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Major iron bacteria problem in sump

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  • #46
    Morning all. I just stumbled upon this now 4 year old thread. I had a grate system installed Nov 2018 and everything appears to be working grate. We had the system cleaned yesterday and the tech mentioned we should do twice a year instead of annually. I am going to start tossing in the powdery oxiclean on a monthly basis to see how it maintains it. We just had the basement finished off so i am going to be crazy about staying on top of it.

    Thanks for all the tips!


    • #47
      I don't think you're crazy....the way you worded the "tossing in the powdery oxiclean" makes me think you'll drop powder in the port holes...make sure you make the milky soapy solution first then pour it in. My thoughts on this is that it can't hurt if you do have iron bacteria. If you don't, then I would just flush it out with regular water 1-2 a year or before the "big storm"