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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 making them the ideal choice for boathouse, bunkie, cottage and cabins.  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,...

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This is a question we were asked today, and one we have been asked repeatedly over the years. The Backstory:This person was recently solicited via telephone during which the caller assured them if they purchased and used a particular product, the septic owner would never need to pump their septic ever again. Ever. Again.Really?The Facts:Anyone who says anything such as this is waving a giant red flag.  So be warned...Septic systems are pumped out for a number of reasons.  Just for starters, the removal of accumulated sludge (which includes inorganic material, think fleece, sand, etc.), observing internal tank components to...

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If you ever see wet or soggy areas on the tile bed it is time to investigate. Effluent will come to the surface if it cannot percolate into the soil, where it should be going. The reason could be that the tank is full of solids and a pump-out is required, there is a blockage somewhere, tile bed is saturated or the system needs to be repaired. Keep your septic system healthy by adding the right kind of microbes, like the targeted microbes in EcoEthic Septic System Treatment!

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Contrary to popular belief, most septic systems can last a lifetime. The most common cause of septic failure is the inability of the leach field to accept and percolate effluent liquid into the ground. Older septic systems and those with heavy use are more prone to this situation.Septic System Components Septic Tank - designed to allow time for the incoming liquid to settle surface and bottom solids (scum and sludge). The size of tank required is determined by the number of bodies who will be using the system.Header Pipe - a solid piece of pipe carries effluent from the septic...

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Just don't! Not on a septic, not in a town, not in a city... never flush wipes down! No matter what it says on the package. Below is a great video of what happened at a Vancouver strata.  The trouble flushable wipes caused and the expense incurred. Imagine what it does to your septic system!  

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