Septic Tank Treatment Blog

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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Regular Septic Maintenance and Septic Tank Treatment Prevents Environmental Hazards

Heather M

Septic tank systems are small on-site waste water treatment facilities that are used in homes where municipal sewage connections are unavailable. Almost 25% of the homes in the US use a septic tank system to treat their waste water. While septic systems are cost efficient alternatives to larger sewage treatment facilities, they are also the largest contributors of waste water to the ground and unfortunately, the main source of ground water contamination. When neglected a septic system can pose serious hazards to the environment and to the health of people closest too it. The waste water that enters a septic system contains dangerous pathogens, bacteria, viruses, parasites (worms and protozoans), and fungi. When maintained properly, a functioning septic system contains microorganisms that will effectively filter, decompose, and remove harmful pathogens before it is returned to the ground. However, when a...

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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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The Role of Enzymes in Septic Tank Treatment

Heather M

Sewage is created every time a toilet is flushed, a shower is taken, or something is washed down a drain. 25% of homes in the U.S. rely on septic tank systems, on-site waste water treatment facilities, to treat and dispose of household waste water. Septic tank systems are an effective, inexpensive, and low maintenance alternative where public sewer is unavailable. Proper treatment of waste water is required for health, and environmental reasons before it can be disposed of. Bacteria in the septic system are responsible for the degradation of organic waste. Billions of bacteria throughout the septic system break down solid waste and purify water, resulting in a functioning septic tank system. While bacteria play an extremely important role in the septic tank system, they do not work alone. As the bacteria metabolize, grow, and divide, enzymes are created. Enzymes...

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