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How Many Loads of Laundry Per Day is Okay on Your Septic System?

How Many Loads of Laundry Per Day is Okay on Your Septic System?

You need to know how many loads of laundry per day is okay for your septic system because the amount of water flowing into your septic system daily can determine how well it functions. Excess water usage can flush undigested materials and solids out of your septic tank into the drain field where it does NOT belong.  A 1000 gal septic tank is set up for 250 gals of water ...
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How Long Do Septic Tanks Last?

How Long Do Septic Tanks Last?

The lifespan of a concrete septic tank is about to 40 plus years. Many factors affect the lifespan. When constructed, operated, and maintained properly, a septic system will provide treatment of household waste for decades. Septic tanks are constructed of durable material, yet they can deteriorate or have structural issues. When septic systems fail, it's usually because of improper maintenance. Septic Tank Maintenance It's ideal to have a visual inspection ...
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How does a septic tank work?

What Size Septic Tank Do I Need?

Septic tanks perform on-site wastewater management on the property rather than sending wastewater to a municipal treatment facility. You’ll need a septic system if construction is outside a municipal area. The septic tank is a self-contained storage tank for the wastewater where natural bacteria decomposes human waste. If you are building a home or upgrading a septic system, you may be wondering, “What size septic system do I need?” The ...
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How to Increase Bacteria in a Septic Tank

How to Increase Bacteria in a Septic Tank

If you’re wondering how to increase bacteria in a septic tank, the answer is routine inspections, timely maintenance, and avoiding actions that offset the bacteria in the first place. Using an additive to increase the bacteria in your septic tank is the last resort and should only be done if recommended by a septic professional. Additives may seem like bargain solutions, but they can cause problems, especially if you’re not ...
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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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