Testimonials For Technichem Grease, Sludge & Odor Solutions

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Manual Cleaning Of Lift Stations Eliminated

"Using Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner has resulted in a dramatic reduction in grease build-up in our lift stations, thus reducing the fouling probes, floats and increasing their efficiencies. The manual cleaning has been reduced from six-month intervals, to just inspections. We haven't cleaned any treated wet well in over six years"


Update On Our Wet Wells 

"We've been using Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner since 1996. My boss at the time, tested it in side by side wet wells, and noticed a huge difference between the treated and untreated well. Since then we've used it throughout our collection system, and it's kept the grease from building up in our pipes and pump stations. We don't have to manually clean these unless we get a bunch of garbage that has infiltrated. I've long since taken over the DPW Director position, and remain super happy with the product and service!"

Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend

"After sludge judging our 14-acre, 4-cell lagoon system, we found an average of 24 inches of sludge. We decided to use your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend. We attacked the sludge aggressively for 3 hearts, and cut back to a maintenance dosage for the next several years. Last fall, we sludge judged again, and found an average of 7 inches throughout all of the cells. Sludgebugs saved us a ton of money then, and also for the foreseeable future." 

Florida Utility Company

"We have used Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend for 13 months. It has eliminated all of the debris pop-ups and the odors that they cause. We are also pleased with the clarity of the water as well as the elimination of much of the sludge."

City With Large Dairy Avoids Dredging

"We started using Sludgebugs Megadose Liquid to help reduce our loading in our 20-acre pond (with an average daily flow of .425mgd). We had about 13 inches of buildup at that point, with the main culprit being a large milk producing operation that ran 24/7. After 5-1/2 years of feeding .5 gallons per day at the dairy's discharge site, we did a sludge survey. We found an average of only 9 inches in the pond. We actually had gotten rid of 28% of the solids that we started with. Our city council and mayor were very pleased with the results. We have had no odors in years and my 20-acre pond is in great shape.

When the system was built, we expected to have had it dredged by now. Sludgebugs Megadose Liquid has definitely postponed that heavy burden." 

Greasebugs Drain Line & Grease Trap Treatment

"Our (school kitchen) drains haven't backed up in since we switched to Greasebugs Drain Line & Grease Trap Treatment. Also, the only time our drains start to stink is when forget to replace the container at the pump!"

Keeping Grease Trap Clean

"Your Greasebugs Drain Line & Grease Trap Treatment is working great in our 1,000 gallon grease trap. It is keeping us from having to call out the grease removal companies and is saving us big bucks. Also, the odors that normally seep through have stopped. Keep up the good work!"

Grease & Phosphorus Heavy Sludge

"We get a ton of grease infiltration in our phosphorus heavy sludge in our low pressure system plant, and using Greasebugs Megadose Liquid has changed it from a grey / septic sludge to a nice brown color. We've used products from other suppliers in the past, that just didn't work. We're now using a 55ga drum on a slow drip system, and couldn't be happier." 

Greasebugs Megadose Log

"We've used other blocks (from a prominent janitorial supply house), and the "___ On A Rope" with mediocre results. We tried the Greasebugs Megadose Log (10lb) in three of our lift stations, and noticed a difference in the grease buildup right away." 

Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner In Tourist Town

"Our tourist based community has a large number of resorts and restaurants that load our wet wells with grease. Having grown tired of the odors and the expense of physically removing the mess, we set up a trial with your Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner in a particularly heavily loaded well. We added your product as directed, and by the fifth week we had lost 90% of the accumulated grease." 

Low Flow Lift Station Odors & Grease

"We bought Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner because of low flows in our lift stations, which caused a bad odor problem. Within' the first 5-6 days of use, the odors disappeared, and with steady use, they have not returned, and our grease levels are down by 60%. We haven't had to physically remove the grease since we started using the product." 

Greasebugs Megadose Liquid in WWTP

"Greasebugs Megadose Liquid has cured a major odor problem for one of our restaurants with a wastewater treatment plant located next to their outdoor dining area. Last year, they were forced to shut down the patio area during the hot weather. This year they we able to keep it open all summer." 

