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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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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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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...

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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.

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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.

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