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Getting Rid of Septic Tank Odors

Heather M

Septic tank odors are a “di-stink-tive” sign that your septic tank is not functioning as it should. In some causes the problem may simply an issue with a drain or pipe, more often it is a problem in the tank. Let’s face it, septic tanks are giant receptacles for human waste; however, they are designed to contain odors. There are many reasons why you may be plagued by the stinky septic smells depending where the odor is coming from. The terrible smell of septic waste is not only offensive but may also be a serious health risk. Septic systems hold human waste and water from the home. Inside, micro-organisms, bacteria, digest and break down the waste. The breakdown of waste produces methane and hydrogen sulfide gases. Septic tank systems are required to have a vent installed, to prevent the build...

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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 Immediately Works to Reverses Septic System Failure

Heather M

Septic systems usually require minimal maintenance to run properly for years. However, minimal septic maintenance does not mean none. There are 3 things septic tank owners should do regularly to increase the capabilities of their system. Limit the amount of water that goes into the septic tank, limit the amount of solids that are not biodegradable or organic, and use a septic tank treatment product that contains bacteria and enzymes monthly. Following these septic maintenance tips could save you from the adversity of a failing septic system. A failing septic system can cause pollution to the ground water and surface water, as well as pose potential health hazards for people in and around the household. Septic systems can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to repair or replace if the problems are not detected and addressed quickly. How can...

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