No More Grease Blockages & Odors

"After we installed Greasebugs Megadose Liquid on a drip system in a line coming out of a private community, we haven't had any grease blockages, or needed to jet out the line since then. The constant complaints about bad odors have stopped as well."

City Spends $7,500 To Save $250,000

"The city had been saving up money for the past 10 years for the eventual cleaning of the 20 year old lagoons. But, closing down one lagoon while it was drained and the sludge removed, and then having the other one done was not a scenario that we really wanted to deal with. Also, the estimated cost to clean out both was over a $250,000. So, we decided to try the Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend 2-year aggressive treatment program, and we're glad we did. *The city's $7,500 investment saved us $250,000!"

*It's worth noting that factoring in the interest earned on the saved $250,000, our Sludgebugs program was virtually free. 

Sludge Volume Reduced By 75%

"We had an overwhelming sludge accumulation in our two 10-acre cells, and rather than having it dredged and hauled, we decided to try your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend 2-year aggressive treatment program. After two years, we had eliminated 75% of the sludge volume. We saw a 3-foot reduction in the 5-foot sludge mounds at both inlet pipes. We also noticed that the 10-12 inches of sludge around the perimeter of each pond disappeared, and virtually all of the floating debris was eliminated in the first week of use." 

Rural Grocery Store Sewer Backups Stopped

"Prior to using Greasebugs Drain Line & Grease Trap Treatment, we were experiencing horrible odor and backups on a regular basis in our meat cutting facility, as well as in our deli and bakery. This became a major problem because we were forced to shut down our entire operation. The cost of shutting down, coupled with the expense of having a crew come out to temporarily fix the problem was enormous. At that point, we decided to give your Greasebugs a try. The problems ceased shortly after we started on your nightly dosage program, and we haven't had a problem since." 

Sludgebugs Anaerobic Blend Succeeds Where Others Fail  

"Sludgebugs Anaerobic Blend has done wonder for our plant. Until we tried this particular product, I was very skeptical about the addition of bacteria because of the fact that nothing we tried seemed to work."

Saving $7,500 Yearly With Sludgebugs Anaerobic Blends  

"We've used Sludgebugs Anaerobic Blend for well over 10 years now. It saves us around $7,500 in hauling costs, annually. Our effluent is always within state regulations, and our plant efficiency is spot on target." 

Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner  

"We're treating four of our lift stations with Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner and are seeing great results. It's an easy to use product, and with weekly applications, it keeps our grease levels way down."

Stubborn Urine Odors Eliminated In Less Than Three Days

"Last year, we switched to low flow waterless toilets in all of our schools, and later noticed a horrible odor build up in the restrooms that didn't see as much use as the main ones. We tried Odorbugs Toilet, Sink & Floor Drain in them and the odor went away almost overnight. We now use it as a regular part of our maintenance routine." 

Bakery Kitchen & Meat Cutting Room Drain Lines Clear Of Grease For Years

"We've been using Greasebugs Drain Line & Grease Trap Treatment for many years now, and the only time we have had any problem was when we switched to a cheaper, low bacteria count product from our food service company. That was a big mistake. Within' two months we had a backup and a major flood in our bakery kitchen that closed our grocery store down for days and cost us a fortune in lost business. Since we switched back to your product, all of our pipes have been clear of grease and odors. We also notice much less loading in our grease traps, which is an added bonus.

Odorbugs Conquer Stench In Dairy 

"Our dairy plant used to dread the summertime. It was during this time of the year that a foul smell would permeate the air. The source of the odors was our sanitary trench drains. We would clean and sanitize the drains thoroughly, and yet within; a few hours the smell would return. I soon realized that no matter how much we cleaned these drains, or how many chemicals we down them, the smell would always return. 

While reading through a magazine on wastewater management, I saw an advertisement for Odorbugs Odor Control. The ad claimed that the product worked to eliminate grease buildup, and leaves a pleasant odor. I decided to try the product.

As soon as we started using Odorbugs Odor Control, I got an immediate response from our employees who work in that area. The grease was gone (which was the source of the odors). It was only when our supply ran out that the odor returned."

Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner & Sludgebugs Arctic Blend Working Year Round

"Grease accumulation in our lift stations had been a huge problem for us. We started using Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner with the addition of Sludgebugs Arctic Blend in the cold winter months, and it's working great. We're able to keep our walls, floats and pumps grease all year long." 

Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend & Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner Once A Month 

"Once a month, I add a pound of Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner and a pound of Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend into the last manhole before the plant in our mobile home park, to keep FOG and sludge from building up, and I couldn’t be happier! We’ve tried adding in more, but found that this dosage does just the right job for us." 

Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend Overcomes Industrial Waste Upset

"Over the past 3 years, we have encountered several episodes of digester upset due to zinc laden industrial waste being discharged to the sanitary sewer system. We introduced Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend into the digester through the hatch on the cover and then ran our gas mix-compressor to distribute the product throughout the digester. 

Within the next 36 hours we noticed an increase in the methane gas production and a decrease in our volatile acids/alkalinity was well within the normal limits of good digestion. We were very well pleased with the results and would recommend this product to anyone having difficulties." 

Sludge & Grease Reduction In Wet Well And Sewage Pond

"I've been using your Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner and Sludgebugs Arctic Blend in our lift stations for 6 years, and this time I've noticed a significant decrease in the amount of floating grease and soap buildup. I've also noticed a decrease in the sludge depth around the pond edges and the sludge mound at the inlet pipes. In fact, last year, a contractor who was removing cattails in the lagoons, was amazed at the low sludge levels in our 25-year-old ponds." 

Sludge Hauling Reduced From Weekly, To Monthly

"Prior to using Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend, we were hauling seven loads of sludge every week. Now we've cut our hauling to seven loads every thirty to forty days. Besides hauling less sludge, it has kept our trucks off of the road, resulting in less maintenance, less fuel and less man hours. I would recommend this product to anyone in the waste water treatment field."

Sludgebugs Arctic Blend

"What a difference using your Sludgebugs Arctic Blend made last year! My ponds cleaned up, and my discharge numbers were the best I've seen since maintaining the ponds."

No Odors In The Spring!

"We had no odors when we turned on the aerators in our lagoon this spring! Sludgebugs Arctic Blend works!" 


BOD, Fines And Spring Turnovers 

"Since we began using Sludgebugs Arctic Blend, we have noticed a great reduction in our BOD numbers, and we're not accumulating sludge over the winter months (as we have in the past). We're no longer receiving fines for being out of compliance, and our spring turnover hasn't caused us any odor problems like we used to have." 

No More Hot Water In The Winter, And Saving $10,000 Yearly 

"In winters past, we have had to continuously feed hot water (mid-November through March) in order to keep the plant operating efficiently, and to keep our ammonia levels from going through the roof. We bought and used Sludgebugs Arctic Blend last winter, and it worked so well that we didn't need to turn the hot water on all winter. Your product saved our village more than $10,000."  

Spring Turnover Odors No Longer An Issue 

"The complaints that we normally get from our community during the springtime lagoon turnover have stopped completely, since we started using Sludgebugs Arctic Blend. The odors are just no longer an issue." 

Lagoon System Dredging Put On Hold Indefinitely

"Our community has been using Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend since the mid-1990's. Initially, we used it to lower our sludge levels in order to avoid having to dredge our lagoon system, and over time, we cut back to a maintenance dosage. Well, in 2006 it looked like we may never have to dredge the lagoons. We started to notice rocks and clay bottom in areas that were once very thick with sludge, and our effluent quality has greatly improved on a steady basis since the time that we started the program. Other benefits that we've noticed are the reduction in odors as well as the duckweed mat that had been a major problem in the past. Your Sludgebugs have done everything that you said they would, and more. I am a firm believer in Technichem Incorporated and your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend."


"It's now 2019, our effluent tests remain in compliance, we've never had to dredge, and we continue to see rocks and clay bottom come discharge time."

Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend Saved Village Over $150,000

"We treated our lagoon cell with Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend for a 2-month period, with testing done both before and after treatment. The results showed a 35% reduction of sludge, and added at least 10 years to the life of the cell. We estimated that your product saved our village $150,000 - $175,000."

Odor & Grease Problems Eliminated In Wet Well And Primary Clarifier

"Every other week, we spray the top of our wet well just past the grinder pump with Odorbugs Odor & Waste Degrader, and we toss in a couple packets of Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner. The combination has eliminated the hardened floating grease (which used to be 6"-10" thick) in the wet well and primary clarifier. In the past, we were skimming every 2-3 weeks, sometimes using shovels to break up the grease mat. Now we're skimming only 2-3" of softened grease every 3-4 months."

