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Reducing Odors from Your HomeBiogas System

It’s easy to maintain an odor-less HomeBiogas system! There are a few points on your system that are prone to developing odors. The best way to manage bad odor is by preventing it in the first place. Follow these tips and enjoy an odorless biogas system.

Tips for Food Waste Systems
Odors emanating from your HomeBiogas system can often be managed effectively by implementing a few simple strategies. Here’s how to keep your food waste system smelling fresh:

1. Keep Your Inlet Sink Clean:
When feeding your system, be sure to push the food waste down with your plunger. Repeat several firm and quick pushes with the plunger to ensure all waste has moved from inside the inlet pipe into the digester itself.

2. Rinse, Flush, and Lock: After each feeding, rinse and flush the inlet sink with water. Secure the plunger by turning it 180 degrees to seal in odors.

3. Protect the Sink: Consider using a sink cover to contain odors and protect the sink from external elements.

4. Utilize Baking Soda: After feeding your system, sprinkle 50-100 ml of baking soda around the inlet sink.
The system’s inlet sink can become a bit smelly due to its high acidity and everything around it can develop an odor. Baking soda is an antacid that fights the acidity itself, which is what causes bad smells.

5. Promptly Use Bio-Fertilizer: Bio-fertilizer has a strong odor when it’s fresh so be sure to use it once it’s available and don’t let it sit in the open air.
Promptly using your Bio-fertilizer will prevent it from overflowing around the system and attracting bugs and flies.

6. Manage Biogas: If you are not using the biogas created by your system, make sure to burn it in your stove before your gas bag is full with biogas.
If you are still experiencing unpleasant odors, even after using the biogas, it is probably time to replace your system filter. Click here to learn how.


7. DIY Pressure Release Mechanism: Releasing biogas into the atmosphere through the system’s pressure release mechanism may have a slight odor due to the methane present in biogas.
Install a DIY pressure release mechanism with a chimney to safely release excess gas above you and your surroundings and minimize odors. Contact us to learn more about this hack

8. HomeBiogas Bio-Booster:
Try the HomeBiogas Bio-booster, a special probiotic formula designed to assist the bacteria colony inside your HomeBiogas system and control odors that may be produced by the system. The Bio-booster also optimizes the anaerobic processes and enhances the formation of methane.
Consider using the HomeBiogas Bio-Booster regularly to control odors and optimize anaerobic processes within your system, especially during winter months.

Tips for Bio Toilet Systems
Maintaining a stink-free Bio-Toilet is essential for a pleasant restroom experience. Follow these tips to manage odors effectively:

1. Manage Effluent:
Effluent from the Bio-toilet can have a bad odor and also contains germs so it is important not to come into contact with it at any point.
Choose an appropriate effluent management solution, such as connecting your system to a local sewage line, installing a septic tank, or constructing a mulch basin or drain field.

Note: If you live in an area with a lot of rain, cover your mulch basin or drain field to prevent flooding that could bring effluent to the surface.

2. Ensure Proper Flush:
After using the Bio-Toilet, fill it with a bit of water to prevent gas accumulation and odor release.

3. Utilize Biogas:
Cook with the biogas produced by your system to prevent odors.
If you are not using the biogas created by your system, make sure to burn it in your stove before your gas bag is full as releasing it into the atmosphere through the system’s pressure release mechanism may cause a slight odor due to the methane present.

4. Enrich Your Bio-Toilet:
Try the HomeBiogas Bio-booster, a special probiotic formula designed to assist the bacteria colony inside your HomeBiogas system and control odors that may be produced by the toilet. The Bio-booster also optimizes the anaerobic processes and enhances the formation of methane. We encourage you to enrich your system with the Bio-booster regularly, especially in winter.

By implementing these tips, you can effectively reduce odors and ensure a pleasant environment within your HomeBiogas system. If you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the HomeBiogas team for support.

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