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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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Cleaning Roots Out Of Septic Tanks

Heather M

  Activator 1000 is an septic additive Many of us automatically think when our septic system starts to back up and become clogged that it’s because of the roots spreading from our trees. In some cases, that is not the issue. It could very well be a clog from the sludge that has formed at the bottom of your septic tank; leaving less space and time for the waste water to settle before passing to the drain field. More than likely if that occurred you’re not using a preventive maintenance treatment like Activator 1000. If it is sludge that is causing problems to your system, using our product will resolve those issues. This is the first step you should try to see if it is the sludge causing the clog. If this isn’t the issue, the next step would be...

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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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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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