxic required). Our commercial products use the "FSXXXX" designation.
There you go!
Yes. We have many commercial customers -- from building to facilities managers to property managers -- who use Accelerator for their commercial septic systems. The benefits they've shared include:
- Reduced or eliminated odors
- Significant reduction or elimination of pumping service needs and cost
- A more smoothly operating septic system overall
The treatment instructions on the bottle are for residential-volume use for systems with tanks up to about 1,500 gallons (a little bigger is ok).
For commercial use, such as office buildings where there many more people contributing to the system, we typically recommend double or even triple doses. It depends on the size of your system and the number of people using it. You are welcome to contact us for assistance and recommendations.
Invoicing is available for purchases of multiple bottles. We can also set up recurring billing and auto-pay.
Our suggested dosing is the ideal scenario to distribute Accelerator evenly throughout your septic system.
... but we totally understand that it's not always convenient to flush a little every day.
Yes, Accelerator will still work if you need to flush the initial dose in one or two bigger doses (a single 6 oz pour or two 3 oz pours, for example).
Yes, we've seen success with grinder pumps using the liquid Accelerator by Dr. Pooper (1 quart bottle). It appears to work best when used at night because this gives the accelerated bacteria time to do their work (reproduce and eat).
Yes, First Strike! is awesome for removing odors and organic clogs (and gunk) in RV and camper waste systems.
You can also use it for camp latrines or outhouses.
Yes! We have products for treating livestock wastewater lagoons as well as municipal wastewater treatment.
See our commercial division at DRPchemicals.com.
Accelerator by Dr. Pooper products only clear organic septic waste clogs and sludge. They will not clear clogs caused by wipes, diapers, toilet paper, plastic bags, and other inorganic man-made materials. Accelerator by Dr. Pooper products will also not clear roots from drain fields.