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4 Ways to Care for Your Septic System This Fall

Fall is a favorite season in Georgia. However, as you enjoy changing leaves, college football and pumpkin lattes, try not to neglect your septic system. There are certain maintenance tasks you can perform for your septic system this fall that will prepare it for optimal function in the months ahead.

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Dangers of Planting Over Your Drain Field

If you have a septic tank, then you also have a drain field on your property. A drain field is a critical component of your septic system, as it helps to remove, manage and filter the wastewater that is pumped out of your septic tank. This area of land consists of soil, gravel and perforated pipes that are buried 2-3 feet underground. Drain fields need proper care and maintenance like any other part of your septic system.

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Four Reasons to Schedule Your Septic Pumping

If you own a septic tank, you should already know that a septic pumping is required to keep your home safe and healthy. Most household septic tanks need to be pumped every 3 to 5 years, but this can vary based on the size of your tank and number of occupants in your home. Don’t make the mistake of delaying or avoiding septic pumping, this single maintenance service can save you from major issues and costly repairs.

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The Risk of Owning a Cat and a Septic Tank

It’s not a rule that you can’t have a pet cat if you have a septic tank. However, there are some rules you should follow if you want to protect yourself from costly septic system repairs. Septic systems are designed to collect and break down human wastes and other biodegradable substances. Unfortunately, this does not include the waste from your cat.

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Making the Switch from Septic to Sewer

When it comes to disposing wastewater, a home either uses a septic tank or a sewer line. Not all homeowners have the option of choosing which one to use. However, there are cases in which a septic to sewer conversion can be performed. This can become a choice if your city has recently expanded and you’ve gained a new public sewer line that you can connect to. Is the switch from septic to sewer right for you? Here’s a closer look at the pros and cons.

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Are Your Laundry Habits Harming Your Septic Tank?

How do you determine which laundry detergent to buy? You may choose your laundry product based on the scent, what’s on sale or how well it cleans your clothes. If your home relies on a septic tank, however, you’ll need to make your selection based on what is best for your plumbing system. Not all laundry detergents will satisfy both your personal needs and those of your septic system.

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