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