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What Type of Laundry Detergent is Best for Your Septic Tank?

If you’ve ever shopped the grocery aisle for laundry detergent, you know the countless options there is to choose from. You may be lured by a refreshing scent, the one on sale or the latest brand to hit the market. However, if you’ve got a septic tank at home, you need to first consider what’s best for your plumbing environment.

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When to Schedule a Septic Inspection

A septic tank inspection should be performed by a licensed professional. It is a service that examines the condition of all parts of your septic system as well as its total efficiency. Inspections are often required by mortgage companies prior to buying a home, and they can be an important way to avoid costly septic tank problems in the future.

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Installing a New Drain Field? Consider These Three Factors

A septic system is composed of three basic parts: the pipe from the home, the septic tank and the drainfield. While it is easy to understand the importance of your pipes and septic tank, don’t underestimate the significance of the drainfield. The drainfield catches the wastewater as it leaves the septic tank. The underlying area of soil further treats the discharged wastewater every time new wastewater enters the tank. If the drainfield is not installed correctly, it can pose major problems to the entire septic system as well as cause flooding in your yard and contamination in your water.

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Top 3 Septic Repairs

If you have a septic system, you are probably familiar with the need to call on a professional for septic tank pumping or cleaning on a periodic basis. This is the single most important thing you can do to protect your system from problems. However, even if you are diligent to get your tank pumped on a recommended schedule, it doesn’t mean you’ll never experience issues or need repairs from time to time.

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How Are You Disposing Your Disposable Wipes?

Today, disposable wipes aren’t just used for a baby’s bottom. Disposable wipes have become a convenient medium for cleaning your automobile, disinfecting your bathroom sinks, removing your makeup and much more. However, make no mistake – having disposable wipes doesn’t mean you can “dispose” of them any way you wish. In fact, if you are sending them down your toilets instead of dropping them in your trash, you could be placing a ticking time bomb in your septic tank.

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Save Money by Scheduling Septic Tank Maintenance

The operation of your septic tank is probably not something you think about on a daily basis. That’s because your septic system will generally function just fine on its own for an extended period of time. But that doesn’t mean it will never need attention or never fail. And when it comes to septic tank failures, the consequences can be quite detrimental and costly! Septic tanks suffer a variety of damages, ranging from clogs and backups to groundwater contamination and more. One thing is for certain, you’ll want to do everything you can to avoid septic problems for your home or business.

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