Sludge Hauling Lowered By 50% 

"We've been using your products in our wastewater plant for six years and have had great results. We use one pound of Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend each time we waste into our digester. By the morning we have at least 6 feet of clear water to decant back into our headworks. Prior to using your product we had a bulking problem that had a negative effect on our effluent discharge. For the past 5-1/2 years that's not been a problem. We also love your product Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner. It has saved us the nasty job of physically removing grease from our grease pit."

Sludgebugs Help School District Dramatically Reduce Ammonia Levels

"We were having problems meeting our ammonia levels with the state. We were always testing 21-26mg/l. When we contacted your company, you put us on a program using Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend and Sludgebugs Arctic Blend. We use only 1/2 pound per day, and we've seen terrific results. Our ammonia levels are now consistently below 3.5mg/l, and the water quality has very much improved. 
We know that we are breaking down the sludge levels in our lagoon because we're observing debris pop-ups that are breaking down rapidly. Our state inspectors are now very happy with our facility."

Mobile Home Park Saves $8,000 Yearly In Sludge Hauling Costs

"Before using your products, we hauled sludge weekly, and now we are hauling 70% less. Using Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend and Sludgebugs Arctic Blend has saved us over $8,000 this year in hauling costs alone, and our plant has never run better. The park owners are extremely pleased with the money they have saved, and I am happy with the lessening workload as well as the quality of our effluent."

Odor Eliminated And Sludge Reduced In Private Community Lagoons

"We're very satisfied with Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend. We lost a lot of sludge last year, and will continue to use your aggresive treatment program again this year. We have also noticed that there are no longer any odors."

Sludge & Odors Greatly Reduced In Florida Community

"We purchased Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend because sludge was building up fast in our polishing pond, and was popping up to the surface all over the place. The housing development just over the fence from us was continually complaining about the smell. Within the first week of using Sludgebugs, the complaints stopped, and haven't resumed. And, by the way, our sludge has since been reduced greatly. We also use Sludgebugs Anaerobic Blend in our .3MGD plant, and it too has greatly reduced the amount of sludge that we haul from our anaerobic digester."

Mobile Home Community Lagoon System Cuts Sludge In Half

"Four years ago we discovered over 24 inches of sludge buildup in our primary pond. Last year we used your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend aggressive treatment program in the pond and are very pleased to say that we now only have about one foot of sludge remaining. We are continuing with Sludgebugs again this year in the primary pond and we've decided to add them to our secondary pond as well."

$375,000 Saved With 50% Sludge Reduction

"Our four wastewater lagoons were filling up fast after nearly 40 years of service and we were constantly over our limits for TSS and BOD. After we received a $400,000 quote for dredging and hauling over 25 acre-feet of sludge. We decided to go with your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend quote for a two-year aggressive treatment program at $12,325 per year (3.08% of dredging cost per year). Over those two years we eliminated over 12.5 acre-feet of sludge and our TSS and BOD are now 70% lower. We are planning to continue using Sludgebugs at your maintenance dosage rate." 

Greasebugs Megadose Or Nothing! 

"The grease mat is the thinnest we've ever seen in our primary cell. At this point, we refuse to use anything but Greasebugs Megadose in our lagoons!"

Greasebugs Megadose Logs Working Great In California Campground 

"Regarding grease and odors, it was the best summer that we've ever had. Our local municipality was very pleased with the results that we had with your Greasebugs Megadose Logs."

Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner Working At Half Dosage Rate! 

"Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner is a great product! We are able to cut your recommended lift station dosage in half, and still see great results."

Odor Permanently Eliminated

"We had a terrible odor problem in our plant this past summer. We tried everything to clean it up, but nothing worked. You suggested your product Odorbugs Odor & Waste Degrader and sent us 5 gallons to try out, and boy did it ever work! We applied 2 gallons when it arrived and 1 gallon every 5 days, and imediately the odor was gone and did not return. Your product has a great mulberry aroma and an added benefit was that the grease on the sidewalks and baffles were much easier to clean by simply hosing them down. We intend to purchase a barrel of this product in the springtime."

