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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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Getting A Septic Tank? 4 Things That Will Help Determine The Size

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Septic tanks are not a one-size-fits-all type of purchase, with tanks being made in a variety of sizes to accommodate any household. These tips will help you determine how big of a septic tank you need. The City and State Regulations Start by figuring out what type of regulations your city or state may have when it comes to septic tank sizes, since that may ultimately guide your decision to not get a septic tank that is too small.…

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Make Sure To Get The Septic Tank At Your New House Inspected And Pumped

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When you are buying a new house with a septic tank, one of the first things you should do with your septic tank is have it inspected and possibly get it pumped. You want to make sure that your septic tank will work for many years to come. If this is the first time you have had a septic tank, you may not really know how it works or why it needs to be pumped.…

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Caring For Your Septic System After A Flood

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Well, it’s that time of year again. The season where the April showers are meant to bring May flowers, but those showers can sometimes get out of hand and cause serious flooding. If you have a septic system and are unfortunate enough to suffer through a flood, there are several things you should know about how to handle the situation. Your septic system will require extra care before you begin flushing your toilets again.…

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Effects Of Feminine Products In Septic Systems

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A septic system is designed to hold, filter, and drain all the waste water and solids you use in your home. The best way to keep your system in good-working condition is to avoid throwing things in it that do not belong. One item many people flush down their toilets is feminine products. While this may seem like a normal activity, it can harm your system. Here are several things you should understand about the effects of feminine products in septic systems.…

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Septic Tank Pumping 101: Understanding The Basics As A Homeowner

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Breaking away from a public sewer system and moving into a home that relies on its own septic system for waste elimination can seem a little intimidating if you have no experience. You will essentially be taking ownership of the task of ensuring that your household waste gets to a safe place. As a homeowner, it will be important that you know the ins and outs of taking care of pumping your tank.…

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