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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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Septic systems are designed to utilize biological process to breakdown waste material, so obviously antibacterial products are not helpful to the system process. The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension says, "That while single use has little to no effect, normal hand and dish washing with antibacterial agents can stunt the work of the septic bacteria. Excessive use of antibacterial products in the home can "cause significant and even total destruction of the bacteria population". Avoid the use of antibacterial products whenever possible. It is easy to boost your bacterial counts and improve treatment in your septic system with EcoEthic Septic...

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A great deal of rain or melt water can enter your septic tank through a chipped or missing corner of the septic tank lid. Extra water entering the tank can overburden the system causing it to fail and pollute. Install risers on your tank to prevent surface water infiltration, and it will be easier finding the tank lids at pump out time. 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 and handy septic care tip. If you have any questions at all, please give...

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Composting Toilets -

Top five things to look for when considering a composting toilet. 1.  Does the unit have a drain? This is of utmost importance.  MullToa Waterless Composting Toilets do not have a drain. MullToa electric units evaporate 100% of the liquid, the composting process is accelerated with mixing, heat and air flow resulting in humus, a dry loamy material comprised of fully broken down fecal material, paper, and nutrients.  If the toilet you are considering, has a drain or emergency overflow you can bet it will be needed one day, so do your homework first and contact your municipality to see...

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Septic Care Tips -

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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