I Wish More Of Our Vendors Would Take This Approach 

"Just a quick note to tell you that Sludgebugs Arctic Blend worked great for us this winter, and to thank you for your thoughtfulness. When you recommended Sludgebugs to us, you told me that you didn't want to see us use any more product than necessary, and that I should back my dosage rate down to the point where we felt comfortable with the results, and even though we are a small town, you gave us a great discount. I just wanted to say thanks, and that I wish more of our vendors would take this approach."

Fish Cleaning Station

"We've been using Odorbugs Odor & Waste Degrader in our fish cleaning station for 6 years now. The station sits close to the boardwalk where our tourists frequent, and we were fielding complaints about the awful smell of it. Since we've used Odorbugs, we just don't receive the complaints like we had in the past."

We Never Realized How Much Money We Were Saving By Using Your Product

"Well, this is our eleventh year of using Greasebugs Drain Line & Grease Trap Treatment, and all I have to say is that it's been a great product. Since the day we started using it we have had zero backups in neither our butcher shop or our bakery. We looked up our records and in the years prior to using your product, we saw an average of 9 days per year that we had to close our operation down due to backups. I guess we never really realized how much money we were saving by using your product ... there's nothing worse than having to tell your customers that you're closed down due to sewer lines backing up and flooding your store"

Greasebugs Megadose Liquid Eliminates Foaming And Grease Caking Issues

"Greasebugs Megadose Liquid has been a godsend to us. We're using it in our plant and drain lines that were previously a constant problem. Your product has solved the grease caking issues in our digesters as well as the massive foaming that would occur every time we turned on our aerators. Our drain lines in our processing plant facility are running freely, and our staff have noticed that the odors from them have not returned since we switched to your product."

Greasebugs Megadose Liquid Turns Egg Plant Around In Weeks

"Thanks for helping our egg processing plant get out of the red zone. Greasebugs Megadose Liquid had our plant turned around in a matter of weeks, and our supernate went from a nasty grey, to a nice brown color."

Greasebugs Megadose Logs & Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner 

"We're currently using 30lb Greasebugs Megadose Logs in all of our lift stations that give us trouble. We've placed them just as you instructed us in the wells that were giving us the biggest problems, and they've worked great ever since. Also, we'll continue to use Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner on a weekly basis in the manholes that feed the worst of them. Great products at great prices!"

EPA Approved

"We just received the report that the condition of the sewer system is very good, and has the approval of the EPA. We replaced the aeration lines, which were 15 to 20 years old. For maintenance reasons, the sewers on the side streets have been blown out. The Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend have worked very well to keep the ponds clean, and the Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner have all of the lift stations working properly again."

Sludgebugs Arctic Blend & Lagoon Blend

"Our village has a population of 1,700, with 3 lagoons (untouched since 1968) with 10" to 30" in each influent pond. Our suspended solids readings have always been very high during discharge, with nasty water clarity in all ponds. In March of 2006, we started our project using Sludgebugs Arctic Blend for three winters and Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend for two summers (total expenditures: $11,527.67). 
Results in the two influent cells were 0" to 10" of sludge. Our discharge is well within our limits and the discharge water is as clear as 7UP. You saved us a lot of money and headaches. Great products!"

Case Studies:

Sludge Hauling Cut By Over 25% 

Test Objective: 

To observe if the steady addition of Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend in an aerobic digester would decrease the amount of bio-solids, and to identify any negative effect in the wastewater stratum that could be contributed to Sludgebugs AR.

Plant Information: 

Activated sludge plant with a 450K gallon aerobic digester/storage tank. Bio-solids are hauled each spring and fall. 

Dosage Rate:

From July thru November, Sludgebugs AR was applied at a rate of 5 pounds per week for four weeks, followed by by 2.5 pounds per week during the remaining 13 week period. 

Test Results:

Sludge hauled - 324K gallons / 37 dry tons - cost: $8,456
Sludge hauled in the previous year - 435K gallons / 52 dry tons - cost: $11,380
Reduction - 111K gallons (26%) / 15 dry tons (29%) for a savings of $2,924 (29%)

*No adverse effects were reported