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Drain Field- Save it By Routing Grey Water Away

April 13, 2012 by  
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Probably the most simple way to protect your septic drain field is by routing grey water (especially water from your laundry) away from the septic system all together. Many seem to frown on this, but it’s absolutely safe, and actually better for the environment than increasing the probability of allowing nitrogen and phosporus to leach […]

Above Ground Septic Tanks

November 15, 2009 by  
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Above ground septic tanks are simply holding tanks Above ground septic tanks, not to be confused with mound systems, or above ground septic systems, are not above ground septic systems at all, but simply holding tanks. Some decomposition will take place in above ground septic tanks, so tank must be vented to allow for expansion […]

Septic Tank Location

November 7, 2009 by  
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How to determine current septic tank location If considering having your septic tank pumped, you must first determine septic tank location. If you don’t already have an idea of where it is, you will need to find where the pipe exits the home. Once this is located, you simply take a sharpened stick or metal […]

Septic System Design

October 28, 2009 by  
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If you are building outside a metropolitan area and have no access to any type of regulated sewer system, especially if you will be building a new home (or remodeling a house that is several decades old), chances are you will need to install a new septic system or consider a new septic system design. […]

Aerobic Septic Systems

October 27, 2009 by  
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Are all septic systems aerobic septic systems? Let’s get this topic straight from the start. All septic systems are aerobic, or at least they were designed to be. Aerobic activity must take place for the proper break down of aerobic bacteria. Of course where this activity takes place is up to the system design. In […]

Drano And Septic Tanks

October 26, 2009 by  
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Drano and septic tanks – The Dilemma. Anyone who has owned a home with a septic tank has wondered about Drano and septic tanks. The commonly held information on the subject is hugely conflicting. There are those who say that Drano works perfectly fine with septic tanks, the company who makes Drano among them. Some, […]

Mound Septic System

October 26, 2009 by  
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Is A Mound Septic System Necessary? If your area contains one or more of the following conditions: high water table non porous soil (will not perc well) very compacted soil, slate, or just plain rock close proximity to area wells then, you may want to consider a Mound Septic System. The mound septic system simply […]

Septic Tank Pumping

October 26, 2009 by  
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Septic Tank Pumping – Every 4 Years Minimum It is recommended that homeowners have septic tank pumping done every two to four years. But what makes it necessary to have a septic pumped? The answer lies in how a septic tank works. When effluent goes into the tank, it takes about 24 hours for the […]

Septic Tank Cost

October 25, 2009 by  
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Septic Tank Cost – Plastic vs Concrete Septic Tank If you are installing or having a septic tank installed, you’re probably wondering which is better: plastic septic tank vs concrete septic tank. There are a few advantages and disadvantages to both types, so we’ll explore the issue to help with an informed decision. Plastic Septic […]

Septic System Installation

October 23, 2009 by  
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Septic System Installation – Seek Professionals At the risk of sounding porous, let’s begin by stating septic system installation is best left to the professionals.  However, leaving the grunt work to the professionals does not relieve us of the responsibility of ensuring the system we have installed is adequate for our conditions, and falls within requirements of local health […]

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