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Septic Tank Treatment and Septic Maintenance

Heather M

One in every four homes in the United States has a septic tank system. On-site water treatment systems are inexpensive alternatives to city plumbing, ideal for homes in rural America. The growing amount of septic systems and the number of homeowners failing to properly maintain their septic tank systems has majorly contributed to environmental pollution and groundwater contamination forcing municipalities, county, and state governments to pass laws and implement programs mandating these septic tanks to be pumped out and inspected regularly. While pumping out a septic tank removes vital bacteria from the middle of the septic system, disrupting the natural decomposition of solid waste, septic system failure can cost thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements, among environmental and health problems. Proper septic maintenance and septic tank treatment are very important even in areas where there are laws requiring septic...

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Regular Septic Tank Treatment Extends the Life of Drainfield

Heather M

Household waste water created every day must be treated / purified before it can return to the ground and rejoin water cycle . Failing to remove pathogens, and other solids from waste water can result in contaminated sources of drinking water , pollution, and the spread of water related diseases. A septic tank system is a smaller waste water treatment plant, that is used as an alternative to public sewer connections, commonly in rural areas. It relies on bacteria to break down and digest solids and sludge throughout the septic system. Proper septic tank care is an important part of safe and effective waste water treatment. The septic tank system consists of pipes, a septic tank, and a drainfield. The purpose of the septic tank is to slow down waste water from the pipes enough for solids to settle on...

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Can I Add Too Much Bacteria to the Septic System?

Heather M

Billions of bacteria colonies throughout the septic tank system break down biodegradable material and remove harmful pathogens from household waste-water. The use of anti bacterial soaps and detergents, among other household cleaners and disinfectants, kill these vital bacteria and hinder the function of the septic tank system. Adding a septic tank treatment that contains septic tank bacteria and enzymes to the septic tank system will restore balance to the system by replenishing and boosting the bacteria level. These septic tank treatment products are designed to be used once every 3-6 weeks, for optimal septic maintenance and preventative septic tank care. Excessive use or over-dosing of an all natural septic tank treatment that contains only bacteria and enzymes will not harm the septic tank system. Since bacteria in the septic tank system are responsible for the degradation of solids and sludge,...

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Monthly Septic Tank Treatment is the Most Effective Septic Tank Cleaning

Heather M

Most people associate septic tank cleaning with hiring a professional to remove the contents of their septic tank with a vacuum truck. Not only are septic tank pumping expensive, often yards are destroyed from digging to uncover the septic tank lid. Ironically pumping out the septic tank removes the septic bacteria that are needed to digest waste in the septic tank system. When the bacteria in the middle of the septic tank system are removed the system becomes out of balance, causing problems in the drainfield and pipes. The septic tank does not efficiently treat waste water and the strain is put on the drainfield. Pipes become narrow due to waste build up and the soil clogs preventing effluent to percolate downward. Septic tank problems are left untreated or unnoticed because septic tank pump-outs only temporarily fix the real cause...

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Septic Tank Additives : Whats the Difference ?

Heather M

There are approximately 1,200 septic tank additives available on the market today. Understanding how different septic tank additives work and effect your septic systems and the environment can make choosing the right septic tank treatment easier. While many tests have been performed over the past 40 years, the effectiveness of septic tank additives is still widely debated. However, homeowners and experts alike all agree that regular septic maintenance will prolong the life of your septic system.  First. throughout the septic system are billions of naturally occurring bacteria. These bacteria are responsible for the degradation of solid waste in the tank. Bacteria in the drainfield remove disease causing pathogens and further treat water before it returns to ground water supplies. These bacteria are vital for a functioning septic tank system. However, household cleaners, disinfectants, antibiotics, and other chemicals that get into...

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