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Safe & Effective Household Cleaning Tips for Homes with Septic Tank Systems

Heather M

Making your home an attractive, comfortable, and safe place begins with cleaning. Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, cleaning removes dirt, dust, allergens, and other infectious agents from the home to promote a healthful indoor environment. Every day we execute some form of cleaning in our homes, whether its sweeping, washing dishes, taking out the trash, or simply washing down a counter top. Because household cleaning products are a convenient and easy way to clean, people overlook the effects these products have on our health and our environment. Cleaning products are also very effective at killing undesired bacteria, however not all bacteria is bad, especially if you have a septic tank system. Bacteria are the most important component of a septic tank system. Responsible for breaking down solid waste and removing pathogens from waste water, bacteria are essentially what makes...

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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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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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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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