Understanding the Health Risks of Septic System LeaksUnderstanding the Health Risks of Septic System Leaks


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Understanding the Health Risks of Septic System Leaks

Hi, my name is Molly, and a few years ago, we had a leak in our septic system. We didn't realise it immediately, and as a result, my son came into contact with toxins. Ultimately, he was okay, but it was a scary experience that involved hospitalisation. I don't want anyone else to go through something like that, so I have made it my mission to educate people on the health risks of septic system leaks. This blog is going to have posts on septic leaks, finding them, maintaining your system, figuring out when to call for help and more. If you have concerns, please get comfortable and start exploring.

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How Often Should You Pump Out Your Septic Tank?

A septic tank is an essential part of residential sewage systems. The tank is normally constructed from plastic or concrete and collects wastewater and sewage from the house. Wastewater systems are installed in areas where the municipal sewer line aren't availed meaning they often serve rural homes that were constructed before the laying of the city's sewer line in the area. Since septic tanks hold a significant amount of sewage, homeowners often always find themselves wondering how often the tanks should be emptied. Read More 

How a Septic Tank Works

When buying a rural property that isn't connected to the city's sewerage system, or if you have a large property already and you want to add bathroom facilities to the outskirts of the lot without running plumbing pipes to that area, a septic tank may be what you need. This type of system isn't connected to the city's sewers, and it can be added on just about any plot of land. Read More 

Standard Septic Tank Installations and On-site Effluent Disposal Systems For Your Home

There are different types of septic treatment systems to treat household waste water, with or without an on-site effluent disposal system. The type of system required for a particular home will depend on a number of factors, including the size and slope of the property; its soil type and natural drainage patterns, to determine the most appropriate disposal system; the amount and type of waste water to be treated; and any governmental conditions, recommendations or requirements for the installation. Read More 

How to keep a septic tank in good condition

Most people who use septic tanks do so because their properties are not located near a public sewage pipeline, and they must, therefore, use their own individual systems to treat and store their household's wastewater. Homeowners tend to be heavily reliant on these systems; without them, they would have no other way to safely remove waste materials from their houses. This is why it is so important for those who use these tanks to keep them in good condition. Read More 

Things to think about to treat your septic tank well

A septic tank is the central part of the plumbing in your house, and if it struggles, then the entire system struggles. Problems with your plumbing can also be devastating to your house in general, as they might lead to you not being able to obtain clean water for your needs. Septic tanks need to be maintained and cared for properly for your plumbing to work as intended. However, other than regular septic tank maintenance, there are considerations you need to take in your daily life to make sure you treat your septic tank as well as possible. Read More