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Elements of the Septic System

Septic tank systems depend on bacterial action to break down particulate matter and to remove impurities from the wastewater that passes through the tank and into the drainfield. Increasing the efficiency of these bacterial processes can have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the entire system and can even help failing systems to recover…

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EPA’s New SepticSmart Initiative Provides Real Help for Homeowners

In November 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new program designed to help consumers maintain their own septic systems more effectively. Billed as SepticSmart, this new initiative offers advice and guidance on best practices in septic system maintenance for the estimated 26 million homes in the U.S. that use septic tanks and…

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Four Tips for Healthy Septic Systems

A failing septic system often gives its owners plenty of warning about its deteriorating condition. Too often, however, these early warning signs are overlooked or ignored until the system stops working entirely. Rather than waiting for the condition of the septic tank and drain field to worsen, homeowners can take proactive steps to treat and…

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DIY Septic Aerator? 4 Tips to Consider

As septic systems age and deteriorate, various issues may arise that can cause backups, standing water and other problems in and around your septic tank and drain field. Installing an Aero-Stream aeration system can often help to improve the functionality of your existing system and remediate these problems quickly and safely. Systems like those sold…

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The Anatomy of the Home Septic Tank

Understanding the anatomy of the home septic tank can help homeowners manage these important household systems more effectively. Septic tanks are relatively simple and straightforward; however, if not maintained properly, they can cause considerable expense and inconvenience. Septic system failure can necessitate an entirely new system that can cost thousands of dollars and may require…

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The Basics of Septic Aerators

Aging septic systems often require constant attention in order to continue functioning properly. Regular pumping can mitigate some potential problems, but upgrading to an aeration system is generally the most effective way to address the issues that typically arise in older septic tank systems. These advanced devices can reverse the early stages of septic system…

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