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7 Signs You Need to Pump Your Septic Tank

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When you are taking care of your home, you’ll find that some things have a way of telling you when they need something. Your ceiling leaks if your roof needs a patch, your lawnmower starts chugging if it’s clogged with grass, your hinges squeak when they need oil and your septic tank . . . well, let’s just say it works harder than most when it’s trying desperately to tell you it needs to be pumped.

And that’s a good thing, because the repercussions of a seldom-pumped septic tank can be severe. Septic tanks need to be pumped periodically in order to get rid of solid waste deposits that form on the bottom and top of your tank and put life-shortening stress on your entire septic system.

Many times septic tank additives are marketed to homeowners as a solution or substitute for pumping your septic tank. They are composed of bacteria or enzymes that claim to help soften or break down waste. Unfortunately, sometimes the the bacteria can cause more harm or add to your septic tank problems by delaying or masking problems. Research has shown there is no substitute for getting your septic tank pumped. Septic tank maintenance should become a part of your regular home maintenance.

Septic tanks are often neglected by homeowners because they are underground and out of sight. Just because you haven’t had any septic tank problems, does not mean you should neglect the maintenance schedule.

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7 Signs You Have a Serious Drainfield Problem

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We ask a lot of our septic systems. From washing laundry, to doing the dishes, to flushing the toilet, most of our everyday household activities put a strain on the system. And using too much water can seriously affect one of its most important parts—the drainfield. Continue reading “7 Signs You Have a Serious Drainfield Problem” »

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Septic System Installation: Why You Should Leave it to the Professionals

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Building your own home on bare land is a romantic idea that many people fall in love with. But when it comes to installing your septic system, it is essential to leave it to a contracted professional.

Just the maintenance of a septic system can be a hazardous and dangerous undertaking, let alone its installation. Beyond that, here are some of the major reasons you should consider a professional.
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Your Septic System has Bacteria: Why That’s a Good Thing

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It’s true: there is bacteria in your septic system. In fact, it has a large impact on how well your septic system will perform. Many of the problems people have with their septic systems, such as pungent odors, gurgling and sucking noises, and frequent stoppages, can be linked to a lack of bacteria in their septic system.

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Septic System Repair Myths

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Septic systems are cost-effective, environmentally-friendly, and an ideal option for those who don’t have access to—or want—to hook into their local sewer system. Originally developed in France around 1860, the septic tank came to the United States in the 1880s. Even with more than 130 years in the country, and more than 21 million households using septic systems, there are still many misconceptions and myths about maintaining and repairing septic systems.

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Laundry Done Right – How to Maintain a Healthy Septic System

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Whether you’ve chosen a septic system because it’s an environmentally friendly option for your home or because sewer isn’t available where you live, a healthy septic system is vital for the long-term care of your household wastewater.

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