Eradicating Sewer Flies With Rid-X Might Be Possible
Rid X is a scientifically formulated powder or liquid that helps treat septic system issues. It can kill drain flies by helping remove buildup in pipes and drains where flies breed.
But don’t get too excited just yet.
Drain flies live and thrive in the gelatinous, organic buildup inside of drains, pipes, sewers and elsewhere. The are commonly found in the kitchen or bathroom. To properly get rid of drain flies, you must also remove their breeding ground first. Rid-X can help remove some of this buildup when used regularly, but it might not be enough.
What is RID-X?
Rid-X is a scientifically formulated septic tank system treatment and drain maintenance. It contains 100% natural bacteria and enzyme that breaks down household waste.
In theory, this functions works much like the many drain fly gels on the market. They also help dissolve organic buildup in pipes where drain fly infestations occur.
What is Rid-X used for?
Rid-X can be used with all plumbing types. Used regularly, it can help break down organic buildup in pipes.
The bacteria and enzyme formula break down household waste, including food, bodily waste, oils, fats, proteins and starches. It also breaks down paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and other similar items.
Rid-X can also be used for:
- Drains and plumbing types, including the kitchen, sink, shower drains and toilets.
- Garbage disposals
- Out Houses
- Recreational vehicles (RVs)
Yes, it can be used in toilets and drains and is formulates in a manner that might help remove drain fly breeding grounds. The organic matter is where adult flies lay eggs. Getting rid of this infested area is the correct first step. We typically recommend Invade Bio Drain for drain flies or other similar specific gels.
How RID-X Works
Much like enzymatic drain openers, Rid-X uses a special formula to eat away at organic matter without harsh chemicals. It is specifically formulated to also keep the balance of bacteria in septic tanks.
How Long Does it Take?
It takes 2 – 4 hours for the Rid-X bacteria to germinate and begin breaking down waste. On the other hand, the enzymes begin working as soon as they come into contact with water.
In favorable temperatures and conditions, the bacterial will quickly multiply to the maxim level in about 2-4 days. The speed at which the bacterial and enzymes break down waste will vary depending on the septic system. When used for purposes of removing organic matter from pipes, it might be best to let the product sit overnight.
Types of RID-X
Rid-X comes in three convenient formulas, gelpacs, liquid, and powder. Each sachet, box, or bottle contains the following ingredients:
- Cellulase that breaks down toilet paper and food waste
- Lipase that breaks down fats, oils, and grease
- Protease to break down proteins and
- Amylase for breaking down starches
The types include:
Septi-Pac Septic System Maintenance
The Septi-Pacs are gelpacs. Each gelpac contains one dose for septic tanks between 700-1500 gallons. To use, place a gelpac into the toilet each month and flush.
Powder Septic Tank System Maintenance
For best results, use when the plumbing is not active, such as at night. This could be at night or before a vacation.
Liquid Septic Tank System Maintenance
One dose is 8 fl. oz. for tanks up to 1500 gallons. Pour the liquid into the sink drain or toilet, run water for 15 seconds or flush it.
Green Gobbler Vs RID-X
Most Green Gobbler products and Rid X are formulated differently. Green Gobbler is a good solution if your main goal is to stop drain flies, prevent odors, or clear your main sewer line. However, it will not provide the same benefits to your septic tank that RID-X does unless you use their Septic Blast.
Keep in mind that RID-X specializes in septic treatment and maintenance.
To dispose off Rid-X safely, mix it with sand or cat litter and tightly close the container. The sand or litter will soak up the liquid and neutralized it. Secure the container into a tightly shut bag and throw it into the garbage.
Some hardware stores collect chemicals for disposal. If you are uncomfortable throwing it in the trash, contact your local hardware store for more information.
Like any other chemical, read and follow the given instructions carefully before using. It is important to note that Rid-X is not listed as carcinogenic by OSHA, NTP, or IARC.