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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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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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Conserving Water Contributes to Optimal Septic Tank Care

Heather M

A properly maintained septic system could last for many years. Most homes have a standard septic tank that can hold 1200- 1500 gallons. It is important to know what size septic tank your home has because 75% of all drainfield failures occur due to overloading the system with water. Water usage and waste disposal habits are important factors in proper septic tank care.  The purpose of a septic tank is to slow down the flow of waste water enough so that solids can settle to the bottom of the tank. In the septic tank waste separates into 3 layers : Top layer: Scum layer that consists of material lighter than water , like grease, Middle: Effluent, liquid waste. Outlet and inlet baffles are located in the middle of the tank (where the effluent is) so that the top and bottom...

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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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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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