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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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Septic Care Tips -

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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Septic Care Tips -

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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