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Truth Or Fiction: Septic Tank Edition

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Septic tanks are those mysterious, waste-filled tanks located underground in your backyard. Since you rarely see your septic tank, you may not know much about it. And to make matters worse, some of the information floating around about septic tanks is merely folklore. It’s time to get to the bottom of the problem! It’s time for Truth or Fiction: Septic Tank Edition. Truth or Fiction: You can’t use bleach when you have a septic tank since it will kill the bacteria.…

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3 Important Maintenance Tips For Residential Septic Systems

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Septic systems play an important role for properties that are isolated away from the city. They collect sewage and decompose it through biological activity. For them to work properly, though, you need to remember these maintenance tips.  Conserve Water Daily  The more water you use each day, the more water enters your septic system. This can result in many problems, such as costly overflowing. As a countermeasure, your family can practice good water conversation.…

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Three Septic Tank Servicing Myths To Be Aware Of

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Do you live in a home that has a septic tank? If so, you may have heard a few myths about servicing the tank of the years. Before you do anything that could be bad for the septic tank, know the truth behind these three septic tank maintenance myths.  Myth: You Must Regularly Add Bacteria To The Septic Tank It’s true that septic tanks need bacteria for it to break down the waste effectively, it is not a good idea to regularly put bacteria additives into the tank.…

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What To Know About Septic Tank Cleaning

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For many people, owning a septic tank is like second nature because they’ve used one their entire lives. However, for people used to city sewage, owning a tank could seem overwhelming because you are responsible for the maintenance. One type of maintenance you can’t ignore is residential septic tank cleaning. Septic tanks should be regularly cleaned to prevent serious consequences. Check out these three facts you must know about septic tank cleaning.…

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4 Ways to Properly Maintain a Septic Tank

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Your septic tank, just like every other major appliance system within your home, needs to be properly maintained to ensure that it continues to operate as effectively as possible for as long as possible. Understanding some of the simpler things that you can do to ensure that your septic tank is working properly can help you avoid the disruption of potential problems down the road. Pump the Tank While not an everyday thing that you should do to maintain the integrity of your septic tank, you should nonetheless ensure that you have a regular pumping schedule set up with a contractor for your septic tank.…

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Three Septic System Care Tips

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If your home uses a septic tank, it is important for you to be as informed as possible about this part of the home. When these systems start to encounter problems, it can be a serious issue that can be expensive for you to have repaired. Luckily, you may be able to reduce some of these risks by keeping the following few tips in mind. Monitor For Soil Erosion Around The Tank Or Drain Field…

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What You Need To Know About Septic Tanks And A Nearby Water Supply

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With many homes in rural areas not having sewer service or a municipal water source, it requires having both a septic tank and well for the household. Septic tanks are an efficient way to remove waste from a home and make sure that nearby water sources aren’t contaminated. It requires having the septic tank placed in the proper location with drainage and filtration so it doesn’t go into nearby water sources.…

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Tread Carefully Around Exposed Septic-Tank Raw Sewage

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A damaged, leaking, or overflowing septic tank brings with it a host of potential health hazards. The foul smell and raw sewage coming from a septic tank present more than just gross inconveniences. Exposure to the bacteria found in the raw sewage is downright dangerous. Taking steps to safeguard one’s health is critical the minute a septic tank’s contents are no longer contained. The Dangers of Untreated Sewage The untreated sewage in a septic tank can contain bacteria, parasites, and viruses.…

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4 Signs Your Septic Tank Is Failing

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Is your septic tank failing? This problem occurs due to debris caught in the tank or damaging the piping, in most cases. Catching the problem early will not only save you money but protect your property and valuables. Here are four signs that your septic tank is failing. 1. The Smell or Sight of Sewage Have a look at your toilets or drains. Do you see or smell sewage? You will usually see black liquid if it is a problem, and often smell it first.…

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How Can I Monitor My Septic Tank?

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A septic tank service should come out to your home on a regular basis to check for issues and to potentially empty your tank. But there are also things that you can do in the interim to make sure that the tank is working properly. Take Steps for Safety Before discussing ways to monitor your tank, it’s important to know what not to do. For instance, you should never lean over the tank or stick your head inside to see the conditions.…

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