Septic Tank Treatment Blog

Cleaning Roots Out Of Septic Tanks

Heather M

  Activator 1000 is an septic additive Many of us automatically think when our septic system starts to back up and become clogged that it’s because of the roots spreading from our trees. In some cases, that is not the issue. It could very well be a clog from the sludge that has formed at the bottom of your septic tank; leaving less space and time for the waste water to settle before passing to the drain field. More than likely if that occurred you’re not using a preventive maintenance treatment like Activator 1000. If it is sludge that is causing problems to your system, using our product will resolve those issues. This is the first step you should try to see if it is the sludge causing the clog. If this isn’t the issue, the next step would be...

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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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Tips for efficient water usages

Heather M

Saving Money In the USA the typical single family home uses almost 70 gallons of water per person per day. This average indoor water usage doesn’t even take into consideration leaking faucets or toilets. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day. You’re probably thinking, how will conserving water help our septic system? The more water a household conserves, the less water enters the septic system. So here are some ways for efficient water usages. Did you know toilet flushing accounts for 25 to 30% of your total daily indoor water usages. Each time you flush your toilet it uses 3.5 gallons per flush and even up to 5 gallons. That is usually in older homes. Most plumbing supply stores carry the high efficiency toilets that only use 1.6 gallons per flush. Faucets aerators and shower head...

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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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