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What is the Purpose of Septic Tank Systems?

The purpose of septic tank systems is to be an efficient and self-sufficient wastewater treatment system. In other words, septic tanks take care of the water waste from your shower, toilet, sink drains, washing machine, and other sources of wastewater in your home. You normally see septic tanks used in rural areas because they are…

Plastic Septic Tank Systems

Pros and Cons of Plastic Septic Tank Systems

Plastic septic tank systems have grown in popularity in recent years. You can attribute much of this widespread acceptance to the ease of manufacturing and the low cost. Plastic septic tank systems are also cheaper to install than your other options. They are a durable alternative to traditional concrete tanks and fiberglass tanks. Plastic septic…

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Concrete, Fiberglass, or Plastic? Which is Best for a Septic Tank

You have decided to take your wastewater management in to your own hands. That’s great. Whatever your reason was – you want to cut down on your water utility bills, satisfy your need to be self-reliant or just want to be more environmental friendly – it’s still important to choose a septic tank that will…

Basic Septic Tank Care

The Basics of Septic Tank Care – Minimize Your Maintenance Costs

Septic tank care is important for reducing how often you need to do expensive septic tank repairs. Septic tank systems don’t have any electric components or moving mechanical parts. That said, there are still things that you can do to make the system operate efficiently. There are microbes in your septic tank that naturally decompose…

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Septic Dye Testing FAQs – How Your Septic Tank is Tested

What is a Septic Dye Test? A septic dye test is a process that uses a special dye to make sure that you septic system can handle its workload. When your septic tank contractor performs the test, he (or she!) can find out if you have any leaks or potential problems with your septic system….

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Common Septic Tank Pumping Cost Factors

Experts say that dumping and cleaning a septic tank should be done every one to three years depending on how many people are using it and how big (or small) your tank is. How Much Does a Septic Tank Pumping (or Cleaning) Cost? According to HomeAdvisor.com, the average cost is $379. The price generally ranges…