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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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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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Regular Septic Tank Treatment Extends the Life of Drainfield

Heather M

Household waste water created every day must be treated / purified before it can return to the ground and rejoin water cycle . Failing to remove pathogens, and other solids from waste water can result in contaminated sources of drinking water , pollution, and the spread of water related diseases. A septic tank system is a smaller waste water treatment plant, that is used as an alternative to public sewer connections, commonly in rural areas. It relies on bacteria to break down and digest solids and sludge throughout the septic system. Proper septic tank care is an important part of safe and effective waste water treatment. The septic tank system consists of pipes, a septic tank, and a drainfield. The purpose of the septic tank is to slow down waste water from the pipes enough for solids to settle on...

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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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