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  • Building in the Bush? What You Need to Know about Septic Tanks

    If you hate the idea of living right in the middle of a congested city, you may be planning to build your new home in a rural area, where you can get some peace and quiet. While there are many advantages to doing so, you also have some additional issues to overcome. For example, it's likely that you will be a long way from access to any public sewer and will have to consider the installation of a septic tank.
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  • How to Avoid Stressing Your Septic System

    The septic system in your residential property can get overloaded to the extent of collapsing if you don't take conscious steps to limit the extent to which that system is stressed. This article discusses some of the measures that can help you to prevent your septic system from failing prematurely. Enlarge the Absorption Field Many septic system problems can be traced to an overloaded drain field. For example, sewage backflows may be due to a compacted drain field that can no longer absorb the liquid discharged from the septic tank.
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  • How to Prolong the Life of Your Sand Filter System

     As a homeowner, you can take several measures to ensure that sand filter systems on your property last for a long time. Below are some useful steps that can assist you: Maintain your lawn Mowing your lawn does more than keep your property attractive. A mowed lawn can prolong the useful life of your sand filter system. This is because the grass absorbs the moisture that is discharged by the septic system.
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  • What you should know about having a septic system in the winter

    When you have a septic system, you need to be careful about everything from the pipes to the tank. Not only should you be careful what goes down the drains and have the tank pumped regularly, but, when the temperatures drop in the winter, it also requires some special care and attention. Here are some things to know about having a septic system during the winter season. The Septic System Can Freeze
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  • Prevent Grease Trap Issues with These Maintenance Tips

    A grease trap or interceptor is an essential device that you can have in your restaurant, café, or even at home. These devices are designed to prevent fats, oils, and grease from entering into your sewer lines. If these materials are not stopped, they will accumulate and solidify with time. This can obstruct the waste water flow, leading to the backing up of the sewage. However, for the grease trap to work effectively, proper maintenance is required.
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  • How to properly care for your drain field

    The drain field is one of the two major components of your septic system. There's the septic tank that separates the solid wastes from the wastewater (effluent), and the drain field where the actual treatment of the wastewater occurs. In the drain field, perforated pipes are placed underground from the septic tank and spread out over a large area. Once the effluent moves through the perforations into the soil, it gets filtered as the soil absorbs bacteria and organic material.
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  • On-site Sand Filters as Alternative Sewage Treatment Options

    Homeowners seeking to remodel their homes and add new bedrooms and baths may be faced with the challenge of waste water treatment and management, especially if the home is built on land with a raised water table or the depth of unsaturated soil above the water table has considerably shrunk over the years. In such a situation, the best alternative would be to acquire on-site alternative water treatment systems. The local government has to be informed prior to the installation of such systems for their consent.
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