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BioFilm Buster Pro Clears Irrigation Line and Emitter Clogs

BioFilm Buster Pro is an all-natural bio-enzyme product that restores irrigation systems to full capacity, clearing clogged lines and preventing future clogs.

BioFilm Benefits

  • All-in-one treatment for maintaining irrigation systems
  • Compatible with both tank and injector application systems
  • Removes non-biofilm deposits such as scale
  • Restores your irrigation system to 100% capacity
  • Avoid harsh chemical treatments that can damage crops. BioFilm Buster Pro's gentle bio-enzymes won't damage your system even after extended exposure
  • Treat every two weeks to prevent irrigation line clogs before they form
  • Application is easy and is designed to work with all irrigation systems including drip lines, tape, and pipes
  • Rapidly cleans out hydroponic and nutrient water reservoir accumulations

How Does BioFilm Buster Pro Work?

What causes irrigation line clogs?

A biofilm clog is the slimy layer made by bacteria after they attach to a surface and grow. Irrigation lines are cool and damp which are perfect conditions for biofilms and other clogs to form. When water mixed with fertilizer runs through an irrigation line, this mixture carries small nutrient particles and microbes that settle when the system is turned off. The microbes then begin to attach to the irrigation line, with the fertilizer nutrients acting as food to these microbes so they will begin to grow. Every time the irrigation line is used, this process repeats itself, until eventually the microbes form a biofilm clog large enough to block the line or emitters.

How does BioFilm Buster Pro work?

Biofilm clogs are resistant to most chemical treatments, making them difficult to remove and quick to re-form after treatment. This resistance to chemical treatment is due to the thick and sludgy consistency of biofilm clogs, making them difficult for chemicals to penetrate. This limits chemical treatments to the surface of the biofilm only. BioFilm Buster Pro’s bio-enzymes are the solution to this problem, actively digesting all biofilm layers and restoring your system to 100% capacity.

Advantages of using BioFilm Buster Pro over chemical treatments

Unlike harsh chemical treatments, BioFilm Buster Pro won’t damage your plants or soil, or any part of your irrigation system. You also will have no need to flush your system after treatment as extended exposure is completely harmless.

BioFilm Buster Pro and Organic Fertilizers

Organic fertilizers are especially prone to creating irrigation system biofilm clogs. This is because the all-natural ingredients in organic fertilizers contain a lot of organic solids and microbes that are perfect for biofilm creation. Regular treatment with BioFilm Buster Pro will prevent these clogs before they form, keeping your irrigation lines, reservoir, and the rest of your system clean.

Instructions for Direct Application with an Injector

  1. Only use non-chlorinated water with BioFilm Buster Pro.
  2. For serious clogs set the injector ratio to 1:100, or for maintenance and preventative treatments set the injector to a 1:500 ratio.
  3. Run system until BioFilm Buster Pro is injected throughout the irrigation lines.
  4. Turn system off and allow BioFilm Buster Pro to sit in the irrigation lines for at least 8 hours.
  5. Turn system on and water plants as normal. Irrigation lines will be cleared of any build-up and clogs.
  6. Can be applied directly through a reservoir rather than an injector.

BioFilm Buster Pro FAQ

1. What is BioFilm Buster Pro?

BioFilm Buster Pro is a bio-enzyme product that works to remove and prevent irrigation line clogs. A bio-enzyme contains living organisms that can do a range of activities, with a final outcome of being highly effective at removing irrigation line clogs and build-up.

2. What is a “biofilm”?

A biofilm is made when a microbe attaches to a surface such as an irrigation line or emitter, makes a sticky substance, and starts to colonize this surface. The biofilm will then grow until it gets large enough to clog the irrigation line. Biofilms are extremely resistant to removal by most treatment products.

3. Why do irrigation lines get clogged?

Irrigation line clogs commonly form when microbes from common soil additives – such as compost tea and many fertilizers – attach to irrigation line walls and begin to grow. Fertilizer nutrients serve as food for the microbes, resulting in a biofilm that clogs the irrigation line or emitter. Scale or mineral clogs can also occur, particularly when hard water is present.

4. How does BioFilm Buster Pro remove irrigation line clogs?

BioFilm Buster Pro is made up of beneficial microbes that specialize in rapidly breaking down the organic solid materials that make up most irrigation line clogs – including biofilm-based clogs.

5. How long does it take for BioFilm Buster Pro to clear irrigation line clogs?

BioFilm Buster Pro begins to work as soon as it’s applied, breaking down and removing clogs within 8 hours.

6. How does BioFilm Buster Pro prevent irrigation line clogs? How is this different than clearing already clogged lines?

BioFilm Buster Pro will actively break down and remove all accumulations inside your irrigation lines and emitters, including those that are not yet large enough to completely clog the line. One reason prevention is important is that these small biofilm accumulations can actively “shed” microbes which will then make new biofilms throughout your irrigation system, resulting in several clogs being formed.

7. Can I use BioFilm Buster Pro to treat my irrigation system during the growing season?

Yes, Biofilm Buster Pro can be used throughout the growing season. BioFilm Buster’s beneficial soil bacteria will not harm your soil or plants. Unlike chemical treatments, BioFilm Buster is completely safe and non-toxic.

8. Why is BioFilm Buster Pro superior to acid/peroxide or other chemical irrigation line treatment products?

Biofilms have a thick and sludgy consistency, making them resistant to chemical treatments as these chemicals cannot penetrate past the biofilm surface. BioFilm Buster Pro’s active bio-enzyme mixture breaks down and “digests” the organic solid materials in the biofilm clog. Additionally, BioFilm Buster Pro will not damage plants or soil.

9. How often should I use BioFilm Buster Pro?

We recommend using BioFilm Buster Pro anytime clogs are formed. For preventative treatment, we recommend using BioFilm Buster Pro after any major fertilizer addition.

10. How do I apply BioFilm Buster Pro?

BioFilm Buster can be applied using an injector, or by directly adding to your water tank or reservoir.

11. Does BioFilm Buster Pro help remove algae clogs?

BioFilm Buster Pro will break down algae-based biofilms, but will not kill or eliminate algae, as BioFilm Buster Pro is non-toxic. Because algae need sunlight to grow, it cannot directly grow inside irrigation lines so if you find algae-based clogs in your system, we recommend installing a filter into the irrigation lines, as the algae is coming from your water source. To prevent algae growth in your water source, we recommend treatment of your system with AquaBella.

12. Will BioFilm Buster Pro clean my reservoir tank?

BioFilm Buster Pro will remove sludge and any other accumulations in your reservoir tank. Simply add BioFilm Buster Pro to your tank as directed on the label.

13. Will BioFilm Buster Pro clear irrigation line emitters?

BioFilm Buster Pro rapidly clears clogged irrigation line emitters, minimizing the need for replacement. In fact, our in-house Quality Control assay specifically tests for the ability of BioFilm Buster Pro to clear irrigation line emitters partially submerged in soil.

As the vineyard manager for Charles Krug Winery, located in the Napa Valley, I had the opportunity to use BioFilm Buster Pro on our holding ponds and pipes. BioFilm Buster Pro reduced sludge and organic material in our pipes and kept our sump pump running without getting clogged. In my previous experience the pump’s filters would get clogged repeatedly, which was a real problem for us. We are still discovering additional benefits of using BioFilm Buster Pro and will be using it again this year.

- Joe Martinez, Charles Krug Winery