A malfunctioning treatment system can lead to serious environmental problems apart from significant financial costs. Therefore, to ensure compliant and reliable performance, your Fuji Clean system must be maintained correctly. Avoid costly repairs by understanding the workings of your wastewater system and keeping it well maintained.
Keep an eye out for some of the unhealthy indicators:
- Any unusual smells around the tank or disposal area
- Damp or soggy ground, or surface ponding
- Lots of dark green grass growing on or around disposal area/trenches
- Toilets or drains slow to drain or back up
- Grease trap is full or blocked
- Blocked sprinklers and outlets
- Any alarm warning on Fuji Clean system
Note: If any of these indicators are occurring, please contact your authorised Fuji Clean agent to look at your system.
The treatment system relies mainly on bacteria for treatment of wastewater, therefore any product used that kills bacteria is harmful to your treatment system. If you wish to use some of the harsher, non-environmental friendly cleaning chemical products then this should be done separately (in a bucket) and the contents must be discarded directly in the garden. The following recommendations will ensure that your Fuji Clean system stays in good condition and provides safe treatment of your wastewater:
Do’s and Don’ts for your trouble free Fuji Clean system
- Keep your household’s water usage below the system’s daily design flow rate.
- Use a sink strainer
- Use dishwashers sparingly
- Try to wash laundry in stages over several days.
- Use low sodium, low phosphorous or phosphorous-free detergents
- Look for products with septic system friendly labels.
- Do not switch off the power to the system even if you are going on holidays. If extended periods of non-use are anticipated, contact your service agent.
- Do not use excessive amounts of detergents.
- Do not put fats and oils down the drain and keep food waste out of your system.
- Do not put bleaches, disinfectants, whiteners, nappy soakers and spot removers in large quantities into your system via the sink, washing machine or toilet.
- Do not allow foreign objects such as sanitary napkins, nappies, tampons, pads, condoms and other hygiene products to enter the system.
- Don’t use garbage grinders.
- Do not use water bluing substances in the toilet as these are poisonous to the beneficial bacteria.
- Do not dispose of chemicals down the drain. The list below shows examples of chemicals which are considered harmful to the system.
- Paint, Paint Thinners and Paint Strippers
- Solvents like dry-cleaning fluid, nail polish removers, glue solvents, perfumes etc.
- Pesticides and Herbicides
- Motor Oil, Petrol, Antifreeze, Break Fluid and Other Automotive Fluids.
Note: As a general rule, if you think the substance might have harmful effect on your system than dispose the substance separately.
Regular Maintenance :
- Regular maintenance involves periodic removal of excessive sludge and scum build-up from the system. The frequency of removal depends on the system’s loading.
- Consumable parts for the blower such as air filter and diaphragms need to be replaced regularly. The recommended replacement interval for these parts is 12 months. These parts are pretty inexpensive and very easy to replace.