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  Complete system replacement is not the only option for older or abused septic systems. Older septic systems and those abused by excess use can be restored by a process of microbial bioremediation. Leaching beds aka tile fields are a vital part of how your septic system works (and the most expensive component to install and replace).  The tile/leach fields can become over burdened with age or excess use and eventually plug up with excess organic material leading to sluggishness, break out, ponding, odours, etc. Microbial Bioremediation is a process that restores percolation in the septic field.  It is an...

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A common leaky culprit in homes and cottages are aged, degraded toilet flappers.  Found in the tank of most toilets, this rubber part can degrade and crack over time allowing extra water to “leak” into your septic system.   A leaky flapper can add hundreds of litres of unnecessary water a week, causing hydraulic overloading and leading to possible system failure. Check to see if the flapper is cracked or just replace it every few years. Would you like a monthly septic maintenance reminder delivered to your inbox? Sign up at SepticMinder.ca and we will send you a monthly reminder...

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Effluent filters increase the life of your septic system by preventing solids and debris from leaving the tank and clogging up the perforated pipe in your leach field. This protects against disruptive and expensive repairs.   Effluent filters should be inspected and cleaned annually.   A clogged filter can cause your septic system to slow down, or back up. If you are experiencing sluggish drains or toilets, and have an effluent filter installed it’s likely time to have it cleaned.  The good news, nothing is clogging your leach field!   An effluent filter is an inexpensive and easy way to...

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Do you know about our SepticMinder program?  In case you don’t, I just want to share this with you.For email subscribers we send out a monthly email, reminding people to add EcoEthic Septic Treatment to their septic system along with a handy septic system tip.  No spam and no hassles.Anyone can sign up at SepticMinder.ca Some of our recent SepticMinder’s can be viewed here: SepticMinder (November) and Winterizing Plumbing SystemsSepticMinder (December) and Scrape the Plates! SepticMinder (January) and Renting Out Your ParadiseAny questions?  Please give us a call or email!

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It is important to know your septic system limits.  With the increase in popularity of AirBnB and the like, many people are opting to rent their cottages or cabins. Two people per bedroom is what most septic systems were designed for.  Overusing your septic system can cause back-ups, septic system failure and lake pollution.  Not to mention unhappy renters! The CHA has posters available to print (free), to inform renters about proper use of a septic system.   We also have printables you can download for free for both home and cottage. Boosting your septic bacteria with EcoEthic Septic Treatment will...

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