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7 Things to Use Instead of Bleach

Posted by ADB Septic on April 18, 2019

If your home has a septic system, you probably know that there is a whole list of things that shouldn’t end up in your septic tank. One substance that can be harmful to your septic tank, especially in large quantities, is bleach. When you use bleach cleaners and they end up in your septic tank, they can disrupt the bacteria balance in your tank. When this bacteria balance is off, your tank cannot break down the solid waste in your tank, leading to blockages and overflow. To avoid this issue, it’s a good idea to use alternative cleaners in your sinks, showers, and toilets. We’ve compiled a list of cleaners you can use instead of bleach to maintain the health of your septic tank.

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice contains citric acid, which is a non-toxic natural cleaner. You can cut a lemon in half and rub it on any area you want to clean, which will disinfect the area. You can also squeeze out the juice into a spray bottle and use it as a spray cleaner. In both cases, the lemon will act as a natural cleaner and has the added benefit of creating a delightful smell in your home. Because lemon juice is natural and biodegradable, it will not harm your septic tank.

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Topics: Bleach Alternatives, Septic Safe Cleaners

Commercial Septic Systems vs. Residential: A Comparison

Posted by ADB Septic on April 16, 2019

Septic systems are important for treating and disposing of human waste and wastewater on all types of properties. Both homeowners and commercial property owners can benefit from septic systems. Commercial septic systems and residential septic systems are actually designed very similarly, with similar parts and operations. We’ve broken down a comparison of the two types of systems below to help you understand the difference.

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Topics: Commercial Septic Services, Commercial Septic Systems, Residential Septic System

How Often Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

Posted by ADB Septic on April 12, 2019

Most homeowners with septic systems know how important pumping your tank is to septic system maintenance. Failing to pump your tank regularly can result in damage to the system, overflowing waste, nasty backups, and foul odors in your yard and your home. Pumping your tank will help your entire system continue to dispose of waste efficiently and increase the lifespan of your septic tank. But what is the optimal pumping schedule for your septic tank? We’ve broken it down for you below.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic Tank Pumping

6 Tips for Placing Portable Toilets at Your Event

Posted by ADB Septic on April 9, 2019

Spring is here, which means that it’s finally time for warm weather and outdoor events. At these outdoor events, it’s fairly common to rent portable toilets to provide easy access to restrooms for your guests. Not only do portable toilets create a more comfortable environment for guests, but they also give hosts of events peace of mind knowing the venue will remain sanitary and enjoyable for all guests. When renting portable toilets, one of the most common questions organizers of events have is where to place these toilets. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you decide on the optimal placement of portable toilets at your next outdoor event.

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Topics: Portable Toilet Rentals, Portable Toilets for Events, Portable Toilet Placement

Does My Septic Tank Need to Be Pumped?

Posted by ADB Septic on April 4, 2019

If you own a home with a septic system, you probably know that pumping out your tank regularly is one of the most important aspects of maintenance. However, many septic system owners do not know the exact frequency at which you should pump your tank. Although it can vary due to a variety of factors, in general your tank should be pumped every 3-5 years. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to pump your septic tank, we’ve compiled a list of signs that indicate your tank is in need of a pumping.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic Tank Pumping

Septic System Inspections: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by ADB Septic on April 2, 2019

If your home has a septic system, it’s an essential part of the overall functioning of your home. To keep your septic system running optimally, regular inspections are important to make sure everything is in working order and to catch any potential issues early. If you’re interested in a septic system inspection or wondering if your home needs one, we’ve compiled the information you need to know.

What are the Different Types of Inspections?

Visual Inspections

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Inspection

What Are the Dangers of a Failing Septic System?

Posted by ADB Septic on March 29, 2019

Every septic system has a lifespan, and even with proper usage and maintenance, it will eventually become too old to function and need to be replaced. If you do not keep up on important maintenance, this day will come even sooner. In either case, it’s important to replace your septic system when you see the signs of a failing system. Wondering why replacing a septic system is such a priority? We’ve outlined the top dangers of a failing system below.

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Topics: Septic System Replacement, Septic System Repair, Failing Septic System

Which Method of Drain Cleaning Does My Drain Need?

Posted by ADB Septic on March 27, 2019

If you have a clogged drain in your home, it can lead to serious problems. Poor drainage, gurgling drains, poor water pressure, water buildup in your sinks, toilets, and bathtubs, and bad odors are all side effects of a clogged drain. If your clog can’t simply be pulled out by hand, you will need professional drain cleaning to clear it out. When it comes to professional drain cleaning, you have two main options: hydro jetting and power snaking. We’ve broken down the two options to help you decide which option is right for you.

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Topics: Professional Drain Cleaning, Drain Cleaning Services, Drain Cleaning Methods

4 Common Septic System Problems in the Spring

Posted by ADB Septic on March 22, 2019

It’s officially spring and before we know it we’ll be seeing warmer weather and longer days. Although the springtime brings warm weather and new growth, it also brings a fair amount of temperature fluctuation and rain. For this reason, the springtime weather can create unique problems for your septic system. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to try to prevent these problems. Read the blog post below to learn about the common septic system problems homeowners run into in the springtime and what you can do about them.

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Topics: Septic System Problems, Spring Septic System Maintenance

Spring is Here: Have You Rented Your Portable Toilets?

Posted by ADB Septic on March 19, 2019

When most people think of portable toilets, they think of hot summer weather. However, as soon as the weather is warm enough for people to spend time outside, they will need a place to use the bathroom during these activities. For this reason, portable toilets are a necessity in the spring, as the weather gets warmer and people begin hosting spring events or doing work outside. We’ve listed some of the top uses for portable toilets this spring.

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Topics: Portable Toilet Rentals, Portable Toilets in the Spring

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