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By: Bradley Skierkowski<br>
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">By: Bradley Skierkowski</span></p>
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<p>For everything to work as it’s supposed to, proper septic tank care must be  
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upheld. If you want your body to stay healthy and active, you feed it right and  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">For everything to work as it’s  
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try not to put things into it that will hinder its performance. The same holds  
supposed to, proper septic tank care must be upheld.&nbsp; If you want your body to  
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true for your septic system. Not only will you harm your septic tank system by  
stay healthy and active, you feed it right and try not to put things into it  
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not treating it right, but you will take on substantial restoration and repair  
that will hinder its performance.&nbsp; The same holds true for your septic system.&nbsp;
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costs. If you want to get the most out of your septic system you need to watch  
Not only will you harm your septic tank system by not treating it right, but you  
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what you put into it and have a professional pump and inspect your tank every 2  
will take on substantial restoration and repair costs.&nbsp; If you want to get the  
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to 4 years.</p>
most out of your septic system you need to watch what you put into it and have a  
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<p>If you have a septic tank, all the waste that is produced in your home leaves  
professional pump and inspect your tank every 2 to 4 years.</span></p>
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your home by way of a drain pipe and travels to your septic tank. Septic tanks  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">&nbsp;</span></p>
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are normally 1000 gallons and made out of concrete, but newer models are now  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">If you have a septic tank, all  
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being fabricated from fiberglass due to the strength and durability of the  
the waste that is produced in your home leaves your home by way of a drain pipe  
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material. Waste water leaves the septic tank through an outlet drain where in  
and travels to your septic tank.&nbsp; Septic tanks are normally 1000 gallons and  
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then seeps into the surrounding soil through a drain field.</p>
made out of concrete, but newer models are now being fabricated from fiberglass  
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<p>Solid waste settles at the bottom of the septic tank creating a muck commonly  
due to the strength and durability of the material.&nbsp; Waste water leaves the  
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referred to as sludge. This is where bacteria start the process of decomposition  
septic tank through an outlet drain where in then seeps into the surrounding  
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and breaking down the solids. Certain solids won’t sink to the bottom and  
soil through a drain field.</span></p>
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surface at the top with oil and grease producing a filmy residue. &nbsp;Inlet and  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">&nbsp;</span></p>
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outlet baffles prohibit solids from entering the drain field along with the  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">Solid waste settles at the bottom  
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liquid waste. Liquid waste is further purified when it passes through the outlet  
of the septic tank creating a muck commonly referred to as sludge.&nbsp; This is  
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baffle and travels to the soil of the drain field. When solid waste and bio-mat  
where bacteria start the process of decomposition and breaking down the solids.&nbsp;
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are not able to be properly digested by good bacteria in the septic tank,  
Certain solids won’t sink to the bottom and surface at the top with oil and  
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blockages occur in the drain pipes and the septic system fails to function. This  
grease producing a filmy residue. &nbsp;Inlet and outlet baffles prohibit solids from  
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is why you need to treat your system well.</p>
entering the drain field along with the liquid waste.&nbsp; Liquid waste is further  
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<p>One way to treat your system is to add a natural bacterial supplement to your  
purified when it passes through the outlet baffle and travels to the soil of the  
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septic system. Use a supplement packed full of healthy bacteria and enzymes  
drain field.&nbsp; When solid waste and bio-mat are not able to be properly digested  
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since they are the organisms which digest the waste and break down the solids in  
by good bacteria in the septic tank, blockages occur in the drain pipes and the  
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your septic system.</p>
septic system fails to function.&nbsp; This is why you need to treat your system  
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<p>Your septic drain field should not be overly saturated with water. Rain water  
well.</span></p>
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should be diverted from your drain field. If it is too moist, the soil will not  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">&nbsp;</span></p>
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be able to properly take in and degrade waste water leaving your septic tank.  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">One way to treat your system is  
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Too much water in your drain field may be a result of leaky faucets and overuse  
to add a natural bacterial supplement to your septic system.&nbsp; Use a supplement  
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of water like excessive clothes washing and thirty minute showers.</p>
packed full of healthy bacteria and enzymes since they are the organisms which  
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<p>Another way you can take care of your septic system is by not planting any  
digest the waste and break down the solids in your septic system.&nbsp; </span></p>
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trees or plants with deep roots near your septic system. Roots have the  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">&nbsp;</span></p>
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potential to break through your pipes or tank creating a toxic problem, not to  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">Your septic drain field should  
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mention extremely messy. Also, nothing should be flushed down your toilet except  
not be overly saturated with water.&nbsp; Rain water should be diverted from your  
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toilet paper and human waste. You shouldn’t treat your toilet as if it were a  
drain field.&nbsp; If it is too moist, the soil will not be able to properly take in  
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garbage disposal machine. In addition to not throwing things like paper towels  
and degrade waste water leaving your septic tank.&nbsp; Too much water in your drain  
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and plastic wrappings down the toilet, don’t wash oils or greases down the  
field may be a result of leaky faucets and overuse of water like excessive  
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kitchen sink. All these things can contribute to your septic system clogging up  
clothes washing and thirty minute showers.&nbsp; </span></p>
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and eventually a system failure. In addition to not washing grease and oil down  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">&nbsp;</span></p>
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your drain, be very cognizant of the cleaning products you use and wash down the  
<p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr">Another way you can take care of  
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drain. Chemicals in cleaning products and antibacterial soaps kill off the good  
your septic system is by not planting any trees or plants with deep roots near  
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bacteria that eat away at solid waste. Again, this is why it is smart and  
your septic system.&nbsp; Roots have the potential to break through your pipes or  
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economical to add a natural bacterial product containing good bacteria and  
tank creating a toxic problem, not to mention extremely messy.&nbsp; Also, nothing  
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enzymes into your septic system.</p>
should be flushed down your toilet except toilet paper and human waste.&nbsp; You  
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<p>Proper upkeep and care of your septic tank system with the addition of good  
shouldn’t treat your toilet as if it were a garbage disposal machine.&nbsp; In  
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addition to not throwing things like paper towels and plastic wrappings down the  
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toilet, don’t wash oils or greases down the kitchen sink.&nbsp; All these things can  
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contribute to your septic system clogging up and eventually a system failure.&nbsp;
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In addition to not washing grease and oil down your drain, be very cognizant of  
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the cleaning products you use and wash down the drain.&nbsp; Chemicals in cleaning  
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products and antibacterial soaps kill off the good bacteria that eat away at  
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solid waste.&nbsp; Again, this is why it is smart and economical to add a natural  
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bacterial product containing good bacteria and enzymes into your septic system.</span></p>
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Proper upkeep and care of your septic tank system with the addition of good  
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bacteria on a regular basis will give you many years with a healthy septic  
 
