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Can You Flush Baby Wipes with a Septic System?

Can You Flush Baby Wipes with a Septic System?

Can you flush baby wipes, or any kind of wipes, when you have a septic system? There are so many kinds of wipes these days – baby wipes, medicated wipes, wet wipes, makeup wipes, lotion wipes, cleansing wipes, deodorant wipes and more – and some of their manufacturers insist they’re flushable. Yes, they’ll flush, but should you? The simple answer is no. Wipes are on the list of items that ...
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Best Toilet Paper for Septic Tanks

Best Toilet Paper for Septic Tanks

If you have a septic system, you’ll want to know the best toilet paper for septic tanks. By using toilet paper that breaks down easily, you won’t need more frequent servicing. Some types of toilet paper are better for septic systems than others. Toilet paper options include biodegradable, recycled and standard paper. Before comparing toilet papers, however, there’s the option of not flushing any paper. It may seem extreme, but ...
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Septic Tank Maintenance

A failing septic system is not like a car when it is low on oil; NO RED LIGHT will come on to warn you. The US Dept of Health, Education and Welfare Public Health Service state: A septic system will serve a home satisfactorily only if it is properly designed, installed and adequately maintained. Even a sound system which does not have proper care and attention may become a nuisance ...
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How does a septic tank work?

How Does a Septic Tank Work?

You ask; how does a septic tank work? It’s mostly because of a simple, yet efficient design. The tank is one of two the main parts of a septic system, which takes waste water from a house or business and acts as a settling pond before the water goes into the other part of the system, the drain field. Septic tanks are water-tight, underground containers made of concrete, plastic, PVC ...
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What is a Septic Tank?

What is a septic tank? That’s probably not a question you ponder much unless you are considering buying real estate that’s not on a public sewer system. It’s also possible that you’ve recently realized you have a tank that you have not had serviced. A septic tank is part of a septic system, which treats and disposes of wastewater for a single building or small group of buildings. Water flows ...
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Septic Tank Installation

The Drain Doctor Septic Tank Installation Process When you need your septic tank or system repaired or replaced, you need someone who can handle the entire septic tank installation process professionally. The Drain Doctor’s Rooter & Septic Service handles county, permitting, and installation. Septic Tank Installation Steps
  • Talk with you to determine the best process to replace your septic tank.
  • Shoot the grades between the house and the tank ...
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How to Locate a Septic Tank

How to Locate a Septic Tank

3 Signs to Help You Locate a Septic Tank Surprisingly, many homeowners have had to figure out how to locate a septic tank on their property. If you’re buying a property with a septic system or realize your property’s tank has never been maintained, you’ll want to know where the tank is because all septic tanks must be pumped eventually. In a real estate transaction, the property owners or real ...
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Septic Tank Problems?

Causes of increased Septic Tank Pumping and Rooter Services

Attention Homeowners: Your Septic System Has Limitations! Living in Clackamas county means you have a Septic Tank and you should be aware of what to expect when living with a septic system. The Drain Doctor’s Rooter and Septic Service® is frequently asked for tips on handling septic systems. How you treat your system is important to a happy household and a healthy system. Your septic system was designed and installed ...
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