A number of other machines on our garbage disposal lineup claim to be compatible with septic systems, but this one more or less specializes in that.
Not only is it an full-featured machine in its own right, it also features a bio-charge injection system designed specifically to support septic systems. If you have one of these sometimes-temperamental beasts, we highly suggest disregarding all other options, even the Waste King L-3200 and General Electric’s GFC520V, which are at least nominally septic tank-friendly.
Designed Especially for Septic Systems
The most obvious way this unit excels when feeding into a septic system is its Bio-Charge Injection system. This basically releases enzymes into the water as food waste is processed so they can break down much more quickly on their way to your septic system and inside it.
Interestingly, these are similar to the enzymes found in your stomach and intestines that help break down the food you eat. In a sense, this system is like a probiotic for your plumbing – it keeps everything running smoothly without having to manually pour additives down the drain each time you use your disposal.
Since the biggest concern about mixing garbage disposals and septic tanks is the possibility that the food waste will clog the system and back things up, this bio-charge system is a great solution. The enzymes need to be replaced now and then by installing a new cartridge, but you can quickly and cheaply order replacements through Amazon (here).
Aside from how the bio-charge module should put paid to any septic worries, the dual-grind shredding system does its part too. This system will grind your food waste through two different grinding discs, one after the other, to ensure that your food particles are small enough to flush and break down easily, so as not to cause any issues with blockages down the line.
What Else Makes it Great?
A 3/4 horsepower motor keeps the Evolution Septic Assist up and running at peak performance, even during extended use.
Though a 1 hp motor will handle more strain, this is rarely necessary for a garburator in a mid-sized home. This 3/4 hp motor handles its job just fine, even while driving two grinding stages. In fact, it is significantly more capable than the 1/2 and 1/3 hp motors which are so popular, even among our own picks.
On another point, the motor we’re talking about here is an induction type. Induction motors, when compared to the more popular universal permanent magnet motors, are sturdier and more durable – they can handle a lot more of whatever you throw in their direction, and they are also somewhat quieter. That being said, they are not as energy efficient and are typically more expensive.
- Easy to install. If you purchase the optional power cord you can even do it yourself.
- Bio-Charge Injection system means that you won’t have to worry about its impact on your septic tank.
- Powerful 3/4 horsepower induction motor is well-built and can withstand considerable stress.
- On the expensive side when compared with average and even above-average models.