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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.

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.

Selling Your Home? Don’t Forget The Septic Inspection

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More than 85% of homebuyers who want a mortgage want a home inspection as well (U.S. General Accounting Office). This is always a good idea, because homes must meet a number of requirements before they can be eligible to sell.

If your home has a septic system, a septic inspection is just as important to ensure your home is ready to go on the market.

Can I Use a Garbage Disposal if I Have a Septic System?

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Millions of homeowners around the country are using septic, rather than sewer systems. Whether their septic system was a choice, or was a necessity due to lack of a shared sewer system, septic systems provide significant advantages for many who appreciate the environmentally friendly design, durability, and lower costs.

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Do You Need Your Septic Tank Pumped?

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Septic tanks are a necessity if you aren’t connected to city sewer systems. A properly maintained septic system will last for years, with just a bit of common sense and a good pumping schedule. We’ll go into those in a minute, but first, let’s talk about how a septic system works.

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