News RSS

Septic Care Tips -

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...

Read more

Septic Care Tips -

Skip the Kitchen Sink Garbage Disposal (often called a Garburator) & Scrape the Plates! Excess organics are an absolute no-no for septic systems. Ground up vegetables and other organics are difficult for bacteria to breakdown.  This excess will overburden the system, cause frequent pump-outs, odours, blockages and system failure.  So scrape the plates (ideally into a compost bin) and save your septic. 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.

Read more

Septic Care Tips -

Many chemical drain openers are made of highly caustic chemicals, (sodium hydroxide) which “burn” a hole through the blockage, these products can physically damage plumbing and have a very negative effect on the vital biological treatment going on within the septic tank. Bacteriological drain cleaners, such as EcoEthic Septic & Drain Treatment, are both effective at cleaning the drain and beneficial to your septic system.  Use a natural choice whenever possible.

Read more

Composting Toilets -

MullToa Works with Nature MullToa utilize natural composting processes married advanced Swedish technology accelerating and optimizing biological decomposition, evaporating excess liquid and exhausting odours all within an elegant bathroom fixture that is easy to use and economical to operate. The closed-system Mulltoa's are fully automatic electric toilets that anticipate your every move! Sitting on the toilet seat opens the trap doors; closing the toilet seat lid activates the stainless steel mixing mechanism that efficiently breaks down paper and distributes moisture into the compost material in the upper chamber. Material in the upper chamber is finished in the lower chamber and...

Read more

Septic Care Tips -

Simply put, avoid too much water use in a short period of time.   If your septic system is “older” and thus smaller, water use and conservation becomes even more important.  Spread water use out over the day, particularly laundry and bathtub use, install low flush toilets, low flow shower heads. If you have teenagers install a really small hot water tank! 

Read more