bacteria on a regular basis will give you many years with a healthy septic  
system.</span></p>
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system.
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Revision as of 06:14, 15 September 2009

Septic Tank Care
By: Bradley Skierkowski
 

For everything to work as it’s supposed to, proper septic tank care must be upheld. If you want your body to stay healthy and active, you feed it right and try not to put things into it that will hinder its performance. The same holds true for your septic system. Not only will you harm your septic tank system by not treating it right, but you will take on substantial restoration and repair costs. If you want to get the most out of your septic system you need to watch what you put into it and have a professional pump and inspect your tank every 2 to 4 years.

If you have a septic tank, all the waste that is produced in your home leaves your home by way of a drain pipe and travels to your septic tank. Septic tanks are normally 1000 gallons and made out of concrete, but newer models are now being fabricated from fiberglass due to the strength and durability of the material. Waste water leaves the septic tank through an outlet drain where in then seeps into the surrounding soil through a drain field.

Solid waste settles at the bottom of the septic tank creating a muck commonly referred to as sludge. This is where bacteria start the process of decomposition and breaking down the solids. Certain solids won’t sink to the bottom and surface at the top with oil and grease producing a filmy residue.  Inlet and outlet baffles prohibit solids from entering the drain field along with the liquid waste. Liquid waste is further purified when it passes through the outlet baffle and travels to the soil of the drain field. When solid waste and bio-mat are not able to be properly digested by good bacteria in the septic tank, blockages occur in the drain pipes and the septic system fails to function. This is why you need to treat your system well.

One way to treat your system is to add a natural bacterial supplement to your septic system. Use a supplement packed full of healthy bacteria and enzymes since they are the organisms which digest the waste and break down the solids in your septic system.

Your septic drain field should not be overly saturated with water. Rain water should be diverted from your drain field. If it is too moist, the soil will not be able to properly take in and degrade waste water leaving your septic tank. Too much water in your drain field may be a result of leaky faucets and overuse of water like excessive clothes washing and thirty minute showers.

Another way you can take care of your septic system is by not planting any trees or plants with deep roots near your septic system. Roots have the potential to break through your pipes or tank creating a toxic problem, not to mention extremely messy. Also, nothing should be flushed down your toilet except toilet paper and human waste. You shouldn’t treat your toilet as if it were a garbage disposal machine. In addition to not throwing things like paper towels and plastic wrappings down the toilet, don’t wash oils or greases down the kitchen sink. All these things can contribute to your septic system clogging up and eventually a system failure. In addition to not washing grease and oil down your drain, be very cognizant of the cleaning products you use and wash down the drain. Chemicals in cleaning products and antibacterial soaps kill off the good bacteria that eat away at solid waste. Again, this is why it is smart and economical to add a natural bacterial product containing good bacteria and enzymes into your septic system.

Proper upkeep and care of your septic tank system with the addition of good bacteria on a regular basis will give you many years with a healthy septic system.