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The Septic Tank Digestive Tract

Heather M

If your home was a person, the septic tank system would very much be the digestive system.  Thinking of your septic tank this way will give you a better understanding of how it works and how it should be cared for. The digestive tract starts at the mouth. This is where food enters your body and is combined with saliva so it can be broken down. The sinks, drains and toilets in your home are like the mouths. Waste combines with water, (waste water) so that it can be broken down in the “stomach” more easily. Continuing on the digestive tract, “food” goes down the esophagus to the stomach. In your home pipes carry the waste water to the septic tank. The septic tank is the stomach of your homes digestive system. This is where the waste and waste water...

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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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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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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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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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