A PATENTED, NON-INVASIVE IRON OCHER TREATMENT FOR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS.
BORESAVER ULTRA C
Iron Ocher, Iron Ore, Iron Bacteria Biofouling, Red/Orange slime. While it goes by many names, the consequences are the same. Basement draining systems that are clogged with this material prevent water from efficiently flowing through the drainage system to your sump pump.
In some cases, the sump pump itself may be occluded with the same material, decreasing the efficiency of the pump, leading to premature failure and, in the worst-case scenario, flooding your basement.
Iron Ore, Iron Ocher, Iron Bacteria Biofouling, Red Slime – What is it? –
Iron bacteria is a harmless, odorless, naturally occurring bacteria that can be found within the soil. Issues with bio-fouling (iron ocher, iron ore) occur when the bacteria have an opportunity to attach itself to a surface and proliferate.
Through a supply of water, iron particles, and oxygen, this bacteria has an opportunity to grow undisturbed. The biological remnants of the iron bacteria are the primary components of what is commonly referred to as iron ocher, iron ore, or iron bacteria biofouling.
This biofouling is a by-product of the bacteria that is fouling your system, not the bacteria itself.
HOW TO APPLY BORESAVER ULTRA C
BoreSaver Ultra C is a dry, crystal based product added directly to the well or borehole. The volume of water will determine the amount of Ultra C required. Contact us with the well diameter, total well depth and static water level and we can provide you with the specific amount of product needed for your application. BoreSaver Ultra C is available in 27 lbs. resealable pails with Twist-Lock Lids.
While iron deposits can be removed, it is impossible to completely remove iron related bacteria contamination. Fortunately, regular use of BoreSaver Ultra C can control the problem and ensure the borehole/water well and pumping equipment are operating at maximum efficiency. The frequency of follow-up cleaning is determined by the natural conditions present in the water system, however, a twice yearly maintenance program is recommended.
“I just measured the flow from my pump. It was 3.33gpm prior to the treatment and is now pumping at 5.33gpm, a 60% improvement in flow. Your product worked very well in clearing out my red oxide from the pump…Thank you for your product, I will definitely use it again.”
Our technical department is on hand to advise you on the best practices for applying Bore-Saver Ultra C and implementing an ongoing maintenance program after the initial treatment is concluded. Additionally, you can visit our Blog for additional tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your product application.