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Proper Septic Tank Care When Doing Laundry

Heather M

Not every home in the US has a septic tank system,however, more than 82% of homes have a washing machine, or clothes washer. Many homeowners neglect to properly maintain their septic tank systems, while laundry, the process of washing clothes, has become a typical household chore in America. Washing machines are the standard means by which Americans wash their clothing and linens, to sustain cleanliness and healthy living. What many people do not know is that washing machines are a leading cause of septic system failure. Because washing machines contribute a lot of water, dirt, lint, and detergents to the septic system, making some changes to your laundry routine may prevent costly septic tank problems and promote optimal septic tank care. Just one load of laundry uses 40-60 gallons of water. Overloading your septic tank system with water can cause...

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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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The Role of Enzymes in Septic Tank Treatment

Heather M

Sewage is created every time a toilet is flushed, a shower is taken, or something is washed down a drain. 25% of homes in the U.S. rely on septic tank systems, on-site waste water treatment facilities, to treat and dispose of household waste water. Septic tank systems are an effective, inexpensive, and low maintenance alternative where public sewer is unavailable. Proper treatment of waste water is required for health, and environmental reasons before it can be disposed of. Bacteria in the septic system are responsible for the degradation of organic waste. Billions of bacteria throughout the septic system break down solid waste and purify water, resulting in a functioning septic tank system. While bacteria play an extremely important role in the septic tank system, they do not work alone. As the bacteria metabolize, grow, and divide, enzymes are created. Enzymes...

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Septic Systems May Be Affected By Flooding

Heather M

Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters world wide. While there may be a variety of ways in which they can occur, the effects of a flood can be devastating. The physical damage to homes, roads, structures, businesses, cars, and other personal belongings can amount to billions of dollars. Aside from disrupting lives, people can also be injured or killed by the raising water and the damage that they cause. Flood waters can carry pathogens that cause many illnesses and diseases such hepatitis and dysentery. The untreated sewage in septic systems carry some of these pathogens. Flooding creates a potential for damage to septic tank systems, taking action before,during and after a flood may minimize potential health risks and damage to the system. There is not much that can be done to prevent a flood. Because flooding can...

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