Probiotic Power

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to use too much?

It is not possible to use too much, however if you follow the usage instructions located at the bottom of this page, the product will work effectively at the most economical amount for you.

How do I tell if struvites are present in my holdings tanks?

Often if struvites are present within your holding tanks, the black tank sensors will be misreading and showing the tank as partially full after emptying. Other common symptoms of struvite are slower emptying times as well as odour that just wont leave even after emptying. If you have noticed any solid cement looking chunks clogging your hoses, these are often struvites which have dislodged from the tank.

How often should the tanks be dumped?

If treated with ProPower then the tanks should only need to be dumped when full.

How thoroughly must the tanks be rinsed before introducing the product?

A thorough rinsing with water should be sufficient. If struvites are present in your system, they can trap chemicals which are capable of killing the probiotics in ProPower so it is recommended that the initial dose of ProPower be larger than normal.

Do you have a MSDS?

Yes, the MSDS can be downloaded here.

Are there products I should avoid using following treatment with ProPower?

The culture used in ProPower is relatively resilient to common household cleaners when used as directed. Products containing Chloride and Bromide will kill the culture so its not advisable to pour a bottle of bleach down the toilet. Also store the ProPower bottle out of direct sunlight as the bacteria are a little sensitive when it comes to UV light. Products are not to be frozen as this will kill the probiotics.

I've added ProPower to my vessel but still get the occasional smell

There are three things that can be done to remedy any lingering smells.

1. Sometimes effluent in a full tank can get into the breather pipe. Disconnect the pipe from the deck vent and spray a dilution (50mls in 250mls of water) of ProPower into the pipe.

2. If the vessel has a dormant period up end a full bottle of ProPower and fill the tank with water, this will reach higher levels of the tank not usually accessed by the ProPower. These higher sections of the tank often have plenty of scale and thereby smell. The longer the tank can be left full the better (even months). Though results will start to be noticed within a week.

3. It is possible that the smell is not coming from the tank at all and it is in fact coming from the bilge, empty a full bottle of ProPower into the bilge with some water and take the vessel out to swish the ProPower around. Leave in for a minimum of 1 week.

My product has particles floating in the bottle, is that normal?

That's perfectly normal. Those floaties are food for the probiotic bacteria.

Why does my tank smell after I have a lot of people over?

If a system is overloaded because of an event of more guests than usual, the system must catch up with the oversupply of effluent. It will return to normal in a couple of days

What can I deodorise?

Most foul smelling organic substances, especially if the smells are Ammonia or Trimethylamine based. This includes things such as urine, Dynamic Lifter and decaying organic matter.

We have had a septic overflow/spill, what can we do about the smell?

Dilute the ProPower 75ml to 1 litre of water and spray the overflow/spill. Odour will start to abate within a minute.

We have an organic odour that we can’t remove from our concrete.

ProPower can handle any problem that it can get in contact with. Surround the affected area with wet towels and saturate the concrete with a dilution of ProPower 75ml to 1 litre of water.

We used ProPower to deodorise a smell and it is better but still there.

Reapply ProPower, in a dilution of 75ml to 1 litre of water. ProPower will consume the odour but can only do so if it can reach the affected area and is alive long enough to do its job. When ProPower dries out it will die. For carpets and thicker materials take into account the sub layers.

Why does the deodoriser only have a 10-day working life once it is diluted?

ProPower is comprised of live microbes and once they have been diluted from the concentrate, so has their food source. This leads to a reduction in the active life as the bacteria ultimately starve once the food source is depleted.

I have allergies, can I use ProPower products?

We have had many people who have severe allergies use ProPower with no adverse effects, we have not done specific lab testing in this area.

Why do I need to start using my cassette toilet when using ProPower?

ProPower is comprised of a number of facultative anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria can survive in environments with limited oxygen supplies, however they flourish when some oxygen is present. Cassettes being sealed units, unlike other forms of tanks don’t usually have a breather pipe so using the toilet a few times per day allows for enough air exchange to keep the ProPower bacteria working adequately.

Will ProPower Stain?

When used as directed in a dilution we have had no reports of staining, unless heavily over used.

Can I use ProPower Deodoriser for my cat litter and areas where my dog regularly urinates?

Yes, ProPower is safe for animals and controls potent odours such as urine very well. ProPower, if used regularly, will also descale uric acid crystallisation.

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