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What’s Harmful, and What’s Safe For Your Septic Tank

Heather M

Have you ever wondered what you use to clean your house, if its safe or if its harmful for your septic tank? As you may already be aware that some household products that you use contain chemicals. These chemicals in products kill the bacteria. Which can upset the balance in the septic tank that can lead to back ups, foul odors, and become very costly. Your septic tank depends on healthy bacteria to keep it functioning properly. Here is a list of products that are recommended to use that are also safe for the septic tanks and a few that aren’t recommended. This is only some of the many major brands and examples.  Automatic dishwasher detergents Amway Electrasol Tabs Shoppers Value lemon fresh Wave Gel  Not Recommended All Cascade (Powder & Gel) Electrasol (Powder & Gel) Sun Light Palmolive (Gel)...

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Is Activator 1000 Septic Tank Treatment Toxic to Animals?

Heather M

Billions of naturally occurring bacteria throughout the septic tank system are responsible for the degradation of solid waste and the purification of waste water. These “good” bacteria are regularly deposited into the system every time waste water is created. They come from our bodies, and other materials that go into the septic system. A high level of “good” bacteria is absolutely necessary for the septic tank system to function effectively, however other chemicals and antibacterial products that get into the septic system harm, stress, and kill these bacteria on a daily basis. Activator 1000 is an all natural septic tank treatment product that contains only the good bacteria and enzymes that are already found in septic tanks already. These “good” bacteria are cultivated, freeze-dried, and packaged for the use of preventative septic maintenance. When Activator 1000 is used (flushed down...

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Will Household Bleach Harm My Septic System

Heather M

Standard household bleach may be considered the most handy and useful household product because of its countless uses. Most commonly used for whitening whites and removing stains, bleach is more than just an ordinary laundry detergent. It is also used to kill germs and sanitize just about everything. Most toilet bowl cleaners, various household cleaners and disinfectants also contain bleach. It is so versatile that it is also an effective pesticide and fungicide. This means that it kills bacteria and viruses as well as fungi, and many other germs. Some may say that chlorine bleach is the ultimate household necessity. But what happens when bleach gets into your septic system? Different kinds of bacteria throughout the septic system decompose and treat the waster water from your home. Since standard household bleach is so widely used throughout the home it isn’t...

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