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Septic System Myths

Myth: “My neighbor/ friend/ etc. hasn’t had their septic pumped in 20 years! I don’t need to have mine pumped so often.” Fact: These are VERY rare cases, when all conditions are perfect. Just because their system has had such … Continue reading

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What causes odor in the “house” that smells like my septic tank?

Your roof vent that vents your plumbing could become plugged with leaves, debris, or snow in the winter. Check to see if it is clear. Check your vent(s) on your drainfield for your septic system. Be sure they are free … Continue reading

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How to Conserve Water

Repair leaky faucets. Just one leaky faucet can waste up to 4,000 gallons of water per month. When buying a new shower head, toilet, washing machine or dishwasher, look for models that conserve on water use.  Run FULL loads when … Continue reading

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Winter Tips for Your Septic Tank

Make sure to keep snowplows away from your tank and drainfield. The plows can compact soil or dig up the area around your system and cause damage. When the temperatures drop, you may be concerned about your tank freezing. Completely … Continue reading

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Does baking soda help my septic system work better?

Answer:  Most enzymes and bacteria grow in a non-acidic environment. By adding baking soda into your septic system, you raise the pH to a neutral condition which makes the bacteria grow faster and digest more of the waste.

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Does toilet paper harm my septic system?

The answer is:  The softer the toilet paper the more chemicals were used to make it soft. These chemicals can be harmful to your system’s biological activity, just like anti-bacterial soaps and other harsh chemicals are. Pick a brand of … Continue reading

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