Septic Tank Treatment Blog

Best Garbage Disposal for Septic Tanks

Courtney Massey

A common misconception amongst homeowners who use septic tanks is that they are unable to install garbage disposal units. There is a fear that by doing so they will add too much extra organic waste to the septic system. And while, often than not, the extra waste stresses the septic system and causes otherwise unlikely problems (i.e. an increased need for pump-outs, a decrease in the overall functionality of the septic system) it is possible to do so by installing a unit specifically engineered to combat these problems. The InSinkErator Evolution Assist ¾ HP Garbage Disposal is just the system to do so. InSinkErator has been dominating the garbage disposal unit field for over 75 years, and have come to represent the highest standards of performance and environmental safety. The Evolution Series features state of the art technologies and materials...

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Why Using a Septic Tank Treatment is the best way to maintain your septic tank.

Heather M

Septic tank systems need to be maintained regularly to function safely and properly. How you choose your course of septic maintenance is completely up to you. Most people set their tanks and forget about them until there is a problem. It takes a funky smell some surface water in the bathroom or out in the yard, or the pleasant surprise of backed up or clogged toilets and drains before they do anything. At this point, your septic system is sending up the red flags, its failing. Your septic tank is underground so you never really know how its working, especially if you are not maintaining it regularly. Rather than spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair or resurrect your septic system , using a septic tank treatment designed for preventative septic maintenance will only cost a few dollars every...

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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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Do I Really Need To Use A Septic Tank Treatment

Heather M

Many people believe that you do not need to use a septic tank treatment. Improperly maintained septic tanks and drain fields can and will fail if not treated with a septic tank bacterial treatment on a regular monthly basis. The septic tank is a very important component of the septic system. This is the container for the waste water that a household produces daily. This enables the liquid waste to remain clear of solid wastes by the time it enters the drain field. Activator 1000Septic Tank Treatment Using a monthly treatment product can assure that the organic build up in the septic system and drain field is digested. If the septic tank is well kept then the rest of the septic system runs smoothly. You want to stay clear of incompetent products that tent to be a waste of money....

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What’s Harmful, and What’s Safe For Your Septic Tank

Heather M

Have you ever wondered what you use to clean your house, if its safe or if its harmful for your septic tank? As you may already be aware that some household products that you use contain chemicals. These chemicals in products kill the bacteria. Which can upset the balance in the septic tank that can lead to back ups, foul odors, and become very costly. Your septic tank depends on healthy bacteria to keep it functioning properly. Here is a list of products that are recommended to use that are also safe for the septic tanks and a few that aren’t recommended. This is only some of the many major brands and examples.  Automatic dishwasher detergents Amway Electrasol Tabs Shoppers Value lemon fresh Wave Gel  Not Recommended All Cascade (Powder & Gel) Electrasol (Powder & Gel) Sun Light Palmolive (Gel)...

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