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EcoEthic Septic Care Sign Pac.  Do you rent out your cottage or cabin paradise?  Or have family or guests who are unaware of what should and should not go into a septic system? These small, simple signs will help to remind guests and family what can and cannot go down the kitchen drain, bathroom fixtures and into the laundry. 

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With thousands and thousands of cottages across Canada, cottagers can have quite an impact on the environment.  It is just as important to practice Being Green at the cottage as it is at home, maybe even more so! If you haven’t already replaced harsh cleaners, this spring is the time to do so. Try environmentally certified cleaners such as Down East: All Purpose Cleaner, Cream Cleaner, Laundry, Dishwashing Liquid, and Bathroom Spray Cleaner. Install waterless or low flow toilets and showerheads to reduce water use. Check toilet flapper valves and washers in faucets to prevent unnecessary water from leaking into...

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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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